Top 5 Finalist at Miss North Carolina

Kayla Burton- Dance Instructor

Bio Coming Soon

Miss Moore County 2005

Miss Goldsboro 2008

Miss Greater Sandhills 2009

Becky- Zumba & Fitness Instructor


Owner B3:Bodies By Becky Personal Training Studio in 7 Lakes South. 

Education:
MS Exercise Science 
BS Health Science/Athletic Training

Certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor through American Council on Exercise. Over 14 years experience.

NIWH Whole Health Educator
Zumba Fitness License since 2009.
Former Zumba Jammer 
CrossFit Level 1 Certification
CrossFit Kids Certification

Bethany Ptak- Dance Instructor


Bethany Ptak started dancing with Taylor Dance at the age of ten. She then also began training and performing with High Point Ballet and Lexington City Ballet. She has performed in many productions such as Nutcracker, On Broadway, Celtic Legends, Salute, and more. She also participated in the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association in 2015. She then started ballroom dancing in 2016 with Carolina Danceworks to excel more in her dance training. She won first place in both of her divisions at her first competition. She also started teaching with L Mace Dance Studios in 2016. She teaches ballet, pointe, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, lyrical, tap, and ballroom. Bethany is also a student at Sandhills Community College and will be graduating in May 2019 with an associate’s degree in Health & Fitness Science.

Kelsey Wright- Tumble Teacher

Kelsey started gymnastics at the age of three at Sandhills Academy of Gymnastics. She made the competition team at the age of five at Sanford Academy of Gymnastics and Cheer where she continued to do gymnastics until the age of 15 and level 8, soon to be level 9. When Kelsey quit gymnastics, she became a varsity cheerleader at Pinecrest High School where she graduated in 2016. Along with school cheer, Kelsey also did competitive cheer. She danced at L Mace Studios for 3 years where she participated in cheerleading, ballet, jazz, lyrical, and acro. In the last three years, Kelsey has held the titles of Miss Randolph County 2016, Miss Dunn 2017, and is now the Carolina Princess Director for the Randolph County Committee. Currently she is attending Sandhills Community College and will graduate in May of 2019 with her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth - Kindergarten Transfer). Kelsey also has wedding bells in her future and will be getting married in May of 2019. 

L Mace Studios 

Lisa Mace- Owner/Artistic Director

Lisa has been dancing for 31 years and has been teaching/choreographing for 16.  She graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance with her concentration being in Jazz.  At ECU, Lisa was cast every year in the Dance Theatre Show, as well as numerous Senior Choreography’s.  She was also in the ECU Tap Ensemble & ECU Jazz Ensemble.  In 2012, Lisa was a member of FootNotes Tap Ensemble, a tap company out of Chapel Hill.   Lisa first started doing pageants when she was six years old, and the first title she won was Jr. Miss Noel.  She not only enjoyed doing the pageant scene, but also used it as an extra way to practice her dance solos on stage.  She continued to do pageants throughout Middle School & High School, and held the prestigious title of Young Miss North Carolina in 2000.  As she got older, she moved into the Miss America System.  Lisa was Miss Moore County in 2005 as well as being awarded the talent winner; at Miss North Carolina that year, she was awarded a Non-Finalist Talent Award.  In 2008, Lisa was awarded the Talent and Interview award at Miss Goldsboro, as well as being named Miss Goldsboro 2008.  She then placed in the top ten at Miss North Carolina.  In 2009, she won the Talent and Interview award at Miss Greater Sandhills, and went on to Miss North Carolina to be named a Preliminary Talent Winner, as well as a top five finalist, runner-up to Miss North Carolina 2009.  Shortly after she went to Hoopsten, IL to represent North Carolina in the Miss National Sweetheart Pageant, where she was awarded a preliminary talent award, as well as the most talented non-finalist!  She was a Miss North Carolina Dancer in 2006, 2007, 2010, & 2011.  Lisa auditioned for So You Think You Can Dance with a tap piece, where Nigel Lithgow told her she had “Brilliant Feet”.  Lisa was a professor of tap and taught at Pembroke University where she choreographed two of their musicals.  She has won numerous choreography and overall awards at competitions with children she has taught throughout the years and has been named national champions the past several years with her current students.  Lisa is certified through Dance Masters of America to teach Tap, Jazz, and Acrobatics, and is an active member in Chapter 15, Carolina Dance Masters.  She has done numerous Master Classes and Guest Choreography pieces and has been a judge at pageants and dance competitions all around.  Lisa is also currently the Executive Director of both Miss North Carolina Jr. High, High School, and Collegiate, as well as Miss Florida Jr. High, High School and Collegiate America Pageants.  She feels so fortunate to be able to bring her knowledge of the art form and technique to her home town of Seven Lakes.  From an early age, she knew that dance is what she loved and what she wanted to do in life, and feels so blessed to be able to share her art with the rest of the world!  

 

 

"I have realized that my goal and purpose in life is to not only teach the art of dance to the next generation but to hopefully instill and carry on the passion of the art form! My mother always said to leave something better than you found it, and I hope and pray that the children I encounter will be left with a better technical execution of the art and an even greater appreciation and passion than I could ever dream of having!" ~Lisa Mace

Miss Goldsboro Interview Winner 2008

Miss Greater Sandhills Interview Winner 2009

Miss Moore County Talent Winner 2004 & 2005

Miss Goldsboro Talent Winner 2008

Miss Greater Sandhills Talent Winner 2009

Miss North Carolina Preliminary Talent Winner

Miss National Sweetheart Overall Talent Winner

Gayle Mace- Office Manager


Hello!

Lisa was born and raised in Seven Lakes, NC.  Ever since she was a little girl, she has dreamt of having a studio in her home town.  She feels so blessed that this opportunity and dream has now become a reality, and that she has the opportunity to teach the next generation this amazing art form that has molded her into who she is today! 



dance & cheer

Paige Adkins- Dance & Cheer Instructor


Bio Coming Soon