Up Down & All Around

Meet Stacey

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"I am thrilled to bring to families and schools a program that is accessible to all types of movers. This DVD is important because it focuses on HOW we move. Understanding the fundamentals of movement is essential to healthy body perception. The DVD helps people big and small tap into their movement potential, providing them with the resources to develop strength, agility, spatial awareness and non-verbal communication.

"When people feel good about their bodies they to do more, move more and become healthier and ultimately happier people. When parents and teachers do these activities with kids they are teaching them the importance of being active and they are becoming more active themselves. Kids will have fun and adults will too! It is a winning program for everyone."

Stacey Pepper Schwartz
Founder and Creator, Leaping Legs

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Leaping Legs, Inc.

Stacey Pepper Schwartz
Creator of the Up Down And All Around Program

stacey pepper schwartzStacey received her BFA in dance performance at Montclair State University and her MA in dance education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has taught as an artist in residency and guest artist in public and private schools for over ten years. She has also taught at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nashua, NH as part of their Healthy Choices series teaching her creative movement program.

Stacey started her dance/creative movement education career touring her original children’s ballet The Magic Wand to New Jersey preschools and elementary schools promoting dance as a powerful medium of expression. Stacey later worked in the education department of Capital Repertory Theatre, a regional theatre in New York, as the Program Coordinator for various multi-disciplined arts programs for kids ranging in age from 7-13. She was a teaching artist/collaborator with Rensselaer Middle School and Harriet Gibbons High School as part of Capital Repertory Theatre’s Community Partnership, facilitating the integration of the arts into the curriculum as well as addressing the NY State Standards.

Before embarking on her dance/creative movement education, Stacey was a dancer, choreographer and personal trainer. She choreographed Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and The Song of Singapore at Capital Repertory Theatre. Stacey was the Movement Coordinator for The Downtown Messiah at The Bottom Line Theatre in NYC, the assistant choreographer for the Broadway show Jackie: An American Dream, assistant choreographer for Tintypes at the Hartford Stage and Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA and the Bellboy understudy and choreographer’s intern on the Broadway show Titanic. She was also the Dance Captain for the Broadway Workshop Swing! She now resides in New England with her husband and daughter. You can frequently see them dancing together in the kitchen.

Meet DVD Collaborators

ave productionsDebora Mendonca Cote
Director, Videographer, Editor


steve blunt
Steve Blunt
Musical Performer, Singer Songwriter


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