Kyla White is co-director of Just Dance! KREW. Kyla has been teaching dance for 20 years and has been a studio owner for 15. She currently owns Dreamz in Motion in Springfield, VT. She relocated her family to Charleston and is so thankful to have found the Charleston Dance Center family. In the New England area, Kyla has choreographed numerous local shows and music videos and has led numerous competition teams to various levels of success and trained ALL levels of dancers in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, and so much more.
Learn More About Kyla
How old were you when you started dancing?
2 years old
What motivated you to become a dance instructor?
I loved creating. From a young age I was choreographing. I never aspired to be a professional dancer; I have always aspired to be an instructor. I really love watching and being a part of their growth as dancers.
What are your favorite dance techniques or exercises to help students improve their skills and performance quality?
I love focusing on fundamentals at all levels to improve their performance quality. Specifically strength and endurance. Repetition of fundamentals really is crucial to overall performance quality.
What is your proudest moment as a dance instructor?
Winning our state championship with high school dance team. It wasn’t the win it was the preparation leading up to it. I have never worked with a more determined, committed group of dancers. It was inspiring to see what they did to make that happen.
If you could only dance to one song for the rest of your life, which song would it be, and why?
Bamboo Bango- Turn it on and you will understand why.
What’s the most memorable dance performance you’ve ever seen?
The Royal Dance Family
If you could dance alongside any famous dancer, past or present, who would you choose, and what style of dance would you perform together?
I am a big fan of Paris Goebel and Wade Robson… we’d rock the jazz funk, hip hop together- in my dreams.
If you had to choose a superpower – what would it be, and how would you use it as a dancer and/or teacher?
My super power would be to be able to demonstrate every crazy creative idea that comes to my mind.
What is one piece of advice for your students as we begin the new year?
Comparison is the thief of joy. Continue to find your joy and you’ll be unstoppable.
Why are you excited for the 2023-2024 season?
I’m particularly excited as it is my first year working with these kiddos and from what I’ve seen it’s going to be an amazing year. I am so grateful for the opportunity.