Here at JCMDS we simply love to dance and enjoy sharing what we have learned with our students. We strive to provide quality dance instruction through positive reinforcement and encourage our students to know the importance of practice and paying attention to detail.
Our goal is to improve flexibility, physical fitness, and self-confidence in a fun atmosphere.
We believe it is very important to stay up to date on current dance trends, there is always more to learn in the dance world! Our instructors travel to dance camps, workshops, and conventions to keep up with trends and to keep learning about the art of dance!
Julie started dance at the age of three and danced all through college as she was pursuing her Dental Hygiene degree.
She moved to Fremont in 1985 to work in the office of Dr. Bob Roesch DDS. Julie has been teaching dance since 1981 and started teaching in Fremont in 1992 when Mrs. Ann Lallman retired.
Julie says "It has been wonderful having a creative outlet and I love working with children".
Darian started dance at the age of three with JCMDS and danced all the way through High School. She was a 4-year member of the Logan View Dance Team and Cheered her Junior and Senior years. Darian also works as a Cosmetologist and make up artist at Salon for Women in Omaha.
Darian has traveled with the instructors to various workshops and has attended the Just for Kix camp yearly since 2008. Darian was a teaching assistant for 3 years at JCMDS and also assisted with the Kindergarten class at Logan View Elementary during the 2012-2013 school year.
Darian joined the JCMDS instructors in the fall of 2013.
Maddie started dance at the age of three with JCMDS and is still currently
participating as a senior in high school. She is a 4 year member of Fremont High School dance team and is an active dancer on the Ruby Red competition team.
Hello my name is Maggie Bottorff and I am an instructor here at JCMDS. I grew up in Fremont where I have danced at JCMDS since I was three. In high school I was on the Archbishop Bergan dance team where I was a three year captain and a five time State Champion in both Hip-Hop and Pom. After graduating from Bergan, I attended Midland University where I was active on the competition dance team, game day dance team, and also performed in a handful of musicals. Now I am a fourth grade teacher at DC West Elementary School. I have a passion for dance and for teaching and feel so grateful to be able to combine the two!
Ellie is a Spokane, Washington native and has grown up dancing all her life. She was raised by a studio owner and director, competitively danced, cheered, and performed from ages 3-18. Ellie then joined the Young Americans College of Performing Arts and began touring the world performing and teaching music outreach. She has sang, danced, and performed in 16 different countries as well as the majority of the continental United States.
Since returning from Japan when the pandemic arouse she continued teaching for her home studio, became the head cheer coach at her alma mater, and directed the youth dance program for the local Parks and Recreation department! She is THRILLED to be joining the JCMDS dance family here in Nebraska as she finishes her degree and dances at Midland University!
All glory to God! Let's dance!
Megan started dance at the age of four with JCMDS and danced all through high school while she was a member of the Fremont Senior High Dance team. She continued to take dance classes at the University of Nebraska Omaha while pursuing a degree in Real Estate.
She currently works as an Appraisal Research Specialist in Omaha for CBRE Valuation & Advisory Services. She began instructing Hip-Hop at JCMDS in 2004-2018 and has been to numerous camps and dance workshops throughout the years.
Megan will teach Creative Movement and CM/PB/IT.
Mary grew up in the JCMDS Dance Studio as a student from the very beginning in 1992. She completed her B.S. in Music Education from North West Missouri State University and her Masters of Music Education from UNO. Mary taught at JCMDS for 11 years before taking an extended "maternity leave" after becoming the mother of 2 beautiful children. Mary has returned to JCMDS to teach Creative Movement and also Choreograph for the Ruby Red Competition teams. This is Mary's 15th year teaching music for Elkhorn public schools.