At Fine-Hammond Dance Studio in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, our goal is to provide a welcoming and caring atmosphere for all dancers. Our students will be able to hone their dance skills and gain an appreciation for the art of dance. When you enroll your child in our studio, he or she will also learn to value friendships that will last a lifetime!
MEET OUR STAFF:
Chelsea Hammond-Aneyo, owner/director of the studio, began her dance training at the age of three under the instruction of her mother and former owner of the studio, Cristine Fine Hammond. At age nine she began working as an assistant teacher at the studio, while also continuing to receive dance training from various teachers and schools in the KC area. She continued to teach several of her own classes throughout her high school years. As a student of Crescent Lake Christian Academy in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, she served as choreographer for two high school musicals. She graduated from Crescent Lake in 2004 as Valedictorian. She went on to study dance and psychology at Stephens College and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Psychology in 2008. While studying abroad, she became a member of the Dance Society at the National University of Ireland in Galway. While continuing to teach at the studio, Chelsea also pursued her Masters degree and graduated with honors in 2011 with a Master of Arts in Counseling. Chelsea's background of Christian education continues to be reflected while she works as a role model with her students and demonstrates her passion for dance. She resides in Liberty, Missouri with her husband and son.
Katie Snyder began her dance training as a preschooler at Fine-Hammond. She served as an assistant teacher at the studio for many years and began teaching pom and hip hop classes in 2016. She's also choreographed special works for the college level classes. Katie is an encouraging positive Christian role model for our students. She resides in Excelsior Springs with her husband.