This summer we are so excited to welcome professional instructors as well as emerging choreographers to ADC to teach hour and a half long guest classes. They are only $10 per person, per class and open to the public. All are taught at the intermediate/advanced level. These classes are held on Wednesday nights from 8:30-10:00 p.m. We hope that you will grab a friend and join us! When you are registering, you are choosing "Guest Class".
MARIO HARRIS - JUNE 24
Mario Harris is a 2019 graduate of Grand Center Arts Academy. Mario is a former member of the Ashleyliane Dance Company Junior Training Program and recently trained and performed with Kode Redd. He has performed at numerous venues around town and has taught classes at Slay Studios and B. Elite Dance Academy.
LOIS ENDERS - JULY 1
Lois is a graduate of Webster University with a BA in Dance, and a member of AEA and AGVA. Lois performed five seasons as a Radio City Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She appeared in the first national tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Assistant Dance Captain/Swing). Lois danced aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines and performed regionally with The Muny, Riverside Theatre, and Stages St. Louis. She also danced for the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall in partnership with Stages St. Louis for an educational concert of Peter and the Wolf. Lois also teaches dance around the St. Louis area, recently adding Musical Theatre Dance for Variety.
Lois Enders has been teaching and dancing professionally for over 15 years. After receiving her B.A. in Dance from Webster University, she danced aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. Lois performed 5 seasons as a Radio City Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She was a Swing and Assistant Dance Captain for the first national tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Lois has also been in productions for several regional theatres including Stages St. Louis, The Muny (also Assistant Choreographer for 2010’s Beauty And The Beast) and Riverside Theatre. She is proficient in many styles of dance, and when not performing enjoys teaching. Lois is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and American Guild of Variety Artists. Lois is still a performer in the St.Louis area and On Your Toes is honored to have her as part of their staff for the upcoming season.
JEANIE STEPHENSON - JULY 8
Jeanie Stephenson, having trained for 11 years, has won national and regional dance competitions and has performed in several Missouri Ballet Theatre productions. Jeanie was a three-year member of the Ashleyliane Dance Company’s (ADC) Junior Training Program and a member of the ADC UNBOUND Mentoring and Training Program. She was selected to be a professional company apprentice and is currently in her third professional season. Jeanie is studying Therapeutic Recreation and Dance at Lindenwood University.
ANDREA OSMAN - JULY 22
TOMMY WASIUTA - JULY 15
Tommy Wasiuta is a tap dancer based in St. Louis, Missouri. As a graduate from Performing Arts Centre, he studied with his mentor, Anthony Russo. Tommy is an alumnus of the 2017 Tap Program at The School at Jacob’s Pillow. He has performed with a variety of artists and companies such as The JaM Project, international countertenor, Terry Barber, Postmodern Jukebox Star, Ariana Savalas, and as the featured tap dancer for the St. Louis Big Band. Tommy is a co-founder of St. Louis’ only professional tap company, moSTLy Tap. He is currently on faculty at some of the most recognized dance studios in St. Louis including the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) and Renee Johnson’s Dance Studio. Tommy has been on faculty with the Show Me Tap Festival, RIFF Dallas Tap Festival, Wing-It Tap Intensive, Beyond the Stars Dance Convention, and is the current Artist in Residence for the Next Step Tap Project in Dallas, TX. While pursuing his professional dance career, Tommy is earning his BS in Accounting from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He is also the founder of Buskers for Charity, a group of performing artists from around St. Louis that busk for voluntary donations. .
PAYTON CASE - JULY 29
Andrea has been dancing since the age of three. Her early dance experience comes from ballet, modern, tap and jazz. Andrea later received her BA in Dance from UNCG--University of North Carolina at Greensboro along with a degree in deaf education. After graduating from UNCG, she taught school during the day and ballroom dance in the evening in Fayetteville, NC. During that time, she performed professionally for events across North and South Carolina, and competed in the ballroom circuit across the United States. Andrea moved to St Louis in 2005 to pursue a master’s degree. Shortly thereafter, she accepted a position at CID—Central Institute for the Deaf and began teaching for Washington University School of Medicine’s Ballroom club as well as performing with a salsa performance team, Grupo Azucar. Andrea currently teaches partner dance classes and choreographs for BDASL--Ballroom Dance Academy of St Louis, COCA, Kitchen Conservatory and Washington University’s Graduate Ballroom Club. She specializes in teaching and choreographing all styles of partner dancing.
Payton Case, originally from Springfield, Illinois began dancing at the age of seven. Payton trained in multiple genres as part of the ADC Junior Training Program, including contemporary, jazz and hip hop under the direction of Ashley Claybrook and Ashley Tate. Currently Payton is a member of the Kode Redd Company and COCA Hip-Hop Crew under the direction of Anthony “Redd” Williams. He is also a member of the IMMABeast Company based out of Los Angeles. He is currently signed to 411 South Talent Agency based out of Atlanta, Georgia. When he is not training, he is teaching and choreographing for students at Dance Arts Studio in Springfield, Illinois.