Experience the joy of dance with our expert instructors. From ballet to hip hop, we offer classes for all ages and skill levels. Join us today and let's dance!
Nicole has been teaching dance for over 30 years. In 1991, she opened Steppin' Out Dance Centre which is going into its 33rd year of dance education. She performed with Downeast Cloggers for many years as well as participating in many local theater shows and benefits. She got her first teaching job in high school at Turning Point where she truly fell in love with teaching. Nicole obtained her dance teacher certification at Dance Educators of America and is currently a member of the Maine Dance Teachers Club. She has won several performance awards and danced at the Blaine House for the governor. Since opening Steppin' Out, Nicole has given her dancers many opportunities including dancing in the Cherry Blossom Parade in DC; Disney World and Universal Studios Parades; Performances and workshops in New York City (including learning opportunities with Radio City Music Hall Rockettes); Boston Celtics Halftime Performances; and National Clogging Conventions in California, Florida, and Tennessee. Nicole has taught at Northeast Clogging Convention for many years and co-directs the Maine Spring Fling Clogging Convention. She especially loves participating in community and charity events with her dancers. She has judged Maine's local Lets Dance with the Stars Charity event which raises money for cancer research as well as Perform for a Cure. She also puts on her own charity event every year at Christmastime and raises money for local charities and organizations.
Maeghan McLaughlin has been an instructor at Steppin Out Dance Centre since 2006. Before that she was an assistant teacher for 9 years. She has been with Steppin Out for 32 out of the 33 years they have been open. She is the instructor for the Teen Jazz, Pee Wee & Junior Clogging, Junior and Senior Competitive Teams, and all of the Hip Hop Performance Teams. She also teaches Acrobatics, Hip Hop, Jazz, Breakdancing, and Clogging recreational classes. As a dancer and instructor, Maeghan has participated and performed at various places such as Boston Celtics, Six Flags, Disney World Magic Kingdom Parade, Universal Studios Florida, and more.
Maeghan has loved dance since she was little and knew that teaching dance was something she wanted to do when she grew up. She has 2 kids; a son Kaleb and a daughter Bella who also dances at SODC. She loves spending time with her kids and family.
Her goal is building strong dancers and sharing her love for dance with all her students. "I'm not just your teacher' I'm here to be your biggest cheerleader and to inspire you in every step you take throughout your years of dance. She is looking forward to a fun filled year with you all!
Cheryl has been with Steppin' Out all 32 (going on 33 years) and has taught students of all ages and levels. Currently, Cheryl teaches Pre-Hip Hop, Ballet, and Tap for pre-school to age 9. Previously Cheryl was a dance instructor at the University of New England and for the Old Orchard Beach/RSU23 school system, where she founded and directed the OOB Dance Company.
Cheryl enjoys spending her mornings teaching pre-school dance for local daycares. In her free time, Ms Cheryl enjoys crafting, arts and theatre, gardening, and of course, dancing! She looks forward to seeing her returning students and welcoming new faces!
Megan has been dancing at Steppin' Out for the past 15 years studying a variety of styles including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary and more. Prior to becoming an instructor in 2020, Miss Megan was an assistant teacher for some of our younger dancers for over 10 years which is where she grew her love of teaching and choreographing. During her high school years, Megan was part of Thornton Academy's Dance Company where she participated in several dance performances, Broadway style musical shows including Mary Poppins and West Side Story, as well as several conventions in the New England area. Megan has also been choreographing the local Middle School's musicals for the past 9 years including Jr versions of Aladdin, Lion King, and Peter Pan. When not in the studio, you can find Megan in our dance wear store as our receptionist or in the kitchen as a shift manager at Cracker Barrel. Megan is currently living in Biddeford with her boyfriend and 2 cats. You can find Miss. Megan teaching our Acrobatics and Musical Theatre Performance Teams and Acro and Musical Theatre Recreational Classes on Mondays and Saturdays this season! She is so excited for another great season!
Rosebeth has been dancing since the age of three. She is a versatile dancer who has had professional ballet training as well as formal training in all other techniques and styles. Rosebeth is a licensed personal trainer and strongly believes that strength and endurance accompanied with proper technique gives dancers the perfect foundation for their craft. More importantly, working on these three things with her students helps to prevent injuries!
Rosebeth has over 20 years of experience working with children. She spent 13 years as a Youth and Family Counselor and a Direct Support Professional working with children and adults with special needs. This work has given her patience, compassion, and understanding that enables her to respect each student as an individual and help them to move forward toward their goals.
For Rosebeth, dance is her outlet. No matter what she is feeling, she knows that she can express it and let it all out on the dance floor. Rosebeth hopes her students can feel the same way!
She loves seeing others enjoy dance as much as her and is excited about instilling confidence and enthusiasm in her students!
Andrea Sharron has been teaching and choreographing in Maine and New England for the past 32 years! She has started and led several dance companies including Pulse and Fusion Dance. She has taught in many local studios across New England including Casco Bay Movers, Studio for the Living Arts, Portsmouth School for Ballet, and of course Steppin Out Dance Centre, all for many years. Her training includes Jeanette Neil in Boston, Art Moves, Broadway Dance Center in New York, and one full intense year in Las Vegas where she was casted in a hip hop music video. She has received many other gigs including a Honda Commercial. Her favorite styles of dance to teach include Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Acro, and Musical Theatre but this year you will find her teaching Contemporary, Leaps and Turns Technique, Jazz, and our Junior Contemporary Performance Team. Andrea's passion for dance and spirit is contagious and she always brings it to the studio.
Abby has been dancing since she was just 4 years old! She is currently attending the Univeristy of Southern Maine for Education and Dance. She has enjoyed teaching her students at Steppin Out for the past three year with many more to come. With her many years of experience in a variety of dance styles she brings her knowledge, creativity, and passion to the dance studio. You can find Miss Abby teaching Irish Step and Ballet this year!
Dani-Rae has been at Steppin' Out Dance Centre for the past 20 years! Over these years, she has studied clogging, jazz, and hip hop. In middle school, Dani-Rae started assisting on Saturday mornings with our youngest dancers. After graduating high school, she realized her passion was working with kids. She went on to earn a degree in early childhood education and is currently working within the school systems in special education. Back in 2021, Dani-Rae became an instructor for her own classes. You will find her teaching hip hop/tap and jazz/tap combo classes as well as creative movement and clogging. Her favorite part about teaching is watching the friendships between her dancers grow throughout the years.
Kate graduated from Rollins College with degrees in Psychology and Dance. She went on to choreograph and teach in studios in both Florida and Maine. Kate continued her dance training at workshops and conventions in Orlando and New York City. Her favorite styles to teach are Contemporary, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Ballet. After 22 years of teaching, she loves focusing on good technique while having fun and reveling in each student's artistry. She is happy to be a member of the Steppin' Out Faculty and Family. When Kate is not in the studio, she is creating content for her YouTube Channel "Kate Kaden" and spending time with her favorite person in the world, her son. She is very excited for this upcoming season!
Gloriana started dancing at Steppin' Out Dance Centre in 2000, when she was 3 years old, taking almost every style of dance including Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, and Clogging. She has been an assistant teacher for our technique and competitive jazz classes since she was 16 and has also been a part of Thornton Academy's Dance Company where she attended workshops in New England. She has competed with our adult and alumni clogging teams at multiple competitions throughout New England. While attending college she was a part of our office staff for 2 years and is now joining our instructors, teaching 3-5 year old Pre-Hip Hop and 5-7 year old Hip Hop on Friday nights.