“Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.” – Martha Graham
Since the age of three, Julie Dickens, Artistic Director, has loved dance. Her first exposure to dance was at Kester’s School of Dance in Weirton, WV.
As a student, Julie studied under:
- Sharri Harris, SLP Dance Studio
- Kathy Schutter, Kathy Schutter School of Dance
- Sandra Clark, Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance, and
- Valerie Gooding, New Castle Dance and Music Academy.
At Sandra Lynn’s School of Dance, Julie was a student teacher and a competitive dancer for six years. She has trained in a variety of dance styles including: jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, modern and pointe. Julie has also traveled to many dance workshops to attend master classes with Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Gus Giordano, Pamela Bowling, Karen Hebert, Nan Giordano and Charles Kelly.
Julie graduated from Radford University in 1998 with a Biology/Chemistry Degree and Dance Minor. While obtaining her Dance Minor, she studied under:
While attending Radford University, Julie danced for the RU Rockers Dance team, performing for the Men’s and Women’s Highlander Basketball games.
In 1998, Julie began teaching dance at New Castle Dane and Music Academy, while working in the chemistry field. Julie, then, obtained her Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Delaware. In 2003, Julie and her husband, Bill, moved to Dallas, TX. She began her career in Neonatal Nursing. Julie and Bill had their daughter, Marley, in 2007.
Throughout her life, dance has always been in the center of Julie’s heart. When Marley began dance lessons, Julie knew she wanted to pursue her dream of opening her own studio. In doing so, Julie is able to share her passion with her daughter, as well as children and adults in the community.
Julie’s goal is to establish a positive, exciting environment for her students to learn the disciplines of dance. She wants to share both technique and passion with her students.
Kerry Oldham has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She is passionate about fitness, health and helping others achieve their goals. The first aerobic class she taught at the age of 19, was in her hometown of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Currently, she resides in Texas and teaches at several local gyms in the Dallas metroplex. Over the years she has taught kickboxing, athletic training, step and strength training, but her most recent format, Zumba®, is her favorite. When Kerry discovered Zumba® she was hooked immediately and became a licensed Zumba® Instructor in 2009.
After obtaining her initial Zumba® Basic license she pursued other levels of training in Zumba® Toning, Zumba Sentao™, Zumba® Basic Training 2 and ZumbAtomic®. Kerry’s passion and experience carries over into all of the Zumba® classes she teaches.
Kerry has been married for 20 years to Danny and they have 3 beautiful children. With an active bunch of kids who are involved in school and sports, keeping an active lifestyle and teaching helps keep her energized.