(Middleton, WI): Vibe – The Place to Dance, is a brand new studio opening in Middleton, WI! Their state-of-the-art facility will feature four large studios, all with wood-sprung and marley or hardwood flooring, high quality sound systems, dressing rooms for boys and girls with private changing areas, and adequate viewing on the first floor and up above in the mezzanine, by way of observation windows as well as TV monitors live streaming classes.
Vibe will be using SpotTV for students and parents to safely take and observe classes virtually, in addition to in-person classes that will be offered while adhering to all Covid protocols.
They are on track to open mid to late October. Registration is now open!
The owners of the studio are Lynn Lanning, Misty Mcgettigan, and Rachel Blum. Lynn is the Business Manager and brings 25+ years of real estate experience in addition to being a certified yoga instructor and trainer. Misty and Rachel, Senior Instructors, each bring 30+ years of their own teaching experience and a large following in the dance community. They are loved and sought after by countless former students, many now with children of their own, who continue to train with Misty and Rachel.
Additional teaching and administrative staff includes Allison Bowes, Sarah Jacobson, Michele Dresen, Lauren Steiner, Katrina Anderson and Nicole Nelson. The Vibe faculty provides over a century of dance teaching experience among its staff!
Vibe offers classes ages 3 through adult in the styles of: ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, acro, hip hop and stretch, strength and mindfulness. Classes typically run Mondays-Thursdays from 4-9pm. There is a competitive dance team option as well.
In their vision statement, it states: “Finding the right commitment level for each student and celebrating their individual dance choices, be it recreational, educational, or competitive, is of great value to us. We understand that only a small portion of our student body continues on to dance professionally; therefore, our larger responsibility is to teach lessons beyond just the dance steps: life lessons. We aspire to help each student achieve their personal best.” The teachers strive to create well-rounded dancers and maintain a positive Vibe, or environment, as well as lasting and meaningful relationships with dance families.
You can find more information about Vibe on their website: www.vibedancemadison.com.
A program within Vibe, called ConfiDANCE, is a welcoming and inclusive dance program. Its goal is to provide people with diverse abilities a place to gain confidence, develop new skills and build new relationships through music and movement.
The founder of this program, Sarah Jacobson, witnessed a huge need in our community for adaptive recreational activities and wanted to create an alternative, safe, yet fun environment for kids and teens who find it difficult to participate in regular dance classes. Sarah consults regularly with a qualified occupational therapist (Sara Villarreal OTD/OTR/L), to continue to gain knowledge regarding the various diagnoses and conditions of the students she works with. This enables her to design her dance classes in a way that can go above and beyond to bring positive benefits to each child that participates. Sarah is also a Rhythm Works Integrative instructor.
ConfiDANCE classes qualify for county waiver funding (CLTS) and families are encouraged to contact their case worker if they are interested in this option.
All classes are offered throughout the school year. Adaptive classes meet every Monday at 4-4:30pm and require registration, while our ConfiDANCE 1 and 2 classes are ‘drop in’ and meet two Saturday mornings a month. Virtual options are also available during this time.
More information on ConfiDANCE classes and how to sign up can be found at www.confidancemadison.com.