Teachers

Miss Dianne

Dianne Stoffel-Duley is the owner of Dance Unlimited, but had taught at the studio since 1994 when it was Barbara Lynn's and then Footnotes. She began dancing at the age of five at Miss Bonnie's School of Dance in Del Rio, Texas. After moving to Buda, Miss Dianne took dance at Barbara Lynn's Dance Studio, became a Jack C. Hays Highstepper and served as an officer on the dance team for two years. Miss Dianne graduated cum laude from SWT in May of 1997 with a degree in Exercise Sports Science-Dance with secondary teacher's certification. Throughout her college years she continuously taught at Barbara Lynn's Dance Studio/Footnotes Dance Studio, while also teaching for Sunshine Generation Performing Group, Hermann Son's Dance in Lockhart and Children's World Learning Center. Miss Dianne has training in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, gymnastics, Cecchetti, modern dance and Pointe and experience adjudicating regional dance competitions. Her business accomplishments include winning the Small Business of the Year Award, being nominated for the Business Person of the Year by the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce for 2004, being recognized for her outstanding contributions as a Hays County Woman Entrepreneur and being nominated for the Ambassador of the Year for the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce.  She continues her dance and business education while also raising her two amazing children, Kayla and Brenden.
Miss Erica

Miss Erica Howie is one of our Dance Unlimited managers and instructors.  She started dancing at the age of 5 at Jackie's Performing Arts and continued throughout elementary school. During middle school she tried other performing arts but found her true love was dance and in high school joined the drill team and assisted teaching dance classes. She attended Texas State University and majored in Dance with teacher's certification. During college she was in the modern dance company Orchesis for 2 years and was a dancer and choreographer in 8 other dance concerts. She graduated with honors in May 2010 and has been working at Dance Unlimited since the fall of 2010. Miss Erica is trained in ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, gymnastics, and creative movement. 

Mr. Jake

Mr. Jake Arredondo was born and raised in Kyle, TX. At the age of 10 the world of Street Hip Hop was introduced to him through friends, family, and professionals. At the age of 15 he was trained  in some amazing Latin ballroom hip action by Rauno and Christina lIo . At the age of 17 he danced ballet under the direction of Katherine Grote at the Point Dance Studio and had the honor of dancing with River City Dance Theatre in productions such as "The Nutcracker" and "Graduation Ball".
Mr. Jake has had the pleasure of dancing in New York, Spain and Italy. His passion for the arts is continually growing. He is a Graphic designer, Musician/music teacher, and here at Dance Unlimited he is currently our Operations Manger. He also enjoys teaching Hip hop, Jazz, Street Jazz, Salsa, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Samba, Jive and Flamenco.
Miss Caty

I grew up in Buda, TX, and trained at Dance Unlimited from the age of 8 to 15 under the direction of Dianne Stoffel-Duley. This is where my love of dance took off. There I studied Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Clogging, and Lyrical, and competed in Tap, Jazz, and Lyrical. For the remaining years of high school, I went to Tapestry Dance Co. and studied under the acclaimed tap choreographer and teacher Jason Janas. I have a degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado.
While I was in college, I auditioned for the non-profit adult repertoire dance company, Colorado Dance Collective. I was a member of their tap and hip hop company for 4 years, and eventually was elected co-captain. Here, we got to train under many guest choreographers and master teachers such as, Leslie Scott, Keith Clifton, and Gregg Russell. During my membership in the CDC, I had the opportunity to open and perform with acts such as iAmMe and Jabbawockeez. I currently reside in Kyle, TX and am just beside myself that I get to currently teach dance for a living, and for that
matter at my home studio! Dance is an exquisite art, and to see kids growing up who are overcome with the same love and drive to learn- it is the most beautiful thing.


Miss Beth

Miss Beth Bisett has taught dance for over 35 years and has been on staff
at Dance Unlimited since 1998. Beth grew up in Tyler, Texas where she
studied ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theatre under Utah Ground, teacher
and mentor to Tommy Tune and Sandy Duncan on their way to successful
careers on  Broadway. Miss Beth also studied and performed at TJC, TCU, Lon
Morris, SWTSU, and NWLSU. While at SWTSU, she received a best actress
nomination for her portrayal of "Peter Pan." Beth has acquired numerous
credits choreographing productions for SWTSU, San Marcos Children's
Theatre, San Marcos High School, and Alamo Heights High School, most
notably, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, Carousel, Guys and Dolls, The
Music Man, and The Fantasticks (with 2007 Tony winner Julie White). Beth
is a certified instructor for Classical Stretch - The Esmonde Technique(as
seen on PBS).

