Sarah has danced at Dimensions Studio since the age of 5 when Dimensions opened its doors in 1997. Sarah danced competitively and won several high awards for her performances over the years. She continued with her dance training through college and into adulthood. While in college, she performed with the Bailey Mountain Cloggers Dance Team in Mars Hill and the Catawba College Dance Ensemble in Salisbury, NC. At a young age, Sarah performed on Off-Broadway in New York City after receiving extensive training from many distinguished instructors and choreographers, including attending Beginnings Workshop under the direction of Petr Sklar. For a short time, Sarah also trained under ballet master, Wayne Burritt at Dimensions Studio in Mars Hill. Sarah is a registered member of Acrobatique and is in the process of receiving her Jr Acrobatics certification. She has acted as a guest judge and master instructor at several studios around the Western North Carolina area. Sarah was an instructor with Betsy’s School of Dance in Franklin, NC and Tiger, GA from 2014-2018. She has led dance teams from both studios to winning high awards at regional dance competitions. With more than 15 years of teaching experience, Sarah became the owner of Dimensions Studio in Mars Hill in 2018 and Weaverville in 2021. Sarah serves as the artistic director and head choreographer of the All-Star Performance Team and acts as an instructor at both locations. Sarah attends several dance conferences each year to extend her dance, instruction, and business knowledge. Sarah thrives on sharing the love of dance with her community, she is inspired to instill confidence and positive dance experiences in young dancers. It was always a dream of hers to become the owner of Dimensions, her home studio which has a special place in her heart.
Sarah is married to the love of her life, Allen. Together they have 3 sons- Oaklee, age 4, and twin boys Archer & Woodson, age 4 months!!
Ruth Van Sickle
Dance Instructor/Office Staff
Miss Tracey has been part of the Dimensions staff for over 15 years. She danced and competed as a child and has taken dance classes as an adult. Miss Tracey came to Dimensions as a dance mom with her oldest daughter in 2004. She soon became a Dimensions Team Mom and the Dimensions Office Manager. It was at this point, Miss Tracey started creating a lot of the artwork for the studio. Then, she began to wear the hat of assistant teacher and substitute. Now, Miss Tracey manages the office, teaches our Kinderdance classes, helps with the Dimensions All-Star Team and helps out in the studio wherever and whenever needed. Miss Tracey has experience in childcare and training in the development of children. Being able to combine her knowledge and love for children, her creativeness and her love for dance is such a wonderful joy for Miss Tracey. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has 2 daughters. She resides in Mars Hill and works as an Insurance agent at the Griffin Insurance Agency here in Mars Hill. Dimensions is very thankful and proud to have Miss Tracey on staff.
Miss Gracie started dancing at Dimensions in 2006 as a toddler in the Tot class and has continued to grow up in the Dimensions family. Since she was young, Gracie has taken many Ballet, Jazz, and Tap classes, along with Contemporary, Pointe, and Hip Hop classes, as she has gotten older. She started assisting other instructors in younger Ballet and Tap classes and now teaches her own classes with ages ranging from Elementary School to early Middle School. In 2019 Miss.Gracie joined our new competition team and continues to compete with the team. She plans on graduating from Madison Early College High school in 2023 with both her High school diploma and associate’s degree from AB-Tech. After High school Gracie plans on going into the education field, and hopes to become an English teacher for middle school and higher grades. She loves sharing the gift of dance with her community and studio!
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 beginning 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 classes. Miss Grace is a senior at Madison High School and will graduate in 2022. After high school, Grace has plans to go college for Criminal Justice. 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”