Top Hat & Tales

June Top Hat and Tales

In this newsletter: 

  • Ashely Lumberg Joins the Staff of Top Hat Dance Studio

  • Spring Showcase Update

  • Youth Summer Dance Camp

  • Special Dates of Interest

ASHELY LUMBERG JOINS THE STAFF OF TOP HAT DANCE STUDIO

Top Hat Dance Studio is proud to welcome and introduce you to the newest member of the Top Hat teaching roster, Ashely Lumberg. Ashely will lend her unique talents and personality to the ever-dynamic teaching staff at Top Hat Dance Studio.

 

Ashely has been involved in dance since the age of 3.  Growing up, she took tap, jazz, and ballet classes at the Lorraine Goddard Dance Studio based in Tonawanda, NY.  Through her tap and jazz classes, she had the opportunity to represent this studio at local dance competitions for several years.  As she got older, Ashely continued to be involved in dance outside the studio and was cast as a dancer in high school productions of Hello, Dolly! and Fiddler on the Roof.  Expanding her interests, Ashely also spent 8 years as a cheerleader in both high school and at the collegiate level.  In 2005, Ashely graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, with a concentration in Forensic Science, and moved to the Lancaster, PA area where she currently resides.  

 

After moving to Lancaster, Ashely sought out local opportunities to continue to explore dance as an adult, taking classes in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern, hip-hop, and acrobatics.  Seeking more than just an adult dance class, Ashely became involved in a local dance group called the PK Project, where she was able to participate in local community dance performances with other adult dancers.  Inspired by this experience, in 2013, she started her own group called the In.K. Experiment to provide an outlet strictly for local, non-professional adult dancers seeking to continue integrating dance into their lives with a focus on welcoming dancers of all levels and performing unique, jazz-based choreography.   From 2013 - 2020, Ashely choreographed several group numbers and duets.  Along the way, 3 of Ashely's pieces were submitted and accepted to be performed in local downtown Lancaster, PA dance festivals and she was also given the opportunity to share her choreography in several Top Hat showcases.  

 

In 2011, and on a whim, Ashely popped into a group ballroom class when Top Hat was still running a sister dance program out of Class Act Dance Studio in New Holland, PA.  She quickly discovered the group hustle classes and soon after began taking private lessons w/ co-owner Jameson Kilburn.  From June 2012 – September 2021, Ashely competed with Jameson in ProAm showcase and just hustle heated divisions, starting out as a Novice follower and working her way through the levels to competing in Advanced and Rising Star.  Ashely has also worked with co-owner Daniel McGee, furthering her hustle education.  During her time working with Daniel, she had opportunities to assist in hustle lessons as well as explore more theatrical and cabaret-style choreography.  

 

In early 2022, Ashely made the transition from Amateur student to Professional.  She is currently part of a new Top Hat Pro Hustle couple with fellow Top Hat teacher Michael Petroski.  Prior to becoming Michael's professional partner, Ashely previously worked with him in several different capacities including competing with him as an Amateur couple, as well as taking lessons from him to be able to compete in ProAms as a female leader.  Ashely also worked with Michael to co-choreograph a hip-hop piece for the 2021 Top Hat show case.  Ashely is looking forward to continuing her hustle training, dipping her toe into teaching, and representing Top Hat as a professional competitor.  

 

SPRING SHOWCASE UPDATE

Our annual Spring Showcase is this Saturday, June 4, 2022. Showtime is 4:00 pm. We currently have less than 20% of tickets remaining. ALL tickets will be available through our ticketing portal. www.danceticketing.com/27908

Tickets will be sold at the door, based on availability. This year, every ticket will purchased will receive a weblink video of the show after the performance to be viewed again and again. 

 

YOUTH SUMMER DANCE CAMP

 

Are you looking for a fun activity for your children this summer? Have they been cooped up in the house for too many months? Our Youth Summer Dance Camp is perfect for keeping children's dance skills honed during the summer break. It is also an excellent opportunity for curious dancers to get their feet wet.

 

Top Hat Dance Studio is excited to offer our annual Youth Summer Dance Camp again this year.  There will be two weeks of Summer Camp, offered on July 25-29 and August 1-5, 2022, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Summer Camp tuition is $175.00 per child for one week or $300.00 for both weeks. (multi-child discounts available.)

 

To register your child for Youth Summer Dance Camp, click the button below.

One Week:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=2855&stype=41&sTG=8&prodId=600

Two Weeks:

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=2855&stype=41&sTG=8&prodId=725

 

SPECIAL DATES OF INTEREST

​June 1: No Line Dance Today!

June 4:  Spring Showcase

June 12:  Tantz Recital

June 14:  West Coast Swing:  New Six-Week Session Begins

June 20:  Hustle:  New Six-Week Session Begins

June 23:  Salsa:  New Six-Week Session Begins

June 25:  California Mix Dance Party!

For further information, please contact the studio at 215-676-3100 or info@tophatdancestudio.com

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