Located in Brownsburg, Indiana. We believe that dancing should be a part of every child’s education; for in all its varied phases it combines pleasure and exercise, develops grace and poise, improves posture and helps build strong bodies. Dancing develops coordination of mind and body, of course some become more proficient than others depending on natural ability and how they apply themselves, but all improve and attain confidence through the joy of rhythmic expression. Dance Unlimited offers instruction in tap, ballet, jazz, and tumbling.
Lori Page - Owner
Article from the Hendricks County Flyer
Dance instructor carries on tradition of her mother
By Lynn Hamilton
BROWNSBURG — Lori Page may have earned a business degree at Indiana University, but she said her passion for dancing eventually overcame her desire to do anything else.
“I realized that I loved dance and that’s where I needed to be,” she said. “I thought I wanted to try something else, but when I got out of it, I realized how much I loved it and that it would always be a part of my life.”
Page taught dance classes in Bloomington before moving to Greencastle, where she started her own studio, Dance Unlimited, in the USDA building’s basement in 1983.
“We had moved to a town where I didn’t know a soul,” she said. “I thought it would be a good way to meet people.”
A few years later, she and her husband John moved to Brownsburg and her business moved with her. She worked in a couple of different locations before finally opening up shop at her current location — 18 Whittington Dr. — above the Brownsburg Bowl.
Page said she got her start in dancing at age 2. Her mother, who lives in Bloomington, was a professional dancer and still — at age 76 — teaches dance and performs.
“I hope that I can do that,” Page said. “As long as I’m up and moving.”
She now teaches several classes a day at Dance Unlimited, along with 10 fitness classes a week at different gyms, and she teaches dance at Brownsburg High School in the mornings. Classes at Dance Unlimited vary from preschool classes, starting at age 3, to adult classes, including an adult tap class.
Page added that her sons Christopher, who is now 19 and attends Butler University, and Jordan, a senior at BHS, both danced when they were young. She also taught Chris and his football buddies ballet at their coach’s request.
“It was really fun,” she said. “I had like 300-pound football players in here doing ballet.”
She also taught fitness at a soccer boot camp for boys at the high school.
“My son said that was the hardest workout they’d ever had,” Page said.
Page said the most rewarding thing about teaching dance, however, is seeing her students — and their confidence — grow. Her classes, she said, are beneficial even to those who don’t want to be professional dancers.
“I try to teach dance as a life skill,” she explained. “I teach posture, relaxation, use of muscles, and how dancing can keep you fit for the rest of your life.”
Sarah Jacobson said her daughter Caitlyn, 5, has enjoyed her two years at Dance Unlimited.
“We figured it would be good for her coordination and she has fun with the other girls,” Sarah said.
Caitlyn added that her favorite part of class is, “Doing the scarf thing, you spin around. I like everything else too.”
For more information about Dance Unlimited or to sign up for a class, call 852-6998.