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It all began eight years ago today…

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It all began eight years ago today…

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1507228882596{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]October 5th, 2009, the start of what we know as Starlight Studios. Only being married a few months and quitting my job as a preschool assistant, I found myself sitting in an empty children’s church room.

I waited, and hoped, for someone to walk in the door. The church was gracious in letting me use the space for free until I got a good clientele but the carpeted floor and lack of studio mirrors continued to test my humility. By December, I had a total of 3 students.

By next Christmas, we put on our first show, with 12 dancers and 5 musicians (one of them being Mr Kelly himself). It was a cute and family friendly event with games along with the performances. Even though it was small, it was still growth right?

After using a second church space and steadily growing over another year, it was time to take the leap to our own space or quit.

We leaped but ended up postponing our Grand Opening a week due to the birth of my first child, Taryn, 3 weeks prior. It was a big step and the push to survive was on.

More years have passed, my family has grown to include my little Aurora, and we’ve expanded in studio space, programs, and teachers. It’s been an amazing journey and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to add the performing arts to people’s lives.

Eight years has changed a lot of things, and I can’t wait to see what another eight years will bring! Thank you for those current and past that have come into our lives and let us teach and share our passion for dance and music.

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  1. Oh my goodness! Reading this brings tears to my eyes! I didn’t realize that when we joined the Starlight family 5 years ago, the studio off Grant Line was brand new!
    Our family has enjoyed the passion, joy and commitment that Miss Allison and all teachers put into their instruction here. Their love for the children and their patience with them goes above and beyond! We began when my oldest daughter was a mere 14 months old, in the Starburst Babies class. Some weeks we were the only ones, as life with littles is so unpredictable, but we were thankful for the bond that she made with Miss Allison.
    She was the first instructor of both of our daughters and loved them as her own.
    The flexibility, patience and understanding she exhibits as little ones learn to follow directions, face their stage-fright and shine is what I love about this studio and Miss Allison.
    Allison, you have been a key mentor and a part of our family and our girls adore you. What you have built here with your family is beautiful and serves the community so well. We are heart-broken to be moving away from you and this dance family and wish we could take you with us! Thank you for having such integrity, modesty, and fervor for building this dance community. We love you!

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