By: Ralph B. DavisManaging Editor
October 23, 2012
ROBINSON CREEK — Kimberly Ann Fore will be conducting a dance workshop at Shelby Valley High School on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Fore presently lives in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where she performs and dances for the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Theatre. She has been seen on ABC’s reality show “Dance Machine.”
Fore has taught at the prestigious Broadway Dance Center, Chelsea Studios and National Dance Institute in New York City. She received the “Choreographer’s Award” at Broadway Dance Center’s The Pulse Tour in Secaucus, N.J. She also led her senior elite team to dance at the Dancers Responding to Aids Charity Event in New York City, as well as her junior and senior hip hop teams to dance at the New York Knicks Basketball game.
Fore began dancing at the age of 4. During her college years at Mars Hill College, she had the opportunity to travel to Belfast, Ireland, to perform in the show, “Making a Difference,” and in New York City for the Peter Gennero Tribute.
Fore owned and directed XTreme Dance Company Performing Arts Center of Bristol, Va., for 16 years. During her time at Xtreme, her choreography grabbed the attention of the San Francisco Hip Hop Festival, where her young adults were the first ever to be chosen to perform their Clogging/Hip Hop ARMY themed dance routine. She also was the head of the dance department at Emory and Henry College and Virginia Highlands Community College, and coached the Lady Falcon Dance Team of Abingdon High School and the Emory and Henry Cheerleading Team.
Tiffany Owen, artist in residence at Shelby Valley High School states, “We are fortunate to have this high caliber of a teacher come to our area. Kim is an amazing talent with unbelievable teaching ability!”
Anyone interested in attending this hip hop/jazz/funk workshop needs to register by calling the school at (606) 639-4359 or Tiffany Owen at (606) 639-3269. The cost of the workshop is $25 for one class or two classes for $40.