Beat Stress With Dance Lessons In Batavia | A Step Above

By Shannon Holst | March, 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Stressed Out? Dance Lessons In Batavia Can Channel That Stress Into A Healthy Outlet There’s no doubt that we live in stressful times, but that doesn’t mean you need to live with stress. Dancing is a terrific stress reliever, no matter what your age or skill set. Our dance lessons in Batavia are available for…

ASA Dance Classes In Batavia Move To New Location

By Shannon Holst | February, 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Get Ready For Even More Dance Classes In Batavia – We’re Moving!   We are so excited to share that A Step Above Dance Academy is moving! Our new location is still in Batavia, right in the heart of downtown. On March 1, 2017 we will open our doors at 129 Flinn Street. In the…

ASA Alumni Dance Diary: Much needed time with family

By Shannon Holst | January, 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Saturday, October 29, 2016 I spent a lot of time with my family today. I went to Sonny Acres which is our annual family tradition. After that, we stopped by Rocket Fizz in St. Charles since my family had never been there before. Then, we did some grocery shopping and bought pumpkins to carve. My…

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ASA Alumni Dance Diary: Chloe and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Friday

By Shannon Holst | January, 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Friday, October 28, 2016 Not a good day. My classes felt like they were pointless to attend. I was also in one of the worst moods I’ve been in. I had absolutely no motivation. I caught my roommate talking bad about me again, lol. I talked to my CA about it and he told me…

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ASA Alumni Dance Diary: Power walking in heels

By Shannon Holst | January, 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Thursday, October 27, 2016 I could not get out of bed this morning. I was exhausted, but I still had plenty of time to get ready. Since it was chilly this morning I decided to take the bus. I thought it would be warmer and quicker than walking to class. However, I should have just…

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ASA Alumni Dance Diary: Rain and college don’t mix

By Shannon Holst | January, 26, 2017 | 0 comments

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Note to Self: Invest in rain boots ASAP It poured all day. I wore a raincoat and had an umbrella, yet I still couldn’t stay dry. I had to present my project in University 101. We each picked a different topic and wrote a newspaper article about it. However, one of…

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ASA Alumni Dance Diary: Chloe dominates her day

By Shannon Holst | January, 25, 2017 | 0 comments

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Something good actually happened in my theater class today. I got 23.5/22 on my quiz!! After class, I have an hour and forty-five-minute break, so I went in the empty studio and stretched and ate a snack. I’m so glad that I had time to stretch because I felt so much…

January Student of the Month: Damien Duehr

By Shannon Holst | January, 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Congratulations, Damien! We are SO proud of you! Each month the ASA faculty selects one student who stands out both on and off the dance floor. This individual will exude all that ASA embodies: – a well-rounded young lady/gentleman  – an individual who displays kindness to others – an enthusiastic character – respect for faculty…

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ASA Alumni Dance Diary: Busy, busy, busy!

By Shannon Holst | January, 24, 2017 | 0 comments

Monday, October 24,2016 Today was a pretty eventful day. I tried to go to bed at a decent time, so I just woke up earlier today to study and practice my speech. My exam in Introduction to Western Music Traditions wasn’t terrible, but I don’t think it necessarily went well. I’m hoping to get a…

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ASA Alumni Dance Diary: Chloe’s weekend wrap up

By Shannon Holst | January, 23, 2017 | 0 comments

Saturday, October 22, 2016 Today we looked for a NIU sweatshirt again, but still couldn’t find one. I’m just going to look at the bookstore this week. I pretty much avoided my room all day since I’m not getting along with my roommates. At all. However, I had fun doing other things. I went out…