A New Dance Studio Graces Downtown Onawa With It’s Beautiful Facade

By admin on August 21, 2020 0 Comments

Grace Dance Company (GDC) is a new family-owned business with with lifelong roots in Monona County. Mackenna Chapman is the Head Teacher/Program Director. Shawna Chapman, Mackenna’s mom, is the Studio Director. The whole family has been involved in so many ways and continue to be a huge part of the day to day operations. Ryan, Morgan, and Max and many friends and family members have been never ending support to them and their mission for GDC.

They will be offering classes for all ages, including children and adults! The Core Classes for ages 3-18 include Ballet Technique, Jazz, Tap, and Contemporary for older students. They also offer Add On Classes in Hip Hop, Clogging, and Pom for ages 7 and up. These classes all begin September 1st, 2020.

Future plans include: an Adult Tap Class and classes for toddlers and parents in the very near future! GDC also offers Yoga Classes, led my certified instructor, Amanda Rush. Amanda’s classes are currently meeting 3 times per week.

“Our mission is to educate students about both the dance world and the real world. We want to encourage the students to be strong, confident, and hardworking. We want to lead by example and teach the students to be a light to those around them. Our goal is to turn our students into well-rounded dancers in strength, technique, and flexibility. We will expose the students to all types of dance to help each student to have a firm education of dance and be able to apply this to all aspects of life.” – Shawna Chapman
Grace Dance Company is located at 1019 10th St, in Onawa, Iowa.
You can read more about the studio on their website!!
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