Beth Snyder is a Jacksonville Native, who has either taken, or taught dance in the Northeast Florida area for over 47 years. She received the majority of her dance education at Virginia Dell School of Dance (first under the instruction of Founder, Virginia Dell, and later under Director Michelle Wynn.) In addition to dance, her love of performance art led to her role as a Majorette in Marching Band (from 7th grade, and later through graduation at West Nassau High School?GO WARRIORS!)
An entrepreneur at an early age, Beth began holding classes for other Majorettes when she was just 15. In addition to dance and twirling, Beth has participated in music, theatre, and even enjoyed brief stints in pageantry, and stand-up comedy.
As mother of the Fascinatin? Rhythm Owner/Director, Beth feels fortunate to have the opportunity to teach our Adult Dance Class. Her unique ability to keep the class fun, and still provide instruction for all levels of ability has made her classes a success, both on and off stage!
?Family is my everything. I love traveling, but also taking advantage of everything we have available to us right here in my hometown. A day on the boat, or the beach [or both] with family is my ultimate day. I have a passion for performing, and my goal is to be on stage at every opportunity. When you consider how Sarah got her start in dance, I guess you could consider me the UltimateDANCE MOM!?
Courtney was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. As a young dancer, Courtney trained and competed as part of the Fascinating Rhythm dance family. Although excelling in all genres of dance, Courtney found her greatest passion in classical ballet. Courtney attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts were she became a member of dance theater and trained under Ballet Mistress Rhonda Stampalia. Courtney also trained with The Florida Ballet and Orlando Ballet under the direction of Laurie Byrd, Linda Jenkins, Dierdre Burger, and Carlos Miller. After high school, Courtney moved to Tampa, FL were she attended The University of South Florida (USF) and graduated with a Bachelor?s of Science and dance minor. At USF Courtney trained with renowned Andrew Carroll and Paula Nunez. Courtney is now continuing her education at the University of St. Augustine as she works towards completing her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and become a movement expert. She expresses her excitement to be back at Fascinating Rhythm as a teacher and share her love and knowledge of ballet with young dancers.