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Dance Festival & Studio Flooring Brings Safety to Minnesota Dancers

By Brett Hart

Called to provide a safe dance floor the Elevate Youth Dance Festival in 2017, CREO Arts and Dance Conservatory owner and director Christa Anderson-Hill looked into a recommendation by a friend and colleague from St. Paul Ballet to check out Greatmats.com.

At Greatmats, she found not only a professional quality marley dance surface, but a portable dance subflooring system as well to protect the dancers.

One of her favorite features of the purchase was the ease of repeat installation.

“The Marley lays out flat in just under 10 minutes and the subfloor is easy to put together especially with many hands,” Christa said. “Other dance studio owners were impressed and thankful that we provided a safe floor for their dancers.”

Dance Studio Flooring

A little over a year after purchasing her first set of Greatmats dance flooring, Christa decided to merge her two schools - CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory of Wayzata, Minnesota and Tonka Dance Works into one school located in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

With the merger and move, Christa decided to build out the school in an 8,000 square foot warehouse space and needed more marley flooring.

“I knew Greatmats would provide the quality product we needed to ensure both safety and aesthetic,” she said.

So she ordered an additional 2,100 square feet of Rosco Adagio dance flooring from Greatmats to allow the nine-year-old business to continue to help dancers find their inner choreographers through the Christian values of wholesomeness, kindness and love above all.

About Christa Anderson

Christa earned a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota and had danced at Hopkins Dance and Carole Bradley studios as well as on stages from Italy to India to the Kennedy Center. She’s studied and taught with several other Minnesota dance companies and is the creator and choreographer of multiple original children’s ballets, including “Entice” which was performed live by the St. Paul City Ballet.
Christa Anderson-Hill
CREO Arts & Dance Conservatory
Minnetonka MN 55345
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