You'll be ready for a nap when you finish stepping to the beat at Simmonds Dance and Gymnastics in Jeffersonville.
Break out of your shell and sign up for a dance class at Simmonds Dance and Gymnastics.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When the rooms of The Sutton Studio for the Performing Arts aren’t resonating with piano chords, dance music, monologues, or melodies, they’re filled with insightful declamations from the highly experienced staff. Artistic director Jamie Lynn Gilliam leads the talented troupe, bringing more than 25 years of musical-theater experience that include dancing in professional productions and convincing Robert De Niro’s family that she was Robert De Niro. Her lieutenants include Kathy Todd Chaney, formerly of Kathy Todd Dance Studio, and several of the studio’s graduates, who teach tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop steps. Piano instructor Lynnette Jones has been playing piano for 27 years and acting teacher Josh Gilliam has performed in several professional productions since he graduated from Otterbein University’s musical-theater program. All this expertise fills The Sutton Studio’s two locations and unfolds during an array of classes, performances, and even private birthday parties.
Tabitha Johnson has been teaching people to dance since she was 14 years old. She started out studying ballet, tap, and jazz, but soon caught on to the rhythms of hip-hop and break dancing. Now she works as an advanced certified personal trainer and certified nutrition consultant, and the fitness-focused entrepreneur focuses all of her energy into inspiring her clients to be passionate about fitness at her studio. Tabitha gets hearts pumping during cardio hip-hop and kickboxing classes, and her instruction during the Tab'z Abz class helps shape students’ tummies into washboard form to make laundry day easier. Free Fit Body sessions range from beginner body blast, which goes easy on prior injuries and joints, to athletically inclined conditioning and Alpha Phoenix classes. Freestyle Fitness dancers can trip the light fantastic in a more unstructured setting during the center’s open-floor sessions. The studio also offers dance classes for all ages including Hip Hop, Break Dance, and Capoeira.