Meet Our Instructors

Get to know the talented teachers here at Steppin' Out.

Miss Pamela Bath

Miss Pam's interest and goal is to make dance an educational part in all her students lives. Her extraordinary patience and time given to all of her students allow even the slower students to learn and achieve. Her classes are challenging and enjoyable. Dance has always been a major part of her life from early childhood to present. She strives unselfishly to pass on her experience and expertise of dance art and education she learned nationwide, in a professional and friendly atmosphere. Miss Pam is very proud of all her students achievements in dance at the studio and to those whom have advanced into college and stage careers. She is also a loving mother of four children, and enjoys living her life through the lives of both her students and her own children.
 
  • Founder and Director of Steppin’ Out School of Dance
  • Certified by Dance Masters of America (DMA), Pennsylvania Association of Dance Teachers- Active member for 35 years
  • DMA Board Member- Chapter 25
  • Youth Sunday choreographer at Neffs Union UCC
  • Instructor of Dance Masters Scholarship Classes
  • Member of Dance Educators of America, Honorarium of Fred Astair Performing Arts Organization
  • Member of National Association of Dance and Affiliating Artists
  • Instructed in the past by: David Howard, Joe Tremaine, Frank Hatchett (Broadway Dance Centre), Charles Goddertz, Marcea Lane, Debbie Dee, Judy Ann Bassing, the late-great Gregory Hines, Darlee Inman, Diane Kocevor, Marilyn Buchman, Charles Kelly, Michael Minery, Mia Michaels, and many more
  • Seminar participant with DMA, DEA, NADAA, Rhee Gold-Project Motivate
  • Seminar presentations in the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County school districts
  • Judge at talent and dance pageants and competitions, along with the Lehigh
  • County Governors School of Arts
  • Instructor at DMA workshops and conventions
  • Certified basic & advanced first aid and CPR
  • Past Assistant Physical Education instructor with children of special needs through the Allentown Schools & Easter Schools
  • Choreographer with municipal and local theatre
  • Performance with television, radio & community theatre
  • Attended and performed with the Community Dance Alliance- Orlando, FL
  • Associated with the Harrisburg Arts Council- instructing and promotion of the importance of dance education nationwide
  • Instructor of our Dance Company Steppin’ Out Startlites
  • Past instructor of Dance & Health Awareness for Parkland School District

Miss Tracy Boandl

Miss Tracy impresses all of her students with her unique and professional art of twirling. She combines the art of dance along with her twirling, presenting the art the students abilities pleasing to any judges, captains, or audiences eye. Not only specialized in baton and rifle twirling; she also works with flag, hoop, and even knives. Her classes are not only educational but enjoyable for all ages! An outstanding educator at Steppin' Out since 1986. Her students have brought home numerous national and state twirling awards.
 
  • Twirling Director, Co-director of Steppin’ Out Academy of Dance and Baton
  • Member of National Baton Twirling Association
  • Seminar participant of Dance Masters of America, PA Assoc. of Dance Teachers
  • Past award winning participant NBTA and National Judges Association competitions
  • Participant of ITTA
  • Instructor of various phases of dance arts
  • Featured Twirler & Band Front
  • Instructor- Nazareth Area High School
  • Graduate of Kutztown University in 1998
  • Attended & completed Dance I & Dance II at Kutztown University
  • Graduate of Lehigh Community College in Criminal Justice
  • Director of various local high school and band fronts and squads
  • Participated in seminars and classes taught by The Jazz Tap Ensemble in Los Angeles, CA, Shelly Oliver of Muhlenberg College

Miss Jennifer Talianek

  • Ballet, Pointe, and Modern instructor at Steppin’ Out since 1993
  • Classically trained ballerina in the Vaganova (Russian method)
  • Has certifications for all eight years of curriculum that is used at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy
  • Received her training and certification at the School of Hartford Ballet
    Taught at School of Hartford Ballet
  • Attended the Bolshoi Ballet Academy’s teacher intensives in 2013, 2014, and 2015 in New York City where she studied under several of the Bolshoi’s master teachers sponsored by the Russian American Foundation
  • Was a member of the first class of teachers to be accepted into and complete the entire Bolshoi program
  • Worked for the Connecticut Opera
    Participated in several European tours
  • Guest teacher at Tanz Forum in Vienna, Austria and studied at the summer program with the Hungarian National Ballet (Hungarian Dance Academy)
  • Trained and dance for several years in principal roles as a member of the Bucks County Ballet Theatre
  • Danced and staged the choreography for the snow scene in the two productions of “The Nutcracker”
  • Trained in the Limon and Cunningham Techniques in modern dance

Miss Alissa Harakal

Alissa’s passion for exercise and fitness began at the age of 3 when she had her first dance class at Steppin' Out Academy of Dance.  She studied dance here for 15 years.  After leaving the area, she continued taking ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop classes.  Most recently Alissa taught Pilates, hip hop cardio and tap at the Virginia Ballet Company.  She still enjoys all forms of dancing today and integrates it into her workout routines.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, Alissa took a year to complete a certification in massage therapy. She then received her master’s degree, specializing in biomechanics and knee osteoarthritis. While attending her master’s program, she helped run a stage II cardiac rehabilitation program.

Alissa continued her education at the University of Michigan for two more years in pursuit of a PhD in biomechanics.

She now owns and operates Body Design by Alissa, LLC. Her days consist of laughing with her clients and supporting them in staying healthy, fit and vibrant. Alissa is committed to the highest quality of training in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Integrating dance, personal training, pilates and massage creates a unique approach to fitness. She is regularly reassessing her own training techniques and those of the Body Design by Alissa instructors by requiring completion of new certification programs and staying up-to-date with the latest fitness research and methods.

Contact Info
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Studio Location

5350 Route 873 , Schnecksville, PA 18078

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