"Where Passion Meets Opportunity"

Studio West Dance Center for the Performing Arts, llc

About Us

Studio West Dance Center Mission

Studio West Dance Center opened in 2006 and is dedicated to offering classes with a high standard of dance technique, style, artistry,and performance. Our goal is to help students develop a positive self-image physically and artistically in an innovative and fun atmosphere.


 

SWDC History

10261959_10154679679990076_5050995682707306526_nFounder and Owner Jennifer Knostman has been dancing for over 46 years with over 30 years teaching and choreography experience. Ms. Knostman was active in theatre, movies and forensics since a young age which rounds out her artistic ability. Her studies have taken her from Kansas to England, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, California, Nevada, New York and Colorado. Touring, teaching and competing led to many individual and company recognitions over the years. As a member of Dance Masters and through participation in dance conferences she has stayed up to date in all areas of dance and instruction. Being a dancer, who started at the age of three, her passion for teaching and choreography developed as early as junior high school. This passion continued through college while attending Kansas State University where she taught dance with the Washington Dance Studio. With an extensive background in dance, a degree from KSU, ten years experience as a Retail Visual Merchandiser and working as a Buyer and Assistant Manager of J Pitner Clothing Co., she gained the business background to run a successful dance studio. This year Jennifer is excited to use her retail management experience to open En Location- A Dance & Body Wear Boutique at her Loveland location.

 

Studio West Dance Center (SWDC) was established in 2005. The name came from Jennifer’s favorite movie growing up, West Side Story. No matter the time of day West Side Story was on, Jennifer would watch and dance along. The movie has remained an inspiration all of her life. SWDC has grown from 50 students in the early days to over 300 dancers in two locations- Fort swdcgroups2011-051Collins & Loveland. SWDC also has a successful Ensemble Competition team that has grown from a handful of dancers competing 3 pieces in 2006 to a team over 50 dancers strong. Ranging from ages four to eighteen, these dancers compete in almost 60 different pieces including large & small groups, solos, duets and trios.

 

Studio West Dance Center also offers personalized and professionalized dance instruction/consultation and attention to each family’s personal needs. Studio West Dance Center is a family environment and families are welcome to stay to watch their dancers, read and relax for a moment, and let younger siblings explore.

Something for Everyone!

Studio West Dance Center, LLC offers a comprehensive dance program for all age and ability dancers from 18 months through adult. Our popular and unique classes include boys ballet and tap and hip hop for dancers as young as 5yrs old. We have opportunities for those who want to dance for fun, exercise and recreation as well as advanced programs for those who want to compete and take their skills to the next level. Our faculty has a passion for dance and can’t wait to share it with you and your family!

Ballet Masters Program

 

Class Schedules

 

What’s New at SWDC!

En Location: A Dance & Bodywear Boutique!

We are excited to announce that our new dance wear boutique opening is just around the corner in Loveland at Studio West Dance Center. Stay tuned for grand opening information and to be the first to see some of our new collections.