IN 1970 PATRICIA KRUS BEGAN SHAPING THE MINDS OF ALL EAGER PERSONS BY INSPIRING THE ART OF DANCE IN THE HEART OF GARRETT INDIANA. SHE SPENT 37 YEARS INSTILLING KNOWLEDGE INTO INDIVIDUALS AND FORMING THEM INTO STRONG, DISIPLINED DANCERS. SHE DEVELOPED THE SCHOOL OF DANCE TO EDUCATE AND INSTRUCT.
I was able to begin my dance career under the influence of Miss Patsy. I spent the first 14 years at the Patricia Krus School of Dance. I traveled to Texas to compete for my first time ever as a member of PK and Company.
IN 2007 WHEN PATRICIA STEPPED DOWN SHE PROUDLY HANDED THE REIGNS OVER TO ALICIA SMITH WHO CONTINUED WORKING WELL WITH THE STUDENTS AND MAINTAINED KEEPING CLASS IN DANCE FOR 10 YEARS.
I spent the next 4 years wrapping up my dance life as a student with Miss Alicia. While in Company I traveled to South Carolina, and Virginia, where I won many awards dancing with my best friends, including a national title.
In 2012 I began teaching for the studio, I received special judges awards including Classy Choreography and the Fancy Feet award. We are currently preparing to travel to South Carolina for our last nationals as the Studio of Pure Dance.
THE DANCE STUDIO WILL BEGIN ANOTHER CHAPTER THIS SEASON; AS IT CHANGES OWNERS, CHANGES ITS NAME AND CHANGES THE LOCATION. STILL LOCATED IN GARRETT INDIANA THE ELLIE PAIGE DANCE ACADEMY IS READY TO RAISE THE BARRE.