About the Studio
We are passionate about promoting the arts and equipping our children with skills not just on the dance and gym floors but that can follow them throughout their lives. We are a boutique recreational studio keeping our classes playful while learning. Our program focuses primarily on children ages 2-12, but serve children of all ages. We truly believe in preparing children to be successful in all walks of life and are proud to offer a Mentoring Program for children 12 and up. Through our Mentoring Program your teenager gets a chance to use their talents by mentoring younger children while learning and preparing to be dependable young adults in the work force.
Our lead dance teachers have college degrees and/or professional experience in their field. Our lead gymnastics teachers are all experienced in recreational and competitive gymnastics and /or cheer. Teachers that have come through our Mentoring Program have had 2 years of assisting experience under the guidance of our lead teachers. Our teachers are chosen not only for their qualifications, but for their ability to relate to the students.
Welcome to our studio family. Please take a moment to meet our team.
Allison is the founder and CEO of Carolina Dance and Gymnastics, LLC. She was also the founder of Body and Motion, Inc, School of Yoga and Performing Arts from 1998-2006. She began teaching dance in 1987 and yoga and yoga teacher trainings in 1998, founding one of the first Yoga Teacher Training Schools in North Carolina.
Allison has degrees in both dance and biology from UNC-G and some of her credits include starring in 2 “Basic Yoga for Golfers” videos, “Body and Motion Teacher Training Video”, 3 relaxation meditation CDs, and has written articles for local, national, and international magazines, including Dance Teacher Magazine.
She has taught continuing education at state, national, and international conferences, and works closely with international business coaches in order to continue learning best business practice to bring high quality arts education to our communities, students, parents, and staff.
In addition to being a busy CEO, she takes time for her most precious and demanding job…taking care of her 2 young daughters and home schooling them. She loves being a mom and tries to put on her “mom” hat and think of our busy studio moms when designing programs and schedules. You may only see her every once in a while at the studio checking in, but she is constantly busy working behind the scenes in her home office in order to bring the best arts experience to your children and our communities.
Hannah has been with Carolina Dance and Gymnastics since 2017 and is our studio manager. She graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a BA in Public Relations and Multimedia Journalism in 2014. Growing up Hannah participated in gymnastics and cheerleading.
She is typically found at the Asheboro location greeting our families. She loves getting to know our students and watching them learn and grow! She has a bubbly personality that makes everyone feel welcome and brings out a smile and conversation even with our smallest students that are too shy to talk.
When she isn't in the studio, she is on her farm, at baseball with her boy, Teagan, or working as a wedding planner.
Raelynn began coaching gymnastics with us in 2019. She is our lead gymnastics coach and is in charge of our Mentoring Program. She works closely with all of our teachers and assistants and plans special workshops and events along with Hannah. She teaches gymnastics in Asheboro for our Discover and Inspire Levels.
Raelynn enjoys riding horses and working on her farm with her husband, Kevin. She and her husband enjoy family time with their daughter, Loretta, and dog, Winston. Raelynn is also a part of a team at her local church, where she ministers to children and their families through youth rodeos.
Sada has been teaching with us since 2013. She is our lead dance teacher and teaches dance at both locations for Dream, Believe, and Discover Levels.
She received her BFA in Dance from UNC-G and grew up dancing with the Greenville Civic Ballet. She has danced at Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Debbie Allen Dance Academy and University of NC School of the Arts on full scholarships. Her performance credits include Southeast Regional Ballet Association, a major solo for Maya Angelou and has performed in The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Don Quixote, and Lion King.
Sada enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and shopping.
Annika is a high school senior and has been a gymnastics coach with us since 2018. She was a gymnastics student with us since 2013 and began as the first Student Assistant in our Mentoring Program. She quickly moved into a teaching position in January of 2019! She teaches gymnastics at both locations for Dream, Believe, and Discover Levels. Her favorite thing to do is bars!
Annika attends dual enrollment at CCCC and Chatham School of Science and Engineering and will graduate in May with an Associates in Arts along with her high school diploma.
Annika loves volunteering and spends her free time surfing, bouldering, and spending time with friends and family.
Jessica started at our Asheboro location in 2018 through our Mentoring Program. She has been taking gymnastics and acro for 9 years. She joined the teaching staff in 2020 and teaches gymnastics for our Dream & Believe Levels.
Jessica attends dual enrollment at RCC and is a junior homeschool student.
Jessica is an amazing artist! She makes jewelry and does beautiful drawings and paintings! Her artwork has even been exhibited at the White House!
Claire started at our Asheboro location in 2019 through our Mentoring Program. She has assisted with classes for 2 years and is excited to start teaching little dancers! She teaches dance for our Dream and Believe Levels at our Asheboro location.
Claire graduated from her homeschool this year and is currently attending RCC majoring in Linguistics.
Claire loves watching and learning different styles of dance. When she isn't dancing, you can find her acting and singing on stage in local theater productions.
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