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Winter recitals

Dec 9th at 6pm
Dec 10th at 11am & 3pm
Dec 11 at 5pm

JOIN US!

Discover Your Passion,
Experience the Joy

Celebration Dance classes are inspired by many years of qualified experience, a whole hearted love for dance education and performance, and an unending commitment to it. We believe in providing an excellent standard of training for our students, in a caring and supportive environment.

 

We would LOVE to see that creative gift in your child polished and brought to its full potential. Weekly classes and private lessons are designed to do just that. Whether you're just after some fun and a creative outlet, or if you're serious about dance and would like to achieve brilliance, you'll find your needs are met here. Our goal is to nurture the art of dance in the hearts, minds, and bodies of each of our students, while promoting discipline, respect, and integrity. We want to enable each student to unlock and explore their greatest potential and to experience a true love of dance.

 

 

HIGHEST QUALITY DANCE

INSTRUCTION IN A

GOD-CENTERED

ENVIRONMENT

Director: Kirsty Gungor

Kirsty began her formal dance training in South Africa through the Royal Academy of Dance and continued her studies in the US after emigrating with her family at age 15. Kirsty maintained a classical ballet focus in her studies, but added contemporary, modern, and jazz to her repertoire, developing a great love for the heart and soul in dance expression. She has taught all levels of ballet, jazz, contemporary, and modern dance for over 25 years.

 

Kirsty also toured with a professional theatrical dance company for two and a half years both nationally and internationally in countries including China, Brazil, and Peru, as well as off-Broadway in New York City. The company's mission was to share the message of Jesus around the world through the beautiful art of dance. It was an experience that shaped her and ultimately guided her to Celebration Dance, a studio that seeks to train dancers to not only excel in their art but to give all the glory to God. 

 
What We Offer

Classes are offered to students at every age, starting at age 2.

 

2-6 Year Olds

We offer pre-ballet, creative movement, and tap for our tiny dancers. Pre-ballet class readies them for formal ballet training, helping them understand their bodies and also introducing ballet vocabulary and music awareness. Dancers learn ballet basics in a fun, structured way and are introduced to creative movement, a joyful way to explore movement and stimulate their imaginations. Tap dance allows our tiny dancers to explore sound, rhythms and musicality. These preparatory classes will allow young students to develop confidence, enthusiasm and poise.

 

7 years and Up

Ages 7 and up are offered formal ballet training (the backbone for all dance) and pointe work. Our jazz classes study many styles of jazz including classical, lyrical, hip hop, African and musical theater or broadway. And our contemporary classes teach our dancers how to express through movement that incorporates their ballet and jazz training, with an emphasis on training in improvisational dance, a beautiful way to connect the mind and body in dance.

 

Celebration Dance is proud to offer a dance program that believes in the power of mentorship! Our team strives to be a positive influence, empowering and inspiring dancers to reach their full potential.

 

FEES:

30 MIN GROUP CLASS - $33/MO

45 MIN GROUP CLASS - $46.50/MO

60 MIN GROUP CLASS - $56.50/MO

75 MIN GROUP CLASS - $65/MO

30 MIN PRIVATE LESSON - $30/LESSON

Multiple class discount

If your dancer is enrolled in 2 or more classes, you will receive a 10% per class discount off of the 2nd and 3rd (and on) classes.

$25 new family enrollment fee

$15 returning family enrollment fee

No refunds or adjustments given for missed lessons, quitting during mid session, or for lessons missed due to weather. No refunds given for costumes or recital tickets. 

 

What sets us apart?

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Faith

We love Jesus! We love to see our dancers connect their God-given talents with worshipful expression back to Him, our creator and the One who gives us our artistic gifts and talents

Non-Competitive

We are non-competitive - this means that all dancers receive the same attention in class and in choreography. We offer both a ballet company and contemporary companies for the more serious dancer and for those who are interested in dance as a career.

Studio Culture

We strive for a loving and joy filled culture that makes you feel at home from the moment to step inside our doors.

Family friendly

Our music, costumes and dance moves are relevant and innovative but still family friendly.

We nurture leadership & mentorship.

Technique

We put emphasis on strong and careful technique and our teachers are able to guide our students towards strength and excellence in technique. We also offer advanced/pre-professional level classes.