Miss Shawn

Miss Shawn Matesic-Dykes has been one of Dance Unlimited's leading preschool dance instructors since 1999. She started dancing when she was three years old at Barbara Lynn's Dance Studio. As she worked her way up she eventually became a member of the award winning Dance Etc. Dance Company in Oak Hill. In high school Miss Shawn was a Jack C. Hays Highstepper for two years. She has many years of studio, collegiate, and professional convention training in tap, ballet, Cecchetti, jazz, lyrical, modern, and Pointe. When she is not at the studio Miss Shawn is a professional hairstylist and loving mother of three. However, her love for teaching has made evident her amazing ability to give young children the gift of dance and music.
Miss Stephanie

Miss Stephanie Galow has been teaching at Dance Unlimited since June 2006.  She has been dancing for 25+ years and has been a dance instructor since the age of 14.  Her training began at Taylor Dance Studio in Nederland, Texas, and continued at Amy Dufour's Dance Center and Cynde Lomonte's Dance Dimensions in Sugar Land, Texas. At Dance Dimensions, Stephanie won many top awards competing as a soloist and in small and large groups. She graduated from Dulles High School in 2004 and was on the Dulles Dolls Dance Team for 3 years. She had the honor to be Captain her senior year. On the dance team she received many awards as a soloist, and led her team to top awards in officer and large team divisions. Stephanie's training includes ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, novelty, gymnastics, cheer, and drill team. She graduated in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education and graduated in 2009 with her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, from Texas State University. Stephanie is currently teaching 2nd grade
at Negley Elementary. Stephanie has always had a passion for dance and is ecstatic to have the opportunity to inspire and teach her students.
Miss Laura

Miss Laura joined the Dance Unlimited staff in 2010 & introduced our
new acrobatics program following the “Dance Masters of America” DMA method of
acrobatics, following it’s strict syllabus. She enjoys watching her acrobatics students excel so quickly through agility, strength, body awareness & beautiful skills, quickly giving themselves a sense of achievement. Miss Laura began formal dance training at Dancer's Workshop in Austin, Texas.
At age 12 she enrolled at American Dance Academy as a soloist with the Children's Dance Theatre of Austin participating in numerous competitions, formal performances & classical Ballets. She began
teaching at the age of 13 under the guidance of Linda Walters and Patricia Toth. To her credit are numerous awards for Acrobatics, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical and Tap. Her formal training was obtained and tested through the renowned Cecchetti Method of Ballet, spending summer length extensive workshops in Michigan. Miss Laura incorporates her various learned methods with those of her original instructor, a gifted former professional ballerina with the New York City Ballet.
Miss Laura taught at the former Pointe Dance Studio in San Marcos where she served as assistant
director of both the studio and River City Dance Theatre for over 10 years. Miss Laura views her gift as a great blessing & loves serving young dancers in this way. Miss Laura is married to her wonderful husband Todd, they have two beautiful children, Hunter & Kristyn.

Miss Kayla

Miss Kayla Cox graduated from Hays High School in 2011 and was a varsity cheerleader. Miss Kayla cheered competitively for 8 years. She began our Power Tumbling program and has been teaching gymnastics and cheer since 2009. She loves working with beginning to advanced level students, as well as her young cheerleaders!
Miss Ana

Miss Ana Delgado started dancing when she was in kindergarten in Mexico, Monterey and started dancing at Dance Unlimited when she was seven years old. She has been dancing at Dance Unlimited since then. She was on the Competitive Dance teams for 5 years and was an assistant teacher for 3 years. She has dance experience in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and Pointe. She graduated in 2010 from Lehman high school and was the first student from Lehman to win the St.Davids Neal Kocurek Scholarship. She graduated from Texas State University in 2015 with a degree in Bilingual education and is currently a 3rd grade Teacher at Hemphill Elementary.
Miss Hannah

Miss Hannah Hallmark has been dancing with us since she was 2 years old. She started out at Barbara Kay's School of Dance at the age of 2 and continued to dance when the studio became Footnotes and then Dance Unlimited. She was on our 3-D dance team for 9 years until she joined the high school drill team. Her senior year she was a Lieutenant on the Hays HighSteppers. Miss Hannah has training in ballet, tap, jazz, gymnastics, lyrical and drill team. Miss Hannah began as an office assitant a substitute instructor while completing her degree at The University of Texas at Austin.  She has been teaching classes since 2013.
Mr. Dylan

Mr. Dylan Adams has danced for over 12 years and has transferred from dance competitor to choreographer. He started doing tap primarily, but then advanced to ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and more. However, his specialty is tap, and that is what he is known for. He has taught dance for one year, and this is his first year teaching at Dance Unlimited. He is attending Texas State University in San Marcos, and although his major isn't dance, it is his passion. Mr. Dylan is very thankful for all of the support that Dance Unlimited has given him, and he plans on giving back to the studio that has made him truly enjoy dance. He has won a National Title for two years in a row and has received multiple scholarships for dance conventions/workshops. Mr. Dylan is ready to share his knowledge of tap to as many students as possible.

