Inspirations Dance and Fitness is located in Downtown Appleton and has been offering dance classes focused on skill-building through fun and whimsy. Toddlers leave class with fancy words like “grande reverence” as well as new positions and techniques after having spent a class as a fairy princess. Older kids build on those skills and techniques in a dynamic environment that builds character, confidence, and self-esteem. Recital classes are offered as well as mini-sessions that focus on a fun learning experience.
Benefits of Dance
According to the National Dance Education Organization, there are many aspects of dance that reach beyond the physical benefits!
- Emotional Maturity: Children are able to express their emotions and increase self-awareness through the creative movement offered by dance. The physical release of dance in classes simultaneously offers awareness and appreciation of oneself and others.
- Social Awareness: Dance classes foster interaction and cooperation. The teamwork and individual responsibility required for dance encourage communication and understanding of themselves in relation to others.
- Cognitive Development: Creative movement offers opportunities for problem solving and idea-making. An understanding of group dynamics is fostered through class and team settings.
The Magic Starts Here
Coronavirus and Safer at Home orders in the spring presented an opportunity to fine-tune video class and summer allowed the studio to dial in on routines that allow for a safe dance experience. Inspirations is ready with a plan for every scenario and they’re looking forward to a magical dance season. All classes can be attended without participation in the recital. Be sure to sign up quickly as class sizes are capped at nine students to ensure plenty of room for social distancing!
The importance of social experiences and interaction remains present during this time where physical distance is important to our community health. Inspirations Dance and Fitness is filling that need with a controlled and safe environment. The small size of classes and camps means that there is an abundance of space available for each dancer and the instructors work with even the youngest dancers to remain within their designated space following a very controlled drop off procedure. You can feel confident that all recommended safety measures are followed and exceeded while supporting this small, local studio!
Fall Class Schedule
Inspirations Dance offers classes to focus on dance technique working towards a recital. These classes are open to kids who have experience and first-time dance students at any age.
Fall Mini Class Schedule
Inspirations Dance & Fitness also offers mini sessions to try out classes and learn more about dance and movement. These classes are generally tailored for toddlers and preschool aged kids.
Safer Studio Policy
Inspirations Dance and Fitness requires all staff and students to stay home when they are ill. In order to reduce community spread of Coronavirus, we follow best practices and recommendations from our local health department and from our industry association, More Than Just Great Dancing!® and Youth Protection Advocates in Dance. Inspirations understands that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times. Therefore Inspirations focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with keeping ill people home, followed by frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and curricular and facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling where possible. All studio classes are backed up on an online learning platform. In the event a class is unable to be held at the studio classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume.
Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures for Classes
About Inspirations Dance and Fitness – Meet Tricia Schewe, the Owner
Tricia started dancing at age 3 and twirled right through until age 23 at Platteville School of Dance, with a focus on ballet and pointe. She also has extensive experience in tap and jazz as well. Her teaching experience began at age 13 with assistant teaching and she moved into solo teaching and choreographing at age 17. She taught dance locally with Appleton and Kaukauna Parks and Recreation before realizing the dream of having her own studio in 2013. Inspirations Dance and Movement became Inspirations Dance and Fitness in 2015 when boutique fitness classes were added to the studio schedule.
Inspirations Dance and Fitness is an affiliated studio of More Than Just Great Dancing™ and is a certified MTJGD Safer Studio.™