Our mission at Dixon Dance Studio is to provide students with quality dance instruction while providing a fun, safe, and positive environment. At Dixon Dance Studio, we pride ourselves on being non-competitve. We believe there is a significant difference between professional dance training and competitive dance training. Our dancers are technically trained in all facets of dance and are unique in their own individual style. The training we provide at Dixon Dance Studio allows for endless possibilities in the professional world of dance.
Dixon Dance Studio opened it's doors in November of 2000. Amy and Staci Forrest began dancing at a very young age, training in all styles of dance. It was their Grandmas wish to see them share their love of dance with everyone, nothing made her more proud. With the help of their parents Gracion and Ava Forrest, their Grandmas dream came to life and Dixon Dance Studio was born.
We offer several genres of dance including Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Modern/Contemporary and Acro Jazz. Check out the schedule tab for more information. Our first class is always free and any Pre-Ballet class, Tap/Jazz Combo class or A level classes are our entry level classes. We continually assess our students and make sure they are in the most appropriate class for their age and skill level.
Dixon Dance Studio will once again be hosting DJ Guthrie and Lux. It is an in studio experience like no other. DJ is in his 3rd year of bringing his amazing staff to us for a fun filled weekend. You can expect multi genre classes, auditions, Q & A's with the faculty, Scholarships and a dance performance. You wont want to miss this!
DDS is opening up spots on our competition team to the entire studio. Any student is now eligible to audition for our Competition Team. We will host a parent meeting Saturday, August 10th @10am. We will go over dates, schedules, commitment expectations, and costs. Auditions will be August 17-18. This is a huge opportunity for students who have been wanting more from their dance experience. Students who want to push themselves outside of their comfort zone. Our team will be coached by Ms. Amy and Ms. Kristen with administrative support provided by Ms. Jeanine. We will have various choreographers working with us to provide the most competitive, fun, and supportive environment.
PARENT INFO MEETING | Saturday, August 10th at 10:00am
AUDITIONS | Saturday, August 17th & Sunday, August 18th
Calling all Broadway babes! The studio will now be offering musical theater twice a week during our new fall season!
Petite Musical Theater | Ages 6 - 12
Mondays from 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Senior Musical Theater | Ages 13 & up
Saturdays from 10:00am - 11:00am
Have an aspiring little tumbler? The studio will now be offering a
Pre Acro Jazz class taught by Ms. Kristen.
PRE ACRO JAZZ | Ages 6 - 8
Mondays 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Our very own Ms. Kiana is back and will be teaching Intermediate-Advanced levels of Funk on Saturdays! *Teacher approval required*
FUNK B | Ages 8 & up
Saturdays 10:00am - 11:00am
FUNK C | Ages 10 & up
Saturdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm
FUNK D | Ages 15 & up
Saturdays 11:00am - 12:00pm
We will be offering an Adult Variety Class for all our dancing mamas and dads. There will be a focus on technique and movement from a variety of genres throughout the year. Recital performance is not mandatory!
ADULT VARIETY CLASS | Ages 18 & up
Tuesdays 8:15pm - 9:15pm
This month, we are shining the spotlight on 17-year-old Alexis Johannessen! Alexis is going into her senior year at Dixon High School. When asked what she loves about school, she said, “I get to spend time with my friends and learn new things.”
Alexis has been dancing at Dixon Dance Studio for the last 12 years! She was inspired to start dancing by her grandmother who was also a dancer.
Her favorite dance memory is, “winning the scholarship a few years ago which opened me up to more dance genres.” When asked about her friends at the studio, she said, “Lisette, Alyssa, Trinity, Devon, Calista, Tori, Justina, and Breanne are all super hard workers, incredibly talented, and kind to everyone.”
For those of you that don’t know, besides being a great dancer, Alexis is also an incredibly talented visual artist. Her future goal is to, “make conceptual art for movies and video games as my career.” How awesome is that??
Ms. Morgan says, "Alexis is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. She never gives up when faced with a challenge and is always supportive of her fellow dancers. She is an all around incredible artist and I can't wait to see what is in store from her!"
When asked about her advice for her fellow dancers, she said, “If you work hard and have a positive mindset, you can achieve anything.”
Congratulations to Alexis for being this month’s Spotlight Dancer!
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