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"The First Step to Self Expression Begins Here" 


Our Mission

At Just Dance, it is our mission to fully commit ourselves to our students growth. We will be with them every step of the way to nurture and guide them in their dance journey. Bask in the bright and happy atmosphere at Just Dance Studio.

Fire your child's imagination and see how graceful movements and music elevate expression. Find the perfect place where your kids discover their innate creativity as we introduce them to the liberating wonders of dance. We go beyond teaching kids all the right moves. Viewing dance as a creative, emotional outlet and a means to express artistic ideas.

Bask in the bright, happy, and nurturing environment everybody enjoys at our studio. Consider it your second home.

Welcome to Just Dance Studio in Little Falls, New York.

Meet Our Staff

 


Alicia Dodge

Owner/ Artistic Director

​Alicia Dodge always had a dream to one day own a dance studio with the passion and love that she has for the art of dance. In 2008, that dream came true, and Just Dance Studio was born. Alicia started dance and gymnastics at the age of 3, became a competitive gymnast by the age of 6 and went on to become a competitive dancer by the age of 8. Aside from dance and gymnastics, Alicia was a cheerleader throughout high school, and choreographed her cheer squads routines her junior and senior years, leading them to victory at local competitions. She has won many awards in her career, but her proudest moments were winning UCA All Star, and a scholarship award to NYC to study dance alongside the top choreographers and dancers in the country. She has choreographed for local cheerleading squads, and school plays as well. Alicia formed her studio's competition team in 2010 and has won excellence in choreography. She has led her team to many first place and overall high score awards including Star Studio, Ultimate Showmanship, Ultimate Entertainment, and bids to the World Dance Championships 4 years in a row. Alicia is a member of the Dance Studio Owners Association and is always attending virtual seminars, and summits to further her repertoire and continue evolving and growing with all that is current in the dance world. Alicia hopes to enrich the lives of all dancers who walk through her studio doors, and is excited to continue her studios success for years to come and can't wait to see what the future holds for Just Dance Studio. 

Hope Dawley

Instructor

This will be Miss Hope’s fifth year at Just Dance Studio. She has danced since the age of 3 at Galle and Collins Dance Academy in Wappingers Falls, NY. She danced the styles of ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and acro. She was apart of the Annie Galle Dance Company from the age of 8 and was able to travel all over New England as well as Sweden and Denmark in 2003, dancing for hospice, at festivals and other organizations. Miss Hope also joined the Terpsichorean Dance Company in college at SUNY Oneonta from 2010-2012. I’m addition to dance instructor, Miss Hope is a second grade teacher at Benton Hall Academy here in Little Falls. This will be her first year as a classroom teacher, but has been a special education teacher for six years before this. Miss Hope lives in Little Falls with her husband Ryan of 3 years and together they have a daughter Paisley, a son Rowan, 3 dogs and a cat. Miss Hope loves Just Dance Studio for its family oriented, warm and welcoming feel. Her own daughter Paisley has been dancing here for 5 years and feels comfortable enough to walk in and express herself her own way. Being a part of Just Dance Studio isn’t about just dance, it’s about coming together to be a part of something more, being loved and accepted, and being able to express yourself in a way that’s true to you. Just Dance Studio is our home away from home.

Teddi ​Fallis ​​​

Receptionist, Marketing Director, Competition Team Assistant 

Teddi is the newest member to our Just Dance staff. She is our receptionist, our Marketing Director & Our new Competition team assistant helping our team at competitions with hair, makeup, costumes, and all backstage/behind the scenes needs.

Teddi is extremely excited to officially be apart of the Just Dance family! She became a dance mom 3 years ago when her daughter Aria was born. She says she remembers seeing posts about Just Dance Studio all over Facebook, and knew it was the perfect fit for her. We fell in love the instance we walked through the doors. You can see the love for dance beam through her eyes. Teddiwas also in dance all throughout her childhood, and says she will never forget those magical memories.

This studio truly feels like family. She says she will not only be there to help Alicia & staff, but to help with any question that any parent or child might have. She will be here for ALL OF YOU GUYS.

Lily Hall

Instructor 

Lily is joining us this year as a new instructor to help with private lessons and other classes! She is a passionate dancer with excitement to bring that passion to our dancers! Her favorite styles are lyrical and contemporary, which she especially loves teaching to younger students. Lily competed on our senior competition team for five years until she graduated in 2021. She is currently attending Mohawk Valley Community College, where she studies general science. Lily is thrilled to be back with the JDS dance family and looks forward to the season ahead!

Caroline Nic​olett​e

Instructor 

Season 15 will be Caroline’s first season teaching at Just Dance Studio. She was a dancer at Just Dance for seven years and was a part of the Just Dance Studio Competition Team for six years and focused mostly on solos. Her strong suits are Contemporary and Musical Theatre. Caroline believes that a dancer’s emotion while performing makes all the difference in their routine, and is excited to teach our dancers how to use their emotions to help them succeed onstage. Aside from dancing, Caroline was heavily involved in the Drama Club at her high school, and went on to perform the lead role in her senior year musical. Caroline is attending Mohawk Valley Community College to pursue a career in the Nursing field. She is more excited for this season than ever before and she can’t wait to see how our dancers grow and become even better performers in this season.

Carli Grabinski 

Assistant Instructor

Carli has been dancing for 14 years, 4 years at Just Dance Studio.  She is apart of the Just Dance Studio Competition Team and going into her senior year at Notre Dame Jr/Sr High School. Her favorite style is tap but also likes dancing in jazz, contemporary, hip hop and lyrical styles. She has one sister and two brothers. She will be assisting Miss Hope again this year and can’t wait till the season starts! Being apart of Just Dance Studio is about being able to express yourself in the way of dance and also feeling like you are apart of a family. To her, it’s like her second home.