Here at Kinetic Dance Force we pride ourselves in making every student that walks through our doors feel welcome! We offer a wide variety of dance in a positive, family-oriented environment. We teach all ages from tiny tots to young adults with varied skill levels. For the more serious minded dancers, we have a competitive dance company that will compete throughout the season. We also take pride in our recreational students that come and want to learn different dance styles and skills. We are excited to be offering a unique class here at KDF our Endurance, Strength, and Injury Prevention (ESI) class. These classes can be taught to our youngsters all the way up to our seniors. Here at KDF we offer adults the opportunity to take group exercise classes. Through Valdes Performance you can train to be your best. We hope that you are looking for a studio that welcomes and encourages the best of ourselves through dance, movement, and fitness. We like to call these movements "Kinetic Dance Force" type movements. We really hope you will give us a chance to be your dance home. Come be apart of this fun, family-oriented dance studio that has the ability to teach your child from beginner level to professional level dance!
Kimmie Louwsma Gehr
Kimmie Louwsma Gehr is the Owner and Artistic Director of Kinetic Dance Force. For 15 years, she has taught all ages and levels at various dance studios. Kimmie began dancing at the age of 3 in Sanford, Florida. She was a Dazzler at Seminole High school under the direction of Maureen Maguire. She moved to New York City at the age of 18 where she became a Radio City Rockette for 10 years. Kimmie was on the National Tour of The Mel Brooks musical, "The Producers" for 3.5 years, ending her tour in Tokyo, Japan. She also performed in "The Producers" in Las Vegas alongside David Hasselhoff and Tony Danza. She loved living in New York where she continued her training at high level studios such as STEPS and Broadway Dance Center. Kimmie has judged for numerous dance competitions as well as dance team competitions. Her choreography has won accolades throughout the years of working with dance companies. Kimmie always grew up with a love and passion for dance and for teaching dance. She has used that passion to inspire kids to grow and develop, not only as dancers, but as people. Throughout the years she has formed lifelong bonds with her students. Another love that Kimmie has is her pride and joy, her son Garner. She is so excited to make KDF a reality with the support of her parents, friends, and family. She is looking forward to sharing her gift and love of dance with the Kinetic Dance Force students.