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Dance studio celebrates 10 years


Angela Floyd School for the Dancer is marking its 10th year in Farragut.

The school celebrated at its spring concert in May.

More than 3,000 students have passed through Angela Floyd’s doors since the school opened at its location off Kingston Pike in 1998.

“We teach classical ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop and we start our preschool program [starts with] two-year-olds and go up through adults,” said owner Angela Floyd.

“We have every technique for every age group,” she added.

The school also offers kickline and competitive groups: Angels Kickline and The Knoxville Jazz Company.

“Knoxville Jazz Company is our competition team and they do a lot of extra practices and performances. And then our kickline group, they do all the parades and Race for the Cure,” Floyd said.

“Every other year, both groups perform on Caribbean Cruise Lines,” she added.

Floyd started the kickline group in 1992 and bills it as “Knoxville’s Answer to the New York City Rockettes.”

The Knoxville Jazzy Company was created to fill a hole in the local dance market.

“There really wasn’t anything like that around here. There’s a lot of ballet companies and a lot of modern companies, but we’re the only school that has a jazz company,” Floyd said.

Floyd chose to come to Farragut after starting her own business.

“A lot of the students that wanted to come with me lived in this area, and at the time, this was the growing area. That’s why we stayed out in this section of town,” Floyd said.

Floyd does plan to open the first dance and music school in Powell this fall.

“Classes start August 11, just like here,” she said.

“At the Powell location, it also includes music school: guitar, piano, voice and drums,” she added.

“That way, if little brother wants to take guitar lessons while sister takes dance, mom just has to stop in one place. It’s really all about saving time for everybody.

“We just try to make it convenient for everybody and save them time,” Floyd said.

For more information, call 865-675-9894 or visit www.angelafloydschoolforthedancer.com.

 

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