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Kelcy’s Dance Studio and Kelcy’s Platinum Dance Co. to expand to Carriage Parkway

WICHITA — When Kelcy Mohr took over Julie Keeling’s dance studio after her unexpected death in 2010, she says she saw a quote that Keeling had taped to her desk at her studio:

“What is it that I can give to you today to make you feel better about yourself,” the quote said.

“This sums up Julie’s personality and teaching style perfectly,” Mohr says. “I vowed to keep that philosophy in my teaching every day.”

With that in mind, Mohr is expanding her Kelcy’s Dance Studio and Kelcy’s Platinum Dance Co. – formerly Keeling’s Gift of Dance – to Carriage Parkway on Central just east of Edgemoor.

“We still have the same philosophy that the studio’s always had,” Mohr says. “We’re going to keep it the same, but we’re going to be able to offer more.”

The grand opening will be in August.

Mohr says Keeling owned the studio for three decades and had it at three different places where she lived. The current studio at 27 N. Cypress is the last place that Keeling lived and taught. Mohr and her family now live there, and she says she’ll continue to teach young children and some solo and duo lessons there.

“I still always want to teach from home,” Mohr says. “It’s kind of intimate.”

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Attitudes Dancewear, Etc. to move, expand within Carriage Parkway

WICHITA — Attitudes Dancewear, Etc. is expanding at Carriage Parkway, which is going to necessitate a move within the shopping center near Central and Edgemoor.

“We are busting at the seams,” says owner Beth Rea. “Dance has just gotten more and more popular.”

The store, which is in about 1,000 square feet, has been open near the middle of the center for eight years.

“It went really fast,” Rea says.

The new store, which will have about 2,400 square feet, with be on the southwest side of the center. It opens July 9.

“We’ll have a lot more visibility from Central,” Rea says.

Tony Utter of Utter Commercial Real Estate and Joey Ritchie of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the deal.

The additional space will allow for new and expanded lines, Rea says.

“We’ll definitely carry more ballroom and other lines of dance(wear) that we currently have.”

She says eventually she’ll be able to add clothing for gymnastics and possibly cheerleading as well.

Rea says the dance business has been growing for the last decade.

“If that continues, I have bigger dreams for it, but we’ll just see how it goes.”