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"Little Feet" Photography by Kerry Kite

Welcome to Rhythm Studio and Dance Wear. Our goal is to create the ultimate performing arts environment, aimed at making any child's experience educational, positive and meaningful. Rhythm Studio's goal is to encourage good sportsmanship, positive participation, and keep the arts in perspective among parents, students, and their coaches.

Our Current Class Offerings

The fall schedule is under construction. We will post it as soon as it is completed. Summer classes are pending on the reopening of Virginia. 

Files coming soon.

meet Our directors

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Sharon kite - studio dance director

 

 

Sharon  Kite was born and raised in Winchester, VA. She began dancing at age  five and studied locally until graduating high school in 1994. Sharon  attended Shenandoah University and graduated in 2000 with her Bachelor  of Fine Arts in Dance Education. While working on her degree, Sharon  taught for Vostrikov's Academy of Ballet, as a Tap and Jazz instructor  for two years. In 1999, she went to Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy  and taught there for twelve years.

In 2011, Sharon opened Rhythm Studio, where she is the Dance Director, and co-owns with Brian and Angel Amos.

Teaching  courses have included Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Music Theatre, Irish  Step dance, and various adult classes. In addition to private school  instruction, Sharon has taught many recreational dance classes through  the PAVAN program which incorporates the public school system. She also  taught at Jefferson Count High School for 2 years as dance teacher where  she implemented a new dance team at the school. In 2001, Sharon studied  Irish Step at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has studied with  various pioneers of dance throughout her dance career while traveling  to New York City during the summer to attend teacher training and  seminars. During the summer of 1999, Sharon was level 1 certified Dance  Educator of America in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Modern. In 2011, she was  certified in Phusia, which is a new form of group dance fitness. Sharon  continues her education at the Dance Teacher Summits in New York City.

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kerry Silva - director of ballet and modern dance

 

Kerry's  love of dance started when she was very young. At age five, she was  enrolled in her first Ballet class. Her love of the arts continued to  grow throughout her childhood into adulthood.

Kerry  graduated from Shenandoah University where she received a Bachelor of  Fine Arts in Dance Education. She also participated in an academic  exchange with Ulyanovsk State University in Ulyanovsk, Russia where she  earned a certification for her studies. After graduation, she accepted a  position with the University. Mrs. Silva taught many genres of dance  for Shenandoah University's Arts Academy for ten years. In 2013, Mrs.  Silva was offered the position of Ballet Director of Rhythm Studio.  After much consideration she accepted and has been thrilled with her  choice ever since joining the team!

Kerry's  trip to Russia was her first time abroad and it lit an even greater  passion for dance and travel. Since this initial trip she has had the  opportunity to travel and study throughout the world. She tries to bring  an appreciation for the world- its people, culture, art, and history  into her classroom.

In  2005 Kerry married her husband Pablo Silva. They have been fortunate to  travel the world together on many adventures. However, their greatest  adventure is their day to day lives with their two beautiful children  Maddex and Milandra. 

our instructors

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Alexis Kite-Accornero

 

Alexis  Kite-Accornero started dancing as a small child. She has studied under  the direction of her mother, Sharon Kite, as well many other local  teachers in the area.

Alexis  has studied many genres of dance including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern,  Lyrical, Contemporary, Music Theater, and Hip Hop. She has been involved  with her church's dance and drama team where she has choreographed  routines and performed in competitions. Alexis has choreographed several  routines for Rhythm Studio that has been performed throughout the  community at various events. 

Alexis  travels frequently to New York City to attend the Dance Teacher's  Summit to further her knowledge and to study with instructors such as  Frank Hatchett, Mia Michaels, Travis Wall, and Mandy Moore. Alexis  strives to teach with excellence and give every student a chance to be  the dancer they dream to be.  

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Tracy Weir

 

Dancing  since the age of three, Tracy has studied Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz,  Modern and Ballroom at Inwood Performing Arts. She was a member of the  Inwood Dance Company for four years and has received the Outstanding  Jazz Award as well as achieving various Royal Academy of Dancing levels.

Tracy  composed private choreography for an 18th Birthday Adulthood  Celebration. The choreography composed was for a country line dancing  party, which consisted of teaching the teenagers and adults the steps to  several country line dances.

Tracy continued her dance education at Rhythm Studio as an adult Hip Hop student.

During  her high school years, Tracy was a member of the Cheerleading Team, the  Goodtimes Show Choir, as well as the High School Flag Corps. She  performed a dance solo with the Flag Corps her senior year.

Tracy  graduated Salutatorian in 1997, from Martinsburg High School. She  continued her education at the West Virginia University and graduated  Cum Laude in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial  Engineering. She was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority from 1998 - 2001.

 

Additional  dance experience includes Choreographer for KidZone Worship Team with  Fellowship Bible Church, Winchester, VA., where she choreographs motions  to various worship songs and teaches children ranging from the ages six  to eighteen, as well as teaching adults.

Her experience working with children also includes assistant coach for the T-ball teams for Frederick County Little Leagues.

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Amber Wesner

 

Amber  Wesner has been dancing since she was three years old when she took her  first Creative Movement class. Since that time, she also studied  Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, and Gymnastics.

Prior  to coming to Rhythm Studio, Amber most recently trained at the Central  Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) in Carlisle, PA. She has also studied  dance at First Position Dance Studio (FPDS), Billy Ross Dance  Techniques, the Allen Hancock College Youth Dance Program, and at  Shenandoah University while completing her Doctorate of Pharmacy.

Amber's  teaching and choreography experiences include: implementing the  Wellsboro Montessori Children's Center Summer Dance Program, dance  instructor for the Wellsboro Area Parks and Recreation Dance Program,  and dance teacher at First Position Dance Studio.

Amber  was a founding member of the Physical Arts Alliance at FPDS, has  performed at Disney World during the "Disney Performing Arts Days," and  was a member of the Attitudes Dance Company. She has danced  competitively at Star Quest International, "On Stage" America, and the  NYC Dance Alliance. She has also completed the Curtain Call Summer Dance  Program in New York City. 


During  class, Amber's focus is on technique, quality of movement, and  musicality. She is excited to share her passion for dance with the  students of Rhythm Studio!