Kick Dance Studios has recently been accepted into the “More Than Just Great Dancing” international affiliation program, aligning the studio with a higher standard of dance instruction and management principles. As the only studio in New Jersey to receive the prestigious accreditation, Kick Dance’s Owner Vanessa Berry will join other industry leaders in seminars, training opportunities, and teleconferencing discussions. Owner Vanessa Berry will also connect with other studio owners to share ideas, drive industry innovations, and address challenges in the dance industry.
More Than Just Great Dancing is a national community of dance studio owners committed to providing more than excellence in dance instruction. The approach places the customer at the center of the dance studio world and equips licensed studios to transform staff teaching and leadership skills, provide quality programs and curricula, employ best management practices, and have a positive impact on their communities.
At the heart of More Than Just Great Dancing is the desire to go beyond great dance instruction and reach out and make a difference in the lives of children. “We don’t teach kids to make great dancers, we teach dancers to make great kids,” said Misty Lown, founder of More Than Just Great Dancing.
“Dance has taught my children so much more than just kicks and turns. They have learned how to be part of a team, make friends, and, most importantly, learn self-confidence,” said Max Berry of Fair Haven. “It has been a pleasure to watch all the Kick dancers grow from children to young adults through the years. It is always hard on my wife Vanessa when her dancers graduate and go off to college, but she could not be prouder of them and their hard work. This award is a tangible result of her efforts and I am very proud of her and the entire team of studio instructors, parents and dancers.”
Founded in 2001 by dancer, choreographer, and fitness expert Vanessa Berry, Kick Dance Studios, with locations in Rumson and Fair Haven, offers the highest quality dance and fitness classes and camps for all ages and abilities in a non-competitive and supportive environment. Kick’s instructors teach a wide variety of dance styles as well as classes in acrobatics, acting, and vocal lessons.
For more information on Kick Dance Studios, call 732-212-1322 or visit www.kickdancestudios.com.