Meet the Teachers

Sarah McCuiston
Artistic Director, Dance Instructor

Sarah began dancing at the age of 4 and hasn’t stopped since! Her parents enrolled her at Let’s Dance Studios where she danced for most of her life. Early on, she found herself with a passion for dance and began taking a full load of classes each year including Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Ballet, and Pointe. She started to compete with the LDS Competition Team as a soloist and group performer.  During her adolescence Sarah also studied gymnastics at Devlin Gymnastics for 6 years. Throughout high school, Sarah was an active member of the Musical Theater department performing in many lead dance and acting roles. After high school, Sarah began working with the Holman Theater Company where she served as Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer. From 2005-2007 Sarah was Dance Captain and Choreographer for the NJ Devils Dance Team where she regularly performed at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.  She simultaneously began teaching at Let’s Dance Studios and went on to complete her Dance Educator’s of America Teacher Training Certifications. She moved to Philadelphia, PA in 2010 where she regularly attended dance, theater, and art performances submerging herself in the vibrant city life. Here, she also studied at the Koresh Dance Company taking several Modern Master Classes.  In 2012, Sarah returned to Pt. Pleasant to become Owner/Director of Let’s Dance Studios. She feels extremely blessed and grateful to have picked up the torch that was lit in 1989. She continues to work toward offering students the most well-rounded dance education. She is happy to dance everyday and to give back to the community and studio that gave so much to her.  In 2013, Sarah became the Choreographer for MITM Theater where she helped to debut the world premiere of PL@Y. She also worked as Producer/Choreographer for the second showing of PL@Y in the of Fall 2014 at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ.

Sondra Attridge
Dance Instructor

Sondra has been a dance educator for over 30 years. She began dancing at the age of 4 and continued studying through her high school years. She began her collegiate dance career at Point Park University in Pittsburg, PA, and later transfered to Montclair University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Theater with a concentration in Dance. She performed as a member of the Montclair State Modern Dance Company where her choreography was showcased both on campus and in NYC.  After training & performing with various companies in NYC, she began teaching and received her certification in dance training on all levels from Dance Educators of America. She has taught for studios in Freehold, Manalapan, Red Bank, and for Denise Danielle Dance Studio, where she was an original member of it’s award winning dance ensemble and studied under the likes of Charles Kelly, Robert Christopher, & Frank Hatchet.  Sondra founded Let’s Dance Studios in Pt. Pleasant and served as owner/director from 1989-2012.  During the time of ownership, she took several groups to competition where they won many first place awards. Sondra continues to strive for excellence in her dance classes. Giving the gift of dance and the love of movement is of utmost importance to her as a dancer and instructor. There is so much more to dance class than just learning the steps, it is a way to exist in the world of creativity and using that creativity, whatever form it takes, to make a better life for yourself and the world.

Alison Drzymkowski
Musical Theater Instructor, Dance Instructor

Ali graduated from Pt. Pleasant Borough H.S. and went on to Rider University to graduate with a B.A. in Elementary Education and Theater.  Through both schools Ali was active in musical theater, vocal performance, directing & backstage management.  At Point Boro Ali spent 4 years in chorus and 3 years in Show Choir.  She served as President of both Chorus and Show Choir her Senior year.  Her HS acting credits include Crazy For You, Into the Woods, Pirates of Penzance and Anything Goes.  At Rider, she performed and directed shows on Rider’s Mainstage and with Alpha Psi Omega, Rider’s Theater Honor Society.  Her acting credits at Rider include Sweet Charity, Working! The Musical, And So It Goes, The Ash Girl, & A Chorus of Disapproval.  With Alpha Psi Omega she directed two productions that raised money for The VH1 Save the Music Foundation.  Ali has been dancing at Let’s Dance Studios since 1992, and has studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, and Lyrical.  Since 2005, she has run the Summer Drama Program at the Point Pleasant Borough Recreation Center.  Ali is currently a 3rd Grade Teacher at Village School in Holmdel, N.J.  She most recently was the Artistic Director for MITM Theater’s premiere production of PL@Y at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ which raised funds to support the Lakewood Arts Community.

Maggie McCuiston
Yoga Instructor

Maggie has been practicing yoga for over 10 years since her voice teacher told her it would help strengthen her breath for singing. Having studied dance growing up, she was familiar with stretching and happy to start yoga classes as recommended. It wasn’t until she landed in Philadelphia in 2007 that she became more aware of the intense healing energies of yoga, and the spiritual journey she was actually on.  Soon, she felt an even deeper calling to share these healing powers with others. She began her education by completing Reiki I with Danielle Stimpson of Learn Reiki Philadelphia and Reiki II Sean Jacobs of Jacobs Healing.  After relocating home to the Jersey Shore, she intuitively made her way to the Center for Health & Healing in Toms River, NJ where she received her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Yoga Alliance.  Maggie also completed a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Music from Temple University in 2009.  Maggie teaches to help others heal holistically, to awaken the energy inside the body, mind, & spirit.  She hopes to inspire others on their yogic journey by bringing life, laughter, & music to her classes. She is forever a student and seeker of knowledge.

Alyssa Miranda
Zumba Instructor

Alyssa graduated from Rider University in 2009 with a BA in Fine Arts – Dance Concentration. Her passion for dance began at age 3 when her parents enrolled her in her first Ballet/Tap class and since then she has studied various forms of dance, including Ballet, Tap, Lyrical, Jazz, Modern, and Hiphop. While at Rider, she was an active member of the Theatre Fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega and The Rider Dance Ensemble appearing in various shows with both the dance and theatre departments throughout her college career.  After college, She found Zumba Fitness and was instantly hooked!  She became a Licensed Instructor in October of 2012 and started teaching at Let’s Dance Studios in April of 2013.  Alyssa is proud to be a part of the Let’s Dance Family and looks forward to helping you meet your fitness goals while we ‘party our way into shape’ !