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.
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 3.
3-6 Year Olds
We offer pre-ballet and creative movement for our tiny dancers, a class that readies them for ballet, 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.
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.
30MIN GROUP CLASS - $30/MO
45MIN GROUP CLASS - $40/MO
1 HOUR GROUP CLASS - $45/MO
1 HOUR, 15 MIN GROUP CLASS - $55/MO
30MIN PRIVATE LESSON - $25/LESSON
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.
Winter 2021 Class Schedule
Winter Session Begins January 4th
Celebration Dance offers both a Christmas recital and a spring recital for our dancers.
SPRING RECITAL 2021:
Friday, May 14th at 6p
Saturday, May 15th at 1pm
Sunday, May 16th at 5pm
Ballet, Jazz and Crafting Time!
Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary
Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary
8 week session
June 14 - August 19
no classes July 12-16 & August 2-6
(summer church camps)
8 week session
June 14 - August 19
no classes July 12-23
(summer church camps)
Summer Schedule 2021
Meet The Team
Kirsty is the director
of Celebration Dance and teaches ballet,
contemporary, & modern to ages 3 and up. She also mentors the Sr.
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 both Ballet Magnificat and Tremaine Dance 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.
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.
Amelia teaches Storybook Ballet and level III ballet technique. She is also a member of Celebration Dance's Sr. Company.
A Bit About Amelia
Amelia has studied dance for 14 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 at their summer intensive last year. Amelia taught dance classes at the Fine Arts day camp for the past 2 years and assisted Ms.Kirsty as a teacher in training for 3 years before teaching classes of her own. She continues to play a major role at Celebration Dance by assisting Ms.Kirsty and Ms.Jamie with numerous classes each week and helping in many other capacities. 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.
Savanna is a jazz and contemporary instructor for ages 7-10. She is also a member of Celebration Dance's Sr. Company.
A Bit About Savanna
Savanna has studied dance for 13 years and displayed a natural gift for leadership early on. We love how she spreads joy where ever she is and she is a wonderful mentor to our dancers. Savanna participated in musicals and show choir for the past 6 years and choreographed dance numbers for musical productions for the last 2 years. She taught dance classes and choreography at Celebration’s Fine Arts camp for 3 years. Savanna assisted as a teacher in training for a semester and then stepped into a teaching role, working with our dancers for 2 years now. She brings a great love for the art to her classes and teaches dancers how to enjoy the stage, with an incredible gift for dynamic stage presence and expressive performance quality.
Diane teaches level III and IV 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.
"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."
Celebration Dance mom