Bowers’ ‘bold move’ back to Rockingham

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — Holly Bowers said she’s been asked to come back to Richmond County for nearly a decade to teach dance.

Judging by Sunday’s turnout for open house and registration for Bold Moves Dance Co., her return couldn’t have been timed any better. A Rockingham native, Bowers (nee Littlefield), 25, said she first wanted to finish college before coming home. Once Bowers graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in kinesiology, the 25-year-old felt ready.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Holly Bowers (nee Littlefield) will offer a range of dance classes at Bold Moves Dance Company at Liberty Place in downtown Rockingham twice a week beginning Aug. 25.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Holly Bowers (nee Littlefield) will offer a range of dance classes at Bold Moves Dance Company at Liberty Place in downtown Rockingham twice a week beginning Aug. 25.

So is Rockingham. During the first half of a two-hour open house at Liberty Place, at 214 E. Washington St., more than three dozen youth had already registered for a range of classes which will be taught on a twice-weekly basis beginning Aug. 25.

Bowers said though there was a solid following on social media, “I was just a little unsure” of the actual turnout. Her fears were put to rest early on.

Bowers’ efforts will take the place of the efforts of her former dance instructor, Rene Ward, who owned and operated Step 2 It Dance Studio in the former Steele Building across from Discovery Place KIDS for more than 20 years.

“She’s been begging me for the past 10 years to buy her business,” Bowers said. “I knew I wanted to teach.”

It’s now that life and its circumstances match up, Bowers said.

The Steele Building has been torn down in recent months to make way for a new multipurpose building that will include a lunchroom for Discovery Place KIDS patrons and a branch of The Villager deli and restaurant, which is expanding from its Pinehurst location.

Holly and her husband Josh plan to relocate to Rockingham from Asheboro by early September.

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