It was in 1996 that Kelly Logan Stento took on the responsibility of continuing the tradition of dance excellence as owner of LeRoux. Under her directorship, the Pizazz Dance Company won Gold and High Silver honors on local and national levels, they participated in numerous community events and parades and, a notable highlight: paraded down Main Street USA, Walt Disney World, Florida.
On September 17, 2001, Miss Kelly expanded this wonderful program by opening a second location in Royersford. Since then, Miss Kelly and her staff have been sponsoring free classes for moms clubs, providing professionals for the Spring-Ford School District and Home & School sponsored events, as well as Career Day. The students perform at fairs, malls, community days, in parades and at local assisted living facilities.
The staff at LeRoux School of Dance in Royersford have the combined experience of over 75 years of teaching, have been selected for their expertise, and attend training conferences regularly.
In 2005, Miss Kelly enhanced the curriculum with the addition of Petite Feet, appropriately designed for the needs of those who are just beginning to walk and talk. Beginning at 18 months, and sometimes younger, with the guiding hand of an adult, youngsters explore music through group play with songs, props and tons of encouragement. Independent instruction now begins at the age of 2 ½ for those who are ready.
In 2007, the LeRoux Steppers dance team was born to provide a competitive experience once again for students dancing at LeRoux. They perform in the Contempra Regional Youth Festival each year and attended their very first competitions in the spring of 2010. Today, the ELITE Steppers have moved LeRoux out of the novice or recreational competition arena and into the world of advanced competitive dance!
December 2014 brought the birth of The Nutcracker to LeRoux! Although the first production included a few staff cameo performancers, today this wonderful holiday classic is cast completely by the students of LeRoux. It is sure to remain an annual event in the community for years to come.