Anya Noveskey had long wanted to make a career out of dance, then a hip injury derailed her plans. But even after putting down her dream to study counseling and receiving a masters degree, it only took a few years of returning to dance as an instructor to resurrect her original plan. Now fully certified to teach dance, Noveskey is opening her own studio, Dance with Heart Studios
, in Manchester this week.
"I want to be a different type of studio," Noveskey says. "I really want to teach the passion of dance and the feeling it can give you. I want to kids to learn how to act appropriately and kind, and still get to their goals without having the negative feelings that can come with competitiveness."
Noveskey began dancing and also taught dance in Adrian. When looking for a place to open her own studio, she found Manchester had fewer dance offerings than other communities in the area. In addition to offering classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern dance, musical theater, yoga and Zumba, she plans to give the community different ways to experience dance.
"I have ideas about movie nights, to play a full-length ballet to educate the community," she says. "A lot of people don't realize what you can do with dance. You can make it a career if you want to."
Dance with Heart will open this week on Main St. in Manchester. Noveskey and her sister will teach the dance classes, and will be joined by two Zumba and one yoga instructor. She hopes to grow the business enough to expand into a second studio in the basement of her current location.
Souce: Anya Noveskey, Dance with Heart
Writer: Natalie Burg