Matt and Janna Ryan of the Stage studio in North Platte are buying Starz Gymnastics downtown on Dewey St. The Ryans are in their 10th year of owning and operating The Stage Dance Studio at Sixth and Walnut in North Platte.
Dave and Bette Thalken of North Platte have owned Starz Gymnastics for 10 years and are will move to Texas this summer to retire. The Ryans were looking for a way to expand their growing dance studio.
Gymnastics and dance are complementary businesses and the fit was right for both couples, Janna Ryan said. The Ryans will take over Starz in May and are currently training, learning the ins and outs of the new business, Janna said.
Starz Gymnastics will remain at the current location on the bricks downtown and The Stage will remain at its location on the corner of 6th and Walnut, just four blocks apart.
Starz will continue to provide gymnastics training with all of the current faculty planning to remain. The Stage will continue offering a growing roster of dance classes, including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Technique and Basic/Core classes, in addition to the Master Classes/Workshops with faculty from L.A., Denver, Dallas, Virginia and other places.
You can find The Stage online at www.behindthestage.com and Starz Gymnastics at http://www.starz-gym.com.