The School of Music & Dance

The School of Music & Dance

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I don’t show my face often because it is RARE I get a shower these days 🙃But heyyyyy there, I’m Rachel, the face behind the camera. I’m a momma of four beautiful kiddos, wife to a super supportive hubby, and Hanoverian from birth 🙌 I loved growing up in Hanover, and so did my hubs, so after college we both knew we wanted to return and raise our family here.

I started my business in 2014. I am a full-time working momma, but I am also full-time home with my kids. I edit, take calls, and schedule sessions around their schedules, which makes for a non-traditional work day for me. You will often find me emailing in the late hours at night, and yes, I do sessions on Sundays 😘.

I believe in supporting our small local businesses, which is what prompted my post today. Each week, I take my two youngest kids to The Markets at Hanover for lunch. I have a tiny obsession with Ohana bowl & smoothie bar and my kids love to get treats from Pretzel Pizza Café & Creamery, Cooper's Cakes, and Create by Chef Jason.

Today, as I bopped along the aisles, I saw this shirt at Mojito Beach Boutique, LLC. How perfect, right? It was a must buy.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love my Target and Starbucks. Hell, I was just there this morning in all my glory. But Target isn’t supporting my kids’ sports team, or donating to our local food pantry. SMALL businesses do that. Local businesses, with roots here, run by parents like me, who are just trying to pay for piano lessons or buy Christmas presents.

If you’re still reading, thanks for bearing with me. My point today is to spread the local business love. So tag your favorite businesses below. Tag as many as you can think of! Tell me why they rock, why you need them to stay open, why they deserve all of our love and support. I promise that little tag will mean something to someone ❤️ So go on….it only takes a second! Here are some of my favs to get you started.

Script & Grain
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The School of Music & Dance
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So many more I could add but Instagram cut me off 😉
A little black and white library shoot with the one and only Evelyn Jane 📚💕 This is the first half of our shoot together for this year! Her talent blows me away everyday and I love watching her grow! The School of Music & Dance

Michele Colvin
✨ The FABULOUS Taylor Trimmer ❤️ This girl is a rockstar! I love capturing her photos every year and watching her grow at The School of Music & Dance She is truly beautiful on the inside and outside.

Schedule shoots for fall today! Message me!

Taryn Trimmer
So proud to Sponsor The School of Music & Dance this weekend! Devon's daughters, Jocelyn(7) and Jade(4) are dancing in the Hip Hop performances!
Mom and dad dont forget I'll be set up with everything you need to congratulate your dancer on a job well done. Flowers, Rose's, purses, cups, makeup bags, photo frames,ect....
See you at New Oxford High School next weekend!!!!
Message me if you have any questions
COME SEE.....

"BACK TO THE 80s" THE MUSICAL!!!!!

Dover High School is having an ENCORE performance of their musical "Back to the 80s" tomorrow Friday March 8 at 7pm!!

Both CLARE Mailey and CARLEY McDowell are featured dancers in this so you'll see A LOT of them and you can enjoy great 80s music too!!
Due to the weather, we will be closing the studio tonight at 7:30pm. Please be safe out there!
Hi everyone!
Incase you don’t know me, I’m Sara Holden, I danced at The School of Music and Dance for 13 years. I graduated this past year. I am now attending Penn State and am involved in THON. I am a member of a THON org named HEAL. We are paired with the Tuckey’s, who are our THON family in Biglerville, PA. The School of Music and Dance/Nebula will not be hosting a mini THON this year so this is a great opportunity to still contribute to a great organization. I put a donation box in the studio on the large glass case next to the office. I would appreciate any donation! Thank you! FTK💙
So I guess you're closed for the holiday weekend? Came for the open gym and there is no one here :(
Now that we have all had time to relax after that fantastic recital, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of those that took time out of their day on Friday to help us set up and to those who stayed after the Sunday show to help us tear down. There were too many of you to mention by name but you know who you are. We would not be able to do wonderful shows like this without your help!!

Special thanks to Matt Smith, Travis-Paige Harget, Brian Matusky for their help in pre-work to get ready for last weekend. Also to TimandKaren Brown Dunlap and Cody Dunlap for their backstage help during the shows and Tim Ardner for his lighting prowess.

If anyone is interested in helping with future shows, please let us know. We are always looking for help and I promise that you will have fun while we work!
Are Saturday's pictures bring postponed due to weather? If so, when?

Technique training in ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, tap and theatre

Operating as usual

12/20/2022

Clothing orders will be available for pickup this Thursday at the studio from 5-9!

12/17/2022
Catalyst Dance Company presents Theory Of Mind 12/16/2022

We are so very proud! Our very own Miss Taylor and Miss Sydnee will be performing in “Theory of Mind” presented by Catalyst Dance Company on January 7th!

