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At the age of 3, Sandra Stone began learning the art of dance from one of the most influential and innovative instructors of our area, Miss Lyndia Cochran. Miss Sandra would go on to be a student teacher for Miss Lyndia, mentoring under her from the 7th grade until her junior year in high school. When she was 17 years old, Miss Sandra began teaching on her own, under the supervision of Miss Lyndia, in her studio in Murray. When she was a senior, Miss Sandra began leaving school early so that she could teach at her first independent studio in Dover, TN.
Miss Sandra has studied the art of dance under renowned instructors from all over the country. She has trained in New York, Memphis, Nashville, Biloxi, Little Rock, and many others U.S. cities. Since the age of 17, Miss Sandra has been a member of the Southern Association of Dance Masters and continues to further her knowledge and that of her students in traveling to conventions and workshops. Miss Sandra is a longtime certified member of the Southern Association of Dance Masters.
Miss Sandra has instructed students in McKenzie, TN; Union City, TN; Dover, TN; Erin, TN; Princeton, KY; Kuttawa, KY; Mayfield, KY; and Benton, KY. She began teaching in Paris, TN in 2015, where she continues to instruct to this day.
Miss Sandra has been serving the tri-state area for almost 40 years. Her kindness, patience, and great sense of fun combine to make a safe, inspiring, and exciting atmosphere for aspiring dancers of all ages. Miss Sandra prides herself in providing an encouraging atmosphere for learning and lives for sharing the art of dance with others.
At the early age of 3, Miss Kailey began studying the art of dance under her masterful mother, Miss Sandra. From there on, Miss Kailey surrounded herself in music—dancing, singing, and acting. Miss Kailey began piano lessons at the age of 6 and would go on to learn how to play numerous other instruments, including the guitar and banjo!
Around the age of 9, Miss Kailey began traveling and performing with an entertainment group known as the Showstoppers, of Paducah, KY. Miss Kailey has entertained at numerous festivals, churches, and has even performed in Branson, MO, where she once competed, and placed, in America’s Most Talented Kids.
Miss Kailey began student teaching under Miss Sandra when she was in high school. During her studies at Murray State University, she began teaching on her own, under the supervision of Miss Sandra, at their studios in Murray, KY and Paris, TN. In 2018, Miss Kailey received her Tap certification through the Southern Association of Dance Masters. She is currently working on her certification through the National Dance Education Organization. Miss Kailey continues to further her knowledge and that of her students in traveling to conventions and workshops through the Southern Association of Dance Masters.
Miss Kailey lives to entertain and inspire her students with her high level of energy and outgoing personality. She prides herself in providing an exciting and safe environment for her students--one in which they feel comfortable to express their unique personalities and strive to be the best they can be.
In 2012, the studio became a partnership between Miss Sandra and her daughter, Miss Kailey. The duo believes fully in their mission statement; “To provide a fun and safe environment to promote the physical/mental health and self-confidence of children through sharing our love of dance.” The two have constructed their syllabus from decades of tried and true methods and techniques in which they utilize in instructing their students in the art of dance. And while they are always researching and learning new and innovative techniques, they fully credit their predecessors for giving them the training and foundation for a solid knowledge of dance instruction. Whether it is tap, ballet, lyrical, jazz, tumbling or other styles, Miss Sandra and Miss Kailey are always working to make all dancers well rounded and confident performers.