Here at Second Steps Studio, not only do we instruct dance and dance technique,
we also strive to instill character, self- confidence, poise, and lasting friendships.
-INSTRUCTOR- POINTE, BALLET
Ms. Paula has been dancing since she was a young girl. Competing in ballet at the early age of six, life has come full circle and she is now fulfilling the dream of owning her own studio. She loves to work with children and actually says that "being a mom was her calling." Paula has been involved with several dance companies throughout her youth and a member of the dance company during her adult years at The University of Mississippi. She has been an instructor for the past 10 years at Second Steps Studio, and owner for the last 7 years concentrating in Ballet and Pointe .
-INSTRUCTOR - COMPETITION DANCE TEAM
Ms. Emily has been dancing for twenty years and trained at Southern Tier Academy of dance in Birmingham, N.Y., where she grew up. She danced competitively with her studio for six years where she attended multiple workshops and conventions as a dancer. In 2016, she moved to Rome, Ga. to attend Shorter College where she graduated in 2020 with her B.S. of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Ms. Emily is focusing on our Competition Dance Team. She devotes a lot of time with this team through unperson and zoom lessons.
BALLET, JAZZ, COMPETITION TEAM-
We are thrilled to have her as apart of our dance family! Miss Emma Clowdus is from Rome, Georgia, and a graduate of Rome High School in 2019. She attended Berry College, but currently attends GNTC. Although her major is undecided at the moment, she would really like to own a dance studio in her future career. Emma has danced for over ten years, and she danced competitively with DanceWorks in Rome, GA. Her experience includes ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and pointe through all years of dance. She is a great asset to our studio.
- INSTRUCTOR- TAP
Ms. Amy has taken, trained in, or taught dance for most of her life. Dance is her passion; and after a brief hiatus, she is excited to return to teaching her most favorite genre—TAP! She hopes to continue not only progressing the Junior & Senior girls’ steps but also promoting their love for the various styles. Ms. Amy has 3 girls of her own, who have all grown up inside a dance studio; and she is married to a very supportive Dance Dad.
-INSTRUCTOR- TAP & BALLET
Meet Miss Baylee! Miss Baylee is a former student of Second Steps, she danced 9 years with us! Miss Baylee currently works as a Nurse at Wellstar Paulding Hospital. She will be attending Augusta University this fall to begin her Doctorate of Nurse Practitioner Degree. Outside of teaching dance and working as a nurse, Miss Baylee loves to work out, play with her dog Oakley, and spend time with her family!
Miss Baylee is so excited for this dance year and cannot wait to get started and meet everyone!