Fascinating Rhythm has gorgeous state-of-the-art facilities, an inspired faculty, and a supportive non-competitive environment that all make for an amazing combination for students seeking to study dance. I have loved working with Kia’s students in master classes over the years—they exhibit strong work ethic and a true love and passion for the art they are studying.
I first discovered my passion for dance while growing up training with various teachers in Reno. Now I am a professional choreographer, teacher and dancer in New York City and I chose to send my young niece to Kia. Not only is she receiving a strong foundation in her early technique, but she is discovering the same love of the art that I did! She eats, sleeps, and breathes dance. I couldn’t be happier about that. (Thank you Kia!!!)
New York, Dancer/Teacher/Choreographer
Kia’s Fascinating Rhythm School of Performing Arts is one of the most exciting and creative dance studios I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with in recent years. They offer a very diverse and interesting schedule and, in addition to their principal Miss Kia Crader, have a very talented and industry-based professional staff.
I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to attend, be it a young novice looking for a new hobby or a professional dancer looking for a weekly or daily class to maintain their stamina, technique, and strength.
I was delighted to have been able to witness their recent holiday camp and was impressed at the lengths they went to ensure all students of ranging abilities were catered to.
My production company, based in London England, was delighted to have selected Kia and her studio to audition, cast, and supply the juvenile performers for the recent critically-acclaimed production of Peter Pan at the Eldorado Casino and we look forward to working with Kia’s studio on many exciting projects in the very near future, Aladdin next year, also at the Eldorado, to be specific!
Executive Producer, Big Family Entertainment
I could write a book about how wonderful FR Dance is but I want people to read it, so I’ll keep it short and sweet!
Being a single mom I worried about raising a girl to be strong and independent, yet kind at heart. Then I found YOU and your studio.
They say it takes a village to raise a child well, we aren’t moving! The ‘village’ of FR Dance is filled with wonderfully caring, knowledgeable and inspiring teachers.
The dance environment is fun and filled with laughter. I’ve always felt welcome here. 10 years have passed since Sarah took her first dance class and I couldn’t be prouder of the person and dancer she has turned out to be.
Thank you so much for sharing your village.
Ten years ago I was is search of a dance studio for my daughter, Katrina. I had danced professionally with San Francisco Ballet in the 80’s and knew first hand how important good training and a positive environment can be. I wanted quality teaching in varied disciplines but more than that I wanted a home where my daughter could grow in what she loved. I wanted her to feel safe and confident in herself. To learn the positive side of dance, that is, about being supportive and encouraging to each other so everyone can find their own personal best. I found that positive directorship at Kia’s Fascinating Rhythm School of Performing Arts.
Kia Crader has created a world of dance and Theater for Katrina that I had hoped for. Now ten years later Katrina is loving her time with dance. She has been able to develop special friendships through the years. She has had the special opportunity to give and get support from fellow dancers. She has grown into a beautiful dancer and person. Kia’s goal of delivering excellence to her students while keeping a friendly happy family environment has made all the difference.
My son Zachary, who now attends the University of Colorado, enjoyed multiple summers of fun with Tap and Theater classes. Kia’s summer programs are inviting for all levels and abilities. Zach was able to learn and grow in a way that benefits him today as he pursues a degree in aerospace engineering. I feel blessed to call Kia’s Fascination Rhythm School of Performing Arts our home studio.
Molly Story Arbogast
Dear Reno Philharmonic and Chorus,
Thank you so much for sharing your energy and talent with me to give the people of Reno two great shows! Kia Crader and her fabulous dancers were a big hit. Of course, JR Johns and his his furry friends sent us into new heights of cuteness! The young musicians of the Sierra Nevada Children’s Chorus and the Celebrate Strings program really did so much to showcase the thriving music organizations that we have in Reno. I would say that we kicked off the Holiday Season in high style! You guys are the best!
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra Guest Conductor
Just a quick message to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ for all your hard work in getting the kids ready for the RPO show! Hours of extra practice, lack of sleep, sick and tired dancers, etc. They did a great job! The ‘Rockette’ number was spectacular as always!
My goodness, Kia, you never stop! You are like the energizer bunny!!!
Anyway, thanks once again for everything!
My daughter has been dancing with Miss Kia for the past 8 years. The staff and classes at Fascinating Rhythm have developed her skills and fostered her love for dance. Today, she is a strong dancer with a passion for all types of dance thanks to her experiences at Fascinating Rhythm. Thank you Miss Kia!
Thank you, thank you, thank you again for all the work you and the staff put into the recital, we all had so much fun watching it and Natalie really enjoyed being part of the show. She is still dancing her dance routines throughout the week, on her way to the car, at church, whenever. We heart Fascinating Rhythms! 🙂
Thank you again, you and your school gave us a wonderful memory to start the summer!
In 2006, my then 5 year-old son, Logan, looked up at me after viewing the movie Happy Feet and said, “I want to learn dance like Mumbles!” Fast forward to the year 2010… Logan is now 9 years-old and appearing on stage in New York City at Radio City Music Hall in the world famous Christmas Spectacular.
This is an accomplishment that never would have happened had Logan not been a student at FASCINATING RHYTHM SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS.
When Logan first mentioned his desire to learn to tap, I immediately picked up the phone to contact Kia Crader. I have known Kia personally and professionally for over 25 years and you would be hard pressed to find a finer tap dance instructor anywhere. Fascinating Rhythm is a nurturing studio whose professional staff encourages individuality and creativity in each of its students.
Whether your child is interested in dancing purely for exercise or is seeking a professional career, the foundation they will receive at Fascinating Rhythm will benefit them at every stage of their lives. Dance is an art form which encourages self expression, coordination, creativity and discipline. Logan, thanks to Kia and the entire staff at the studio, will forever be blessed with a life experience which will shape him profoundly.
Your studio is one of the loveliest places to be in the Western Hemisphere! You are wonderful and we are here to support and help no matter what! Thank you for your contributions to the Dance world!
Again, I felt that the recital was a huge success and all of your hard work was definitely recognized through the various performances- you are truly amazing!!
Thank you for making all of Kelsea’s dance experiences so positive and enjoyable. She just loves going to your studio and dancing! She loves her dance family there! Thank you for everything. Have a good day!
Kelly Clays 🙂
Your love of dancing is contagious! Your love of our children is amazing – your energy and attitude is something I wish I had!
Thank you for all your hard work, dedication, endurance, and talent. My girls adore you. You have shared so much with them this year. Thank you!
Love, the Rotters