The ATM&D Company is our award-winning competitive dance team. This team is made up of dancers of all ages who are committed to a higher level of dance training. The dancers who participate in our company have been personally selected by the artistic director and assistant director through an audition and casting process.
Our dance company competes at several different conventions and competitions both locally and out of state throughout the season. ATM&D’s Company has some of the best technical dancers and we pride ourselves on the technical and artistic based training.
Classes Consist of:
Leaps and Turns
Stretch and Conditioning
Our focus is NOT simply on competition. Dance is more than an award. For us, competition is an education. It is our goal to instill in our students a passion for performing. Develop a sense of confidence. Discover their own unique artistry. Most importantly, to belong to an extended family and have a lifelong love and appreciation for dance.
Interested in becoming a company member?
If you are interested in joining our company, please reach out to us via phone at 301-542-2515 or email us at email@example.com for information! We have auditions every spring. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part the ATM&DCo FAMILY!
Our music program offers instruction in all levels from beginners, intermediate and advanced. With both in-person as well as virtual offerings we cater to meet you where you are. We currently offer individual and group music instruction for guitar and piano. Additionally instruction in Music Theory and Composition.
Guitar and Piano
Whether you are just starting out or advanced in your instrument and studies, we offer personalized instruction catered to you and your goals taught from working professionals in the field. All ages from 5 to 85 and beyond.
Theory & Composition
If you are a music creator, or have an interest in making your own music and desire to expand your skills, we offer individual and group instruction for both Music Theory and Composition. Grow your craft of music comprehension and creation with futher in depth studies of how it all works.
Nikka Campbell - Artistic Dance Director -Owner
Nikka Campbell is the artistic director and co-owner of All Things Music & Dance. Nikka is a performer, choreographer, and dance educator who carries over 10 years of teaching experience.She is a graduate of Towson University with a BFA in Dance Performance and Dance Education. After graduating from Towson, Nikka began teaching dance in Baltimore County Public schools and at several local dance studios. She is currently a member of the Dance Educators of America and Maryland Dance Education Association. In 2021, Nikka partnered with Kevin Burnes to open All Things Music & Dance to inspire the next generation of dancers and musicians in the Frederick, MD community.
Kevin Burnes - Artistic Music Director-Owner
Kevin is the artistic director and co-owner of All Things Music & Dance. He is an active professional in the music industry as a performer, engineer and instructor for over 40 years. Kevin is a native of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He began playing guitar at the age of 5. An early showing of prodigious leanings, by the age of 10 Kevin had already completed his first professional recordings and performances. Kevin's work as a freelance solo artist have afforded him numerous opportunities to work and perform with with many notable artists, productions and venues. With studies in Classical, Jazz and a degree in Music Composition, Kevin offers an elite level of instruction in Guitar & Piano Instruction, Theory and Composition, Audio Production. Kevin has owned and operated his own music lesson and audio production studio for the last 25 years.
Casey Thurston - Assistant Artistic Dance Director
Casey is an award winning choreographer in the competition circuit and professional dancer specializing in Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and commercial styles. Her training began at the prestigious Ballet Royale Institute, continuing on to become the first captain of the Salisbury University Poms Dance Team. After college, she went on to train competitive dancers in South Florida, winning several awards, and later moved to New York City to pursue her dream of dancing on a larger scale. After graduating from Broadway Dance Center's training program, she began working as a full-time dancer and choreographer. Her credits include: FKA Twigs, Kat Deluna, Jeremih, Good Morning America, Dancing with the Stars, Broadway across America, and many more. With over 12 years of experience as a dance educator, Casey's teaching style focuses on strong technical training and exploring a dancer's individuality and artistry to further the love of dance!
Evan West - Instructor and Choreographer
Evan is our ACRO extraordinaire here at ATM&DCo. Mr. Evan shares his incredible energy and passion for acrobatic dance through his own dance performances and his inspiring and unique teaching style. Evan focuses on all facets of acrobatic dance including aerial skills, tumbling, contortion, hand balancing, and more. It is Evan's goal to encourage all kids to take acrobatics class for the mental and physical benefits that it offers. Along with ACRO, Evan has a passion for lyrical, contemporary, ballet, and jazz dance styles.
Apollo Baldeh - Instructor and Choreographer
Apollo found dance later in life. His passion was immediate. Dance is where he found a home. Apollo believes that dance, through creativity, gives you the ability to express yourself in ways that words sometimes cannot. He has a very strong passion for K-pop and hip-hop. He continues to train in hip-hop and K-pop as well as contemporary, jazz, and ballet. Apollo made his way to ATM&DCo. as a student. He has always expressed that the family here at the studio helped him find strength and confidence, without judgment. Apollo is excited to help today's youth find that same strength and confidence in themselves through dance. A creative space free of judgement.
Haven Leigh - Instructor and Choreographer
Haven is a multi talented and versatile dancer and teacher with over 13 years of training. Her most recently training was with the FATE Center for the Arts. She has apprenticed with the New York City Rockettes assitant choreographer, and has also worked with many international and national pro dancers over her dance career. She is a member and choreographer for Shepards Dance Team. She specializes in ballet, jazz, and lyrical. Her goal is to teach and uplift students in all areas of dance. She wants to share her passion for dance as well as help others learn and grow their love for dance. Haven is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She aspires to continue her passion for teaching both in and outside the dance world.
Jordan Reed - Student Instructor and Choreographer
Jordan has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She began dancing competitively at age 10, receiving many top scores and placements as well as scholarships. Currently, Jordan attends The Academy for the Fine Arts Dance Program for Frederick County Public School. She joined the Senior ATMD& Co. Dance Team, and it has been her home ever since. Jordan’s favorite styles of dance are Hip Hop, Tap and Contemporary. She also enjoys jazz, musical theater, and ballet. Jordan assists with our junior competition groups, choreographs and teaches beginner dance classes. She strives to be a role model for the younger dancers and shares her love with the younger dancers.