About Heart N Soul Dance Studio
Heart N Soul Dance began as Diane’s Dance Academy in 1984. Ten years later our name changed to Heart N Soul Dance. What started in a home garage has grown to a 6,000-square-foot, four dance room facility.
Proper technique, great choreography, appropriate music and costumes, and a family atmosphere are what you can expect here. We provide a safe learning environment for recreational dancers as well as competitive dancers. We have classes for beginner to advanced.
Each dancer is important to us. We want to make your dance experience fun and exciting and we are committed to excellence. Our programs are designed to promote self-esteem, discipline, coordination, and a life long appreciation for the arts.
Come join the fun and learning at Heart N Soul Dance
Meet The Staff
Dance has been a big part of Diane’s life since she could walk. Because of her passion for dance she chose to share her passion and knowledge to others. Thirty five years ago she started Diane’s Dance Academy which became Heart N Soul Dance ten years later. Diane studied dance at the University of Oklahoma and Brigham Young University.
Her first two summers out of high school she danced professionally in Tsa La Gi, an outdoor theater in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The moment she decided to start teaching, it was her goal to teach quality technique. Throughout the years she has attended classes, conventions and conferences where she could continually improve her knowledge.
Working with the youth has brought great joy into her life and has kept her feeling young! Another great joy is that she gets to teach with her daughters as well as past students and new.
Jana has worked as the Heart N Soul Office Manager for more than 5 years. Her daughter also grew up dancing at the studio, so she’s been a part of the HNS family for decades!
Though she has danced since she was a baby, she is definitely still a beginner. But, her attempts to dance make the real dancers laugh (or at least smile)!
You’ll find Jana behind the front desk where she handles the “business” behind getting your child involved in dance and finding answers to the questions you have throughout the year. She loves watching the confidence and passion dancers gain through their experience at HNS and is happy to be a part of that journey.
Jaimi has been teaching at Heart N Soul for 20+ years. She has trained, taught and choreographed in many styles but found her passion is teaching jazz technique and stretch/conditioning. Her routines have placed in the top five at national conventions and competitions and has received many awards for her choreography. Recently winning Best Direction at Hollywood Vibe dance convention, which also placed first overall and was in the top 3 at Nationals. She has also had the opportunity to work with Drill Teams and Cheerleading squads teaching technique and choreographing routines for them.
Some of her favorite things, besides dance, are enjoying vacations with her family, books, going for walks and loves to maintain her dance training by continually attending professional dance conventions, Teacher Trainings and Seminars across the United States.
Jaimi’s favorite thing about dance is being able to see a dancers face light up when they have achieved a goal, seeing these accomplishments is what inspires her to keep learning and teaching. She is a firm believer that in order to be a great teacher, you must first be a great student. You can always find her reminding the dancers that “Practice makes better!”
Ashley started her dance training at the age of 3. She trained in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap and Tumbling. She was trained at The Dance Club in Orem, Utah where she received several awards and scholarships at numerous competitions and conventions all over the United States. She danced in the 2002 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies and also danced in a group of Outstanding Dancers in New York City for New York City Dance Alliance.
After graduating High School, she attended Utah Valley State College where she danced on their dance team for 2 years. During her second year, she was President of the team which included responsibilities in choreography, leadership and organization. While at Utah Valley State College she studied dance for 4 years with a full ride scholarship in dance. During this time she taught at local dance studios in all genres of dance.
Ashley has been teaching dance for 17 years and has a love for teaching dance and inspiring dancers to succeed not just in the studio but in life. She believes that with a strong technique base, anything is possible.
Ashley has been at Heart N Soul for the last 4 years and loves the work ethic of the dancers and her co workers. “It is with your feet that you move, but with your heart that you dance” – Aalaynah Thompson
Ali has been teaching at Heart n Soul for 8 years and has been teaching dance for 24 years. She’s loved every minute of it.
Ali teaches jazz, hip-hop, tap and ballet and have taught ages 2 to adult, coached Drill Team and served as a UDJA dance competition judge for several years. Her most favorite thing about teaching dance is not teaching kids to dance but teaching them to love dance. Dance is such an exciting and rewarding sport/art to be a part of and watching someone else find that joy as well is priceless.
Dance has always been a huge part of Ali’s life. She’s been dancing for 37 years. She danced on Dance Company and Drill Team in High School, participated and won titles in local pageants and was a member of the dance team at Southern Utah University.
Dance has provided Ali with traveling opportunities, college scholarships, a career and countless friendships that will last a lifetime.
In addition to dance Ali is an Elementary Physical Education teacher and a busy mom of two dancing daughters. She and her family also enjoy skiing, hiking, being active and having fun. She’s a firm believer that people rarely succeed unless they’re having fun in what they are doing; and Ali can’t think of anything more fun than dancing!
Earlet was trained and examined under the Cecchetti Ballet Method to the Elementary Level in Dearborn, Michigan. She was a member of the Dearborn Ballet Theater and a member of the Aspen Ballet and Folk Company. At the age of 17, Earlet started learning and teaching the Royal Academy of Dance method for the Utah Ballet Academy.
Earlet is a Registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance based out of England. Earlet is one of two registered RAD teachers in the state of Utah. This level of expertise allows her to train students to participate in yearly ballet examinations. She has entered hundreds of successful ballet students over the past 30 years. She is continually educating herself in ballet technique by attending professional continuing education courses and teaching students.
Earlet has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Sports Medicine from Brigham Young University. Her Sports Medicine degrees and ballet education work hand and hand to produce highly technical and artistic dancers.
At BYU, Earlet performed on the International Folk Ensemble touring company to Europe, Asia, and North America. She performed with the ensemble at the opening ceremonies of the Seoul Korea Olympics.
The Utah Valley Civic Ballet Company has been directed by Earlet Meiners since 1990. The company has served the community of Utah County by educating and presenting children and adults in classical ballet and classical music.
Earlet has expertise in teaching ballet, tap, clogging, baton twirling, and various types of Folk Dancing. She loves teaching dance and elementary school. Currently, she teaches ballet and tap at Heart N Soul in Spanish Fork and 5th grade at Aspen Elementary in Orem.
Kellie has had the opportunity to hold a number of professional roles including teacher, choreographer, artistic director, show director and private instructor. Through these experiences, she’s been fortunate enough to educate a diverse group of elementary, middle school, and high school aged students.
Kellie has strong communication, organizational, and management skills. Her goal is to instill a passion for dance, while at the same time teaching students about the history and technical aspects of dance. Kellie strives to expand children’s interest in the arts. She’s able to reach out to each student, introduce new concepts, foster fun learning environment, and help students blossom, not just in dance, but into well – rounded individuals.
The Mission of Heart N Soul
Quality Technique Since 1984
What started in a home garage has grown to a 6,000-square-foot, four dance room facility. We value quality training & technique.
Serving all of South Utah County
We have dancers from all over South Utah County - Provo, Springville, Spanish Fork, Mapleton, Salem, Payson, & Santaquin.
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Happy dancers & friends!
Our main goal is to share our love of dance with everyone we interact with. Come dance with us!