High Calibre Instructors...Our professionally trained and caring instructors provide a very rewarding and positive experience for all students. All of our instructors are skilled dancers which is important in being able to demonstrate correct dance technique. In addition, we have assistant teachers helping and demonstrating in many classes. All students are placed into their respective levels by the decision of our faculty and are evaluated periodically to make sure that each student is training in their appropriate level.
A small town girl with big city dreams, Samaria began dancing at the age of 6 at the Dothan School of Dance in Alabama. Under the direction of Tracy Solomon and Ashlie Solomon-Wells, she held the regional titles of Dance Masters Petite and Teen Miss Dance of Chapter 33. She has trained and performed in most styles of dance ranging from classical ballet to hip hop.
Carla Birmingham has been the Founder/Executive Director of Dance Continuum since 1994 and promotes a program and philosophy designed for the future of our dancers for the past 18 years. Carla has choreographed for many stage and Television productions. Her credits include, “Reggie and the Roustabouts”, “The Tyra Banks Show”, “The Dallas Follies”, “The Miss Ft. Worth USA pageant” and choreography for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
Elizabeth McClimans is looking forward to her fourth year of teaching at Dothan School of Dance. Elizabeth is inspired by her students and their eagerness to learn. She wants all DSD students to improve in some capacity every time they enter the studio. As a former dancer, gymnast, and cheerleader, Elizabeth brings many years of training and instruction to the classroom to help her students attain this goal.
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Holly joined the Dothan School of Dance after selling her business, The Dance Connection (Chipley and Graceville, FL) which she had owned and operated since 1985. She has also been on the staff at Dothan School of Dance since 1980. You may already know Holly, as she is the Manager of the Dazzle dancewear store! Holly teaches all subjects, but her passion and specialty is tap.
Tracy Solomon is known throughout the Southeast Alabama area as a dance educator, choreographer and teacher. She has owned and operated The Dothan School of Dance since 1976 and the Enterprise School of Dance since 1996. She founded and has successfully directed the Southeast Alabama Dance Company (SEADAC) from 1979-2005. She currently serves as the Executive Director for SEADAC. She devoted most of her time to building her schools with an excellent reputation in all forms of dance with an emphasis on classical ballet.
Krysta Thompson has been teaching with The Dothan School of Dance for 16 years. Her passion and love for the arts has driven her to pursue a career in dance, as well as, other venues inspired by her experiences throughout her life. From the young age of two, Krysta knew that her heart belonged to the stage.
In addition to his work at DSD, Lance is a principal dancer at Patti Rutland Jazz in Dothan, Alabama. He also works as a teacher and mentor in the PRJ Outreach Program. He teaches at various studios in Dothan, Enterprise, and Panama City, and works as a hip hop choreographer for many groups in the Southeast.
Ashlie has spent 26 years with SEADAC as a dancer, later a teacher and choreographer and now Artistic Director. Ashlie received her training at The Dothan School of Dance and then moved to New York City where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College.