Pam is a graduate if the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and dance. She has also received her teacher’s certification for levels I-III
in the Cecchetti Methods of Ballet from the Cecchetti council of America. |
In 1980 Pam married Larry MCcurley and raised their three children together in Corinth, Texas. As a stay-at-home mom she stayed busy teaching Sunday School, directing Awanas, and teaching dance part-time at local community centers, churches, and for local drill teams.
After teaching tap to neighborhood girls around her kitchen table, creating the “mini-stepper” mini drill team clinic
and performing 100 local girls ages five through high school, Pam saw the need and desire for dance in her community.
In 1990 after much prayer and support opened “A Time to Dance” studio with yes…100 local girls! Pam named it after scripture to always remind her that the Lord was the one
who created the dance studio for “such a time as this” for His purpose and for His glory!
Teresa Cooper is a Senior Lecturer at UNT with a MA degree in Dance, Theatre and Rehabilitation. She also holds a Cecchetti VI (Intermediate Professional) certification. She developed
the ballet program for A Time To Dance Studio over twenty years ago, and has taught classes and directed several of their full-length ballets, including Roar of Love, and Ordinary's Dream.
She is Vice-Chairmen and former Chairman of the Cecchetti Southwest Committee, and is on the board of the CORPS de Ballet International (an organization that focuses on the needs of ballet
instructors in higher education.) She has choreographed, performed, and presented at International, Regional, and Local venues, including several collaborations with Christopher Deane of the
UNT music faculty. Her deep respect and love for Modern Dance was first discovered with her mentor, Sandi Combest, and is wed with her love for ballet fostered by her first ballet teacher,
George Skibine, and her Cecchetti coach, Dr. Kathleen Tenniswood-Powell. She has mentored several students from both A Time To Dance Studio, and from UNT that have gone on to pursue careers
in dance. She is very grateful to be able to teach at a dance studio where faith in God, and the love of a child are so important.
Corine began training at the age of 9 in Jazz, Tap, Floor Gymnastics, and both Vaganova and Cecchetti Ballet Methods. She began dancing professionally at the age of 14 in Houston, TX with such
roles as "Clara" in the Nutcracker and with other corporate entertainment companies. Although a two time scholarship recipient to the University of North Texas Dance Dept, Mrs. Rowe graduated
with a Counseling Education Degree. Some of her dance training consist of working with Leo Ahonen, Soili Arvola, Gilbert Rome, Houston Ballet Academy, Adamson Ballet School, James Clouser,
Sandi Combest, Cecchetti International Summer School, Gisela Genschow and many other teachers from around the globe. As a member of the Cecchetti Council of America Corine passed her Teacher's
Grade I & II exams highly commended. Since 1991, Corine has become a seasoned teacher and has experience in teaching for many organizations, some include: Dance Arts Los Alamos, Jacques D'amboise's
National Dance Institute, Denton Dance Conservatory, Dance Ingredients, and A Time to Dance. Guest teaching includes Carrollton Christian Academy, Diane-Cole Johnson Dance Studio, Art of Dance, Univ.
of North Texas, Dallas Ballet Center, Leap of Faith Dance Center, and Cecchetti Ballet Seminars. Corine has a keen eye for technique and passion for teaching. Corine feels so blessed and gives glory
to God for all of these life experiences that has molded her into who she is today.
Barbara Barnick-Ben-Ezra is an Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas and in the Dept. of Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University. She also teaches dance
at the Denton Senior Center where she is the director of the “Syncopated Ladies” performing tap dance company. Barbara earned her PhD in Dance and Related Arts at Texas Woman’s University, and a MA a
nd BA in Physical Education and Dance at Miami University. She is teacher certified K-12 in Dance, Physical Education and Health. As a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (’82-’97) she
served as Dance Program Director and founded and directed the University Dance Ensemble.
Kim Grover-Haskin received her B.S. from the State University of New York at Potsdam, New York in 1982. In 1986 her Master's degree was obtained from the University of Oregon where she studied humor in dance. In 2001 Kim received her Ph.D. in Dance and Related Arts from Texas Woman's University. She has studied the Cecchetti method of ballet, jazz dance, and modern dance with Hanya Holm.
