Mrs. Sandy Michalski-Shefferly
Studio Director/Dance Instructor
Meet the owner and studio director of TDS, Ms. Sandy. Beginning dance at the age of 3 and teaching dance for over 30 years, Ms. Sandy is a highly experienced businesswoman in the world of dance. She is recognized for her ability to push students past their previous perceived limits. Ms. Sandy has won many awards over the years, most recently a scholarship from the nationally recognized dance competition L.A. Dance Magic for the dedication she gives to not only her business, but to the children who call TDS a second home.
Mr. Andrew Dettloff
As the son of the owner of TDS and a college degreed dancer with over 20 years of experience in all styles, Mr. Andrew is a highly qualified individual to lead our company dancers to perform their very best at both competitions and local performances. Andrew has built a great reputation for his choreography, winning choreography awards at multiple local and national dance competitions. In addition to teaching, Andrew is currently employed as a dancer with Take Root, an actively performing dance company that was founded within Oakland University.
Mrs. Justine Elswick
More Information coming soon.
Mr. Michael Blasius
Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Tuba, Baritone, and Piano Instructor
Call him a jack of all trades! After earning his bachelors in Music Education from Central Michigan University, Mike is more than ready to work with young aspiring musicians, particularly students interested in learning marching or jazz band style in the instruments mentioned above. Mr. Mike began his studies at TDS learning the flute in 4th grade, eventually growing into a highly versatile musician. In college, he spent 2 years with the Marching Chips on Alto Saxophone, while his main instrument of study was the oboe. Additionally, he played oboe and English horn with Central’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Central’s Premier Ensemble) for two years. In 2011, he was a substitute for the second oboe in the Sioux Saint Marie Philharmonic Orchestra in Canada. Mr. Mike says he is very passionate about music and what it can add to anybody’s life and looks forward to being a part of The Dance Studio’s Musical Team