Featuring the talent of 5 choreographers, this performance explores our ability to understand others through topics of grief, empathy, and relationships through movement.

January 7th at 6:30pm
Mickey’s Black Box- 101 Rock Lititz Blvd, Lititz PA
Tickets $25

Buy tickets here!

Catalyst Dance Company presents Theory Of Mind Our Ability to Understand Others Thoughts

12/15/2022

The studio will be open this evening (12/15) for classes

Photos from The School of Music & Dance's post 12/11/2022

A huge shout out to our Nebula dancers for a fantastic show last night! We couldn’t be more proud of all of you! You make SMD so proud!

12/08/2022

It’s almost here! 2 more days! New Oxford High School 4pm. General Admission Tickets are being sold at the door (cash, check or Venmo only).
There will be Christmas concessions and a raffle for a chance to win a holiday basket full of goodies worth over $200! There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit while supporting your local community!

Photos from Nebula Company of Performing Arts's post 12/08/2022
12/07/2022

3 More Days until show day! New Oxford High School 4pm!
We are so excited!
If you haven’t gotten tickets yet, general admission tickets will be sold at the door (cash, check & Venmo only)
There will be Christmas concessions available and a gift basket up for raffle.

12/06/2022

4 more days until the big show!!
New Oxford High School @ 4pm
General admission tickets will be sold at the door (cash, check or Venmo ONLY).

12/05/2022

Extending our Dancer Spotlight series by a few more days is 10 year old Khloe Jacobs! Khloe has been dancing for 3 years, and this is her debut year performing with Nebula! Her favorite style of dance is Lyrical, and she loves dance because “it’s really fun and I just love doing it with my friends!” Outside of the studio, Khloe loves writing stories and playing with her puppy! She also tried golf this year, and enjoyed doing that as well!

See Khloe in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing as a mouse, among other roles!

Congratulations, Khloe!


The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

12/04/2022

Wrapping up our 2022 Dancer Spotlight series is 12 year old Spencer Matusky! Spencer has been dancing for 10 years, and performing with Nebula for 8! Her favorite style of dance is Modern, and she loves dance because she can express her feelings through dancing. Outside of the studio, Spencer loves to talk to her friends and stretch.

See Spencer in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of the Ice Princess!

Congratulations, Spencer!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/30/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 5 year old Kate Miller! Kate has been dancing for 3 years, and this is her debut year performing with Nebula! Her favorite styles of dance are Jazz and Tap, and she loves dance because she loves performing on stage! Outside of the studio, Kate spends her time playing dress up, playing with dolls, and playing with her brother.

See Kate in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing as a Peppermint Twist, among other roles.

Congratulations, Kate!


The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/28/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 15 year old Mia Schoenberger! Mia has been dancing for 13 years, and has been performing with Nebula for 4. Her favorite styles of dance are Lyrical and Modern, and she loves dance because she loves learning new choreography and being on stage! Outside of the studio, Mia loves spending time outside and hanging out with her friends.

See Mia in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of the Flute Toot Princess.

Congratulations, Mia!


The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/27/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 12 year old Hannah Schoenberger! Hannah has been dancing for 9 years, and has been performing with Nebula for 2. Her favorite style of dance is Jazz, and she loves dance because she gets to be herself! Outside of the studio, Hannah loves being outside.

See Hannah in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of Young Clara.

Congratulations, Hannah!


The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/26/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 9 year old Blair Hoke! Blair has been dancing for 5 years, and this is her debut year performing with Nebula! Her favorite styles of dance are Lyrical and Modern, she loves dance because "it's fun, and I get to see my friends!" . Outside of the studio, Blair loves to practice her art.

See Blair in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing as a Candy Cane, among other roles.

Congratulations, Blair!


The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/25/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is soon to be 17 year old Leah Martin! Leah has been dancing for 11 years, and has been performing with Nebula for 7! Her favorite style of dance is Jazz, and she loves dance because she loves expressing her emotions in dance and dancing with her best friends. Outside of the studio, Leah loves to hang out with her friends, watch scary movies, and teach swim lessons to babies.

See Leah in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of Snow Queen.

Congratulations, Leah!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/25/2022

An easy way to support Nebula this Holiday season!

Don’t forget AmazonSmiles with any online shopping! 😊

The School of Music and Dance - Spirit Store — Lakeside Apparel and Graphics 11/23/2022

The apparel shop is now open. Click on the link to place your order. The store closes12/7

Everything will be in before Christmas

The School of Music and Dance - Spirit Store — Lakeside Apparel and Graphics Thank you for visiting our Sportswear Fundraiser. A portion of sales will go directly to our groups.Store will close on 12/7/22. Once store is closed items will be produced and available for pickup. All orders should be placed with PICKUP option, unless absolutely necessary to ship (out of town fami...

