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Dancer combines performing arts with science at remodeled yoga space in Town 'N' Country

TAMPA — Mallory Quinn grew up performing on stage as a dancer and doing musical theater.

The Blake High School Performing Arts graduate then earned a doctorate in applied behavior analysis from the University of South Florida. Drawing from her extensive dance background, she founded Applied Behavior Analysis Sports Innovations and began researching how her field of study can enhance dance performance for competitive dancers.

"I'm doing something that I'm passionate about and the kids are passionate about," Quinn said.

Needing room for her expanding clientele, Quinn recently bought Green Locus Yoga. She is remodeling the space, adding massage, a lounge area, and implementing new curriculum. Adult ballet, Barre fitness, and a variety of yoga classes for kids and adults are available.

Green Locus Yoga is also home to the ABASI Dance Lab which provides two types of private dance lessons using scientific ABA methods. Lessons are geared towards competitive dancers and children with Autism.

Initially, Quinn started working with a 10 year old Autistic boy and then developed the program.

"I use dance as the reinforcing activity that we're doing," Quinn said. "They're getting a professional dance lesson, but then they're also getting a treatment plan."

A Grand Opening will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 4. There will be raffles and specials, along with a presentation on applied behavior analysis.

Green Locus Yoga and the ABASI Dance Lab are located at 11961 Sheldon Road. For more information, call (813) 444-8394, or visit facebook/greenlocusyoga.

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