CORNELIUS – Native New Yorker Wendi Bergstrom has opened Grand Central Academy of Performing Arts in the Jetton Village, 19818 Northcove Road, and is offering free classes through Friday, Aug. 21.

Bergstrom trained as a choreographer, set designer and costumer and will teach a variety of classes, including musical theatre and rhythm tap.  Her daughter, Alanna Miranda, is helping her mother at the front desk.

Bergstrom offers classes for children as young as 18 months. Regular classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 24, and Bergstrom plans to hold public dance team auditions Sept. 10.  For rates and other information, call Bergstrom at 704-728-8946.