Dazzlers Dance Studio
Dazzlers Dance Studio was founded only a few months after Taylor Cary was born, and she was present from day one. Taylor, the daughter of the head director, was literally attending dance classes as a baby. She began dancing at two years of age. She would stand on the side of the room as the big girls danced and attempt to copy their movements. Years later, Taylor would graduate out of Dazzlers and go on to become a teacher and director.
Taylor loves to dance “because of the creativity behind it. Most dances try to tell a story or convey a message without saying a word. Through the choice of music, movements and expression, a beautiful story can be told. Dance is also an outlet for ministry and expressing the message of the gospel. For that reason, there is importance behind every movement no matter the genre.” Her favorite styles are contemporary, because of the beauty and grace required, and hip hop, because it is fun and gets the audience going.
Aside from dance, Taylor's other passions include baking, country music, coffee, and shoes. Her favorite television shows are Supernatural and Friends, and she's a huge fan of college football.
When asked what she loves about Dazzlers, Taylor responded, “my two favorite things about Dazzlers are one, that we strive for excellence in every aspect of life, not just dance. Dazzlers helps to instill characteristics that create a confident, respectable, poised, intelligent and caring daughters of the King, not just talented dancers. Whether it be at home, in school, class, at a performance or contest, we want to be excellent because our creator deserves our best. Second, Dazzlers pushes the importance of sisterhood. The girls I danced with growing up are still my best friends. Even though we did not start out that way, we grew up and went through so much together. It has created a bond and trust that will always be there. I cannot imagine where I would be without my forever Seniors!”
Dazzlers would not be the same without Taylor's commitment and hard work. Not only does she teach classes, choreograph, complete directorial staff duties to maintain and organize Dazzlers, and work the front desk, but she is also the creative talent behind many of the Dazzler props, the artist who painted the Dazzler dancer outside the studio door, and a tireless volunteer who has spent hours painting the walls and installing the floors inside our new studio space! Next time you see Taylor, thank her for all her hard work, and bring her a Pepsi when you get the chance!