Island Groove Dance
At Island Groove Dance & Fitness, we strive to give every child & adult an outstanding experience every time they walk through the door. Our aim is to help each student "Embrace the Movement" & confidently foster a deep passion and love for dance & fitness by creating a safe & supportive space where they can explore the art of self-expression through movement. While enjoyment is the name of the game, hard work is an important pre-requisite.
DANCE INSTRUCTOR / OWNER
After 14 years of studying Lyrical, Modern, & hip hop at a local Dance School, Renee spent 3 of the following years studying Hip Hop Dance & Fitness with world-famous Beach Body Instructor, Shaun T (Insanity & Hip Hop Abs) at Tricia Sloan Dance Center in Wenonah, NJ. She has also studied Modern Dance I & II at Camden County Community College. She is the founder/operator of Hip Hop & Groovy Dance & Island Groove Dance Studio.
MUSICAL THEATRE TEACHER
Kelsey was chosen to be a singer/dancer at Walt Disney World! She portrayed the characters of Gabriella in High School Musical 2 and Sharpay in High School Musical 3. Other Professional stage credits include CATS & Grease. She is also a National Anthem singer for several professional sports teams. She now lives in Key West where she performs professionally at The Waterfront Playhouse.
Krysti has been dancing for 24 years. In those years, she also partook in a traveling competitive dance team, show choir, & cheerleading team. Krysti has studied all genres of dance and has worked with Choreographers for Britney Spears, Missy Elliott, & Michael Jackson. She is certified in group fitness, La Barre, & Gymnastics.
BOOT CAMP TEACHER
Jessica earned her Boot Camp Instructor certification in 2016. When she's not dreaming up new workouts, she’s logging miles on the road as an accomplished ultra runner. She’s competed and placed in dozens of races including two 100 mile ultra marathon races. She prides herself on making each workout different, challenging, and fun.
ACTING / VOCAL COACH
Melissa has been teaching acting, vocals, musical theatre and stage presence technique classes for over 18 years. Originally from Stuart Fl ,she developed a passion for the performing arts at a very young age. She is a published author & playwright who has worked in theatre, tv & film as well as radio. Her students have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, won various talent competitions and performed in big community events.
Staci found a passion for Zumba and became a licensed instructor in 2011 and began teaching. She has lived in the Keys since 2012 and absolutely loves teaching Zumba classes! Come join her, I guarantee you will have a great time!
31109 Avenue A, Unit 5
Big PIne Key, FL 33043