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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Brooke Healy had always known she wanted to run a dance studio. Her passion for dance started young, perhaps as early as 7 years old, and it carried her all the way through high school and college, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance.

Eight years ago Brooke saw her dream come to pass as Utah Dance Artists opened in the basement of her home. It started out small but gained in popularity. Today, the studio is home to 350 dancers ranging in age from three to 18. It offers dance instruction in classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, tumbling and ballroom. Since moving to its present West Jordan location four years ago, Utah Dance Artists has nearly tripled in size.

Brooke tells me Utah Dance Artists is unique in that it has three different programs under one roof. One is a technical program that provides dancers a recreational level of dance instruction. Another is an intensive program for serious dancers who want to broaden their dance education to include many disciplines. The third is a competitive program that incorporates intensive dance instruction as well as experience in the competitive dance arena. Dancers in the competitive program get the opportunity to work with choreographers from New York City and Los Angeles.

In addition to dance classes for children, Utah Dance Artists also offers Ballet Fit and Zumba classes for adults. Brooke says her faculty, which consists of about 25 teachers, all have degrees in dance or equivalent professional experience. Five of them are former studio owners. Last year, two Utah Dance Artists instructors were in the Top 10 of Fox's hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance."

Brook is pleased with how successful her studio has been in the eight years since she opened it. In the future, she anticipates Utah Dance Artists will continue to grow as it trains aspiring dancers.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

Utah Dance Artists 1646 W. 7655 South, Ste. C West Jordan, UT 84084

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