My dance studio started in the basement of my home, and has grown into being one of the largest in the area, boosting 3 locations and 7 full time teachers. 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 She also coaches the Gold Dance Team. 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. Recently 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 also has three small children, and lives in Flushing.
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!”
Amanda currently lives and works in New York City. She currently takes classes at Alvin Ailey and Broadway Dance Center. She has performed in 2 Concerts with the Ailey Extension, under the choreography of Sekou McMiller. While in NYC she worked at Dance With Me Studios, (owned by Tony Dovolani, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy), where she received quality ballroom dance instruction. She currently trains under Top Latin Professionals, Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach. Amanda is currently competing throughout the United States with her Dance Partner in American Smooth and International Latin. She is a 2017 USA Dance National Finalist. She currently teaches K-4 Dance at an Elementary School in NYC. Her passion in life is to make Dance Education accessible to all. Her biggest joy is coming home to Michigan monthly to choreograph and teach special classes and solos for Terry Matlock, and spreading her love of dance to her Terry Matlock Dance Family.
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.