|A NOTE FROM MISS KATHY -
AFTER 33 YEARS KATHY'S STUDIO OF DANCE HAS CLOSED.
Since I was in 5th grade – I knew I wanted to be a dance teacher. The joy I felt when a student accomplished a new
step, performed a dance, or would leave their mother without crying was so fulfilling. Watching my little dancers
grow up to become wonderful women and men in society or become a Dance Teacher themselves and pass on the love
of dance made me happier than any performing I could ever do!
Leaving Kathy's Studio of Dance is one of the hardest decisions I have had to make. I started my studio with the idea
that anyone should be able to dance – no matter their size, talent, or ability to pay. I wanted a professional studio
that taught children and adults of all ages, structure, discipline, and teamwork. This is how all the dance studios
were back when I started 39 years ago. This worked for many years but times have changed and I need to leave the
education of dance to those who are young, fresh, and are able to change with the new dance world.
I cannot thank enough all the Teachers who taught here throughout the 30 plus years. They believed in teaching the
love of dance to all our students and shared their talent with them.
I thank all of you for your years of support and dedication. Thanks to all the volunteers through the years who helped
make this Studio what it was. I have enjoyed the many years of working with the children of West Seattle. All I ever
wanted to be was a dance teacher. I loved sharing my passion for dancing to others. You could walk into a dance
studio and forget the rest of the world and JUST DANCE.
Thanks to this year's Teachers for a great final year and making me feel successful and admired – Bonnie, Alissa,
Jasmine, Hannah, Victoria, Kellsie, Cristen, and ZJ. Thanks to my staff especially Nicole, Amy, Linda, and Etta for all
Loyalty has always been something I treasured in my life. I thank those who stuck by me not only when KSD was
successful but also as it struggled. Thank you to Dean Wollgast, Bill Hotaling, Sheryl Kenna, Lainey Piaquadio, Cynthia
Peterson, Diane Redenbaugh, Abby Schaudt, Bonnie Campbell, Amy Sly, Chris Mowery, Linda Corbell, Cindy White, and
I thank my parents who taught me to have a strong work ethic, always finish what you start and let a naïve 17-year
old girl have her dream to start a dance studio. Their support through the years is unmeasurable. Thank you to my
sisters Patty and Maribeth for all your help and always being there. To my daughter Ashley – as KELVIN said so many
years ago...no one has benefited or suffered more from the dance studio than you.
For many years walking into the PINK WALLS was a place of security, friendship, and love. The PINK WALLS may be
gone now but the memories and lessons learned will always be a part of our lives.
For the final time...Yours in DANCE, Miss Kathy
To contact Miss Kathy, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.