By: Jenn Montie
On the Equilibrium Studio website, we used to include the following question under our bio, "If I wasn't a Pilates instructor I would be___________"
My answer to that question was "I would start my own dance studio."
I started dance at the age of three when my mom thought it was a fun way to keep me active. Whether you dance professionally or not, dance is a valuable activity for every child! Not only is it a great way to learn to live a healthy, active lifestyle at a young age, it helps to develop you into a hardworking person. Dance makes you realize quickly that you have to work hard and put in the time when you want to be good at something and succeed.
Dance teaches you responsibility at a young age. It teaches you to persevere even when things are tough. Growing up as a dancer you learn what commitment, dedication, and work ethic is at a young age. It makes you a harder worker as an adult and teaches you how to function as a team player. As a teenager I couldn't just skip rehearsal to go out with friends because I knew it would affect everyone else in the company and I had made a commitment to them.
Now I get to be a Pilates instructor AND start a dance studio! I've been teaching dance since 2003 and assistant directing a youth ballet company for the last 8 years. A few weeks ago I launched a website and social media for Allegro Dance.
Allegro Dance is a studio for children ages 2-up to receive premier dance training in a safe environment! Located in studio H of Equilibrium, you will love the convenience of being able to bring your kids to a dance class AND you can get your workout in at the same time! The safety of being located in the Bloomfield Medical Village is a huge advantage of coming to Allegro Dance.
I'm so excited to offer ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, creative movement, and mommy & me classes as well as private coaching! I love teaching kids to love dance as much as I do. No where else in Oakland County will you receive quality dance training and have the cross training of a full service Pilates studio for you and your dancer at your fingertips! Your dancer will receive individualized attention in every class to not only develop their technique, but also their artistry.