About Minneapolis's Host Studios
The Dance Factory is the Forest Lake area's premier studio for excellence in dance instruction. Creating art, providing mentors, establishing lasting memories, getting involved in the community, and cultivating a love for dance. The Dance Factory opened it’s doors for business in 1999. It’s owner, Jennifer Tell, had a vision for a school that not only provided it’s students with quality dance instruction, but that gave students a “life experience.” Students who walk through the doors in Forest Lake are given team-building skills, confidence, lasting friendships, positive role models, and memorable experiences. The approach to teaching is about nurturing the individual qualities each student has to offer. The staff is made up of experienced, positive adults, dedicated to making your child’s dance experience unique and fun.
Belle Ballet offers quality dance education in the St.Croix Valley and greater east Minneapolis area. A staff of knowledgeable and caring professionals offer first class dance training and dance technique taught by dedicated and supportive professionals. Classes include Vaganova ballet, preschool and adult dance. Belle Ballet was voted by the Stillwater Gazette as Best Studio in the East Metro area in 2015 and 2016. Instructors Grigory Ilyvitsky, also Ballet Master, graduate of the Moscow Ballet Academy, member of Moiseyev Folk Dance Company, Miami City Ballet, and James Sewell Ballet; Anastasia Fedorova , Guest Artist and graduate of the Moscow Ballet Academy; and director Cheri Bell together represent 10 decades dedicated to dance!
QC Dance, established in 1970, is one of the few studios in the local Minneapolis area with a long successful lifespan. A forerunner in the industry and community, QC Dance is the leader in providing dancers unique and memorable opportunities for all ages, desires and commitment levels. The studio’s mission is to provide quality dance instruction and a variety of fun opportunities to learn and demonstrate dance skill while building self-esteem. QC offers a wide variety of class options that are age-appropriate and provides a family friendly environment. Their instructors are caring and professional.