Our philosophy is to build strong empowered dancers through discipline, hard work, dedication, and much encouragement! Each student will be properly trained and encouraged to grow and expand his or her ability to express themselves while leaving each class with more knowledge
and excitement about the world of dance. A limited number of students are enrolled in each class to ensure individualized instruction and to avoid over crowding. We offer two defined programs to meet the needs of every dancer and family. These include: Recreational classes and The (competitive) Company. Recreational classes are geared toward the dancers who enjoy a more laid back atmosphere of learning with the end goal of performing at our spring recital. The Company was created for those who are a bit more dedicated to the art and wish to perform and compete throught the year as well as at our recital. Members are chosen on an audition basis and are expected to be present to class each week.
Bold Moves Dance Company's Competition team has been the recipient of the ADCC Studio of Excellence Award, countless grand champion awards, and the top scoring studio award!
MS. HOLLY - Owner/Director/Choreogrpaher
Holly Littlefield-Howe began her dance journey at age 5 under the instruction of Rene' Covington Ward at Step 2 It Dance Studio. A few short years later she discovered that she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mentor, Rene'. After pursuing a degree in Kinesiology (the study of human movement) and a Minor in Dance at the University of NC at Greensboro Holly Moved back to her home town to pursue her dream. She is now the proud owner of Bold Moves Dance Company that is in its 10th season of operation. Holly has worked as a dance judge at regional dance competitions including Boogie Fever USA & Dance Machine. She has received multiple awards for her outstanding choreography with her competitive teams as well as many special judges awards for solo and group works. She is most passionate about sharing her love of dance with students of all ages!
MS. SARAH - Instructor/Choreographer
Sarah (Littlefield) Phillips has been an instructor at BMDC since its 2nd year! She comes to us with 25 of dance experience under the instruction of Rene Covington Ward at Step 2 it dance studio. She will be specializing in kinderdance, beginner, and intermediate levels helping to build a strong foundation of movement and technique for all dance styles. Using her knowledge of yoga, Pilates, and dance she will help to create stronger dancers capable of pushing past their limits! Using her background in Theater sarah will also be offering a musical theater class teaching dancers the importance of the art of acting and dance!
Ms. Alexa - Company Director/Choreographer
With more than thirty years as a dancer and twenty as an instructor and choreographer, Alexa Roussos brings more than dance knowledge into the classroom. Her passion for the Art instills a greater dedication and discipline into every dancers' life that she has had the opportunity to instruct. Alexa has taught all age levels in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, and tap dance over the years with a main focus on contemporary, lyrical and jazz . Her dance training began at the young age of 3,
at Sheffield’s School of the Dance in Mobile, Alabama, under the instruction of Theresa Noletto-Hutchins and Celi Shinn. She was a member of their Dance Ensemble, competing and performing worldwide.
Alexa spent her Summer's attending intensives and classes in areas of NYC, Los Angeles and in the suburbs of Chicago. She has studied all dance forms and choreography for many years at studios such as The Edge, The Millennium, Broadway Dance Center NYC, The American Dance Center in Saratoga Springs NY and Gus Giordano dance center Chicago. Alexa spent her early adult years as a dancer/back-up singer and performed in Casinos all across the U.S. and also had the opportunity to perform on Celebrity Cruise Lines. She has been the co-director and primary choreographer for many dance companies across the southeast, in the states of Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina, where she has received many awards for her outstanding and emotional choreography. She has worked with many high school dance teams, color guard teams, drama departments and Mardi Gras associations choreographing for various events.
Alexa has taught classes and continues to teach for many studios across the nation with a main focus on creative choreography and lives to inspire and motivate young dancers that enjoy the Art of Dance.
Ms. Dana - Office Manager/Instructor
Dana began dance at the age of 5 at the Lorraine Judd Dance Center in Seymour, Connecticut where she grew up. Over the next 13 years she studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and modern dance with an absolute love for classical ballet en pointe! In high school she was an assistant dance teacher and would visit several schools and studios in Boston and NYC with one of her instructors to observe the different styles and techniques of classical ballet. She enrolled and took part in summer intensives and small group courses at the Joffrey Ballet School in NYC for 18 months as well as beginning her studies with the Royal Academy of Dance. She performed in productions of The Nutcracker, Bye Bye Birdie, Aladdin, and The Damn Yankees where she showcased her special interest in tap.
Dana moved to North Carolina in 2006 and has been a resident of Rockingham with her husband Jonathan for the past 5 years where she is happy to call home. She is a professional photographer and a proud mom to 3 girls who she hopes will share her love for the art of dance someday!
Ms. Adison - Instructor
Adison officially joins our team of instructors after many years as a student and assistant teacher at BMDC! She has 15 years of dance experience and 5 years as a competitive dancer. She is a Junior at UNCG, dog mom to Louis, married to her best friend, Andrew, and a lover of all things dance! She has participated in ballet, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip hop, tumbling, and contemporary classes with her favorite style being jazz! Adison's high energy and upbeat teaching style is sure to light a fire in your dancer after just one class!
Ms. Brittney - Instructor
Brittney is full of enthusiasm and passion! She studied dance at a studio called Dance Spectrum in Buffalo, NY where she was born and raised. Brittney has over 20 years of dance training and studied various styles including hiphop, tap, jazz, acrobatics, ballet, lyrical, contemporary and musical theater. She has extended training in acrobatics as she studied the “acrobatic arts” program. She also participated in many regional and national workshop/competitive events while growing up as a dancer and then after high school, trained other dancers to do the same. Brittney has experience with teaching all ages and abilities. She loves sharing the gift of movement with people and believes that every individual has their own beautiful way of expression through movement. Aside from intense dance training, Brittney also achieved her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, where she currently works with the EC department for Richmond County schools. She is very excited to be apart of the Bold Dance Moves team! The advice Brittney would like to give to her dancers is to believe in themselves and don’t compare your talents with anyone else. Recognize your individual gifts and share them with love and confidence!