Scores of little girls clad in pink leotards and tutus flocked to Grace Conservatory Sunday, as the dance studio held its grand opening in Nocatee Town Center.
Located at 485 Town Plaza Ave., Ste. 450, the studio held a ribbon cutting and open house, attracting hundreds of local families.
“You have given us the ultimate gift by entrusting us with your children,” said Vaughan Robison, who owns the studio with his wife, Kristina.
A former professional dancer, Kristina Robison thanked those who came to the studio’s grand opening.
“Thank you all so much for being here and sharing this with us,” she said, fighting back tears. “This is my dream come true.”
A graduate of the dance conservatory at Texas Women’s University, Robison taught dance in her native San Antonio before moving to New York City to dance professionally. When she and her husband moved to Nocatee with their three young children last fall, they decided to bring the arts to Nocatee while making Kristina’s dream of owning her own dance studio a reality.
Already, that dream is succeeding beyond the Robison’s expectations.
“We already have 300 students taking classes,” Kristina Robison said.
Grace Conservatory offers classes in a wide variety of dance styles – including tap, jazz, ballet and hip hop – for both boys and girls as young as 2 years old through adults. Registration is available online at www.graceconservatory.com.