About Just Dance...
I believe that every child should be given the opportunity to express themselves through dance. Just Dance offers a non-competitive environment for your child to grow both as a dancer and a person. My goal is to bridge the gap between recreational and competitive dancing. At Just Dance your child will receive the highest quality of dance education and always be treated with respect and fairness by myself and all of the other students.
I have worked hard to make Just Dance a safe and comfortable environment for dancers of all skill levels and it is my wish that this will carry on as our studio continues to grow. We are a family here at Just Dance and we look forward to welcoming new members into our family. I promise to not only give your child quality dance training, but also teach them skills they can carry with them throughout life. At Just Dance, dancing is more than just a form of art or athletic sport, but also a place for learning determination, discipline, and the importance of being a contributing member of a team.
JUST DANCE STAFF
Justine has a Bachelor of the Arts Degree from Seton Hill University with studies in dance, psychology and nutrition. She opened Just Dance in 2006 and couldn’t be more proud of how the studio has grown through the years! Starting out with just 6 students and now currently enrolling over 260 dance students and 50 personal training clients through the second part of her business, JD Fitness. Justine has 24 years of dance experience with technical training in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, modern, hip hop and acrobatics. Justine also studied piano, organ, voice and musical theater for 18 years. She held the role of choreographer for Hometown Christmas of Vandergrift, PA for 12 years and currently holds the position of Dance Director for the annual production. Justine is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Justine competes in the National Physique Committee (NPC) as a female physique athlete and is power lifter for Team Swede of Apollo, PA, competing in squat, bench press and dead lift. Justine takes pride in her business and feels privileged to have such an amazing group of students, clients, and employees to work with everyday! She will continue to “Build Business on Service” just like her father, Dan Albert, taught her and proudly watch JustDance and JD Fitness grow in the years to come.
Autumn has been teaching at Just Dance by Justine Albert for 7 years. Autumn has been dancing for 20 years. She has studied, modern, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, acro and musical theatre. She teaches a variety of clalsses at the studio including: the terrific twos, a creative movement, a variety of combo classes as well as level 3, 5 and 6 classes. Autumn is an alumni of Seton Hill University with a BA in Communications with a concentration in social media. When she is not at the studio Autumn at Tees n Tops. Autumn is very grateful to have the opportunity to work with so many beautiful unique talented dancers as well as the other wonderful talented instructors! She loves each and every one of her students and working at the studio with her Just Dance family brightens her day!
Hope is very happy to be a teacher at Just Dance and enjoys teaching her Hip Hop class. Hope began her music/dance career when she was 9 months old being a bunny in a basket in Scrooge in Hometown Christmas 6 and has been in every show since-last year (Hometown Christmas 19),she assumed the job of choreographer. She is a cantor and choir member at St. Gertrude and enjoys singing at many local performances, banquets, and KA talent shows. Hope reached the final round at the Kean Quest Talent Show in Pittsburgh last, but chose to not compete because Just Dance’s solo recital was the same night. Hope is a member of the Show Choir and Cavalier Choir at KAHS. She also was an orphan in Kiski’s production of Annie when she was in 7th grade.
Patti is the vocal/musical theatre teacher at Just Dance. She taught piano, organ, and vocal lessons for many years, then took a break when Justine went to kindergarten. She began teaching 4 years ago after so many people requested vocal lessons. This year she began teaching piano again after many years of only teaching Justine, Autumn, and Hope. Patti holds a Master of Music Degree and a Bachelor of Music Education Degree, both form Duquesne University. She has been involved with the Casino Theatre since its reopening in 1995, being the pianist for Scrooge, keyboardist for Jesus Christ Superstar, musical director for The Music Man, and director of the New Years Eve Revues. Hometown Christmas is Patti’s “baby” and she is so proud of how it has grown in 20 years. Patti is the Director of Music at St. Gertrude Church, Vandergrift, Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, East Vandergrift, and New Beginnings United Methodist Church, Spring Church and a member of the American Guild of Organist with a service playing certification. Patti is most proud of her job as mother of Justine, Autumn, and Hope!
Courtney Chamblee teaches a variety of classes at Just Dance and has been professionally teaching dance since 2010. She holds a BA in Dance from Seton Hill University and is working towards her MS in Exercise Science: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention at California University of Pennsylvania. Her dance training began almost 20 years ago under Ms. Shirley Sigler. Courtney has since studied at The Joffery Contemporary/Jazz Summer Intensive, Peridance Capezio, and Dance New Amsterdam. She holds a National Association of Speed and Explosion certification and will obtain an NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist certification upon receiving her MS. Courtney’s teaching style incorporatestechnical elements such as proper alignment, physical fitness, and kinesiology into an uplifting and encouraging learning environment.