Nye Dance Productions opens in Oregon

Katie Siebenaller

        On Monday, June 1, after nearly a year of using temporary space, Nye Dance Productions held a ribbon-cutting to its permanent home in Unit C of the new Starr Square, at 410 S. Wheeling St. in Oregon.
        The ceremony took place outside in the parking lot, where students and their parents, along with other community members celebrated tailgate-style – complete with slushies as a treat for the kids. Students and parents – in groups of 10 at a time to comply with social distancing – were then invited inside to tour the new facility.
        “We’re growing and ready to dance,” said Amanda Nye, co-owner of Nye Dance Productions.
        The studio opened on July 8, 2019 at a temporary location on Woodville Road, accepting students ages 12 months through adult. Under the stay-at-home order, Nye Dance Productions conducted a total of 125 Zoom classes, determined to keep their students moving through the pandemic.
        Nye owns and runs the dance studio with her husband, Tyler. “He’s tailored his dream to mine,” she says of their business collaboration. “My husband and I have a passion for teaching.”
        Nye’s husband also works as a middle school science teacher for Bowling Green City Schools, while Nye herself teaches at Toledo School for the Arts, in addition to running the studio.
        “I’ve been a dancer my whole life,” she said. “I believe dance is a way to express yourself creatively and get physically moving. It’s a beautiful gift and combination.
        “Most of our teachers have a degree in dance and have been dancing their whole lives,” Nye adds. Some instructors at the studio are currently working toward degrees in dance as students themselves. Each instructor is trained in the numerous styles of dance taught.
        Each class of students at the studio is taught about muscle movement and choreography, as well as the history of the dance style they’re learning and the individuals who created them.
        “We’re inspiring kids to be the best that they can be,” Nye says, adding that whether aiming toward dancing at a professional level or dancing just for fun, the studio is prepared to give students all the tools they need to be successful.
        Summer sessions at Nye Dance Productions, which will take place twice a week, will begin June 22. Each class is limited to eight students and an instructor, complying with the state’s orders to have gatherings fewer than 10 people. Instructors will be required to wear masks, and maintaining a distance of six feet apart will be practiced.
        For more information about Nye Dance Productions, visit nyedanceproductions.com or the studio’s Facebook page.


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