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.
My husband and I moved to lovely Parker, CO, in 2013. E&E Dance Company was born in July 2015, in a small rented classroom. E&E Dance quickly grew, and we moved into our studio in spring of 2016. People ask me all the time…where did the E&E come from? E&E stands for my own children, whose names both begin with E. This company was opened for them. I wanted a family-friendly, age-appropriate, inclusive studio for them to grow up in, as I had in my own childhood.
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.