Elevating Fair Grove with Elevation Studios

October 26, 2021

The town of Fair Grove, Missouri now holds a place for people to be unique and shine with Elevation Studio.

Elevation Studio has a total of three dance instructors and two adult fitness teachers. The dance classes are offered for people from eighteen months old to eighteen years old. There are also adult fitness classes for people eighteen years old and older.

Dance instructor Kristen Strickland stated, “I teach 14 classes, plus private lessons.” The included lessons she teaches are ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical.

Strickland has a background in dance. She commented, “I attended Missouri State University and majored in Art Education and minored in Dance performance.”

Elevation studio registration for the fall ended in September, but the spring semester starts in January and registration for that will begin soon. As of right now, they have around 125 students currently taking classes.  

The instructors offer ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, musical theater, and acro/tumbling for ages three years and up, as well as a few adult fitness classes for those who are 18 years or older. They have three dance seasons which are the fall season, from September through December, their spring season, from January through June, and the summer season, starting in July going through August.

Classes must be paid monthly every class season. Students can start in any official season, but students and/or parents must register before classes begin. Class tuition varies depending on the class. Adult fitness classes do not have to be registered ahead of time and classes cost twelve dollars per class, or you can purchase a class card for $50 and attend five adult fitness classes of your choice.

The fall season ends with an informal Winter Showcase. They also have a formal Spring Recital at the end of the spring season. The Spring Recital includes costumes and an on stage performance. The summer season has themed camps, workshops, and their very own competition team rehearsals.

The studio’s adult fitness classes include Cardio Dance Fitness, Yoga, and UpBeat Barre. The UpBeat Barre is a class that combines several different things including ballet, yoga, pilates, and muscular endurance. This fitness class is available on Monday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30. It is also attenable on Tuesdays from seven to eight in the evenings.

 The Cardio Dance Fitness class is a mixture of simple moves and some harder ones that are known to help you with coordination and muscle control. This class is for both beginners and those with more experience. These classes are held on Wednesdays at 11 AM to 12 PM and on Saturday mornings from 9 AM to 10 AM. The yoga class is also available for all levels and is held starting a 12 PM ending at 1 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 AM to 9 AM.

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