Performance

Our recitals are a beautiful experience from start to finish and we keep them under 2 hours long. Every moment is carefully and artfully created for our dancers and audience.

Winter/Spring 2023 Class Schedule
Classes begin January 2nd

 

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Ages 2-4

Pre-Ballet and Creative Movement + Tap

Mommy and Me

Monday      4-4:45          Pre-Ballet + Creative Movement  (3-4 yr)

Tuesday      5:30-6pm  Mommy & Me! (2-4 yr)

Thursday    4-4:45          Pre-Ballet + Creative Movement  (3-4 yr)

Thursday    4:45 -5:30    Pre-Ballet + Creative Movement  (3-4 yr)

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Ages 5-6

Pre-Ballet and Creative Movement, Tiny Jazz

Monday     4:45-5:45        Pre-Ballet + Tiny Jazz

Tuesday     4:45-5:45        Pre-Ballet + Tiny Jazz

Wednesday  4-4:45           Pre-Ballet + Creative Movement

Wednesday  4:45-5:30     Tiny Jazz

Thursday      4-4:45           Pre-Ballet + Creative Movement

Friday           4-4:45           Tiny Jazz

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Age 7

Ballet I, Jazz + Contemporary

Monday       4-4:45              Ballet I

Monday       4:45-5:30        Jazz I

Thursday     530-6:15          Ballet I

Thursday     6:15-7               Jazz I

Thursday     7-7:30       Worship Dance

 

Friday          4-4:45        Contemp (7+8 yr)

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Age 8
Level II

Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary

+ Worship Dance

Tuesday       4:15-5                Ballet II

Tuesday       5-5:45               Jazz II

Thursday     4:45-5:30          Ballet II

Thursday     5:30-6:15          Jazz  II 

Thursday     7-7:30         Worship Dance

Friday           4-4:45         Contemp (7+8 yr)

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Ages 11-12
Level III A + B

Ballet III, Jazz, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Technique + Pointe

Tuesday         4:15-5            Jazz III B

Tuesday         5-5:45            Ballet III B

Tuesday       5:45-6:30   Worship Dance

Tuesday         5:45-6:45      Jazz III A

Tuesday         6:45-7:45      Ballet III A

Tuesday         7:45-8:15       Preparation for Pointe

Wednesday    4-4:45          Musical Theater

Wednesday    4:45-5:30    Contemp IIIA

Wednesday    4:45-5:30     Contemp IIIB

Wednesday    5:30-6:30    Ballet Tech III/IV/V

Friday             4:45-6         Ballet Tech III, IV, V

Friday             6-6:45      Preparation for Pointe

Saturday        9-12:30        Belonging Youth Ballet (time TBD)

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Age 9
Level II

Ballet, Jazz, + Contemporary

Technique + Worship Dance

Monday       4-4:45                  Jazz II

Monday       4:45- 5:30           Ballet II

Tuesday       4:15-5                   Ballet II

Tuesday       5-5:45                  Jazz II

Tuesday       5:45-6:30   Worship Dance

Thursday      7-7:30        Worship Dance

Friday           4-4:45                Ballet Tech

Friday          4:45-5:30           Contemp

Saturday        9-12:30        Belonging Youth Ballet (time TBD)

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Ages 12-16 
Level IV

Ballet IV, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Technique + Pointe

Monday      6:30-7:45        Ballet Tech

Tuesday       5:45-6:45        Ballet IV

Tuesday       6:45-7:45        Jazz IV

Tuesday       7:45-8:15    Preparation for Pointe

Wednesday   4-4:45      Musical Theater

Wednesday   5:30-6:30    Ballet Tech III/IV/V

Thursday      5:45-6:45    Contemp IV/V

Thursday      7:45-8:30     Contemp for teens (newer dancers)

 

Friday            4:45-6          Ballet Tech III/IV/V

Friday            6-6:45          Pointe I

Friday            6-6:45          Pointe II/III

Saturday        9-12:30        Belonging Youth Ballet (time TBD)

