Meet Kailey Owens! The youngest member of the 2016 Instructor Trainee class(and youngest ever to be a part of the JDR Team)and a student at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. We are so excited Kailey decided to stay in town for school so she can continue to dance with us! She began taking classes in December of 2015 and it was love at first dance. Don’t let her age fool you – this girl can twerk-it with the best of ‘em! If you see her around the studio, help us welcome her to our team!
Who or what inspired you to become an instructor?
I wanted to find a way to stay active so when I heard about Just Dance, I decided to come try a class to see how I liked it and I ended up loving it! Since then, taking classes with all of the amazing instructors has inspired me to become more than just a participant. Kelly, may or may not, have twisted my arm into auditioning.
What is your “real” job?
I currently work at Green Ridge Recreation Center with kids as an after school care aide and summer camp aide.
Do you have any formal dance training?
Yes, I danced at Floyd Ward School of Dance for nine years. I took classes in jazz, ballet, lyrical, clogging, and modern.
What style of dance do you love most?
I like hip hop because of the beat… and, well, you can twerk. <<wink>>
What are your favorite songs to twerk to in class?
My favorite is Trini Dem Girls, but I also love Turn it up and Let Me Be Your Lover.
What other talents/hobbies do you have?
I love anything where I can be outside, so let me know if you want to go hiking. I also love to paddle board at the lake.
Anything else you would you like the JDR family to know about you?
I’m so excited to continue my love for dance and share it with you and get to know you all better!