Just for Kix director attends Convention

Published 9:52 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Austin Just for Kix director Marny Rohr attended the 2015 Just For Kix Annual Convention with over 153 Just For Kix Youth Program Directors from Minnesota, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and South Dakota in Brainerd recently.

Other Directors from the area in attendance were: Bizzy Thompson of Blooming Prairie, Carrie Murphy of Adams, Amanda Powers of St Ansgar/Osage and Rachel Dublin of Hayfield.

“I am proud to be part of the Just For Kix family, every year their support of kids and dance teachers is extraordinary,” said Rohr, who has been the Austin Just For Kix Director for 21 years. “Their focus is on providing excellence for every dancer.”

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The Convention offered multiple educational and programming classes to assist in furthering the Director’s dance curriculum and sessions on resources for program development.  One of the Director favorites is learning choreography for the upcoming performance season. Classes offered included:  Hip Hop, Jazz, Kick, Lyrical, Pom, Musical Theater, Ballet and Novelty.

Julie Davidge, the Just For Kix Youth Programs Manager said the overall experience allows for the Directors to collaborate and engage with the Directors from across the country. “

Bringing all of our Directors together is a highlight of our year. We take care of business for the upcoming season and discuss ways to continue to inspire and motivate our dancers,” Davidge said.

For 30 years, Just For Kix has held a Directors Convention. Just For Kix orchestrates youth dance programs in thirteen states at nearly 210 locations engaging over 20,000 youth dancers.

The Austin Just For Kix Dance program offers kick, jazz, lyrical, hip hop and ballet classes for youth ages 2 to adult. Students can enroll at anytime.  To learn more, visit: classes.justforkix.com or contact Rohr at: 218-454-1451.