About Name

Deedra Newby

Jazz - Preschool Classes (Ballet, Tap/Jazz Combo) - PEEPs Manager

Deedra Newby has recently moved from Indiana to Utah to be with her children and grandchildren. With that move, she brings 22 years of experience which include: founding, directing, teaching and building a successful recreational dance program; authoring narrations for her annual spring shows; establishing and coaching a high school dance team for 13 years and during that duration a number of state championship, state runner-up, and two national titles; forming a community dance company; and judging for the IHSDTA (Indiana High School Dance Team Association). With her recreational dance program, Deedra also created curriculum for dancers ages 3 to adult.

Deedra was also the initial director of a childcare lab at an Indiana high school where she planned, directed, implemented, taught and evaluated curriculum and activities that combined high school students with five-year-old children.

Education and Professional Experience:
  • Two BS Degrees From Brigham Young University: Social Work; Child Development and Family Relations
  • Training in ballet, jazz, and tap.
  • Continual education at various conventions and with professional dancers
Career Highlight:
  • Teaching dancers life lessons, earning their respect and love, and influencing them for the better
Years of Teaching: 22