See Kristi Interviewed by Wade Riggs, announcing information for the Spring Recital at the Cascade (This Saturday) and upcoming fundraising events to help Kristi keep the Front and Center Dance Studio doors open!
Front and Center Dance Studio, owned and operated by lifelong dancer and experienced choreographer Kristi Amacker, is fighting to keep their doors open. The City of
Redding is requiring Front and Center to pay over $5000 in incured fees for regulations, permits, parking allowances and other "red tape" issues beyond the studio's control. This is a beloved, local,
family-owned, small business, run by a woman (and her family) who has made it her life's mission to make dance accessible to as many students as possible for almost twenty years. Kristi's entire life
revolves around her love of dance and sharing that passion and opportunity with others. If funds are not raised before June 30th, Kristi will have no other choice than to close her studio doors
And her business is so much more than just a dance studio. Kristi has remained a faithful and generous supporter of many local businesses (Cascade Theatre, Axiom Repertory Theatre, Harris Studios, Redding Civic Dance, Formation, etc.) and several local contractors, providing space for them to hold private instruction, rehearsals, and educational workshops. Kristi is also partnered with One Safe Place and works closely with local home-schools in order to make her classes more affordable and accessible to as many families as possible. Closing her studio would be a loss felt by a majority of the local performing arts community.
Please, help us to help Kristi and her family, so that she can continue to serve and nurture our young dance community. If you can't donate money, please share and spread the word to let Kristi and the community know how much she is appreciated and loved.