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Miss Kimberly Schwartz

Teaches Jr Class (Ages 10-12), Advanced Class (Ages 13-18), and HipHop Class Instructor at both Union City and Martin locations..
Miss Kimberly is a University of Tennessee at Martin graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies in Business. She has worked at Stepz Dance Studio for 6 years, taught after school dance programs in most surrounding schools, attended several dance conventions, and has been apart of several other opportunities to further her dance career. Growing up in South Fulton she knows how challenging it can be when you’re not the “average athlete.”Her goal is to be able to provide more opportunities and a safe haven like she has found in dance to others.

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Miss Emily Wilkes

Emily Hutchison-Wilkes Owner/Studio Manager/ Instructor Originally from Cayce ,Ky. A South Fulton High School graduate. Resides in Union City,Tn -Started taking dance when I was 3 years old at Sandra’s School of Dance (danced for 14 years) returned to teaching dance in 2008.  Worked for her mentor for 3 years. Then continued other teaching duties at another studio before deciding to open the now current Studio 5678 Dance Academy. Which was started in Fall of 2015 in Union City. Trained in Tap ballet jazz and Tumble. Studied baton twirling for several years from Emily Shelton from Trenton TN. She has attended several dance conventions and competitions. She is the proud mother to her son Seth. She is very active with the Obion county walk of hope. She is also a licensed certified pharmacy technician which she worked as for 19 years. Dance has always been her passion. When anyone asked her when she was little what she wanted to be. Always the answer was a dance teacher. She loves working with kids and helping them to find and realize their dreams. Dance is not just something you do. It’s who you are. "I’m so thankful to have this opportunity to share my love of dance to the community and the lives of these precious children." - Emily

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Miss Alaina Harvey

My name is Alaina Harvey and I am currently a sophomore at UT Martin studying dance education. I started dancing at the age of 6 and have grown to love the art more and more everyday. I previously worked at Element Huntsville as a teacher and that was when I learned that I loved teaching dance. I was a competitive dance for 10 years competing in various categorizes such as tap, contemporary, jazz, etc. Dance has turned into my safe space and I hope that other dancers find it theirs as well.