Meet Our Company and Team

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Why Tumbling, Gymnastics, and Cheer?

Tumbling, gymnastics and cheer offers a safe, fun, healthy way for kids of all ages, shapes, and sizes to gain self-confidence, coordination, strength, flexibility, endurance, and…most of all…the joy of movement.

A young child will also gain social skills such as listening, following directions, taking turns, being quiet, and respecting others.  Tumbling, gymnastics, and cheer classes also give children opportunities to overcome their fears and “perform” in front of other students, giving them the confidence to overcome performance fears in other situations as well.

Who Do We Serve?

RTGC is the tumbling, gymnastics, and cheer gym Spartanburg-area parents trust for their children to receive experienced, quality instruction in a safe and fun environment.  Our athletes come from Spartanburg, Duncan, Moore, Wellford, Greenville, Greer, Taylors, and several other towns along the I-85 corridor in Upstate South Carolina.  Classes are available for children starting as young as 18 months through high school years.

Why RTGC?

RTGC has humble roots…our owner, Jennifer Mabry Eleazer, is the long time owner of Rhythms Dance, just around the corner from our location. To continue her love for bringing wholesome and healthful activities to children, Jennifer opened up another Rhythms company in 2013 focusing on gymnastics, tumbling, and cheerleading. At RTGC, we’re committed to excellence on and off the floor. The child comes first…the skills are secondary.

Whether a child has the drive and talent to get to the top of his or her sport, or participates in tumbling, gymnastics, and cheer for pure recreation, each child receives professional, caring, personalized instruction in a safe and wholesome setting.  We will take your child’s experience as far as he or she is willing to go! At RTGC our experienced staff fits a variety of athletes’ personalities and learning styles.

RTGC offers classes for all ages and skill levels…beginner, intermediate, advanced and competitive, all within a clean and safe facility with great equipment.

What’s more, we provide a parent observation area for your comfort and convenience, family-friendly pricing, and an incredibly friendly office staff to assist you during instruction hours.

Our Staff

Our Staff

Our professional, caring coaching staff firmly believes that any child can excel who is willing to put forth the effort to learn. We believe that there is a place for every child, and that any child can gain a positive experience from participating in tumbling, gymnastics and cheer.  At RTGC, we strive to be a place where your child can develop as an individual as well as a teammate.

Safety is paramount at RTGC.  Our competition coaches are members of USAG and all coaches are safety and CPR certified.

Jennifer Mabry Eleazer
Owner/Director

Jennifer's Bio
Jennifer Mabry Eleazer is the owner and director of Rhythms Dance. She teaches tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop and poms. Jennifer is a Dance Masters of America Certified Tap Teacher through Southern Council Dance Masters—an organization of certified dance educators dedicated to elevating the art of dance. She also serves as a judge for the Southern Council Dance Masters competitions. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, where she received a degree in psychology. Through the University of South Carolina’s study abroad program, she also attended the University of Seville-Spain.

Jennifer began studying dance at the age of four and never looked back. As a child and young adult, she studied dance locally under the tutelage of Marion Feinstein. Her dance studies also took her to Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles and New York City, where she received instruction from such dance heavyweights as the “Mother of Tap” Lady Dianne Walker, Savion Glover, Avi Miller and Ofer Ben, Jay Fagan, Charles Goddertz, Brooke Paulsen-Zelus, Stanislav Issaev, and Janice Barringer, among other dance masters. While studying abroad during college, she also studied flamenco dance in Spain.

Jennifer has garnered numerous awards throughout her career, including Miss Teen Dance of South Carolina and later, Miss Dance of South Carolina. She was chosen to be a performer in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2000, she was a Top 10 Finalist and the Overall Talent Winner in the Miss South Carolina Pageant. Jennifer recently received the Dance Makers Marjorie Perry Award (2016), which acknowledges excellence in dance education and leadership.

Outside of the dance realm, Jennifer taught upper level Spanish at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville, South Carolina, and was a Spanish interpreter in the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Above all else, Jennifer would want to be known as a woman of faith, the loving wife of Mark Eleazer, and the mother of three great kids: Ben, Allana and Grant.

Kim Blackstone
Operations Manager

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Kim's Bio
Kim is the Operations Manager at all three Rhythms companies: Rhythms Dance, RTGC, and Jump Start After School and Summer Camp. Kim is uniquely qualified for her position: not only does she have 24 years of business management experience, but she is also a former dancer, cheerleader, majorette and gymnast herself. She holds degrees from Kent State University in Fashion Merchandising and Business.

Previously, Kim was the Executive Officer of the Building Industry Association (BIA) in Ohio for 10 years, where she earned BIA Excellence Awards for Best Communications -Special Event, Best Communications – Directory, and Best Member – Publications. She served on the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Homebuilders, as well as on the boards of Zonta International and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Kim is married to the love of her life, David Blackstone.

Anny Clauser

XCEL Coach

Jordan Deweese

Boys Tumbling/Strength Coach

Julia Whitt

XCEL Coach

Melisa Mason

Tumbling/Gymnastics Coach

Brittany Durrah

Tumbling/Cheer Coach

McKinsey Cherkovets

Gymnastics Coach

Be sure to check out the rest of the Rhythms Family!