Tanisha Shelmon '04 started dancing at the age of six at a popular dance school in the Toledo area. Dance has always been her passion. Tanisha danced competitively throughout her time at SUA. While obtaining an associate degree in Criminal Justice, she was chosen to be a part of the WNBA Detroit Shock Women's Basketball dance team, called "Shockwave." She eventually was part of the Detroit Pistons Dance Team "Automotion." She credits SUA for learning how to 'push through,' even when times get tough. Tanisha co-owns Touch A Dream Dance studio with her mother, Terri Shelmon. Together, they strive to train young males and females ages three through 25 years old, both technically and artistically, through the art of dance. Their classes include competitive dance training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and tumbling. Tanisha believes the structure of dance helps to build social skills, discipline, friendships, confidence, and physical and mental health; she also believes it is an outlet for expression. Currently in their twelfth dance season, Tanisha and the Touch A Dream staff know that adults can benefit by taking dance classes in any style they are interested in, as it is always beneficial to have fun and keep moving. Self-care can be obtained while moving to the beat!
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