Dance is her passion, but teaching it moves her


WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — A+ Teacher Shatonya Bryant grew up dancing, performed professionally over the years and then discovered another passion — teaching.

Shatonya Bryant, the dance teacher at Maxey Elementary School in Winter Garden, makes sure everyone gets to move to the beat.

What You Need To Know

  • Shatonya Bryant teaches dance at Maxey Elementary in Winter Garden
  • Watching her students express themselves through dance brings her joy
  • Bryant says she loves to see hesitant students grow more comfortable dancing
  • Here’s how you can nominate an A+ Teacher

“I know there are students that are uncomfortable doing this,” she says. “I know there may be students who are hesitant, so I want them to try and know you’re not going to be made fun of or be judged for it.”

Bryant says her class is a safe space.

She says her students learn a lot more than just dance techniques, too. Her students will tell you that they’re learning…

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