Written By Chelsea Anderson
We have a remarkable staff here at Positions who truly believe in our mission to provide quality dance instruction and individualized attention in our small classes. We've featured a few of our magnificent instructors and you can read their bios in our lobby and on our website.
Miss Annie was inspired by her mother to dance at the age of five. She’s one of our newest additions to the Positions family. She enjoys teaching at Positions because of the positive energy and the passion for dance that comes from the teachers, the parents, and the students. “I just love seeing the smiles on my student’s faces when they are dancing. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing that what you’re teaching your students is making a difference for them.” She loves dance because it makes her mind and body feel balanced. It can be used as a form of meditation.
Miss Gaby is also one of our recent additions at Positions. She says at six years old she was an anxious child but dance always seemed to calm her down. She stuck with dance for so long because of her love for movement and she can appreciate the different styles that all have a different effect on you. “At Positions, we teach them not only the art of dance, but how to be kind to one another and how to be a team player and that builds up a lifetime of friendship between the girls and boys.” Her (two) favorite parts of teaching at Positions is how enthusiastic and fearless the girls are when trying new choreography and just how excited they are to get in the room to dance.
Miss Jill was inspired to dance around the age of three years old by her parents and her grandparents, who took her to the Nutcracker. She loves teaching at Positions because of the energy her students contribute to the positive energy she creates in the classroom. She says more students should dance at Positions because it is extremely welcoming and inclusive and the small to moderate class sizes. “Through dance I have worked daily in a career I love, met some of my best friends, learned mental and physical discipline, gained strength, and always have the best moves at parties.” Her love of dance and performance continues to grow. She loves creating stories from nothing, she loves the boundaries and the possibilities technique creates, she loves that there are no limits to what you can learn, and she loves tutus.
Miss Kelly is the fearless leader here at Positions. She began her dance journey here at three years old and recalls her former dance teacher, Miss Diana and how much she learned from her, not only as a dancer but as a person. Despite being the owner of the studio, she has seen students grown friendships here at Positions. It’s because of our students that she looks forward to teaching even on the most stressful of days. She loves dance because it allows her to express her mood and has given her wonderful opportunities and “brought many wonderful people into my life, and I am very grateful!”
MISS KELLY AGE 4-AT HER FIRST RECITAL!