National Dance Week: CK DanceWorks
This week, we’re focused on celebrating dance and what it means to us. At Jackrabbit, we are honored to work with dance studio owners and love hearing about their passion. I love to see dance studio owners and teachers connect to share the love! Keep an eye out for the other posts in the National Dance Week series to meet some other awesome Jackrabbit Dance users!
: Founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Christina Wiginton and Assistant Director Kensey Mimbs alongside Brandy Wix, the behind-the-scenes creator. They came together to open their dance doors over nine years ago to the Bentwater Community in Acworth, GA. These ladies had a dream! A dream to bring their love of dance and the performing arts to a community where they could try and touch the lives of others, mainly children, just as theirs had been with dance. CK DanceWorks was received wonderfully in the community and now serves over 600 dancers of all ages from the Acworth, Kennesaw, Dallas, Cartersville, Marietta, and Hiram areas in a beautiful new state of the art 8,400 square foot building.
Why do you dance?
Dance is my passion and love. I started dancing at the age of 3 and wanted to dance just like my big sister. I enjoyed performing and being on stage so so much I never quit. Then I feel in love with sharing my passion and love with young children. I started assisting dance classes and helping teach until I started teaching my own class and eventually opened up CKDW with my fabulous partners right out of high school.
What is your passion?
My passion is helping young dancers with their confidence and teaching them the art and love of dance!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a Radio City Rockettee and even audition when I was 18 but did not make the final cut!
What is your biggest challenge and how do you overcome it?
Teaching dance is the best part. The hardest challenge is being comfortable with yourself and not comparing yourself to other dancers who may be technically better or have better costumes than you. Never giving up and pushing your self to the be better!
What is one thing a dancer can’t live without?