“When I graduated from high school, I always knew I wanted to open up my own [dance] studio,” said Toledo native Tanisha Shelmon. Excited to give something back to the community, and with a lengthy resume of dance training and performing, Shelmon looks forward to helping others reach for and fulfill their dreams. Touch A Dream Dance Studio opened this past June and is located on Holland-Sylvania Rd. inside Sunrise Gymnastics.
A former member of the Detroit Pistons dance team, Shelmon knows what it takes to make a great dancer and performer. Aside from offering classes for ages three to adult in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, theatre, and more, the studio will be holding auditions for competition teams on September 6, 2009. “It’s almost like you’re getting a bit of the professional side of it at an early age,” said Shelmon who mentioned the auditions are open to anyone.
Shelmon’s mother, Terri Shelmon, is the co-director of the studio and teaches the drama portion as well as ballet for the 3-4 year olds. With parallels between dancing, singing, and acting, the mother-daughter team knows how valuable it is to offer everything in one studio. Grand Open Registration for fall is Sunday, September 20, 2009 3-6p.m. at the studio and Terri and Tanisha will be on hand to provide more detailed information and answer questions.
Additional information can be found at www.touchadreamdancestudio.com or contact them directly at either 419-344-6190 or 419-344-6028.