Executive director LaKesha Moore wants potential customers to know Dance 6:14 does not offer your typical dance classes.
“I started Dance 6:14 because I wanted to do something different,” said Moore. “I wanted a dance organization— eventually studio—that was centered around praise dance. Not only did I want kids to just come and take dance, but also to teach them how to give back and to do my best to prepare them for everyday life. I wanted a dance organization that would teach kids the things that most people, schools, and organizations may feel is less important than performing and competing. I wanted to be the person to let these young people know that there is somebody that loves them and knows they need a little TLC.”
In addition to focusing on praise dance, Dance 6:14 offers other opportunities for kids between the ages of five and 18.
“The classes that I offer are praise dance, ballet, and hip hop start this summer. Other services offered are craft/paint days that incorporate boys and girls and our dance parties,” Moore said. “For our class prices, you get to not only be involved in dance classes, but we take field trips, we do performances, we have speakers to come in and talk to the kids, we do community service, we have fun days, and so much more.”
Moore believes in making sure her students know they are important, and she encourages parents to check out any dance studio before enrolling their child.
“When signing your kids up for dance class, be sure the first impression of the teacher or studio owner is a lasting one,” she said. “Always be sure that you like the studio and staff enough to spend your money there and let your kids dance there. The dance teachers will spend a lot of time with your child in the long run, and you want it to be somebody you can trust. Pay attention to how your child gets along with the other kids involved in the dance classes with them. The comfort of the child is most important.”