BECKY ABBOTT - STUDIO OWNER
Ballet, Lyrical, Tap, Clogging, Hip Hop, Show Choir, Cheer, Certified USA Gymnastics Instructor
I was born and raised in Salmon, Idaho. I started dancing when I was 3 years old. When I was little there wasn’t a studio in my home town, so my mom would drive me every week to dance lessons 6 hours round trip. I am so grateful for her sacrifice and helping me to realize at a young age I wanted to be a dance teacher and give kids the opportunity to learn to dance/tumble close to home and love it as I do. Growing up I took tap, ballet, modern, clogging, jazz, and gymnastics. I was a cheerleader for 2 years in Jr. High and 4 years in High School, being team captain 4 of those years, loving the dance part of cheerleading the most. I attend Ricks College for a year, taking dance classes. I taught for 3 years at the studio I took from before following my husband to Boise. I started Becky’s Dance Co. out of my garage 22 years ago, in an effort to fulfill this life long dream of mine, of owning my own studio. I love seeing my students learn and grow and most of all have better self esteem as they leave my studio each week. That is my main goal, for them to feel better about themselves and love dance/cheer/gymnastics as I do. I love teaching dance & gymnastics & spending time with my family! I have a great family support system, my husband Brad and my 8 children.
Advanced Class Manager, Advanced Hip Hop, Advanced Lyrical Instructor
I started dancing with Becky’s Dance Co. when I was 4 and started teaching for Becky’s Dance Co. when I was 14. I started Ballet/Lyrical with Miss Shayna when I was 16 and grew to love it! I danced with the Rocky Mountain Diamond Dancers my senior year, where we took 1st in the State. After high school I took a break from dance to serve a full time mission for my church. Upon my return from my mission I attended BYU- Idaho where I started their dance major program. I met my husband Austin and we are now married and are residing in the valley where I can continue to go to school and dance. I love to choreograph and love to teach all types of dance. I feel I express myself best through dance and I love to be on stage. I look forward to sharing my love for dance with the students at Becky’s Dance Co.
Ballroom, Ballet/Tap Instructor
I graduated BYU-Idaho with a bachelor's in Exercise Physiology and a minor in Dance with emphasis on Ballroom teaching. I was able to dabble in many forms of dance, but ballroom is by far my favorite. I learned both Bronze and Silver levels in most of the American style dances. I have been teaching at Becky's for 3 years and taught social dance at BYU-I for several semesters. I often drag my husband along when I teach. I say it's to help me demonstrate, but really it's to remind him to dance with me! We have two daughters that also take lessons at Becky's.
Jazz, Hip Hop, Technique, Solo Instructor
I started dancing at Studio C in Eagle 10 years ago when my family moved to Idaho. I competed for four years then joined Rocky Mountain High School's Diamond Dance team. During my four years as a Diamond, I learned dedication, grit, teamwork, and confidence in myself and my dancing. I believe dancing is most powerful when students are able to explore their creativity while still learning the proper technique. Dancing in a positive environment helps dancers build positive self image and healthy self esteem. And that's what dance is all about.