Cyndi has had a long career teaching and choreographing in CT, New York and Florida. During her prime she took the train to New York to take advantage of all that the Capital of Dance had to offer.
Cyndi choreographed for the Waterbury Civic Theatre and was a dancer with the professional Margo Kinis Dance Company. She was on faculty at Western Connecticut State College and Westover School for
Girls before moving to Texas, In addition to teaching for over ten years at UNT, Cyndi has been adjunct faculty at Collin County Community College and Albertus Magnus College, she has owned her own
dance studios, taught in YMCA’s, YWCA’s, and for other recreational programs. It was during her job as a dorm supervisor at the Harid Conservatory in Florida where she believes she grew the most in her
knowledge of the professional ballet world. However, it was getting to know Teresa Cooper and Kim Haskin and the way they danced for the Lord that changed my world and my desire to honor Jesus through
art of dance.
Melissa Butterbaugh began dancing at 4 years old. Her training includes classes at Dance Elite in The Colony, Etgen-Atkinson in Dallas, and A Time to Dance where she passed 5 levels of Cecchetti student
exams. She is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America, and is certified to teach levels I through V from CCA. Melissa has performed extensively in churches and has danced lead roles in the ballets
"Roar of Love" and "Ordinary's Dream". In 2005 and 2006, she choreographed and performed with Project Dance in New York City and Los Angeles. She also performed with Project Dance in 2008 in New York City,
Sydney, Hong Kong, and Atlanta. She has been dancing and teaching with ATTD since 1997 and has been the ballet director since 2010. Melissa is married to Benjamin and their daughter, Natalie, was born in
Jourdan began dancing at age 3. She has trained at Dancin' Feet, A Time to Dance, Ballet Conservatory, and Denton Ballet Academy. Her training has included tap and Jazz with Buster Cooper and Ballet and Pointe with Keith Duncan. She has performed various rolls in the Nutcracker with both Lakecities ballet theater and festival ballet. Jourdan was accepted to Joffery Ballet academy's summer program, but instead spent the time take classes with the University of Oklahoma’s ballet company. After a few years break, Jourdan returned to ATTD in 2006, where Jourdan teaches Ballet and tap, and occasionally jazz, and Mommy and Me classes. Jourdan was also the accountant and office Manager at A Time to Dance for four years. Jourdan is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and is certified to teach Grades I through IV. Jourdan and her husband Brolen are thrilled to have their daughter, Tatum, at ATTD.
Elya has been teaching at A Time to Dance since 2007 where she has taught Ballet, Jazz and Modern. Elya is currently the office Manager and teaching Modern and Jazz. Elya begun her dance training right
here at A Time to Dance in Miss Pam’s class when she was 6 years old. In 2006 Elya moved to Houston to train with Ad Deum Dance Company and teach dance at an after school program to underprivileged children.
In 2007 she moved back to Dance with Ingredients Dance Company until 2011. While at Ingredients Elya was able to perform all over the nation and teach and assist classes with Dance Revolution. Elya is
proud to have a new last name since July of 2011 when she married Clint Coleman. Elya’s heart is to pour into students what has been poured into her over the past 18 years. She knows that if she had not
come to A Time to Dance when she was 6 years old she would not be where she is today. Dancing for God’s glory is the best thing Elya has ever done and she desires to encourage others to Dance for Him too!
