Nancy Dunn, Owner / Director
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Acrobatics
Nancy has had the pleasure of teaching the art of dance to the young people of the Upper Keys for the past 24 years and is the Director of On Your Toes Dance Studio in Tavernier. She is a proud member of Florida Dance Masters of America, an organization of dance teachers from all over the country who promote the arts and offer scholarships to dancers from across the state of Florida. Nancy has had students go onto dance professionally at Walt Disney World and Orlando Ballet, and several others have gone on to continue their dance education at arts colleges and state universities across the country. On Your Toes Dance studio’s Elite competition team has been awarded numerous Platinum and Gold honors at competitions across Florida including Showbiz, Access Broadway, American Dance Project, Showstoppers and Co Dance Nationals. Her students have been awarded top honors in Florida Dance Masters scholarship auditions.
Stephanie Dunn Zlockie, Co-Director
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics
Stephanie began dancing at the age of 4 and has been at it ever since. In 1990 her mother Nancy Dunn opened On Your Toes Dance Studio here in the upper Keys, where Stephanie continued her training in ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics. Throughout high school Stephanie competed with her studio taking home numerous awards including the prestigious Edith Royal Memorial Scholarship for overall high scores in all categories of dance from Florida Dance Masters of America. She graduated with honors from University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and a minor in Political Science. Stephanie danced with Floridance, Florida’s M.O.D. project, a modern dance company, and the People’s Touring Project. Stephanie studied in residence at UF with Merce Cunningham Company, ODC San Francisco, and Shapiro and Smith Dance. After graduating Stephanie returned to the Keys to work at On Your Toes and now is the owner of the studio. In addition to teaching classes, she also co-directs and choreographs for On Your Toes Dance Studio’s Elite Competition Team. Her students have taken top honors at regional and national competitions and Stephanie has been recognized for her outstanding choreography. She is a certified member of Florida Dance Masters of America.
Acrobatics/Power Tumbling & Cheerleading
We are very proud to introduce our new Adv. Tumbling instructor, Hunter Kinney. He is a 3-time triple gold medalist at the AAU Jr. Olympics, 2-time USTA National Champion and a member of the AAU National Team! He resides in Key Largo and is a mammal trainer and Intern Coordinator at Dolphins Plus.
Wrestling & Fitness
Chris is a great addition to our family. He grew up in the Florida Keys and went to Coral Shores High School where he presently is the head wrestling coach. Along with being our Wrestling and Fitness instructor, he is also a personal trainer and a substitute teacher. He has an AA in Physical Education and is currently working on his BA. His fitness class is for adults which offers a full-body, high-intesity exercise workout. Wrestling is offered to ages 8 & up.