Editors’ note: Congrats to the Williams Dance & Gymnastics Center, one of our website sponsors who recently earned a Mom-Approved Award in the “Best Gymnastics Lessons” category and the “Best Dance Studio” category. Get info on all the studio has to offer in today’s featured profile.
Location: 2842 N. Crossover Rd., Fayetteville
Classes offered: Recreational and competitive gymnastics and dance. Click here to see the full list.
Operating since: 1972 (More than 44 years in business!)
This gym is known for: The Williams Center offers recreational gymnastics as well as 10 competitive levels in the USAG Jr. Olympic programs. The gym also offers recreational dance and is also home to a robust competitive dance program called “The Rhythm Factory Dance Team,” competing in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and more. With numerous regional and national awards, it’s one of the most competitive dance teams in the state of Arkansas.
What you might not know about it: The Williams Center was the very first facility to offer fully-equipped boys and girls dance and gymnastics programs in Northwest Arkansas. Over the past 44 years, this gym has trained more than 36,000 students. It has sent more than 1,790 gymnastics to the Arkansas State USAG Competitions. Several Williams Center gymnasts have even gone on to receive college scholarships in gymnastics. The Williams Center’s owner and founder, Donna Meinecke, has been a gymnastics coach and judge for more than 33 years and has held an Elite/National rating for more than 26 years, judging in the Big 12 and SEC Conferences as well as NCAA Regional and National Competitions. Her husband and gym co-owner, Jim, is also USAG Safety Certified as well as a certified Skill Evaluator. He has taught gymnastics for more than 35 years and served as head coach of the Fayetteville Lady Bulldog team for eight undefeated seasons.
Testimonial from a local mom: “My daughter Taylor loves it there. They have a lot of different equipment and the teachers are awesome. They work very well with the children..” ~ Kim Gallina
Congrats to the staff at Williams Dance and Gymnastics Center!
Click here to visit their website.