Upcoming events!


February 10th Neshema Dance CO ONE DAY INTENSIVE 9am-5pm

February 16th Makeup for our snow day on January 8th! Times of classes are the same as a regular Monday evening

Week of February 19th March tuition is due

Week of March 19th April tuition is due

March 26th-April 1st Spring Break! Classes will resume on April 2nd!

April 13th Makeup Class for January 16th early class (details in February newsletter)









 Our Staff is dedicated to not just train your dancer to grow technically but to blossom as an Artist who can articulate a message through dance with excellence and power! All students at Bloom Dance Studio will recieve QUALITY training in a Christian, wholesome environment! Our teachers and staff at Bloom bring years of experience and training to each of their classes as well as a heart of passion to pass onto every dancer they instruct!

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Meet our 2017-2018 Staff!

Chelsea Shelton-Owner/Artistic Director/Teacher/Choreographer

Contemporary, Jazz, Modern and Director of SEED Dance CO

Chelsea Shelton has been dancing for 20 years and has been trained in Ballet,Jazz,Tap,Modern,Lyrical,Pointe,Flamenco and Contemporary styles. After graduating high school she auditioned and was accepted into a dance program called “Remnant” under the direction of Derek and Cami Capps located in Tampa, Florida. In this 10 month training program she had daily training in Jazz and Modern styles had many teaching opportunities, administrative training, and many performance opportunities within the city of Tampa as well as abroad including a dance missions trip to the Philippines. Chelsea was also accepted into Ingredients Dance Training Company in Dallas, Texas under the direction of Michelle Brogan. In this company she trained daily in Ballet,Jazz,Modern,and Contemporary. She had many performance opportunities in the metropolis of Dallas as well as traveling on a nationwide tour with Christian dance convention Dance Revolution. Since, Chelsea has trained and traveled abroad, she has been teaching locally and choreographing; including her time as a teacher and choreographer within the Modern Class at Hagerstown Community College. She also has been the director of Gateway Ministries Church dance ministry called 3rd Day Anointing which she has lead, choreographed and taught for 11 years. Chelsea has started her own Christian dance company called Neshema Dance Company the Fall of 2010 Neshema is a professional dance company that is in it's 7th year of operation. Neshema provides dancers that long to take their dance to a new level a place to grow closer to God through their dance and challenges them to be everything God has called them to be! In addition to being the company director of Neshema Dance Co, Chelsea is also the owner of a Christian dance studio Bloom Dance Studio in Hagerstown,Md. Bloom Dance Studio is one of a kind being one of the only Christian dance studios in the Hagerstown,MD area. Bloom has been established since 2011 and offers Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip-hop, Tap, Modern and Pointe from ages 3-up. Bloom and Neshema are growing and Chelsea purchased a permanent home for both of these organizations in 2013. Chelsea has also hosted and directed many Summer and Winter intensives over the years at Gateway Ministries Church and at Bloom Dance Studio. Re-kre'at Dance Intensive was birthed from the ideas of these Summer dance intensives and the hope for Re-kre'at is that it would grow and travel to offer these Christian dance intensives to the North East! Chelsea is a Christian artist who believes in reaching out to this world through the captivating form of the arts. As she receives creativity and unparalleled inspiration from the Author of dance she continues to strive and move forward to bloom where she has been planted.




Laurel Hellane-Teacher/Choreographer

 Tap and Ballet Technique Teacher

Laurel Hellane has been dancing since the age of 3 and is trained in Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Musical theater and Jazz . She grew up dancing at Mar-le-nie Dance Studio in Chambersburg, PA and other various dance studios locally. At Mar-le-nie , she had the opportunity to take workshops from many Professional dancers and choreographers from Broadway. After graduating High-school Laurel auditioned and was accepted as a company member in the professional Christian dance company, Neshema Dance Company, under the direction of Chelsea Shelton. In addition to weekly technique classes and rehearsals, through Neshema, Laurel had the amazing experience of attending dance conventions in both North Carolina and New York City. As being a member of Neshema Dance Co, Laurel had many teaching opportunities and performance opportunities around this tri-state area.  Being a part of Neshema helped her grow not only as a dancer, but also as a worshiper, and Jesus follower. Laurel has continued her dance training at Hagerstown Community College through pursuing her major in Dance, dancing in 2 seasons of the HCC dance company and training under her college professor Karen Carpenter, who danced for the Joffrey Ballet, in both Ballet and Pointe.  Along with dancing, Laurel also has a passion for traveling the world, being with ones she loves, painting, singing, and LAUGHING! “One thing that I love about dancing is the reactions that people have when they see a dance. I don’t just want to make people smile or clap, I want to share my passion for Jesus. I want to be able to change people for the better, and show them the light in the world through dance.” Laurel is excited to share her passion with her students at Bloom Dance Studio, and help them grow as Jesus followers, worshipers, and dancers!



