At Edmond’s Reclaiming Arts studio, the performing arts are a way to empower students and strengthen their connection to a higher power. Whether through voice, acting or even aerial dance, the studio’s classes are designed help students reach their potential as performers and as individuals.
“We’re all about our mission and how we can impact the community, and it’s amazing because it’s given me more of a purpose for my life,” said owner and director Shelby Rogers. Founded 40 years ago as Arts Reclaiming the Son, the studio offers classes in acting, voice, piano, guitar, yoga, colorguard, barre fitness and tumbling, as well as several types of dance, including ballet, jazz hip hop, tap, Broadway and aerial dance.
Rogers got involved with the organization after attending an outreach program by the studio at her high school. She started working at the studio while in college, moving up to director of their HEarts Dance Company after graduating college before being offered a role as owner and director of the organization.
Student Bella Roddy says her experience at Reclaiming Arts helped bring her out of her shell thanks to its close-knit and supportive environment. “No matter what we’re going through, we’re a family,”