My name is Kim Black, but most people in Alamance County, NC know me
as "Miss Kim" I have the most rewarding job in the world - I turn
little girls into ballerinas! My approach to teaching young dancers is
through imagination. I love using imagination, creating stories, and
watching young children fall in love with learning to dance. By using
this approach, I can take a rowdy class of 3-year olds, capture their
attention and engage them with my stories - they will begin learning
through imagination, walking in lines, forming circles, and doing basic
tap and ballet movements when they don't even know it. The parents are
amazed when their child walks out with a new found confidence, a sure
sign that they just had a great time and learned dance too! The best
compliment to me is when a little one asks, as I am hugging her goodbye
and giving her a sticker, "Can I come back and play?"
Miss Kim is who I am. Dancing since the age of 11, I was
awarded a scholarship from my local studio when I was 15. I started
teaching tap, ballet, and jazz at the age of 16. I quickly realized
that teaching the little ones was what I loved the most. I continued
teaching while attending East Carolina University and taking dance
classes. I have taken master classes all over the east coast.
My experience as a mother to four wonderful children has helped me
understand how to relate to the preschool aged youngsters. My students
have also taught me how to be a mommy too! Teaching is the ultimate for
me, I get all the "I love you's, hugs, kisses, and "Miss Kim you are
the best"......what other job gives you that?
I have succeeded when I see a little one smile as they leave.