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Ages 10
Level III C

Ballet II, Jazz, Contemporary, Technique, Musical Theater, + Worship Dance

Tuesday       5:45-6:30   Worship Dance

Tuesday       6:30-7:15           Ballet III

Tuesday       7:15-8                Jazz III

Wednesday  4-4:45       Musical Theater

Wednesday  5:30-6:30  Jazz + Hip Hop

Thursday      7-7:30        Worship Dance

Friday            4-4:45              Ballet Tech

Friday           5:30-6:15         Contemp

Friday           6:15-7                Hip Hop 

Saturday        9-12:30           Belonging Youth Ballet (time TBD)

 

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 Level V

Ballet V, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Technique + Pointe

Monday        6:30-7:45pm   Ballet Tech

Monday        7:45-8:30pm   Pointe III

Wednesday  5:30-6:30pm Ballet Tech III/IV/V

Thursday      4:45-5:45      Ballet V

Thursday      5:45-6:45      Contemp V

Thursday      6:45-7:45      Jazz V

Friday            4:45-6           Ballet Tech

Friday            6-6:45           Pointe III

Saturday        9-12:30         Belonging Youth Ballet (time TBD)

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Company
 

By Invitation Only

Audition set for first day of class in September

 

Bloom       -  ages 7-9

Monday        5:45-6:30

 

Flourish    -  ages 10-11

Thursday      6:15-7

Shine        -  ages 11-13

Thursday      7-7:45

Thrive       -  ages 13-16

Tuesday       7:45-8:30

 

Senior Company

Monday         5:30-6:30

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Belonging Youth Ballet

Ages 9 and up

Auditions August 27th at 9am

 

Saturdays

9am - 12:30pm

Show dates - Nov 11 + 12

Dancers ages 9 and up are all welcome to audition!

Belonging Youth Ballet is Celebration Dance's youth ballet company, offering an intensive experience for ballet dancers who would like to be a part of a ballet production.

BYB productions will be beautiful story ballets with original choreography and magical costumes.

Rehearsal times will be set for each dance after auditions on August 27th and rehearsals will take place each Saturday at the determined time. Shows will take place approximately one month before the winter and spring recital.

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Adult + Teen
Workouts

Dance Conditioning

Adult Conditioning and Stretch

Tuesday     8-8:45pm

 
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Recital

Celebration Dance offers both a Christmas recital and a Spring recital for our dancers

 

WINTER RECITAL 2022:

Friday, Dec 9th at 6pm

Saturday, Dec 10th at 11am & 3pm 

Sunday, Dec 11th at 5pm

 

SPRING RECITAL 2023:

Friday, May 12th at 6pm

Saturday, May 13th at 11am & 3pm 

Sunday, May 14th at 5pm

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Meet The Team

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Kirsty Gungor 

Kirsty is the director

of Celebration Dance and teaches ballet, pointe, jazz, 

contemporary, & modern to ages 3 and up. She also mentors the Sr. 

Company.

 

A Bit About Kirsty

Kirsty was given the opportunity to teach ballet at age 16 and immediately knew that this was her calling. She trained with Ballet Magnificat, Tremaine Dance, and Gus Giordano dance school for several summers. Kirsty joined Impact Production's touring company in 1996 and in her second year with the production, was invited to teach company modern classes and to assist the show's creative director in leading show rehearsals. Fun fact: Kirsty met her husband on the road, when he attended one of the company ballet classes! After marrying and moving to Wisconsin (and some time in Michigan), she taught and choreographed for 4 large studios across those states and also choreographed for local pre-professional youth companies. Kirsty started Celebration Dance (with just two little classes in the church basketball court) about 13 years ago and has loved and cherished the experience of watching it flourish and grow.

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Jamie Gissendaner

Jamie teaches Storybook Ballet and jazz, hip hop and modern for all ages.

She also mentors the Jr. Company.

 

 

 

 

A Bit About Jamie

Jamie trained at the Baltimore School for the Arts, Sudbrook Arts, Carol Maxwell Ballet Studios, Morton Street Dance, Academy of International Ballet, as well as Alvin Ailey summer intensive programs. She has taken numerous classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and she also had the incredible opportunity to dance under the direction of Debbie Allen performing at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Jamie danced with the Philadelphia 76ers Dance Team as a professional dancer in 2000. By day, Jamie is a Registered Nurse with a background in Trauma and Emergency Care. We are so grateful to have Jamie's wealth of knowledge and experience at Celebration Dance and we love the joy and enthusiasm she brings to her classes.

