Krystal & Natale’s Dance Centre, 2199 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, will open its door with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, open house and vendor fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 30.
KNDC’s mission is to offer technical dance training in various styles with the goal to develop kind, confident, motivated and disciplined dancers. Experienced and certified instructors nurture each student’s talent and creativity by focusing on each individual’s strengths. KNDC aims to develop an inclusive community with dancers and their families.
KNDC aims to create an environment that is inclusive, inviting and accessible. It strives to build a strong company of dancers and families who are active in their community and inspire others.
KNDC will offer classes for students of all ages 18 months through adult as well as specialty classes such as Danspirations; this class is meant for students with special needs and individuals with developmental disabilities. All dancers are welcome and encouraged to join this class.
KNDC will be specializing in different dance styles and levels such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, Irish, acro tumbling, modern, mommy and me, adult dance and private vocal lessons. Competitive and noncompetitive classes will be offered.
Krystal Eddington and Natale Harter have many years of teaching experience under their belts. Krystal has over 16 years of experience; she has taught in private dance schools, Dance Masters of America workshops and community centers. Krystal taught students who have gone on in there dance career to work for companies such as Garth Fagan Dance Co. and Disney. She has also trained many Rochester area dance teachers.
Harter is the owner and director of two successful studios, Miss. Natales Dance Centre’ located in Avon and Dansville, currently in business. She has owned and operated both studios for the past 20 years. Harter is a highly trained dancer winning many dance awards. She has also choreographed many award-winning routines. Beyond her college training, she has also studied dance from beginner through advanced levels with Dance Masters Of America Teachers Training School at Kent State University and the University of Buffalo.
She has held a position on the Dance Master of America Board for the past 10 years. She is a professional vocalist and held the New York State Music Teachers Association State Title for best vocalist. She was a finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing at Princeton, New Jersey. She studied voice at Eastman School of Music. She enjoys teaching voice as well as dance. She is a member of The New York State Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association and Dance Masters of America, Dance Rochester and co-director of “Artistry in Motion” Ltd. She has also choreographed several area musicals.