Creation Studio strives to provide an uplifting, Christian environment where people can come to dance and workout knowing they will leave encouraged and strengthened both physically and spiritually. Creation offers dance classes in all genres (ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip hop, musical theatre, modern, acro) to students age 2 – adult, and fitness classes to every fitness level from gentle chair and Prenatal yoga to intense interval training in STRONG classes.
Owner Jessica Goodnough states that, “Our dancers have grown so much in the 4 short years we’ve been open that we wanted to add to our programming to be able to increase their technique and training. To do that we’ve hired Ms. Amy Metz who comes to us with years of training and teaching experience. Miss Amy trained at many different studios including: Fred Astaire Ballroom Dance Studios, Ballet Magnificat, Hosanna Ballet and studied dance pedagogy at the University of Georgia. She was also artistic director of a Christian multi-arts center in Atlanta that had over 200 dancers.”
In addition to hiring Ms. Amy, Creation’s ballet classes are going to be honing in on the Cecchetti Ballet Methodology. “Cecchetti training is a rigorous method which pays careful attention to the laws of anatomy. It develops all of the qualities essential to the dancer… It is classic in its purity and clear-cut style,” (2017, Cecchetti Council of America, http://www.Cecchetti.org). “What I’ve fallen in love with Cecchetti methodology is it allows dancers to train in a safe way protecting their bodies and developing them appropriately. At the same time, it pushes students to growth and precision mastery of ballet,” commented Goodnough. New this year, as well, is a ballet intensive program which includes Creation Crew - a Christian dance company that performs in local churches, events and nursing homes throughout the year.
Creation Studio’s fitness program has also grown by leaps and bounds each year; to continue to foster that growth Erin Hicks has also been hired as Fitness Director at Creation Studio this year. Goodnough explains, “Erin has already revolutionized so many peoples’ lives through our fitness challenges and exercise classes, but this year she’s going to take it to a whole new level. We’re thrilled to announce that in addition to our excellent group fitness classes, Creation Studio will now offer personal training with Erin our ACE Certified Personal Trainer! Now clients will have the opportunity to receive individualized, personal training with in either a semi-private setting or one-on-one.”
Our big fitness kick off will be starting with an Iron Sharpens Iron Challenge where friends sign up together for the month of September to compete against other “account-abili-buddies”. The goal – to hold each other accountable to getting fit by going to classes together and encouraging one another. Winners who accrue the most accountability points get a free month of fitness classes.
Creation Studio’s fitness and dance classes start Monday, September 11th. For more information regarding classes and to get registered visit www.OswegoCreationStudio.com.