 

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Diane Danhieux

Diane teaches level IV and V ballet

and pointe classes.  

 

 

 

 

 

A Bit About Diane

 

Diane is a Green Bay native who began her love for ballet with classes in Appleton with the Makaroffs. After graduation, she was lucky enough to move to the East Coast, first to Boston and then NYC, where she studied with many inspiring teachers and performed with several East Coast companies. Surprisingly, it was not until Diane moved back to the Midwest to direct the Talented and Gifted Young Dancers program at the University of Iowa (in addition to being the director of Terpsichore School of Dance), that she realized her true passion for the art was in teaching. She quickly discovered that she was not only teaching her young dancers about ballet/movement but also about life. In Diane's 25 plus years of teaching, she has developed her teaching method to not only include those dancers who aspire to become professional dancers, but also to instill in her students the attributes that will serve them through-out their lives. Diane is excited to join the faculty at Celebration Dance and appreciates the chance to be involved with the education of our young dancer's lives.

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Billy Jo Collette

Billy teaches our tiny dancers, as well as our jazz and contemporary students, ages 2-14.

 

 

 

 

A Bit About Billy

 
Billy trained at Barbs Center for Dance starting at the age of 3 and continued through her senior year of high school. Throughout her training there she studied the techniques of many styles of dance (jazz, tap, contemporary, and lyrical) competitively and trained in their intensive program levels in ballet and pointe. Her passion for the art lead her to pursue a minor in Dance at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay where she is a part of their annual Danceworks performances. Billy has taught all ages of students at NEW Fusion Dance and Performing Arts and loves helping her students set goals, gain understanding of new techniques, and strive to become the best dancers they can be. When dancing as a teen she learned how important fueling your body with the right foods and staying active was and she found her passion for nutriton and fitness. This lead her to currently be pursuing a major in Human Biology with a double emphasis in Dietetics and Exercise Science. She hopes to become a Dietician and Personal Trainer in addition to continuing her career as a dance instructor.

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Amelia Gorton

Amelia teaches all ages and all styles of dance. She also mentors our Thrive and Senior Companies and is the artistic director for Belonging Youth Ballet.

 

A Bit About Amelia

 

Amelia has studied dance for 16 years now. She has furthered her education by attending the Green Bay School Of Dance summer intensives for the past 5 years and she trained with the Carolina Ballet and Ballet Magnificat at their summer intensive programs. Amelia taught dance classes at the Fine Arts day camp for several years and assisted Ms.Kirsty as a teacher in training for 3 years before teaching classes of her own. She continues this year to play a major role at Celebration Dance as a teacher and also as an assistant office manager. She also leads Belonging Youth Ballet, our new ballet company, choreographing both winter and spring original story ballets. Amelia is a remarkably driven and devoted student of dance and demonstrates that incredible work ethic and passion to her students. Our tiny dancers just adore her loving heart.

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Anna Charnetski

Anna teaches ballet, jazz and musical theater. She is also a member of Celebration  Dance's Sr. Company.

 

 

 

 

A Bit About Anna

 

Anna has studied dance for the past 13 years with Celebration Dance and is entering her seventh year as a member of the Senior Company. In addition to studying at Celebration Dance, she has furthered her education by taking summer intensives with Green Bay School of Dance and Ballet Magnificat. She has also performed in Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization’s Nutcracker Ballet. At age 11, Anna began assisting in classes with Ms. Kirsty and as a teen began her teaching training in a variety of classes ranging from ages 3-14. Anna is a hard working and committed young lady and dancer.  She loves Jesus and does a beautiful job as a natural leader, shining her light and influencing younger dancers in a beautiful and positive way. We are so happy to welcome Anna to our team!

 

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You can enroll by clicking on any of our "enroll now" buttons. 

3475 Humboldt Road Green Bay WI 54311

Kirsty@celebrationdance.com

920-468-1122

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"Miss Kirsty has been such a blessing to our daughter and family. She has such a gift not only with her own dancing ability but with our little girls. She reaches each and every one of our children, laying a strong foundation for dancing with love, poise, grace and discipline."

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