TO INSPIRE AND CREATE MOVEMENT THROUGH MUSIC.
Private dance classes are the most effective way to improve your dancing, learn a new dance style/genre, or begin dancing for the first time. Each lesson is tailored to give you individualized attention and are a great way for you to prepare for a special event and work around challenging schedules. Teachers are available for private dance lessons 7 days a week. Up to 4 participates are allowed on a Private lesson. Schedule with us today by calling 574.400.5408.
GROUP CLASSES & CAMPS
We offer group classes and camps for kids and adults. These classes are a great place to pick up some new moves and meet new people. Dancehipology has a wide variety of group classes for all skill levels. Sign up and join a class that inspires you. Ages 3 and up. Click the sign up button or call 574.400.5408 to enroll.
PRIVATE GROUP LESSONS & PARTIES
Create your own group class or organize a special event or party. Grab some friends and tell us what you want to learn and we’ll make it happen. This is a great idea for Bachelorette and Bachelor parties, Birthday parties, Weddings, and Corporate team building events. Must have 5 or more participants. Get your party started by calling 574.400.5408.
Preparing for you first dance? Dancehipology can help you look and feel great for this special event even if you have never danced before. We can help you choose a song, edit your music to just the right length and tempo, create your dance and teach it to you, coach you and your wedding party in basic dance moves, and prepare you in every way to be comfortable and confident for this significant event. Give us a ring after you get yours - 574.400.5408
BALLROOM INSTRUCTOR AND PARTNER
Velvet’s passion for dance was discovered as a child when her Grandmother would take her to country western dances. She has fond memories of learning the Texas two-step and waltz. Velvet didn’t discover her love for ballroom dancing until she came to the University of Notre Dame and starting taking ballroom lessons. She found something she loved more than tennis and began competing in Latin & Rhythm Pro/Am competitions around the United States. · Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Pro/Am American Rhythm Champion 2010 · United States Dance Championships Rising Star Pro/Am American Rhythm Champion 2010 · Northcoast Ballroom Championships 2010 Pro/Am Rhythm Champion · Windycity 2010 Pro/am Rhythm & Latin Champion · North American-Imperial Star 2010 Pro/Am Latin & Rhythm Champion In 2010, she began teaching dance and competing as a professional with her partner. They were 6th in World in Mambo. She has a Masters Degree in Classical Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. from Texas A&M University in Environmental Design.
DANCE TEAM COACH AND INSTRUCTOR
Krysta Thompson has been dancing since the age of 7. She’s studied Ballet, Hip-Hop, Poms, Ballroom, Latin, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, and Musical Theater. Throughout her childhood Krysta enjoyed being a part of a dance company. In high school she competed in Poms, Jazz, and Kick, where she won a state title in 2008 in Jazz. While attending Anderson University, she co-founded a Hip Hop dance team. For the past year, Krysta has been instructing classes and private lessons in Ballroom and Hip-Hop, as well as dancing in professional shows.
Matt Allen is a professional hip hop dancer with Dancehipology. He teaches classes for kids, teens, and adults. Matt has more than 6 years of teaching experience. Passionate about dance and its possibilities, he provides an excellent service that helps people of all ages explore and build a solid foundation in Hip Hop Dance. He also teaches martial arts and is comedian.
Owner of Peace and Happiness Yoga. Has classes on Saturdays.
Frances L Shavers
Frances Shavers is a yoga teacher, health and wellness enthusiast, and former university administrator. She finds her passion and love in helping people see and realize their fullest potential. A native Texan, Frances has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and master’s and doctoral degrees from Harvard University. In 2010, while serving as chief of staff to the president at Notre Dame, Frances unexpectedly became very ill. She was later diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and multiple sclerosis, and she underwent five brain surgeries in 2011. Her personal journey has inspired her to support others through their health and healing goals. Frances most frequently teaches Vinyasa, Power and heated yoga styles – all with high-energy music to help motivate and encourage a flowing and strong practice. She also teaches Yin and restorative yoga classes. She is passionate about teaching well-rounded classes that are accessible to everyone, and she challenges participants while soothing the soul and relaxing the mind. Frances trained with Bryan Kest (CA); Shiva Rea (CA); and Albina and Roger Rippy (TX). She also gives honor to Baron Baptiste, Seane Corn, and Annie Carpenter. She is a 200-hour RYT through Yoga Alliance. Frances is also certified to teach barre and loves fitness classes and gym workouts. Frances lives in Niles, Michigan, with her husband George and two dogs, Hannah and Wrigley. She loves hiking, working out, cooking healthy alternatives to comfort foods, and traveling.
Sharon Sims has been dancing for 8 years. She has studied ballet, modern, Middle Eastern belly dance, musical theatre and various other types of competitive dance styles. Sharon has been hoop dancing for 1.5 years and continues to grow her skills by attending classes and workshops. She uses hoop dance as a therapy for her anxiety and loves to share her passion for the circle with anyone and everyone!