Aspire Dance Center moving to city

BY BRANDON ANDEREGG - Freeman Staff

July 29, 2018

               

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Tippy Toes Dance class students at practice.

CITY OF PEWAUKEE - Aspire Dance Center, owned by Christopher and Mandy Germain, will relocate to 1700 Rockwood Drive in the City of Pewaukee, said Studio Director Christopher Germain.

Previously located at 2327 Silvernail Road, Aspire Dance Center will move from a 3,400 square-foot building to a 7,660 square-foot facility, Christopher Germain said.

“The reason we’re expanding is because we keep getting more kids,” Christopher Germain said. “We keep building from year to year and we grew 26 percent from last year.”

Aspire Dance Center offers ballet jazz, tap, lyrical, modern, contemporary and hip-hop dance lessons for ages 1 to 18. The center also offers a competitive program where students compete beyond recreational classes. Aspire Dance Center students also perform in several competitions and events including the State Fair and Summerfest, Christopher Germain said.

And even though the company is expanding, Christopher Germain said the center’s small class sizes will remain a positive element of Aspire Dance Center.  Christopher Germain added the dance center will have the same schedule with the same teachers, so students won’t have to reacclimate.

      

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Aspire Company dancers performing at a national competition.

“I think with any new change, it’s just a refreshing new atmosphere for our staff and all of our students,” Mandy Germain said. “Not only did we have a great program before but now I think they can expect great new things to come as well.”

The new facility will have five studios and one production studio, which allows Aspire Dance Center to host its own events rather than renting out other facilities, Christopher Germain said. The production studio will give competition dancers the opportunity to practice on a regulation size stage, which will help them better prepare for competitions, he said.

The new studio is under construction and will be completed by the end of August, but in the meantime, Aspire Dance Center students have been practicing in an adjacent building. Aspire Dance Center’s new facility was approved by the Plan Commission on July 19, but the company will seek approval from the Common Council, said City Administrator Scott Klein.

For more information about Aspire Dance Center, visit www.aspiredancewi.com.

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