Syndey Case- 


All Hip-hop Classes

Sydney Has been dancing since the age of 4 and is trained in Hip-hop, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Lyrical. She started dancing at Clarissa’s school of performing arts then transferred to A&B Dance Company. At A&B she had the opportunity to start her teaching career teaching Hip-hop, Modern and Ballet. She also had the opportunity to take classes at steps on Broadway and Broadway dance center. Sydney has continued her dance training at Hagerstown Community College through pursuing her major in Dance, dancing in her second semester with the HCC dance company. In her free time, Sydney enjoys art, baking and working on bettering herself as a dancer. She is very excited to join the Bloom family this year


Julia Barra


Beginner Ballet 1, Beginner Tap/Jazz 1, Beginner Ballet 3, Intermediate Ballet, Advanced Ballet 2&3 and Pointe


Julia Barra has been dancing since the age of three. She has been classically trained in Ballet and Pointe at the Chambersburg Ballet Theater (CBT) in Chambersburg,PA. Growing up she danced at CBT and also at Step by Step Dance Studio. While she was at Step By Step, she took classes in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, and Acro. Not only did she dance there, but she also helped teach classes and was a member of the Competitive Dance Team. The Competitive Team traveled to different areas and competed against many different companies. Julia has been teaching dance since she was sixteen years old, and has taught classes at Chambersburg Ballet Theater, Mar-le-nie Dance Studio, and Step By Step. Julia recently graduated from Wilson College in Chambersburg PA, with a Minor in Dance. She danced all four years at Wilson College and was the President of Orchesis, the dance club on campus. Ever since she was a little girl, she has enjoyed dance, especially the teaching aspect. She has spent countless hours in the dance studio choreographing, relieving stress, taking classes, or just having fun with her fellow dancers and instructors. She looks forward to teaching classes at Bloom!



  Lauren Frick


Beginner Ballet 2, Beginner Jazz 2, Beginner Contemporary 2

Lauren Frick has been dancing since the age of three.  She grew up dancing at Miss Dicey’s School of Dance in Mercersburg Pennsylvania. Lauren has been trained in Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Musical theater, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Acro, and Hip-hop. While dancing at Miss Dicey’s School of Dance, Lauren was part of the competition dance team that traveled to various places to compete. At these competitions Lauren had a chance to take classes from famous instructors from all over the United States. Lauren was also an assistant instructor for five years at Miss Dicey’s. She has taught students ages two through thirteen.  After high school, Lauren attended Bloomsburg University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education to teach early childhood education pre-kindergarten through fourth grade and special education pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  While attending Bloomsburg University Lauren took musical theater classes and danced in the university’s dance ensemble.  Also while attending Bloomsburg University Lauren taught at a local studio called Bloomsburg School of Dance.  At this studio, Lauren taught Musical theater, Hip-hop, and Jazz to students ages five through sixteen.  Lauren’s interests outside of dance include reading, spending time with her family, traveling, going on adventures with friends, and making the most of every day.  Lauren credits all of her success to the Lord and her extremely supportive family.  She was raised in a faithful home with a loving environment and hopes to create that same environment for her students at Bloom.  Lauren’s goal at Bloom is to help every student understand that their worth comes from who they are in God and to shine in all of the glory that is being exactly who God made them to be. 

Victoria Johnson

Co-Director of Seed Dance CO


Jenn Thompson

Teacher's Assistant



Brook Chapline


Mommy and Me Classes and Intro to Dance Classes

Brook Chapline took ballet lessons at Laurel Valley Dance Studio and Chambersburg Ballet Theatre School before teaching Ballet at Bloom Dance Studio for two and a half years. She went on to start her own studio in Chambersburg called Shekinah Ballet School where she created the production, “the Nativity Suite.” She is a senior at Clarks Summit University and hopes to use her degree to create a discipleship ministry for young women. Brook is excited to teach at Bloom because she enjoys working with small children by introducing them to dance as something fun that they can begin to develop a passion for. The Mommy and Me class is something that Moms can really have fun with too. It's a way that they can spend time with their children and have fun doing so! 


Karen Obitts

Adminstrative assistant