Meet Becky Castricone, owner of NC Movement Studio!
Tell us about yourself
I am originally from Buffalo, NY and have lived in 5 states and overseas. I am an artist – painter (using oils and acrylics), I own a dance and fitness studio called NC Movement Studio and I enjoy skiing, reading, cooking and creating. I have been dancing since I was 5 and have studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, African, Modern and Capoeira. Some more recent dance and fitness styles I have studied include Will Power and Grace, Zumba, Turbo Kick, Ballroom, Latin and Folk/Square dance.
I am engaged and plan to marry in the Spring. I live and work in Huntersville, NC.
How did NC Movement Studio begin and what kind of fun happens there?
In 2010, I started out renting studio and hall space to teach fitness and dance classes. I opened my first gym in July 2011 and second location in Huntersville, NC on October 1st, 2012. I serve ages 8 to adult and will be adding more classes, based on demand.
NC Movement Studio offers Zumba, hip hop for kids, a cardio dance class, Will Power and Grace and Ballet Fit. Moms may bring their kids to the studio while they dance and even dance in some classes with them. We do fun events througout the year, including flash mobs, Zumbathons, dance fund raisers and dance showcases. I love what I do – teaching is my passion and my lifelong dream.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Since I have very little, when I do, I am with family, usually, and friends. I love to travel and learn new things. I almost never watch TV, but would rather read or take classes in something new. I enjoy hiking, skiing and exploring when I have the time!
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