The History of Dancers Studio, Inc.
Dancers Studio, Inc. was formed in 1991 as an organization to support dance from within the community by offering quality dance technique classes taught by professionally trained teachers with an emphasis on ballet and modern dance. Additions to our curriculum include “special needs” classes; these classes were designed for children with physical and mental impairments. Scholarships are offered to students demonstrating financial need. Dancers Studio, Inc. trains students in a manner that prepares them to continue in dance at the university level and/or in a professional dance company. Students of Dancers Studio, Inc. are well prepared for auditions at these levels.
Dancers Studio, Inc. offers performing opportunities to students and professional dancers. Students are encouraged to participate in “The Nutcracker” that is presented as the school recital each December (prior to 2006 this had been performed on alternating years). This is an important opportunity for young dancers and audience members alike to experience a complete ballet and develop an understanding of the dance world. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a dance camp each summer, culminating in an informal performance at the Studio.
Alma Wiley was the director of Dancers Studio, Inc. from 1991-2018. The board of directors hired Kim Lingeman and Kaylin Hogan to be co-directors beginning in the Summer of 2018. Kim Lingeman worked as the Executive Director and Kaylin Hogan took the responsibilities as Artistic Director partnering together for the last two years. Kim is now pursuing her career outside of the dance realm, while Kaylin still teaches and helps around the studio frequently. The board hired Stacie Woemnpner as new Director in January 2020. Stacie is excited to add fresh ideas and help Dancers Studio continue to grow!