October 2015 Featured Dance StudioThe Movement Dance Academy
This month we are featuring The Movement Dance Academy from Lafayette, LA. The studio is owned by sisters Caroline Harris and Jenny Harris Matthews. Jenny Harris Matthews is the coach of the nationally ranked dance team, The St. Thomas More Sparklers. They are the reigning National Champions at the Universal Dance Association. Caroline Harris has been dancing professionally in Los Angeles the past five years. Some of her credits include Chris Brown, Ludacris, Modern Family, American Apparel, Parks and Recreation, Doritos and KISS. Each month we have Guest Choreographers come in to teach Masterclass Workshops from all over the country to ensure that our students receive well rounded training.
They offer classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Dance Team Prep, Stretch and Technique and Adult classes.
Congratulations to The Movement Dance Academy!
DA: How long have you been in business?
TMDA: Opened August 2015
DA: What made you open a studio?
TMDA: We are sisters and it has always been our dream to open a dance studio. It is so great to have a sibling that you share a passion with.
DA: When did you start dancing?
TMDA: We both started dancing when we were 3.
DA: What is one of your favorite things about running a dance studio?
TMDA: Creating art each and every day.
DA: What have you seen that makes a great dancer?
TMDA: Heart, Dedication, Determination & Fire.
DA: What piece of advice would you give to new dance studio owners?
TMDA: Plan for the unexpected 🙂
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