Teaching in your community since 1997
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2822 Pennsylvania Ave.
Weirton, WV 26062
We have a very robust intern program; interns learn so much during our dance year. They learn how to teach children of all ages, they learn responsibility and consequences to their actions. They learn our curriculum and how to break down steps for any student. They understand that they are role models, and must live to the DANCE code of ethics in and out of the studio. They learn how to create a bond with students as well as how to talk with staff and parents. Interns experience what makes DANCEnterprises different than any other place. They also learn about the behind the scene items that don’t take place during classes.
Their are requirements to be an intern you have to be healthy and fit, willing to learn how to teach in progressions, how to communicate and more. We work to find what type of person these interns are and use their natural abilities to make them shine as interns.
Michele has been our office manager since February 2010. She has a Business Administration Degree from WVU. Along with running the front desk, Michele is the Treasurer/Secretary on the DANCEnterprises Board of Directors. Michele is also employed by the Nursing Dept. at West Liberty University.
Annamarie Bartley began her dance training when she was 3 years old in Weirton Wv. At an early age Annamarie
developed a passion for the art which led her to further her dance training and education. She opened
One Step Up Dance Studio in 1997 at the young age of 19.
Many of Annas students have been sought after by surrounding studio's as well as receiving national recognition. You will see her student's throughout the community due to the education and self-esteem they received under Anna's unique teaching style. Some have grown into choreographers or joined professional dance companies.
In 2015 she established the nonprofit dance studio- DANCEnterprises. With a passion for the DANCE mission, This was a perfect fit and the next stepping stone to take.
She believes the best teachers never quit learning. Anna has attended Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School in Buffalo New York. She continues her dance education with workshops and conventions throughout the year. She specializes in early childhood development and is a certified instructor in Acrobatic Arts which she recieved in 2015. She is a member of IDEA as well as CLI studios.
Anna has implemented many new programs at DANCEnterprises to help bring the art of DANCE to the community as well as encourage her students to earn work experience, recognition and awards. She strives to use all classes as a path way to mold young children into thriving, bold leaders as they become young adults. Not only do they learn all the physical and mental successes that DANCE provides, they learn to think on their feet and be confident.
Anna lived in Weirton, WV until moving to Burgettstown PA in 2015, Along with running a successful non-profit dance studio, Anna is the COO of Lifeline Sleep Centers.
Becky Drake started at One Step in 2007 as a choreographer in the annual Nutcracker production. Over the many dedicated years as a teacher at OSU, Becky has taught many different genres of dance, including fitness instructor, creative movement, jazz , gymnastics, lyrical, hip hop and of course, her all-time favorite, TAP!! Becky has studied at the Dance Masters of America teachers training college where she was honored and earned a certification from the DMA as a nationally recognized Certified Dance Teacher. Becky is also certified in "AFTA" (American Fitness Trainers Association) exercise & fitness. From 2010-2013 Becky coached the Brooke High School Dance Team. During this time, her team won 1st place in every competition they performed. Her extensive dance education, countless hours of technique and choreography studies, and many years of experience have made Becky the wonderful teacher she is today.