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EMPAC Interview with Eva Moore

2261969According to Eva Moore, Owner of Eva Moore’s Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, their studio aims to provide children a fun and safe environment where they can develop healthy bodies, creative minds, and strong spirits. Their studio is home to a recreational program, a community performance company, and a competitive company. They provide quality training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tumbling, Lyrical, and Cheer/Poms.

In Eva’s opinion, what separates their dance studio from other dance studios is the fact that they believe it is important to show their students that there is always more to learn. Owner Eva Moore holds a degree in dance from Oklahoma City University (OCU). All of their instructors are eager to continue their dance education through workshops and conventions. They believe it is important to show their students that there is always more to learn.

Eva tells us that her proudest moment coaching occurred during their very first dance recital. She had put together a large closing number that involved a ton of students from their studio. These dancers ranged from 5 to 18 years old and all possessed their own skill level. Eva remembers watching this dance take stage and feeling completely overwhelmed with joy. It was her dream come true . . . She had created a home for so many dancers!

dance classIt is Eva’s belief that the biggest mistakes she sees dancers make is using their insecurities as an excuse. She cannot stand that! She believes you cannot get farther in life without taking a deep breath and giving something new a shot. Eva encourages her students to remember they are among “family” and class time is the best place to mess up big!

She hopes to watch EMPAC continue to grow and thrive as a business. She also hopes to watch her students reach new goals and celebrate their own personal victories. Eva hopes to watch her older dancers rise up to the challenge of being excellent role models for their studio.

dance studentsEva feels she was blessed to have amazing instructors from the start of her training through college. While attending OCU they were required to take pedagogy classes. It was during this time that she realized she would rather be in a classroom molding young dancers than on a stage. She wanted to pay forward the knowledge and passion her teachers had given her. As a result, she founded EMPAC.

EMPAC is currently in its 6th year. Their studio home is a quirky old building in the historic downtown area of their small town. They use the hashtag #empacfam because that is what they truly are . . . family.

If you would like more information about Eva Moore’s Performing Arts Center, visit their website at www.danceatempac.com, email them at info@danceatempac.com or call them at (816) 540-2941. You can also “Like” them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and connect with them on Instagram and Foursquare.

Anyone who has danced at EMPAC is invited to comment on their blog.

 

. . . you cannot get farther in life without taking a deep breath and giving something new a shot.

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