Ashley Powell, originally from South Carolina, began dancing at age 3 and trained with D&S Talent, Trinity Arts Performing Arts Studio, and King David Christian Conservatory. She also performed professionally with Glory Dance Company, Expressions Dance Company, opened for Ballet Magnificat, and was a featured soloist and rockette in the Charlotte Philharmonic. Ashley received the Dance Revolution Senior scholarship in 2004 and also received many other awards for her choreography and dancing throughout her teenage years. In 2004, Ashley moved to Houston, TX to further her dance training at the age of 17 and became a trainee with Ad Deum Dance Company. While in Houston, Ashley also was a company member of Xtended Urban Dance Company, under director Karin Celeste. In 2006, Ashley moved to Dallas, TX to join Ingredients Dance Company with Dance Revolution Ministries, under the direction of Michelle Brogan. She performed at many events, outreaches, and churches such as Firestorm with Reinhard Bonnke, Gateway Church conferences, Covenant Church, women’s prison ministries, The MOVEment, and other various performances, as well as, touring across the nation with Dance Revolution Dance Convention. Ashley is a teacher and choreographer with over 14 years of experience and loves to teach and create. She has taught and choreographed for a myriad of events, conferences, workshops, and master classes all over NC, SC, MD, PA, WV and TX. She is looking forward to a new season with her students. To God be the glory forever.
Marideth began teaching at A Time to Dance in 2011 where she teaches Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Marideth trained for seven years at Profusion Performing Arts in Houston. While there she trained and completed level seven in the Sunshine Christian Ballet Syllabus. Marideth also assisted and taught classes. She danced with Benaiah Dance Company for three years while in Houston. From 2008-2010 Marideth danced with Ingredients trainee and dance Company, where she toured the nation with Dance Revolution. In the spring semester of 2011 she performed with University of North Texas' Glee Club. Currently, Marideth is studying Education at UNT.
Hip Hop/Jazz/Modern/Office Assistant
Elise Kramer is originally from Rockford, Illinois. She has trained in various types of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Modern. Before moving to Dallas, she danced at Steps to Grace Dance Academy and performed with their ensemble team for 7 years. She has been training and touring the country with Ingredients Dance Company for the past two years. This will be Elise’s first full year with A Time to Dance where she will be teaching Hip Hop, Jazz, and Modern. She will also be working in the office. She is thrilled to get the chance to instruct other dancers on how to grow in their movement and technique and to help them learn what God has called them to do with their gifts and talents. And most importantly how to worship God in everything they do!
Born and raised in Minnesota, Maddi (from age 10) danced for 9 years at Woodbury Dance Center which included classes of ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical. After her senior year, she contacted Dance Revolution, whom she discovered a few years earlier online, and joined the 2010-2011 Ingredients Training Program where she toured the nation, spreading the joy of dance for God’s glory. Currently living in Dallas, TX, this will be her first year teaching for A Time to Dance. Given the chance to sub a couple of times already, Maddi is extremely thrilled to be a part of this new season and can’t wait to see where and how God will lead her through her classes. Her desire is to not only teach, but to show her students how to plant seeds through movement inspired by the Master Himself. So many stories are shared through dance and music combined and if that can be portrayed without verbal words, then salvation can be gained when we let the Holy Spirit take the lead.
Kathryn began dancing at the age of 3. She has trained with A Time to Dance for 15 years in ballet, jazz and modern. She has performed with various churches and organizations including Gateway Church, Project Dance, and Dance Revolution. At the age of 17, she began teaching dance for a mother's day out program at Asbury United Methodist Church. In 2011-2012 she trained with Ingredients Dance Company, and toured the country performing and assisting classes with Dance Revolution. Kathryn is very excited to be able to teach at A Time To Dance and bless children through the gifts God has given her. She loves using dance to worship God and speak to others, and she is excited to share that passion with her students.
Susan has been part of the ATTD family for over 15 years, starting when her daughter (Melissa Dolan Butterbaugh) was a teenager taking classes and continuing with us as Melissa became one of our teachers. Her children, Rebekah and Aaron, are current students at the studio. She is a graduate of Coe College, a small college in Cedar Rapids, IA, with a major in Business Admin/Accounting. (Optional: She worked for Wonder Bread/Hostess Cake as the A/R and Cost Accounting Supervisor.) Susan is a veteran home-school mom, starting her 23rd year of home educating in Fall 2011. Originally from Wisconsin, Susan and her husband Pat have 6 kids, 4 grandkids, and enjoy camping, family activities, and serving at Sojourn Church on the Altar Team, Personal Ministry Team and the Sojourn Home School Network.
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