Up Beat Dance Center
Lauren Fine- Director/Choreographer- Jazz, Lyrical/Contemporary, Tap, Ballet
Ms. Fine, a native of New Jersey, began studying dance at the age of three. After studying in both New York and New Jersey she attended The Freehold Township Performing Arts High School. It was there that she realized her dream to teach. She graduated from The University of Maryland with a BA in Dance as well as receiving a Dance Education Degree and Teacher's Certification through Towson State University. Lauren has taught in Washington DC, where she directed a Teen Dance Early Release Program for pre-professionals at Feet First. She worked with Fabian Barnes of the Dance Theater of Harlem with whom she presented choreography at The Kennedy Center. She has also taught in Richmond VA, where she headed the dance department for Henrico County's Center for the Arts. She has also taught in many private studios in many states, such as, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas, and Pennsylvania. She was the choreographer for Cynwyd Elementary School for eight years.
Kelsey Patrick- Lyrical/Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop
Kelsey is a graduate of Eastern University where she majored in Dance. In addition to our studio she is the new owner of Feet First in Phoenixville. Kelsey specializes in Lyrical/ Contemporary and Tap dance styles. She currently performs with Melange Dance Theater. She is also the founder/director of "Footage" dance company.
Sevon Wright- Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet
Sevon began her dance training at The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts in Mableton, GA. After moving to Philly she began dancing and teaching at studios such as: First Position Dance Arts , Merge, Bodies IN Motion ,Edge Dance Company. She has performed with The Femme Collective, Kathanghah Dance Company, as well as her own company: Burgundy Blue Dance Company. She continues to perform and teach as well as work at "Pure Barre" where she teaches many classes for adults. Sevon is working with our own company this year; we are loving and appreciating her artistry.