BY LOUISE R. SHAW
Clipper Staff Writer
FARMINGTON – Building confidence is just as important as learning to dance at the newly opened Treehouse Rock in Farmington.
“Every child deserves to shine,” said Ali Clark, who opened the studio in October. “That’s kind of our philosophy at Treehouse Rock. We want to give them the confidence to get up in front of a crowd and to shine.”
Besides dance, the studio offers non-competitive singing and dance programs, and lessons in modeling and exercise.
Seven instructors at the studio have “loads of experience”and work well with kids, said Clark.
Classes are geared for students from 2 to 17 years of age, and run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the hour.
Birthday parties and classes for children who are home-schooled are also being offered at Schoolhouse Rock.
Traditionally, modeling instruction is usually done through a “huge agency,” she said.
“With our program, they’re getting their feet wet, they’re getting poise and confidence and interviewing skils to help them if they pursue a career.”
The new center is situated in the Smith’s complex just off Shepard Lane in Farmington, 1288 N. Highway 89.
“Any type of musical instruction I think is vital to any child’s development,” said Clark. “We are non-competitive so we want to allow kids to come and to have fun while they’re learning the fundamentals of music and with that, we’re trying to help them understand they’re beautiful just the way they are.
“Everything we do is to boost their self esteem and their self confidence,” said Clark. “These are the things they’re going to take with them as they get older.”
More information is available by calling 801-447-8847.