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Since 2001, DEC has been building confidence,         fueling determination and developing artistry through holistic dance training

Our Mission

The mission of the Dance Education Center is to foster a positive environment for the development of the individual with a core emphasis on dance/movement as an educational experience. Throughout the courses, in addition to dance technique, students will be exposed to goal-setting and journaling activities, anatomy, healthy lifestyle choices, proper alignment and posture, dance history, culturally diverse activities and creative-movement exercises. 

Notable Facts

  • Since 2001, DEC has donated over $145,000 to local organizations including American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, Meals on Wheels, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, The Red Cross, Central Wisconsin Children's Museum, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Children's Play House Theatre Group, Gilbert Brown Foundation
  • DEC Alumni have gone on to dance in higher education and professionally
  • DEC Alumni have gone on to study Dance Performance & Choreography, Dance Therapy, Engineering, Journalism, Pre-Medicine, Sociology, Psychology, Non-Profit Leadership

Celebrating 15 years