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Local dance studio has new name

Nikki St. John, owner, director and choreographer of Burn the Floor, Diversity in Dance, announces the studio will now be known as Dfy Dance Studio, Defy Your Dance.

Nikki St. John, owner, director and choreographer of Burn the Floor, Diversity in Dance, announces the studio will now be known as Dfy Dance Studio, Defy Your Dance.

St. John opened the Dickinson studio in 2006. Since then, she and her staff have provided dance education to children and young adults, as well as preparing dancers for local, regional and national competitions, according to a news release.

Dfy Dance Studio, Defy Your Dance will continue to focus on dance instruction in hip-hop, pop and contemporary dance,as well as ballet, jazz and tap.

When faced with creating a new name while maintaining the studio’s style, St. John remembers listening to a choreographer who encouraged dancers to take their own route instead of doing what is popular at the time. This advice has stayed with St. John in her professional life, as well as her personal life.

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