LA Dance Studio Opens in Cherokee
Friday, October 16, 2009
Photos by Mike Leckband
Recently, Lisa Hunter rented out one of the old classrooms at Kountry Klass Mall (the old Garfield School)in Cherokee for her new dance studio,the LA Centre of Dance.
Lisa Ann Hunter, right, is pictured at her dance studio along with some of her students, front to back, Cassady Curtis, Kennadie Cline, Libby Peterson, Bailey Gaydo, and Hanna Hensen. Hunter recently opened the LA Centre of Dance in the Kountry Klass Mall in Cherokee.
Sharing a few pointers -
Libby Peterson, left, is pictured giving a few pointers to fellow LA Centre of Dance student, Kennadie Cline during a recent dance lesson
Just learning -
One of the younger students at the LA Centre of Dance is Cassady Curtis, who is just learning the fundamentals of dance
Lined up -
The students at LA Centre of Dance are pictured stretching on the ballet bar at their dance studio.
Form and grace -
Hanna Henson is pictured practicing her ballet form while at the LA Centre of Dance. Henson is one of Lisa Ann Hunter's more experienced students
Learning her technique -
Again Hanna Henson is shown practicing her technique while attending the LA Center of Dance in Cherokee.
Tap, tap, tap -
Lisa Ann Hunter, right, founder of LA Centre of Dance in Cherokee is pictured along side of one of her first students, Libby Peterson. Hunter and Peterson are pictured going through one of the many tap routines that Hunter has taught Peterson.
Making use of the space -
A converted classroom at the old Garfield School is the perfect place for Lisa Ann Hunter to open her LA Centre of Dance. The school has been converted to the Kountry Klass Mall and is home to not only the dance studio, but also several businesses and the Cherokee American Legion.
Fond memories -
Lisa Ann Hunter, founder of the LA Centre of Dance, is pictured during her more competitive days in dance. Hunter competed in dance competitions throughout the Midwest and has fond memories of competing in many events such as the Bill Riley Talent Show at the Iowa State Fair.