Miss Erica Lyn


Miss Erica Lyn is from San Antonio, TX and holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography from the California Institute of the arts, Valencia, California. Upon graduation Miss Erica Lyn began working extensively with award winning choreographer Janet Rosten as a performer and assistant choreographer. She also danced with the No Strings Attached Dance Theater, directed by Lissa Resnick, JADD Co. Directed by Joseph Decker and the Datugan Dance Theater, directed by Ken Datugan. Erica co-produced, co-choreographed and performed in "Praznik: An Evening of Bulgarian vocal music and contemporary dance" at the Lund Theater. Internationally she has performed at the "Cita con la Danza" dance festival in Benicassim, Spain, with choreographers Roger Jeffery and Juan Borona. Erica has found her way back to Texas and is currently dancing with the Andrea Torres Dance company and working as an independent dance artist with various Austin choreographers. She has been teaching dance for 13 years in both Texas and California and continues to share her passion for the arts with others. She also has her Pilates certification from the Sheppard Method, taught by master teacher Risa Sheppard in Los Angeles, California. It is Erica's goal to help facilitate an environment that supports physical awareness of one's self and creative growth, so that we may come to understand our own power within giving us the strength and understanding to move forward positively in our lives, both spiritually and artistically.
Miss Roxy

Miss Roxy has been dancing since 1989. As a young girl she took dance and gymnastics and in high school she was a cheerleader and on the drill team, the Hays Highsteppers. Her senior year she made officer and won third place for her jazz solo. After graduation, Miss Roxy then took adult classes at Dance Unlimited ranging from pointe, jazz, tap, and hip hop. She is now a teacher at Dance Unlimited. Miss Roxy taught gymnastics, adult aerobics, and subbed baby classes, and has help out with our company teams. She attended many dance conventions as a dancer and teacher. Miss Roxy is happily married to her husband Alex and is now a mother of 3 beautiful children. She loves the Hays community and her passion for dance is what brought her back! Miss Roxy teaches preschool age children at Abiding Love CCC. She maintains 24 hours of continuing child development training every year. Her children are apart of the recreational and competitive part of Dance Unlimited. Miss Roxy enjoys watching children of all ages grow a love for dance.

Miss Marissa

Miss Marissa started dancing at Dance Unlimited at the age of 7 in a hip hop class and grew to love the interest of dance and moved on to the 3-D Dance team. Where she was apart of the Darlings, Dimensions, Dreamers, Divas and X-Team for 7 years. Now she continues with her solo performances. She is a senior at Lockhart High School and is the Captain of the Lionette's drill team. She was an officer for 3 years and a member for 4 years. She was crowned Crowdpleasers and HTE solo finalists. Had the opportunity to dance in Hawaii after making HTE dance and kick academy team. She also was able to train the summer of 2016 with Texas A&M Unversity Corpus Christi Islanders dance team. As a junior in high school she was asked to join into their 2017-2018 dance team. Marissa has experience in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, modern, novelty, and drill team. Now she has the chance to share all her experience and passion for dance this year by teaching 3 classes of her own with the next generation of dancers at Dance Unlimited!        

Miss Doneece

Miss Doneece Pruss is originally from Lubbock Texas. She began dancing at the age of two at The Dance Gallery in Lubbock. She has trained in Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Pom, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. Miss Doneece taught at The Dance Gallery from 2003- 2012. While at The Dance Gallery she taught the competition groups as well as ages 3 to Seniors. Miss Doneece moved to San Antonio in 2012 and began the dance program at Fox Tech High School as well as their Pom Squad. In 2014 she moved to Highlands High School teaching Fine Arts Dance as well as begin the Head Director for the Dance Team and Pep Squad. This year Miss Doneece will begin the dance program at McCormick Middle school as well as being the Assistant Director for the Hays Highsteppers.

DU Office Staff

Left-to-Right, Top-to-Bottom: 
Miss Amanda, Mr. Jake (Operation Manager),
Miss Erica (Recreational Manager), Miss Rosie, Miss Pat, 
Miss Gina (Office Manager), Miss Caty (Competition/Team Manager)
Miss Gina

Miss Gina Reese's first of three dancers enrolled at Dance Unlimited in 1998. Having many years of experience with Dance Unlimited she transitioned to the Office Manager position in 2005. Miss Gina has a strong background as an Office Manager and Bookkeeper.
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