Young people in Golden once again have a home where they can learn the finer points of dancing.
The Golden Dance Academy has opened its doors, and according to dance instructor Tawni Kwiatek, students have been having fun every since.
“Things have been going good. We currently have around 45 students taking part in classes,” she said.
According to Kwiatek, when the previous dance studio closed its doors many students were upset over losing the ability to train.
“I think that after the old studio closed there were a lot of us who were sad to see it end. I know my mother and some of the senior girls’ mothers wanted us to get something going so they could keep dancing,” said Kwiatek.
“There were also a lot of younger kids who were really upset and did not know what was going on.”
Kwiatek started dancing when she was five and has never looked back.
“Back then it was all about fun and now I really like teaching and going to competitions.”
The academy has classes for young students, right up to the older students (up to 16 and 17 years old) who take part in a number of competitions.
The newer students start learning jazz and ballet along with beginning techniques.
“We want them to have fun while learning about timing and music. Fun is the most important aspect,” Kwiatek said.
Dancing is also a great way to get in a good workout according to the instructor.
“It is fun, it is good exercise and I know I have made a family with all my dancers and friends. It is also good for team building.”
For people who would like to learn more they can come by the academy after 4 p.m. between Monday and Thursday, or call Deb at (250) 344-5560