Clients always ask me where I got the idea to open up an adult only dance studio. This is my answer:
"I have always danced. My mom put me in dance classes as a child and adolescent and then I was on the Roy High School drill team all through high school. When I graduated, I dated, married, and had a child. Soon after the birth of Evan, I began to teach children's jazz, ballet, and tap at Julie Moffitt ballet school. From there I took on extra dance teaching jobs at other studio's and eventually became the dance instructor and drill team coach of St. Joseph High School. The pressure and stress that came from teaching children wore on me until I could no longer take it. But I knew I was a good teacher and a good dancer. But was there a place for me in the dance world?
Then my husband and I took a trip to Vegas where I went to a Cirque Du Solei show and saw a pole fitness dancer. I was totally amazed to say the least. I immediately came home and bought a pole for my home and started teaching myself. On the side, I started a dance studio just for adults called Adult Dance and Fitness. St. Joseph High School allowed me to rent their dance floor to teach my classes. I started with jazz, ballet, and hip hop. Soon after, we added chair dancing and kick boxing.
Classes filled up quickly and I needed a bigger facility that was more convenient for my clients. As I started looking at properties, I just felt like my studio needed to be more than just traditional dance classes. Then it clicked! I can open a studio that incorporates all of the dance styles that I love. Jazz, hip hop, ballet, and even pole fitness. Some of my regular students disappeared when they heard the word "pole". But I knew that the pole could help so many women get into shape and maybe even give them more self confidence and make them feel like a goddess woman.
I have taken a lot of heat from the community and some friends and family. In the end, I know I am doing the right thing for the women of Utah. This place changes lives and I know it has changed mine. I value women's friendships more, I feel good about myself, and I value who I am and I refuse to settle for anything less than spectacular."