Hello! My name is Stephanie Kemp. I am the founder of the New England Dance Academy. My mission is to empower children of all ages to learn, listen, give, and dream so that when they grow up, they can RULE THE WORLD. Using my thirty years of experience as a dance educator, my superpower is the ability to create a community where children, in partnership with our faculty and mentors, learn to believe anything is possible!
Why was there such a discrepancy in the dance studio market? Why wasn’t every child offered the same level of opportunity, the same level of instruction, the same level of care and detail . Why wasn’t every child, despite their natural talent, despite their level of commitment, despite their financial investment taught the same lessons and held to the same standards? Why wasn’t every teacher that held the mind and body of their students expected to not just meet expectations, but exceed them. Why didn’t everyone in the industry aim high and remain accountable, not just to themselves but to each other.
Was there an opportunity to celebrate the beginner dancer and the advanced dancer in a way that honored each of them, that challenged each of them, that held each of them to their highest level of success. Was it possible?
I thought yes, and I spent the next three decades proving it was possible.