Saint Pete Dance Center
Join us at Saint Pete Dance Center for unparalleled dance instruction you won’t find anywhere else. Our recently renovated studio is fully equipped and designed for all dancing styles, so put on your dancing shoes and sign up for a class today. We look forward to hearing from you!
Upcoming 2020 Recital!
Sunday, May 17th
Strong. Active. Innovative.
As a mom and a dancer, I always want a positive experience for my children and others. I created this studio with that in mind. Our mission is to always maintain an inviting place where all children are positively encouraged to be their best self. I love seeing creativity and emotion in dancers. I never expect perfection, just desire, passion, and the willingness to break out and be yourself! Saint Pete Dance Center exists to engage and create strong, confident youth and empower individuals in our community through the art of dance and movement.You can count on our supportive and encouraging faculty and staff to share the joys of dance education in a disciplined, yet positive environment.
I hope to share my passion for dance with your family.
National Dance Education Orginaization
St. Pete Dance Center is a NDEO Certified Dance Studio, as well as a Chapter of the Dance Honors Society.
NDEO National Dance Honors Society
for Dance Arts.
For Students Grades 9-12
Identifying honor students, at graduation, for nomination to the NDEO Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award. This is one of the highest honor programs for dance in the United States.
NDEO National Honor Society for Dance Arts
For Students Grades 6-8
Induction into the NHSDA Junior and Secondary programs must be earned by obtaining points through dance activities, community service and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
The Junior Program is for dance students grades 6-8
Meet the Team
Studio Owner, Instructor
Born in New Hampshire Katie Fader has been an athlete and recreational dancer her whole life. Dancer turned Fitness Instructor she spent the past decade teaching adults and young children dance and fitness. With a certification from the American Sports and Fitness Association and Katie's passion for dance, she hopes to create the perfect place at her studio for all dancers.
Maggi Soluna has been dancing for 27 years and an instructor for 13 years. Over the years, she has studied Classical Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Music Theater, African, Celtic, Belly Dance, Cabaret, Hip-Hop, and more. She has performed in many Recitals, Ballets, Operas, and Variety Shows. Ms. Soluna has been dedicated to her training as a performer, choreographer, and instructor, attending many different studios, workshops, intensives, and master classes. She values the many different types of training she has received and strives to blend them into her classes, to offer her students the best possible experience. In her time as an instructor, she has worked with students ranging from 2-70+ years old, and beginner to advanced. Ms. Soluna teaches and takes class with multiple studios throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Samantha is originally from Minnesota, and grew up in Jacksonville, FL. She danced for 16 years in genres including Classical Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical/Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, and Tumbling. During College, she taught and choreographed Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Tumbling for 3 years for ages 3-16 and is excited to be back in a dance studio environment.
Samantha found yoga in 2013 as a new way to remain creative, flexible, and strong. She completed her 200-hour Teacher Training in Winter of 2017 (at Yoga Pointe Studio in Lakeland, FL) during her senior year of college. Since, she has taught a variety of classes including Restorative, Yin, Flow, Gentle, Power and Nidra. Samantha is certified with the Yoga Alliance and plans to continue her yoga journey through further certifications and teachings. She enjoys introducing new students to yoga, as well as instructing practiced yogis
be a part of our dance family
Your quest for a welcoming, friendly dance center can end right here. Our staff has years of experience creating fun, energetic innovative classes. Your child will be sure to find the perfect class. We’re constantly updating our offerings, so check back often to make sure you don’t miss out on a new dance opportunity.
SPDC specializes in beginner level classes. Our team will help your child learn to love movement and dance in a friendly, nurturing environment.
We offer classes customized for those boys that love to move!
Led by a dedicated team of instructors, these classes are for those with experience looking to grow and build on their existing skills
View the schedule and pricing online to find the perfect class for your family. Registration is available online.