I am the founder, owner & dance instructor & I grew up in Salmon, Idaho.
When I was 3 I wanted to take dance, but the nearest dance class was 3 1/2
hours away in Idaho Falls. It was my mom that sacrificed her time
and drove me 7 hours round trip to Idaho Falls each week to take dance.
By age 5, I knew that "when I grew up I wanted to be a dance teacher!"
I took dance classes for 18 years - ballet, tap, modern, jazz and clogging
- before opening my 1st studio in my garage in Middleton. I had 80
students that 1st year & have grown to well over 150 students. My
specialty is clogging & jazz. I have taught in Middleton since 2000.
I have 4 daughters and 2 sons and just opened a new studio in Middleton.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR (KUNA)
I am 21 years old and was born and raised in Kuna and I am an
alumni of Kuna High School. I started clogging at the age of
5, having a little pressure from my mom, but from there on I
feel in love with it. And went on to clog at a competition
level for 11 years. I also have Jazz experience at the college
level, performing in a college jazz production at the
University of Idaho. I have always had a love for dance and
for kids. I coached my little sister for two years on a youth
basketball team in Kuna, and worked 3 summers at Roaring
Springs as a Lifeguard. I just returned from a two year
religious LDS mission in Portugal. Upon returning I have
joined a Ballroom dance team at BSU known as Del Sol. I guess
I just can't get enough of dance. I am very excited at the
opportunity to once again be involved with clogging, and very
excited at the opportunity to work with Becky at helping other
youth fall in love with dance as I did at their age.
I was born and raised in Boise, ID. I started dancing when I
was 4 years old in ballet and tap. As I grew up I continued
to dance ballet, tap, jazz and pointe. In high school I was
on the Capital High Golden Girls and danced at a local
studio. I then went on to study dance at Ricks College in
Rexburg Idaho. There I studied Modern, Ballet, Tap, Folk and
Ballroom. I was on the dance team ‘Style’ my last semester
there. I have danced a semester on the Ballroom team DelSol
and danced two years of Irish dance. I am thrilled to be
teaching ballet at this studio. I hope that I can pass a
little of my love for dance on to my students.
Hi! My name is Shelly and I will be the coach of your
inspiring gymnast(s). I am excited to have this
opportunity not only to coach, but to also build self
esteem and self awareness of your child’s athletic
abilities. Let me tell you a little bit about
myself. I reside and work as a Certified Massage
Therapist in Middleton. I have 2 children ages 15 and
11. In my spare time I love to garden, fish and hang
with family and friends. I started gymnastics in
Montana when I was just 3 yrs. old and continued until
the age of 17. I traveled and competed in Montana,
Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Idaho. I began
coaching at the age to 18 at Y.M.C.A and the Great Falls
Gymnastics Center. Then shortly after I move to Idaho
in 1991, I coached at World of Gymnastics in Nampa.
Just 2 years ago I coached at Bronco Elite in Boise. At
all those locations I taught Preschool through level 4
classes. I will do the best to my ability to insure
your child gets the best training to meet their
RICHARD GAONA: I have been involved
in dance since the age of 8. I have been in a number of
performances ranging from swing dance to hip hop. I really
enjoy dancing, it is a great thrill to have accomplished a
dance that everyone can enjoy. This year I intend to not
only teach my students a dance, but improve their dancing
skills and give them a new appreciation for the art of
dance. The class is designed to have fun, make new friends
while learning a new dance. If you don’t get something,
have questions or concerns, feel free to ask, I am willing
to spend some extra time to help you. Just remember to have
fun and always try your hardest.