Community Partner Organizations

Community Partner Organizations are local non-profit groups and churches, teachers, coaches, and businesses whose efforts we support and who regularly host their events within our facilities. These partners receive deep discounts on rental of all LOOM spaces, priority access and expanded promotional assistance.

We are grateful that these growing community members are part of our family!


LOOM is the home for Faith Connections Ministry of Fort Mill. Sunday services and mid-week studies take place here and we are excited to see their community grow! Led by Ed and Dawanda
Gourdin, they are looking to be a community minded church with practical teaching, showing the love of Jesus and compassion for all people.   Learn more at or call 704-488-8088


ed-and-duandaThe Family of Faith Connections Ministry is committed to connecting the people of God through Faith in His Promises.  First and Foremost we were created to glorify Him.  We believe God loves all people and our desire is to connect any and all those who are willing to be filled and lead by the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Trinity and live according to the truth written in His Holy Word.  Through our connections with one another we can expand the Kingdom of God through faith, practical teaching and life application. We aim to partner with those in the community of Fort Mill through Prayer, Outreach, Fellowship, and Service.

 I Thes 1:3 NIV-“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ


Avianna Sohner
The Keys and Cords Studio
Avianna (Avi) Sohner is a graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in choral conducting. She currently directs a small handbell and traditional church choir in Rock Hill, South Carolina. 
Classical music is her true passion but she also enjoys teaching Broadway, Pop, and Jazz.  She taught piano and voice students at the Playroom Academy for five years and is very excited to start her own studio called “The Keys and Cords Studio” based here in the LOOM Lab.



Carol Green, NTP – Taste of Healing, LLC

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Chef and Corporate Wellness Educator

“Empowering individuals on their journey to reclaim optimal wellness through strengthening foundational nourishment. Revive, rejuvenate and balance with a holistic, yet soundly scientific approach”

Taste of Healing areas of expertise:

  • Nutritional Therapy Consultations; customized individual protocols and coaching
  • Wellness Cooking Classes; teaching a fusion of sound cooking techniques and nutritious recipes to individuals and groups
  • Corporate Wellness Education Programs; seeking opportunities in the corporate wellness industry for educational outreach of good nutrition to groups through focused seminars.

Taste of Healing is happy to extend a 10% discount off all services to LOOM community partner members!


Ronika Middleton
Our Daughters’ Village

Our Daughters’ Village provides women with information, support, and resources to empower the girls in their lives.  We are mentors, mothers, educators, and community leaders that have a common goal of empowering girls. 

To further our aims, we provide workshops and events that enhance social, emotional, academic, and personal development. Our Daughters’ Village also promotes collaboration and partnership opportunities for those that focus on the betterment of girls in the community.


Reba Bowens


Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art that combines martial arts, music, dance, acrobatics and other elements of Brazilian culture. Classes for adults and teens (age 15 and up) happening every Monday and Wednesday  at LOOM Studio. During this one hour class, students will learn the basic movements of capoeira and capoeira music.

Capoeira can improve balance, coordination, endurance, rhythm, flexibility and much more.




Charlotte M. Klaar, PhD

Klaar College Consulting

Charlotte Klaar, PhD, a college consultant and Certified Educational Planner, has guided hundreds of students to college success since 1995.

At Klaar College Consulting, we help students and parents sort through the overwhelming steps of the college application process and find the colleges that are the “best fit” academically, financially and socially.  We can do the same for you! Let’s get started!




Natasha  McNeill

York County Fashion Week

Our mission is to serve as a brand awareness platform for current & aspiring designers, innovators and entrepreneurs throughout York County.

Weaving together Fashion, Culture, Life-Style & History. York County Fashion week rides the wave of our robust economic UP-SWING. Rustic, Modern & Chic have never looked so good in South Carolina.  Our Local Designers, Boutiques & Entrepreneurs saved you a seat at the RUNWAY!



Alpha Kappa Alpha of Fort Mill

“LOOM has been an essential  part of our ability to establish ourselves as a community service organization in Fort Mill. It has been an ideal location for our business  and collaboration meetings and training sessions.  This is a valuable partnership.”

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated



Joy Perez

Touching Hearts International Ministries




Manatha Young
Fruitful Living Now

The Ultimate Mission of Fruitful Living:
To inspire positive thinking
To uncover gifts that lie dormant within
To nurture creativity
To equip lives for greatness that will ultimately impact the world.

Call me to share your individual or business struggles, ask key questions, and talk about solutions free of charge. For more information about Fruitful Living and it’s services please contact (704) 750 – 9184.






Our “Graduate” Partners

Congratulations to Kelley Michalski!

Kelley is the owner of Barre 3 of Fort Mill, and is the first “Graduate” of our Community Partner Organization program. During construction of her own studios, she held free pop-up classes multiple times per week as part of her very successful marketing campaign!

barre3stockphotoThank you Kelley for letting us be part of your success.

Visit her permanent facility in Kingsley!

Learn more at:



Congratulations to Melissa Camarata of Just Be Dance Academy!

During construction of her own studio, Melissa held free pop-up classes and community events as part of her very successful marketing campaign! 

Thank you Melissa for letting us be part of your success.

Visit her permanent facility, conveniently located off SC-160 by the bypass, between historic downtown Fort Mill and the Indian Land border! 

Just Be Dance Academy is a proud Y.P.A.D, Youth Protection Advocates in Dance partner and certified studio and are becoming a certified  inclusive studio that will offer classes to children with learning differences and other special needs!

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