About Tippy Toes Dance Studio Inc

Tippy Toes Dance Studio Inc is a top-notch studio for professional dance lessons in Princeton, NC. Our instructors are passionate about dancing and fully dedicated to sharing the experience with others.

Our philosophy is inclusive: we have classes to suit all tastes, and we're happy to accommodate students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're looking to explore an entirely new hobby or wish to refresh some long-lost dance moves – with Tippy Toes Dance Studio Inc you're always in good hands.

Learn more about our dance instructors, the classes we offer and some special events we're hosting this year. If you want to get moving, call us at 919 936-0098 or contact us to sign up today!

Our Team of Dance Instructors

Tippy Toes Dance Studio Inc has recruited some of the most accomplished dance instructors, each of whom brings their own personal approach to the dance floor. See below who they are:



Leslie Ingram
 Owner/ Artistic Director

Let me tell you a little about myself.  I started dancing when I was 4 years old and haven't stopped.  I am a 1998 graduate of Princeton High School and a 2002 graduate from UNC-Wilmington with a BS in Business Management and a minor in Music.  while in college I attended Mt. Olive College in Mt. Olive, NC and was a member of the Mt. Olive College Singers, a singing and dancing traveling group.  I have performed in Washington, D.C. and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.  I am certified through Dance Masters of America, a dance educator organization , since 2002.  I have taught dance classes for about 20 years which have included studios in Goldsboro, Wilmington and Beulaville.


In 2007, I was voted in as a director on the board of Carolina Dance masters (CDM).  In 2012, I was voted at the treasurer of CDM.  I have been a member of CDM and Dance Master of America (DMA) since 2002.  I was the first high school senior to receive a college scholarship from CDM.  I was a student of two CDM members.  And I am Nationally Certified Examiner for DMA and CDM.  CDM is very important to me and I hope to educate all of my students about CDM and what they can get out of the organization.


As a student I competed regionally and nationally wining many awards.  I continue my dance education by attending annual conventions and workshops.  I have trained with dance professionals such as Judy Bassing, Thommie Rhetter, Joe Tremaine, Rhee Golds, the Bad Boys of Dance , Greg Russel, and Mike Witmers just to name a few.  I believe that hard work and fun can be done at the same time.  Dance is my passion and I am glad to be able to share it with other people.  This will be a wonderful year filled with fun and excitement




Michelle Hickey
 Instructor:Ballet, Pointe', Jazz, Modern, Lyrical/Contemporary, Hip Hop
Michelle just graduated from East Carolina University in 2012 with a B.A. in Dance Education and Fine Arts in English.  She has worked with many different age groups including South Central High School in Winterville, NC, the boys and Girls Club of Pitt County and Country Ballet Dance Studio in Bel Air, MD.  Over the years Michelle has studied in the art forms of ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary and pointe'.  She hopes to be a dance educator, which will allow her to instill her love for dance in the lives of her students, as well as offer the many educational benefits that come from a well rounded, arts-inclusive education.


Also in 2012 Michelle became a member of Carolina Dance Masters as a degreed member.  This new adventure for her will continue to challenge and educate her for many years.


Not only does Michelle teach for Tippy Toes Dance Studio she is also a dance teacher for Sally B. Howard charter school in Wilson, NC.




Kelly Johnson
 Instructor: Zumba, Cheer Dance
Kelly is a native of Princeton and loves to work with children and adults.  She is a high energy, spunky, motivating instructor.  She helps move and grove all of the adults that join us for our Zumba program to sweat the calories away.  And she also leads our cheer dance program.  We are so blessed to have Ms Kelly!!!

Where to Find the Studio

Tippy Toes Dance Studio Inc
104 S Pine St
Princeton, NC 27569
Phone: 919 936-0098

Email: leslieingram1@gmail.com

Studio Hours

Our dance studio is open during the following hours:

4:00-9:00 Monday-Friday 

Studio News

Fall classes are starting!


2017-2018 Fall Schedule
Fall Tentative Schedule.pdf
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