Kristin Foister & Thomas Crone

Instructor: Kristin Foister

Mrs. Foister is a respected dancer, choreographer, and teacher with many years of experience. She has danced in several television commercials, industrial shows, theme park performances, and promotional appearances. Her unique and diverse choreography ranges from the lighting of the Great Macy’s Tree, Super Bowl and New Years Eve Events at the Battery Atlanta to Choreography for children of all ages. She has choreographed shows for Six Flags over Georgia, the opening and half time of the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl, the premier reveal of Coca-Cola’s C2O, and fashion shows for Simon Mall Group. Her choreography and her dancers are always recognized for their pronounced passion and the musicality they give to audiences. She is experienced in teaching dancers from early childhood to professional in the dance styles of Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, and Ballet. She is especially grateful to be able to pass on the “Gift of Dance”.

Whether you’re interested in fun, fitness, or profession, Dance Tech and Talent (DT&T) is a well rounded dance studio offering excellent instruction in Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theater, Ballet, and Pointe. Our goal is to provide an exciting experience for whatever your skill level may be. We are committed to give quality dance and life education to our students, developing not only great dancers, but respected individuals.

Star: Thomas Crone

A Cobb county native, born and raised, Thomas credits his competitiveness and the thrill of serving others to his time at Harrison High School. Opening it as a freshman, the students of Harrison, the new "kid" on the block, had something to prove. While there, Thomas participated and served in leadership roles in the Beta Club, the Rotary Club, and the National Honors Society, organizing and contributing to various drives and outreach opportunities in the community. Still a resident of west Cobb, Thomas spends quality time with his family in service with members of Kirkwood Presbyterian while stepping in at functions where his daughters attend Kemp Elementary.

In joining the Loving Arms fundraising efforts, Thomas is moved by the emotional memories that come from family members and friends fighting cancer, and his mother's service to numerous friends that she would drive to their appointments, take them home, and sit with them in times of struggle and pain. Having lost a grandfather and father to cancer, the shock and fear of the diagnosis has hit home multiple times. They were fortunate to have family nearby during that journey and its struggles. Thomas intends for his efforts as a dancer and fundraiser to have a lasting impact on attendees and Loving Arms as the community gathers in support for others in their time of need.

Lucky for Thomas, in the journey to becoming a Loving Arms "Dancing with the Stars" member, finding his dance instructor was easy. Both daughters attend dance lessons with Kristin Foister at Dance, Tech and Talent, which is owned and operated by her and and her husband Beau. As a lifelong performer in choirs at churches and music ensembles as Georgia Tech and Georgia State, Thomas admires everyone of the participants getting on stage and showing their vulnerability before the audience as a part of supporting Loving Arms' mission. And, as always, Thomas is excited to weave his passion and flair for fun into the event to make a memorable evening for everyone in attendance.