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'Welcome to Plathville's Kim Plath Opened up Her Own Dance Studio in Cairo

Michelle Stein - Author
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May 23 2022, Published 1:57 p.m. ET

Season 4 of Welcome to Plathville kicked off in May 2022, and with it came a number of big changes for the Plath family. Ethan, Olivia, and Moriah have all moved to Tampa, Fla., Micah now resides in Los Angeles, Calif., and Kim Plath has opened a dance studio in the family's hometown of Cairo, Ga.

Although Barry has speculated this new business venture could be a midlife crisis, Kim has opened up about what prompted her to take the leap. Keep reading to learn all about her new dance studio.

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Kim Plath opened a dance studio in Season 4 of 'Welcome to Plathville.'

Despite the sheltered way in which Kim and Barry chose to raise their children, Kim led a very different lifestyle before she became a mother. The Plath matriarch has been open about the fact that she used to drink alcohol and was a "party girl." She even (gasp!) went to college, where she studied dance — and it seems that she's returning to her dancing roots by opening a studio in her hometown of Cairo.

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"I am in love with it. It's amazing, I'm so excited," Kim said of her new dance studio on Season 4, Episode 1 of Welcome to Plathville. "I've always wanted a space like this. One, because I want adult ballet classes, and I can't take them anywhere in South Georgia ... I just want a place where the community can come and move and interact and have a great time."

Kim Plath's new business is called Grady Central Dance Studio.

We did a little bit of digging, and Kim's new business is called Grady Central Dance Studio. Some of the class offerings include ballet, morning stretch classes, belly dancing, Krav Maga (a self-defense and fighting system), and contra dance (which shares some similarities with square dancing).

Grady Central Dance Studio's Facebook page doesn't have a ton of info or content, but Kim does make an appearance in a video promoting her ballroom dancing class.

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Kim Plath at her dance studio
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Barry suspects Kim is going through a midlife crisis.

So why did Kim suddenly open up a dance studio? Her husband has a theory.

"What I've seen in Kim is she's reestablishing some things within herself, her identity," Barry observed on the TLC series. "She's got a glow back in her and a skip in her step again. The question is to what degree are the physical changes she's going through affecting her mentally, emotionally."

He added: "Whether Kim is having a midlife crisis or not right now, I don't know. She's entering into that phase!"

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Meanwhile, Kim said she feels it's finally time for her to prioritize herself after all this time of focusing on raising kids.

"Raising 10 children over the course of 20-some years, I feel like in many ways I kind of lost myself in that process. I feel like I've kind of been in a fog," Kim explained on Welcome to Plathville. "And so now, I have been taking care of myself, making it a priority to go to the gym every day, and I feel really good. I'm enjoying being in my body a little bit more."

Kim continued: "All I know is I've been a mom and I've been a wife, and now it's time to be me. I feel like I've just scratched the surface. So I'm super excited about that."

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We don't know about you, but we're totally here for this whole new side of Kim. Hopefully, her dance studio is a hit in Cairo. And who knows? Perhaps the Plath matriarch's renewed sense of self will help mend the relationship with eldest son Ethan and daughter-in-law Olivia?

Catch new episodes of Welcome to Plathville Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TLC or on the Discovery Plus app.

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