11/23/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 7 year old Kendall Bollinger! Kendall has been dancing for 4 years, and this is her debut year performing with Nebula! Her favorite style of dance is Lyrical, and she loves dance because she loves having fun! Outside of the studio, Kendall loves to have fun with her friends.

See Kendall in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing as a Mini Caroler, among other roles.

Congratulations, Kendall!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/22/2022

SMD/Nebula/CE Apparel sale coming soon! Just in time for Xmas! Who’s exited?
Keep an eye out for more information coming soon!

11/22/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 6 year old Ellie Lawhead! Ellie has been dancing for 5 years, and this is her debut year performing with Nebula! Her favorite style of dance is Jazz, and she loves dance because she loves being on stage! Outside of the studio, Ellie loves to color and play with her friends.

See Ellie in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing as a Mini Skater, among other roles.

Congratulations, Ellie!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/21/2022

We will be closed for Thanksgiving
Wed. 11/23 - Mon. 11/28
Classes will resume as normal Tuesday 11/29

11/21/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 8 year old Madelyn Krentler! Madelyn has been dancing for 5 years, and this is her debut year performing with Nebula! Her favorite style of dance is Lyrical, and she loves dance because of the confidence it gives her. Outside of the studio, Madelyn loves camping with her family.

See Madelyn in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing as a Mouse, among other roles.

Congratulations, Madelyn!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/19/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 9 year old Ryleigh Harget! Ryleigh has been dancing for 5 years, and has been in Nebula for 3. Her favorite style of dance is Lyrical, and she loves dance because she gets to use her face to show emotions! Outside of the studio, she loves to play softball, draw, and play outside with her friends.

See Ryleigh in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing as a Chinese dancer and Mouse, among others roles.

Congratulations, Ryleigh!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/18/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 11 year old Addisyn Harget! Addy has been dancing for 9 years, and has been in Nebula for 8. Her favorite style of dance is Modern, and she loves dance because she loves being with her friends. Outside of the studio, Addy loves to have sleepovers and hang out with her friends!

See Addy in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of the Peacock Princess.

Congratulations, Addy!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/17/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 16 year old Lydia Kale! Lydia has been dancing for 13 years, and has been in Nebula for 10. Her favorite styles of dance are Ballet, Jazz, and Hip Hop, and she loves dance because she loves being able to express her own abilities and personality through combos and dances. Outside of the studio, she hangs out with her friends and participates in her school's clubs.

See Lydia in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of the Nutcracker Doll.

Congratulations, Lydia!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/16/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 16 year old Geina Moore! Geina has been dancing for 13 years, and has been a part of Nebula since. Her favorite styles of dance are Ballet, Lyrical, and Modern, and she loves dance because she loves dancing with her friends, performing, and learning new styles of dance. Outside of the studio, she spends her time riding horses and hanging with her pup Mable.

See Geina in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of the Mouse Queen.

Congratulations, Geina!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/15/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 13 year old Lydia Moore! Lydia has been dancing for 11 years, and has been performing with Nebula for 11. Her favorite styles of dance are Jazz, Hip Hop, and Modern, and she loves dance because she loves dancing with her friends, performing, and competitions. Outside of the studio, she cheers, rides horses, and hangs out with her friends!

See Lydia in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of the Lead Caroler.

Congratulations, Lydia!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/13/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 14 year old Naomi Strode! Naomi has been dancing for 8 years, and has been performing with Nebula for 5. Her favorite styles of dance are Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, and Tap, and she loves dance because she loves getting to have fun with all her friends; "it's fun to express my emotions through dancing!" Outside of the studio, she spends her time drawing, playing her violin, practicing archery, singing, and hanging out with friends.

See Naomi in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of the Mirliton Princess.

Congratulations, Naomi!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/10/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 5 year old Mila Avery Seigman! Mila has been dancing for 4 years, and has been performing with Nebula for 3. Her favorite style of dance is Lyrical, and she loves dance because she loves performing on stage with her friends. Outside of the studio, Mila also plays soccer!

See Mila in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing as an Angel, among other roles.

Congratulations, Mila!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

11/09/2022

Next up in our Dancer Spotlight series is 13 year old Emily Zinneman! Emily has been dancing for 12 years, and has been performing with Nebula for 8. Her favorite styles of dance are Lyrical and Modern, and she loves dance because she loves being able to improve her skills and perform. Outside of the studio, she loves shopping!

See Emily in our 2022 production of The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key, where she'll be dancing the part of the Jester.

Congratulations, Emily!

The Nutcracker and the Hidden Key:
12/10/2022 4:00 PM New Oxford HS

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