like Waukesha, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
“I enjoy learning new things because I get to bring them back to the studio to teach our students,” Wusterbarth said. “It’s very refreshing to get ideas from other instructors on choreography as well as business practices.”
A variety of programs offered
Sue Darrow’s School of Dance offers a variety of programs for students of all ages and interest.
Available programs include classes for tap and gymnastics, tap technique, pre-ballet and creative movement, classical ballet, ballet en point, jazz, hip hop, Zumba, and ballroom dancing.
Fall registration for the school year begins as early as April. One unique aspect of the studio is that programs are scheduled and offered per the needs of the students.
“Things often change from year to year because we are able to schedule our program to help fit the needs our students and their families,” Wusterbarth said.
As kids get older they are often involved in more activities and sports with school. By offering a flexible schedule,
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Wusterbarth says that it helps students find time to continue on with dance while being involved with other things as well.
Each year in May, students perform what they have been working on through the year from early in September. This is the studio’s biggest production and involves all ages, classes, and forms of dance.
This year the show will be split into two performances, after traditionally being done all as one in the past.
“It’s just grown so much and we want to make it as enjoyable for the dancers and their families and friends watching,” Wusterbarth said.
This year’s recital will be held on May 17 with the first show at 2 p. m. and the second at 5 p. m.
The Ultimate Company, designed for tap, jazz, and hip hop students, will host a performance at the end of May.
After the school year, eight week summer sessions will be offered beginning in mid June.
As the new owner, Wusterbarth is happy to get back to focusing on things in the studio and hopes to leave her mark on something she truly loves.