Sarah’s School of Dance began with a dream of inspiring children through the wonder of dance to reach their inner potential. From a young age, Miss Sarah wanted to inspire other dancers the way she was inspired. For Miss Sarah, dancing was and continues to be a source of strength and expression that carried her throughout her childhood and into adulthood. To have a child become a professional dancer or instructor one day isn’t the ultimate goal—rather the ultimate goal is to have the child become successful in whatever the future holds. Miss Sarah believes that the principles of dance can give students the tools and attributes for a successful future. In August 2009, Miss Sarah realized a personal dream of owning her own dance studio. With the support of family and friends, Sarah’s School of Dance opened to the public taking in her first group of dancers.
Karen was dancing at age four and teaching dance at age fifteen. Her great success at educating others in the Art of Dance made the decision to devote her life to it very easy. She is dedicated to having her students excel at Ballet, Jazz, Acrobatics and even Baton--but her greatest love and area of expertise is Tap! She is known as a Master Tap Teacher herself and her ongoing studies have been at the "feet" of the Master Tap Teachers, who are known world-wide as famous, old-school Hoofers. She has performed on Television, in USO shows and at Theme Parks. She has choreographed numbers and entire musicals for Universities, Theaters and Beauty Pageants. Karen has taught non-stop in Florida since 1984. For more than thirty years, she has encouraged many students towards performing and teaching careers.
Victoria R. Driggers
Victoria graduated from DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. She has taught dance throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. Victoria was an Entertainment Cast Member for the Walt Disney Company. She spent several years performing in shows and parades, including the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade with Mariah Carey, where she had the opportunity to work with Debbie Allen. She was the Director of Dance for Corner Lake Middle School, Orlando, FL. Her program was awarded "Best Middle School Dance Program" for Orange County Public Schools in 2017. Victoria continues to teach master classes and acts as a consultant to schools and dance studios in Central Florida. An award winning dancer, Victoria continues to study all styles of dance. Victoria's philosophy of teaching is that everyone can dance. She hopes her positive attitude encourages everyone to take the chance to dance. Victoria is a member, by exam, of the Florida Dance Masters and National Dance Education Organization.
Elizabeth Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Education from the University of Georgia. During her dance career, Elizabeth has more than 20 performances under her belt. While at the University of Georgia, she performed with the Ballroom Performance Group for three years, performed “Dancing Man” and “Bye Bye Blackbird”, reconstructed by Bob Fosse’s dance captain, Bill Hastings, and an adapted repertoire piece from Los Angeles-based dance company, Diavolo. She has also choreographed musicals, from Cinderella to Oliver! to Godspell as well as several ballroom and contemporary pieces. She is featured in a spotlight article in the March 2011 edition of the Red and Black, the University of Georgia’s newspaper. Elizabeth’s passion is not only dance itself but also shaping lovely boys and girls on and off the dance floor.
Marissa, originally from San Diego, CA, started dancing at age 5. Marissa has studied many stlyes including Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Ballroom, and her favorite - Tap! Her passion is dance and she loves sharing it with our Adult dancers!
Shelly's family has been dancing with Miss Karen and Miss Sarah for 17 years. You will see Shelly at the Front Desk, helping with our little one's classes, and taking Tap class! When she isn't at SSD, Shelly works at Parrish Medical Center as a Medical Technologist.