Ms. Sarah began her teaching career at age fifteen while still taking classes at Dimensions. She continued to dance and teach at Dimensions until the age of eighteen. She graduated from Madison High and attended Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. While at Catawba, Sarah was a member of Dance Ensemble and performed for the community. After one year at Catawba, Sarah decided to go back home to Mars Hill, where she attended Mars Hill College for one year. At Mars Hill, she continued teaching classes at Dimensions and also participated in the Bailey Mountain Cloggers shows as a guest performer with their dance team.
Upon graduating college at East Tennessee State University, Ms. Sarah had met the love of her life and moved with him to Clayton, GA. Sarah continued to expand her knowledge of dance by teaching and working with Betsy’s School of Dance in Franklin, NC and Tiger, GA. Ms. Sarah choreographed and participated in the end of year productions and also led dancers from Betsy’s to a local competition and won very high awards!
In 2017, Ms. Sarah and her husband welcomed their sweet baby boy, Oaklee to the world! They then decided it was time to bring their family back home to Mars Hill. Coincidently, Ms. Sarah received a phone call from Ms. Angel asking if she wanted to buy Dimensions Studio. Sarah has always loved dancing and giving dance to the community. It was always a dream of hers to be the owner of a dance studio, but Dimensions had and continues to have a very special place in her heart.
Ms. Sarah became owner of Dimensions Studio on June 1, 2018. She loves being able to give back to the community and continue what Dimensions started in 1997.
Ruth Van Sickle
Dance Instructor/Office Staff
Tai Chi Instructor
Miss Grace began her dance training at Dimensions Studio at the early age of 1 ½ in the Tot class. She also danced competitively doing solos and group dances with the Dimensions All-Star Dance Team from 2009 until 2013 and again in 2020. Miss Grace has performed with, and choreographed for, the Mars Hill University’s Bailey Mountain Cloggers in several of their spring concerts. Miss Grace takes a variety of classes at Dimensions Studio and is experienced in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acro and Clogging. Miss Grace has been an assistant at Dimensions for several years and now she teaches and choreographs for our Acro I class. Miss Grace attends Madison High School and will graduate in 2022. After high school, she has plans to go into the medical field. We are very fortunate and grateful to have Miss Grace on staff!
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Julie joined our office staff team in 2019. Before becoming a stay at home mom, she worked for 10 years for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Her two daughters, Jaycee and Jade, both dance at Dimensions. Julie loves to spend her time helping the studio any way she can. She is a vital part of our staff and we are thrilled to have her at Dimensions!
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Tots / Functional Fitness
Gina Elrod believes in keeping the fun in fitness! Gina understands how early beginnings in movement can lead to lifelong healthy habits. Her goals are to “encourage wellness, community, and good fun.” She is an A.F.A.A. (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor (since 2004) and is dedicated to encouraging functional
movement improvement for all ages. Gina is dedicated to encouraging those new to fitness with easy to follow workouts and practical tips. She also offers variety to those already making the consistent movement commitment. As one of Gina’s long-time fitness class participants said “Gina is warm and welcoming. She works hard at making sure everyone, of all ages and fitness levels, gets a good workout. She is committed to continuing education in fitness and regularly brings new ideas to the workouts”