Mom | Spouse | Artistic Director | Studio Owner | Instructor


Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn.
— Terri Guillemets

TAMMY WOOTEN-SINGH

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Miss Tammy is the founder of the Academy and has spearheaded its growth as one of the area’s premier dance education facilities for over two decades. Tammy’s involvement in dance spans 48 years. She has performed in 30 pageants, 12 of which were with the Miss Iowa organization. Miss Tammy’s dance career has taken her to the far reaches of the globe performing as far away as Denmark and Russia. Her expertise in choreography led her to lead the dance team for the semi-professional Thunder basketball team. this later led to her being selected as a Chicago Bulls “Luvabull” dancer. Her education includes a degree in business and teacher certification with Dance Educators of America. Tammy has also been an active member of the community, her involvement spans school fund raising, talent shows, festivals, chairing both Wild about the Child and Genesis Health Systems charity gala.

Miss Tammy’s mission to provide top quality dance education to students led her to assemble a team of professionals dedicated to teaching dance, many of whom possess degrees and advanced degrees in education. The studio provides an office staff to serve the needs of parents freeing up the instructing faculty to spend more time with students.


 

Daughter | Little Sister | Academy Dancer | Dance Instructor


“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”
— Voltaire

JENNA WEGER

Jenna with her Dad and Mom

 

Born and raised in Moline,Illinois, Miss Jenna is a true Academy alumni. She started as a student at the early age of five and has now graduated to an instructor at the studio. Jenna graduated from St. Ambrose University with her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management.

Miss Jenna’s love of dance has consisted of over a decade in instruction at the Academy, participating in the Moline High School Dance team for four years, and dancing with the St. Ambrose Dance team for two years. Jenna instructs Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Tap and Jazz and always has an encouraging attitude for her students.

Jenna works at a local Credit Union in the Marketing Department as their Brand Ambassador. When she isn’t working or teaching dancing Jenna loves going shopping, binge watching a TV series on Netflix, and hanging out with friends.


Daughter | Collegiate Student | Academy Dancer | Dance Instructor


“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
— Vivian Greene

TAYLOR HALLEY

 

Taylor was born and raised in East Moline, IL. She has danced at the Academy since age three, was a teacher assistant for two years, and this is her second year teaching. She is currently earning her degree in paralegal studies at a local University and is working full time as a legal assistant in a law office. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her dog.


Daughter | Sister | Academy Dancer | Dance Instructor


“Do it big, do it right, and do it with style.”
— Fred Astaire

ELIZABETH TIMM KIRCH

 

Elizabeth is a native of the Quad Cities where she trained under Miss Tammy for 18 years. During her time at the
Academy she danced on the competition team, attending conventions, assisted along side Miss Tammy, and taught dance for 6 years. She is trained in ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop and has choreographed routines for a variety of age groups. During high school Elizabeth participated in cheerleading and was involved in the dance team where she choreographed routines. After high school she continued to pursue dance in college and joined the dance squad for the semi-pro football team, Quad Cities Steamwheelers. She has her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and is currently working in the field of accounting.


 

 

Mother | Grandma | Broadway Performer | Guest Instructor


“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.”
— George Bernard Shaw

MISS JAN

Miss Jan with Miss Tammy

 

Born in Des Moines Iowa Miss Jan’s involvement in dance spans an incredible 57 years. Her formal dance education has taken her across the country from Las Vegas to New York City and has included an appearance on Canadian National television. Miss Jan’s specializes in ballet and tap and loves instilling the ability for her students to speak without talking through their expressiveness in dance. She encourages her students to achieve scholastically so that they always have a back up plan should they choose a career in dance. In what spare time Miss Jan may have she enjoys reading, listening to music and watching old black and white movies. Jan has two married daughters, a granddaughter and a grandson.

Miss Jan’s specializes in ballet and tap and loves instilling the ability for her students to speak without talking through their expressiveness in dance. She encourages her students to achieve scholastically so that they always have a back up plan should they choose a career in dance.

In what spare time Miss Jan may have she enjoys reading, listening to music and watching old black and white movies. Jan has two married daughters and a grand daughter.


Instructor | Sister | Daughter | College Student


“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.”
— Martha Graham

Maddie Weyeneth

Miss Jan with Miss Tammy

I have lived in Davenport, Iowa for most of my life and this is my first year teaching at the Academy. I started dance when I was around three years old and really fell in love with ballet. I danced at Ballet Quad Cities school of dance for ten years and performed in “The Nutcracker” for six years. I have also spent my last three years in summer intensive programs with Ballet West, Ballet Chicago, and most recently, the American Ballet Theatre.  I went to Davenport Central high school and was on the Blue Illusion dance team for three years before graduating school a year early. I competed in the ISDTA state solos every year and was a division one state soloist all three years. Now I am a full time student at Augustana College studying Pre-Veterinary Medicine while also participating on the Augustana Dance Company.

Mom | Grandma | Office Staff


“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.”
— Rabindranath Tagore

MISS DEB

Deb with her grandkids

 

Born in Sterling IL Miss Deb has spent most of her life here in the Quad Cities. Deb recently joined us at the Academy and really enjoys working with all the families. Deb looks forward to seeing all the smiling little faces, it really brightens her day. She has 3 adult children, and stays active with her granddaughter’s activities Gwen, Luna, Holly. She looks forward to watching Luna and Holly in dance classes as they both have a passion for dance and music. When not busy with her family, she likes to take long walks or enjoys watching a good movie.


Daughter | Mother | Grandma | Office Staff


“Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.”
— Alvin Ailey

MISS LYNN

Lynn

 

Lynn is a native of the Quad Cities. You could say she played a large role in the birth of the Academy because she is Miss Tammy’s Mom.  Lynn spent many years fostering a love of dance with her daughter and today enjoys helping out parents and students alike in the office.

When not working at the office Lynn enjoys visiting with her grand children and volunteering at her church.