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New Dance & Movement Studio Opens

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, one of Marion’s newest businesses drew an intimate crowd of supporters to celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the McDowell Chamber of Commerce. The Above the Barre Dance and Gymnastic Academy, located in the new Larry D. Miller Business Complex, is a much-desired addition to the community. “Amazing dancers and gymnasts are being created, but … more importantly, amazing humans are being created here at Above the Barre,” said owner Erin Nanney, who expressed gratitude to the entire group in attendance. 

Local dignitaries and community supporters were on hand to express their support. This is Nanney’s second location and she is excited to expand to Marion. City Council member Anne Harkey welcomed Nanney by saying, “Congratulations on the new business that is bound to be hugely successful.”
Chamber Executive Director Steve Bush, Associate Director Kim Effler, and several board members were also in attendance. “Thank you for investing in our community,” said board secretary Stacy Buff as the chamber presented Nanney with a commemorative pin that read “Turning Opportunity and Vision into Reality.” 

Above the Barre Dance and Gymnastic Academy’s award-winning staff offer classes for ages 2+ in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical/contemporary, baton, gymnastics/tumbling. Aerial silks/circus acts, preschool dance & gymnastics, competitive-team and noncompetitive programs are also available. 

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