RE: Popular Dance Studio Moves into Downtown Core
Quinte West, ON: Astounding Heights Dance Academy has moved into downtown Trenton and is now located at 22 Front Street. Astounding Heights is owned by Alicia Sewell, a trained dancer with the BATD association and she continues to further her training with them. “We decided to move to the downtown core to make it a better experience for our dancers and their families,” said Sewell. “It is a safer location due to better road lighting and snow removal in the winter, and there is more parking and more exposure due to greater foot traffic. The parents of our dancers are enjoying it as well; they can find something to do while their children are dancing without having to drive anywhere else. “
The new location offers more space, including a larger waiting area for parents with viewing windows. It also offer students an area to eat as well as store their food for those busy days. In the near future they will be expanding to add another studio room so they can accommodate more classes at one time. Their five year plan is to expand even larger and take up the upstairs space to offer a circus school as there are very few of these in Ontario.
Along with opening the new location Astounding Heights have also acquired new staff and teachers. Two great new additions to the team are secretaries Lisa Simpson and Toni McConnell. There is a new highland teacher, Lindsay Perreault, who has an accomplished career of her own along with her students. There is also an amazing hula hoop teacher, Deejay a.k.a. Electric Hoopster, who can do unimaginable things with a hula hoop, and the students are loving her creativity. Kwame a.k.a Kwality teaches the hip hop program. Alayna Kellet comes in to choreograph some of the contemporary and lyrical competitive numbers and Alicia Sewell, studio owner and director, teaches: acro; ballet; tap; Irish; jazz; stretch; adult fitness and musical theater.
Through-out the year Astounding Heights offers many dance workshops, family movie nights, and actively participates in community events. This year they will be having their first annual Celebration of Dance Harvest Fest on October 1st. Registration for the 2016-2017 season is being offered on two separate weeks this year August 29th-31st from 2-5pm and September 6th-8th from 3-6pm.
To contact Astounding Heights Dance Academy or to find out more information you can call 613-885-3868, check out their website www.astoundingheights.com or email Dance@AstoundingHeights.com