Remix Studio brings affordable dance classes to Harrisonburg
Our very own Nick Koger, Community Outreach, spoke with Amethyst Carter, Owner and operator of Remix Studio in Downtown Harrisonburg.
Amethyst loved dancing and began taking classes right before the COVID pandemic. As her passion for dance grew, she began to discover some limiting experiences. Several classes require a large upfront investment, long-term time commitment, and almost no class flexibility. Furthermore, she was using dance as a fun way to work out and wasn’t interested in dancing professionally. The seed was planted when she began looking for Hip-hop classes and discovered nothing was offered locally.
Today, Remix Studio offers affordable dance classes for adults and children designed for participants to pop in with no big commitment. The studio offers Hip-hop, Jazz, Tap dance, Ballet, Modern Contemporary, and Musical Theater classes. Amethyst described her experience opening her studio, “I’ve received positive support from the local community. Especially registration for kid classes. A ton of people signed up for ballet classes within our first week. We want more people to exercise in a more enjoyable way, and create a connection with dance, movement, and freedom.”
Remix Studio is looking to expand its class offerings, host community events, and look for a new building space.