ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

To provide a safe and nurturing environment,
where you do not just learn dances...
you learn HOW to dance!

WE PROVIDE...

A variety of classes for 2 years old and up!

      Educated, experienced, friendly instructors who...
  • are fun, cultivate creativity and build confidence
  • attended school for dance, workshops and/or participated in our Student Teacher/Assistant Mentor Program
  • want to work in a studio that teaches you how to dance and encourages you to explore the ART of dance
      A clean, safe and organized studio that offers...
  • full mirrors, barres and two dance studio spaces
  • classes taught on sprung vinyl/rubber floors to support and prevent injuries
  • video feed into classes to watch students in class

WE ARE...
  • age appropriate with costume and song choice
  • an outlet for both creativity and student self-expression
  • quick to follow up with parents

WE SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY BY...
  • creating performance opportunities for students
  • donating back to community organizations
  • providing an annual Holiday Show of the Nutcracker
  • working with the High School Dance Team
  • providing space for birthday parties

FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES

Miss Dana Bostrom
Studio Owner and Instructor


Dana Bostrom began her training with Central WI School of Ballet. While pursuing a dance major at U of M-Twin Cities, she studied ballet, jazz, contemporary and teaching. Every year she continues her studies. Miss Dana believes "as dance evolves, so must we as teachers."

This has included teacher training with Madam Karkar, at CWSB, ballet with Mrs. Dean at Allegro Dance, the Dance Teacher Summit in NYC, the Dance Studio Life Teacher Conference in Phoenix and Minneapolis workshops with Mandy Moore, Stacey Tookey and various other top choreographers.

Miss Sarah Knott
Studio Director/Instructor

Sarah Knott began her training at the Central Wisconsin School of Ballet in Wausau, Wisconsin. With the Wausau Dance Theatre, she traveled to Germany to perform in Darmstadt and Fulda. She also attended the North Carolina Dance Theatre summer intensive, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago intensive, and the Northwest Professional Dance Project Launch. For two years, she was a cast member at Walt Disney World in the Entertainment department.
In Milwaukee, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with honors from UW-Milwaukee. While in the department, she performed works by Simone Ferro, Luc Vanier, Laura Dean, Danny Gwirtzman, Ed Burgess, and Uri Sands. She has danced with City Ballet Theatre and had been a company member of Your Mother Dances for four years performing work by Elizabeth Johnson, David Parker and Gerald Casel.   In 2011, she had the privilege of being cast in the film Missed Connections, which premiered at the Milwaukee Film Festival. While dancing, Miss Sarah worked at the Wisconsin Athletic Club's North Shore and Wauwatosa locations as the Programming Director for over four years where she had the opportunity to share her enthusiasm for health and fitness.
Miss Sarah has been teaching dance and assisted in creating many productions in the Milwaukee area for 9 years. She has attended numerous conventions & competitions ranging from NYC Dance Teacher Summit, NYCDA convention/competition, Co Dance convention/competition, DanceLife Teacher Conference and much more to expand not only her knowledge but the knowledge of her students.
She values individuality, focus, and self-motivation. She hopes to create positive rewarding experiences that will help students reach their goals as well as provide outlets for them to share their love for dance in the community.

Miss Jennifer Fitch
Studio Manager/Instructor
My name is Jennifer Fitch. I was born and raised in this area. My daughter Lizzie and I live here in Minocqua. Lizzie has been dancing with Minocqua Dance since she was three. I worked in the child care field for fourteen years.  A little over two years ago I made a change and went to school and became a dental assistant for Dr. John Butler at Butler Dental and love it. This January of 2016, I began taking the adult ballet classes and barre burner classes at Minocqua Dance and discovered a new passion. I felt the motivation and drive to do something more.  I am looking forward to this new journey in my life. 


Miss Rebecca Shackleton
Instructor

Rebecca Shackleton was born and raised in Appleton, WI. Her parents knew they needed to get her involved in something when she couldn’t keep from bouncing throughout the house and twirling down the grocery store aisles. She tried ice skating for some time before truly finding her niche at Makaroff School of Ballet. The fundamentals she learned there continued to help her as she joined the varsity dance team at her high school and became captain in her senior year. She was part of the Ripon College Dance Team but her passion for ballet was rekindled during a summer internship in Ithaca, NY, where upon hearing the classical music was drawn to the studio and began taking ballet classes again. Rebecca was searching for a way to continue her passion in the Northwoods while teaching 1st grade in Lac du Flambeau when she discovered Minocqua Dance. She was thrilled when she was given the opportunity to teach and is very honored and excited to share her love of dancing with students!