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Lindsey Ledwig - Owner

 

Lindsey’s love of dance started at the age of 2 when she was enrolled in class at Debbie Bennett Green School of Dance in Victoria, TX. In 1st grade she joined the competition team and in 6th grade she earned a spot on the Victoria Strutters, the junior high drill team.  She went on to high school drill team, where she earned the rank of Junior Lieutenant and 1st Senior Captain.  Lindsey knew she wanted to pursue dance long term, so she enrolled at Texas State University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Dance Education & Business. While at Texas State, Lindsey was a member of the Texas State Strutters.  During this time Lindsey began teaching at Dance Unlimited in Buda, TX. She then ended her time as a Texas State Strutter in order to take on teaching more classes.  In 2013, Lindsey knew it was time to spread her wings and branch out on her own.  She proudly started First Class Dance Center in San Marcos.  FCDC was a national award winning studio with a strong competitive team.  After having her first child, Lindsey ultimately decided to step back as studio owner and focus on being a mom.  While being a mom is her favorite thing in this world, her passion for teaching dance has never faded. Lindsey is so excited  to bring her many years of experience and training in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, high kick, and pom to New Braunfels, with Standout Dance Center.  She will do whatever it takes to help a student excel in the studio.  Lindsey believes many important life lessons can be taught while in dance class. These include discipline, respect, determination, confidence, and dedication.  She appreciates every child that walks through her doors and takes pride in giving each of them the quality dance instruction they deserve.

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Amy Tiemann - Instructor

At the age of 5, Ms. Amy attended a summer dance camp at Busby Dancenter in Victoria, Texas.  She had tried lots of other activities but none stuck like dance.  In the 4th grade she performed in her first “Nutcracker” and was hooked for good.  She was a member of the Victoria Ballet Theatre from 5th-12th grades with which she performed many other “Nutcracker” roles such as Clara, Snow Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy, as well as in other classical ballets such as “Swan Lake”, “The Firebird” and “Coppelia”.  Throughout high school, VBT performed around the world including Europe, New York and all around Texas.  During her high school and college dancing days Ms. Amy assisted and taught dance classes for ages 3-10.  After college, at Texas State University (Eat ‘Em Up Cats!), life took Ms. Amy into different, but blessed direction working at Schlitterbahn since 2004 as an Admissions Manager, and now Accounting Specialist.  With the support of her husband, Brian, and children, Carson and Daylin, Ms. Amy returned to her lifelong passion of teaching dance in 2017.  Her dance favorite dance styles are classical ballet and tap, mixed with some contemporary and jazz.  In 2020 Ms. Amy became certified as a Progressing Ballet Technique instructor.  Dance is not only about the body, it teaches us so much more – is shows our own inner strength, it feeds out soul, allows free expression and teaches teamwork and discipline.

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Genevie Peterson - Instructor
 
Genevie’s love of dance began at 12 years old when she had auditioned for Smithson Valley Middle School Dance Team. She had continued to dance at her local studio, American Dance Company and Diamond Dance Academy. She had competed with both studios as a soloist and which she had earned  two national titles. Later she was on varsity for 4-years at Smithson Valley High School, where she served as Junior Lieutenant and Lieutenant Colonel. She had competed at various dance competitions such as Crowd Pleasers, MA Dance and Showmakers of America. Her senior year she was titled National Senior Soloist and won First Place soloist. She continued her passion of dance at Texas Tech University. At Tech, she was on company with University Dance Company, Vitality Dance Company and choreographed for Texas Tech’s School of Dance. Her dance piece, “Invisible Wounds,” was selected to represent Texas Tech University at American College Dance Association (ACDA) in 2019. She’s earned her B.F.A in Dance, Digital Media and Communications from Texas Tech University. Genevie has many years of experience and training in Jazz, Pom, Kick, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet and Hip-Hop. She continues to dance professionally and travel to find new styles and technique that she can pass onto her students. She’s excited to teach at Standout Dance Center!
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Kali Reyna - Instructor
 

Kali Reyna, from Cypress, Texas, is currently a Senior at Texas State University pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Performance and Choreography. Reyna began taking dance classes at age three at various studios in the Houston, TX area and has since received training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Pom, Drill Team, and Improvisational practices. In her younger years, Reyna gained competitive dance team experience and served as a Junior Lieutenant dance officer for the Cy-Fair Brigade drill team from 2016 to 2017. 

In 2018, Reyna danced with a pre-professional performance company based out of Houston, Texas (Léon Dance Arts) under the direction of Dorrell Martin. During this time, she had the opportunity to work with professional choreographers (Andrea Ward, Eddy Ocampo) and performed their work at the Austin Dance Festival, Generation Dance Festival, and the Prelude for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

From 2018-2021, Kali was a part of the pre-professional dance company “Merge,” at Texas State University. By being a part of Merge, Kali had the opportunity to work with and perform pieces from national and international choreographers. Reyna has also had the opportunity through Merge to teach dance classes to children and students in the San Marcos, TX area. 

This will be her first year at Standout and she is super excited to share the joy of dancing with her students!

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Olivia Moran - Instructor

Olivia started dancing at the age of 4 at Ballet New Braunfels where she started her dance foundation with Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. When she was 8 years old she started competitive dance, and continued to compete through her senior year. Olivia trained and competed in all forms of dance. Olivia competed as a soloist, and a member of Illusion Dance Centers competition teams. Olivia was also a member of the senior company at NB Dance & Co. Olivia went to New Braunfels High School where she was a member of the Varsity Monoceras. Her senior year she auditioned and was selected to be a member of the Texas State University Strutters. As a Strutter, Olivia traveled to New York and opened the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade. Olivia became a 200 hour certified yoga teacher in May 2021 through the yoga teacher training program at Texas State University. Olivia is a yoga instructor for the Pilates Shoppe, and also teaches Goat Yoga in the New Braunfels area. Olivia is a Junior at Texas State University where she is majoring in Dance Education with a minor in Exercise and Sports Science. Olivia can’t wait for her 2nd year teaching at Standout, and to continue watching her students grow.
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Maleah Sims - Instructor

Maleah began dancing at age three at Dance Unlimited in Buda, Texas. At age 6, Maleah began dancing competitively, competing in many styles of dance. After Maleah moved to New Braunfels, she began dancing at First Class Dance Center.. While at First Class, Maleah began dancing intensively, as well as being a part of several award winning routines. Maleah developed a love acro and tumbling, which led her to competitive cheerleading in 2016. While cheering competitively, she had the chance to go to the world cheerleading championships twice. Maleah is headed into her freshman year at Texas State University where she will major in education and chemistry. She is also a part of the Texas State cheer team. Maleah is so excited for her third year at Standout and she is looking forward to meeting all of her students!
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Georgia Hudson - Instructor

 

Georgia graduated from Canyon High School where she served as 1st Lieutenant of the 15 time National Champion Aristocat Dance Team. Her Senior year she was titled a National Senior Soloist at the Crowd Pleasers Nationals. Her team also received their 3rd time Overall National Champion Team Award. Georgia attends Texas State University and is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Anthropology. She aspires to join the forces after college and dreams of working as a criminal profiler for the FBI. She plans on dancing until she can’t anymore and strives to be the best dancer she can be every single day. Georgia loves teaching at Standout and can’t wait to continue to help her students be the best dancers they can be.