August 13, 2007
Step in to Dance Style studio
Atlantic Avenue dance studio set to have its open house Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
By Kristen Miller
Atlantic Avenue in Dassel is now the home to a new dance studio, Dance Style, which will be having an open house Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Aug. 16 - 18.
Owner and main dance instructor, Sandra Huhn is now taking registrations for those interested in taking dance lessons. Lessons are for children as young as 2 years old to adults.
Dance Style is a place to learn about dance, build self esteem, learn to work in a group environment, and to be able to express yourself through movement, and of course, have fun.
It offers an organized atmosphere and individualized classes for personalized attention, Huhn said.
The first class begins the second weekend in September, and the upcoming open house will give an opportunity to tour the studio, meet the instructors, try on shoes, and register for classes.
An array of dance styles will be offered including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and more. There will also be combination classes with tap, jazz, and ballet.
Huhn is also offering aerobic and Pilates Tuesday evenings with local instructor Michele Harmening of Dassel.
Other specialty classes include competition classes, which give the dancers an opportunity to compete and show off their talents; Parent and Me, which is for parents and toddlers; and the Father and Daughter class, which teaches swing dancing.
Huhn is planning on having two formal recitals a year and a non-formal performance in the summer.
Huhn’s dance experience is extensive, with seven years dancing as a youth at Washington’s Festival of Dance studio, she has been instructing for seven years at Hutchinson’s Dance Center.
“I wanted to bring my experience to a new community,” Huhn said.
Huhn, her husband Joe, and their three daughters, Shyra, 9, Skyla, 5, and Summer, 3, reside in Darwin. All three girls will be taking lessons, as well.
Opening a dance studio has been exciting for the family, as well as a lot of work, Huhn said. She is working on completing minor details in the studio before the open house this week.
Dance Style is located at 251 Atlantic Avenue in Dassel.
For registration and details, come to the open house Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16 and 17 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or call (320) 420-9540.