Miss Betty has been a successful dance and gymnastic instructor in the Lynn area for many years. She started teaching dance classes while still in high school. After attending Salem State College she realized that her heart was still in the studio and decided to make her career there. She was the Artistic Director of Dolly's Dance & Gymnastics for many years before deciding to open Studio B.
Through the years she has had several different generations of quite a few families pass through her classes. It’s always so rewarding for her to welcome those familiar faces as well as some new ones, into class each year.
Miss Betty believes that year brings something new and exciting to her work. There is a constant flow of new dance styles and music to work with. Her classes always have something fun to look forward to.
If you're looking for a teacher with loads of experience look no further! Lisa has been teaching dance and gymnastics for the last 32 years. In that time she went to college to become a certified elementary and special education teacher, too. As if being an elementary teacher in the Lynn school system for 20 years just wasn't enough, in her spare time she got her masters in education. In the summer when Lisa's not busy teaching she also works as Assistant Director at Camp Rotary.
By combining her love of teaching children with her love of dance Lisa has the best of both worlds, and the positive effect she has on her students is truly amazing.
Lisa is also the mother of two teenage daughters, Estrella and Juliana.
Marcy Newhall has been studying dance under Studio B owner Betty Card since the age of 3. Marcy has always had a passion for dance and performing. Throughout high school Marcy performed with many local theatre groups and has also worked behind the scenes as stage manager. Marcy's favorite style of dance is contemporary, but she loves teaching all styles and sharing the joy of dance with her students. In addition to spending time in the dance studio, Marcy enjoys volunteering at Girls, Inc. of Lynn and working with homeless animals.
Joleen has been dancing since the age of three. Thirty-three years later, her love for dance is as strong as ever. Life-long friendships have been made along the way and these friendships mean so much to her. Joleen loves teaching dance and gymnastics and takes pride in watching her students' growth and progress throughout the year. She hopes to instill a love for dance in all of them.
In addition to dance, Joleen has extensive experience with children, including being a nanny for a local family for the past 13 years. She is the Office Manager for Camp Rotary in Boxford.
Joleen will also be celebrating her fourth wedding anniversary with her husband Alex on August 31st!
Amanda is a recent graduate of Salem State University with a Bachelors degree in Business. She loves dancing and has been with Betty for 19 years. Amanda's students love the energy she brings to each class. She pushes her girls to achieve their very best but always makes their lessons fun and exciting.
Amanda also loves going to Bruins and Patriots games, fresh water fishing & the outdoors, and has an obsession with Country music.
Alice Parker has studied the martial arts for 28 years, under the Ed Parker “American Kenpo Karate” system and Shalin Kempo system of self defense. Alice is a third degree black and continues her education in the martial arts by attending seminars ranging from self defense to weapon disarmament, including Philippine Knife Fighting, and Stick Fighting. Alice also studied other styles of karate, such as Shotokan and Tae Kwon Do. She enjoys learning, practicing and teaching the Art that she loves and believes in.
Alice is also a certified instructor in RAD and RADkids systems.