Producer

Dear future dancers and dance parents of Unity Dance Studios,

Hi! I’m Sarah, Sarah Ray, Sarah gg,

(it’s all the same to me)

I want to tell you about what I love the most in the world,

Dance.

So let's start from the beginning. I started my dance journey at the age of three at Mitzi's Studio of Dance. I started dancing competitively at the age of ten and if we're being honest there was no turning back at that point. I knew that dance would always be the main focus of my life. I knew I wanted to own my own studio by the time I was in high school. I remember asking my dance coach, Mitzi Woods, when I was around 16 years old what it took to be a dance teacher. She laughed a little (partly because of how serious I was) and we had a long conversation about hard work and passion for the sport. But the point I am trying to make here is that this is the only thing I have ever wanted to do.

Let's get back to the journey. So I danced competitively all throughout my grade school years and in high school I started getting into choreography with the help of my beloved dance teacher Mitzi Woods. We even competed some of those routines as well! When I graduated from Mitzi's Studio of Dance in 2016 I went onto ICC and joined the ICC Indanettes and the ICC Pom Squad. In my two years at ICC I earned my Associates of Arts degree and in my second year I was Co-Captian of the ICC Indianettes. Both years at ICC I choreographed half time routines for our Pom Squad. But of course I missed studio dance tremendously. So when I graduated from ICC in 2018 I was asked to be the assistant coach for the competitive teams at Studio 215 and choreograph routines for them to compete. And of course I jumped at the opportunity. And that is what I have been doing for the last four years.

I have learned so much throughout my 20 years of dance. The hard work and the passion it takes to create something spectacular. That's not even the best part in my opinion. It is getting to see my dancers grow and learn and createifelong memories with their team. Getting to see someone learn the technique, memorize the dance, and then go out on stage and absolutely kill it is the best feeling in the world. When they come off stage, the confidence that shines out of them is almost blinding. That is why I decided to finally start a studio of my own. I want to be the same thing for my dancers as my dance teacher and my studio was for me. It was my second home , my second mom, and so many sisters.

So this is my promise to you my dancers, my dance moms and dads. Not only will I provide and teach the technique, the facials, the teamwork, the choreography, and all the other aspects it takes to create amazing dancers. I will also provide a safe and nurturing environment to not only make them great dancers but to also help them to be confident in themselves. If I didn’t have my dance family there is no way I would have made it this far. I want to do the same for others. When you walk into Unity Dance Studios you are coming home, you are heard ,and you are loved.

I can’t wait to meet you!

Sincerely,

Sarah GG