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Stacia Aylor McSpedden, Owner/Founder of The Dance Academy

“Dancing is my true passion and I feel blessed to have spent a lifetime doing what I love. I, honestly, love teaching the children and I hope they take away not only a love of dance, but also a confidence that will stay with them throughout their lives.”

 
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Stacia was born and reared in San Angelo, Texas. She found her passion for dance at an early age, when she began dancing at the age of three, in her mother's dance studio, Patricia Aylor School of Dance. At the age of twelve, she started dancing with the San Angelo Civic Ballet. She performed in “The Nutcracker” every December though high school. Along with dancing and teaching at her mother’s studio, and dancing with the SACB, she was also a three year member of the Central High School TexAnns dance team. She served as a Junior Lieutenant and Senior Co. Captain.

After graduating, she moved to Lubbock, TX to attend Texas Tech University.  She danced with the Texas Tech Dance Division and earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance.    She received a minor in Health along with her secondary teacher certification.   While attending Tech, she drove to Tahoka, TX weekly, and taught dance lessons. 

Upon completion of college, Stacia moved back to San Angelo and started teaching dancing and group fitness classes. After just a year in San Angelo, she moved to Beaumont, TX. She taught dancing, briefly, in Port Arthur, TX until her focus switched to being a mother. Along with motherhood, she continued group fitness instruction. She missed dancing, but was able to choreograph intricate step aerobics classes and get her “choreography fix”. In 2008, Stacia returned to San Angelo. With the support of her family and two daughters, Lillie and Mallie, who also share a great passion for dance, she decided to open a new dance studio. In August, 2008, The Dance Academy opened its doors. In April, 2012, Stacia married, Neal McSpedden, who stepped right in to help her continue improving and growing The Dance Academy.