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Dorothy Stephenson is the owner, founder, and
lead instructor at Sundance Studios and Productions.
She grew up on her parent's cattle farm in Highland
County. She began her clogging career at age six when
she enrolled in the Little Switzerland Cloggers. She now
leads the group as the instructor, director and
choreographer. She also founded Sundance Express,
an exhibition team, in 2006, and in 2011 co-created
Rhythmic Alliance, a Virginia-based competitive
clogging team, with her friend Lisa Johnson. Dorothy
has traveled up and down the east coast to many
performances and clogging competitions earning
honors at every competition. She is also the founder of, a website devoted to Clogging in
Virginia. Above all, Dorothy enjoys entertaining and does
so regularly with Sundance Express and her dance
partner, Graham Kershner, at two local prestigious
resorts - The Homestead, in Hot Springs, Virginia, and
The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West
Virginia. Dorothy lives in Monterey with her husband,
Ashley Arbogast is the Assistant Instructor for the
Sundance Studio and the Little Switzerland Cloggers.
Ashley's clogging career spans nearly 15 years with the
Little Switzerland Cloggers. She was an original
member of clogging team, Sundance Express, and has
competed with the team up and down the east coast
including the American Clogging Hall of Fame World
Championships in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
Ashley has been dancing alongside Sundance founder
and lead instructor, Dorothy Stephenson, throughout her
entire career and is now looking to expand her teaching
career through Sundance. Ashley currently lives in
Monterey with her husband, Shawn, and their daughter,
Photo by Kathy Cobb Photography
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