Welcome to E&E Dance Company! I’m Amanda Schmidt, owner and instructor. I began dancing at the young age of 3 in my hometown of Paola, Kansas. I quickly found a love and passion for the art of dance, and was soon involved in multiple classes and competitive teams at my local studio. As a high school student, I had the great opportunity to assistant teach in many preschool and elementary age classes. I continued to dance and teach throughout college, and after earning my degree in elementary education from the University of Kansas, moved to South Carolina where I managed and taught for a wonderful studio.
Growing up, the dance studio was my second home. It’s where everyone knew to find me, it’s where I felt comfortable and happy and successful. This is the environment I want to create for my young dancers. Dance is about being happy, challenging yourself, learning new things, mastering skills, and passing that warm-fuzzy feeling onto others.