In 2013, St. John’s Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares for Kids partnered to spearhead a multi-organizational community program called ‘Kohl’s Gotta Dance’. This program resulted in 120 pre-teen and early teen children moving to the rhythm of Hip Hop, Modern Dance, and Irish Dance music as they participated in one of four free dance classes offered weekly. While having fun, these children also exercised – a factor in addressing and preventing childhood obesity, which is among the top three needs identified in the St. John’s community health needs assessment.
Kohl’s Gotta Dance is a fun and innovative way to help address childhood health and wellness in our community. Classes are held weekly for 30 weeks and students have the opportunity to perform live several times throughout the year. The community collaboration includes skilled instructors from Achill Academy of Irish Dance, Dance Creations Dance Studio, Springfield Dance, and TurnOut Movement Arts Studio. Other partner organizations include Abundant Faith Church, Real Life Church, Clear Lake Church of Christ, and Hoogland Center for the Arts. ‘Kohl’s Gotta Dance’ has provided an opportunity to help children of many different abilities and disabilities learn ways to exercise and have fun!
Why choose TurnOut Movement Arts Studio for your Child’s dance education?
The instructors at TurnOut Movement are highly educated in Dance and Tumbling as well as in the college class room.
Professional Adults Instructors -
ALL teachers at TurnOut Movement are Professional and Adults. TurnOut Movement does not agree with children teaching children.
Instructors are the demonstrators –
TurnOut Movement is unique because the teachers teaching the skills can actually demonstrate what they are teaching.
National Awards and Titles –
All Teachers and have been awarded National awards or Titles.
Top Choreography in all genres-
TurnOut Movement has Master teachers from the mid-west teaching each week. We provide master classes on a weekly basis to further our dancer’s dance education in Ballet, Contemporary, Technique and Hip Hop
All Gettin Down instructors and assistants are Gettin’ Down Certified
All TurnOut Instructors and Assistants are Getting Down Certified” by Miss Tracey Sims, B.S.W; M.A. Owner of TurnOut Movement Arts Studio.
Fun facts about our Gettin’ Down Instructors ….
Miss Tracey = Gettin’ Down originator; College Professor …
Master Derek = Hall of Fame representative …
Mr. Alvin= Finalist on MTV’s American’s Best Dance Crew …
Miss Kendra = United States representative for Junior Olympics …
Miss Cassie = Disney performer...
Why Choose TurnOut for your child’s dance education?
1- PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS
4- Front Desk staff available during classes.
5- Office staff available Monday-Friday 12:00p-5:00p.
6- Large waiting room
7- 6 (SIX) dance studios with various classes at the same time.
8- Performance opportunities
9- Professional Spring Production
We have had un-measureable success in the past 8 years while growing to be one of largest and most talented dance schools in the Springfield area. With that being said, we would like to thank all the wonderful parents, highly trained staff, determined students, entrusting office administrators and committed builders to getting us where we are today. Hard work and passion is the foundation of TurnOut and we are super excited to see what the future holds for us... it's going to be amazing!!