What makes Thrive different than other studios?
Thrive Dance has created a program for children and teens who love to move! No waiting around in line or fussy dance costumes here. We want our students’ love of dance to grow along with their knowledge of dance. We do that in each level a bit differently based on where the students are developmentally.
We take lots of care and effort to make our studio a positive place, through our teaching as well as our expectations of students. Our music is uplifting and family friendly.
Students are introduced to dance as an art, as well as a technique. Our innovative curriculum has been created by the founders, who have many years of experience teaching, as well as degrees and certifications in dance education.
We also believe that the parents’ experience is just as important as the students. We prioritize making this easy, low stress and low cost to our families, because we know how hard it is to make it all work!
It’s a funny story…
Christine Riesenweber & Shantal Moody met when their kids were playing together at the park, and because they were the only adults at the park that day, they struck up a conversation. Almost instantly they realized they both were dancers and recent transplants to the Tri-Cities. They’ve been dancing and working together ever since!
They have both taught and performed professionally, took countless hours of education classes and are die hard Harry Potter fans.
Click on the video above to hear Shantal talk about how she sees her role as a teacher.
Cultivating creativity, technique, and character