My dance studio started in the basement of my home, and has grown into being one of the largest in the area, boosting 4 locations. In 1982 I developed a preschool program introducing Fine Arts into the academic setting. Together these programs give me the opportunity to share my Love Of Dance...
In college, Aimee broadened her training to include Modern and Lyrical dance, as well as taking choreography, kinesiology, and music/movement classes. This helped her attain a Fine Arts minor as part of her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree at The University of Michigan-Flint. At UM-Flint, Aimee studied with Kimberly Jones and was part of the performing dance group. She attended the American College Dance Festival and performed pieces to be adjudicated at the festival.
Currently, Aimee choreographs and teaches classes for Terry Matlock School of Performing Arts.d Aimee enjoys attending conventions and competitions with these dancers, especially because she knows what a great experience that was for her as a young dancer. She has choreographed the halftime show for the Lion's Thanksgiving performance, organized flash mobs to promote musical theater at Whiting, and taken her team to Orlando for the Tremaine National Competition. Aimee also teaches third grade at Dowdall Elementary in the Kearsley School District. Recently, Aimee completed her Master’s in Public Administration degree at The University of Michigan-Flint. She has 3 children, and lives in Flushing, MI
Jaydan graduated with honors from Durand High School in 2014. When she wasn’t training at the dance studio, she kept busy as a member of their award winning band. Jaydan participated in marching band, symphonic band, and color guard. She was also a member of the track team and competed at the state level.
After graduation, Jaydan has continued her studies at the University of Michigan in Flint. There she is focusing on social work. Jaydan has continued her dance and acrobatic training as well. She continues to attend Tremaine Dance Conventions as a teacher and takes many master classes and workshops offered at the university. Jaydan recently began certification classes through Acrobatic Arts.
Jaydan has experience teaching in a variety of school settings. She has worked with preschoolers and advanced dancers and has expanded her skills to include choreography. She has trained in a variety of dance styles but especially loves jazz. Currently, Jaydan is assisting with the competitive dancers at the studio, as well. Her goal is to instill confidence in all of her dancers, so they can not only light up onstage but in any other adventure they want to pursue.
Since returning home and raising a family, she has completed modern and choreography courses at the University of Michigan-Flint. Most recently, Rae performed an original choreography piece at Performance Network in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rae has recently studied in Chicago, and has been awarded her BeMoved® license. BeMoved® is a dance fitness experience for adults of all ages and skill levels, including those who have never danced before. BeMoved® classes are currently being offered at the studio.
“Dance continues to be my life’s passion, a passion I hope to inspire in others!”
She has been back as a dance teacher at Terry’s for two years. She has always taken pride in learning and improving her skills as a dance teacher. Lexi wants her students to love and enjoy dance as much as she did growing up.
Ramsey recently moved to Fenton, MI and works from home as a full time Mechanical Engineer. During her free time Ramsey likes to support local businesses and volunteer for the Distinguished Young Women Program. While teaching at Terry Matlock School of Performing Arts Ramsey hopes to share her excitement for dance and the benefits it can bring to all age groups.
Throughout the dance program at UM-Flint DeNauja got to experience dance intensives with the American College Dance Association (ACDA) where she took master classes in dance styles such as Afro-Caribbean, Giordano Jazz, Modern, Voguing and more. She graduated in December of 2022 with her Bachelors of Arts.
While teaching at Terry Matlock school of Performing Arts, DeNauja hopes to inspire dancers to be authentically themselves and to become AMAZING dancers because of their passion for dance.
Lindsay is a Professional Natural bikini champion with the OCB. She has competed and won six shows over the last three years and recently placed in the Top 5 in the largest natural body building company in the US.
Lindsay believes in teaching and encouraging healthy habits in our youth. She is passionate about living a full and healthy lifestyle and enjoys spreading the knowledge to our students with great hopes of leaving a positive impression.
She is the Mother of a Silver Team dancer and enjoys spending time in the studio.