About Expressions Dance Studio
Expressions Dance Studio is currently located at three locations in Northeast Iowa; Decorah, Fredericksburg, and West Union. Classes are run Monday through Thursday, late afternoon into late evening.
The studio was started in 1993 in New Hampton, Iowa by Kate Barloon under the name First Step Studio. Kate branched off to Decorah and Cresco, Iowa and eventually closed the New Hampton and Cresco studio's. In 2000 the Decorah studio was taken over by Sabrina Schmitt and re-named Expressions. Three additional locations soon opened; Fredericksburg opened in 2001, West Union in 2004 and New Hampton in 2006.
Expression Dance Studio
When my daughter was two she started with Expression Dance Studio and have learned a variety of different dance styles. I first put her in dance to learn the basics but then she grew a love for dance and a love for her teacher. Sabrina is like a second mother to my daughter and have provided her important life lessons. Being with the studio for 8 years now, the studio has grown much like my daughter. The variety of different dance styles that are offered is phenomenal especially living in small town Iowa. Currently my daughter dances 4 days a week and was asked to be on the competitive trio team. Since the start of this team, I have been able to see the enormous talent Sabrina consumes. Sabrina knows each dancers ability as well as limitations but she is able to push the envelope to provide excellent results. I can’t say enough outstanding words to express how working with this studio has changed our lives and my daughter looks forward to dancing every day. I highly recommend Expression Dance Studio!
Top rate! Professional! Fun!
2016 marks our daughter's 5th year with Sabrina and Expressions Dance Studio. We have watched our girl transition from being shy and restrained onstage to one who is confident and full of a vitality that is so exquisitely her own. We love that Sabrina is not only a fabulous teacher of movement, body position, language, and discipline , but also dedicates her life to the art of movement. It is so valuable for the dancers to have an accomplished dancer as a role model. In addition to all of that, our daughter loves every class she attends!
I have watched my granddaughters self esteem soar while developing her dance talent. Sabrina is excellent always going above and beyond for the students. This years recital was equal to a Broadway production. I would highly recommend Expressions Dance Studio for all ages.
LOVE THIS DANCE STUDIO!
The teachers are fun, energetic and very skilled at what they do! The kids LOVE Expressions!
All my child's needs were met-she was given one on one time and was given confidence to boost her self-esteem for the first year she was at Expressions Dance Studio and she looks forward to it next year.
Friendly, Professional atmosphere!!
I have have such a great time watching thier practices and recitals for the last 2 years and counting, Sabrina and her crew do such an amazing job and are so great with the kids. They are very good at what they do! I love the small groups where the kids can acually be shown one on one to better learn the routines. Simply the best!! There isn't one thing that I don't like at Expressions Dance Studio! I would recommend to other families in a heartbeat!!
Expressions Dance Studio came recommended to us three years ago and it was the best decision we made! Sabrina is professional, organized and truly devoted to her dance studio and its success, which leads to success for all who participate. My daughter has learned so much during her time at expressions. I highly recommend this program, whether you are a beginner or more advanced, Sabrina has the knowledge to teach it all.
Sabrina is great with the kids. She helps them learn the fundamentals of dance while helping them grow as individuals. She has great teachers that help her with classes. Always there for the kids in and out of the studio. They are a great group of people. If you are looking for a dance studio this one can't be beat! My daughter has attended since she was 3 and she has excelled under their instruction. Great recital this year!! Looking forward to 2017.
Absolute Awesomeness 2016 Recital
Sabrina and the other instructors pour their heart and soul into these children and it shows!! My daughter's self esteem has went through the roof due to Sabrina!! She even asks Sabrina advice for school once in a while. The 2016 Have Some Fun Recital rocked. I can't wait to see what next year brings!!!!
Best Studio Dance in Decorah, IA!
Expressions Dance Studio allows young dancers to become well-trained in a variety of styles of dance. Dancers are encouraged to express themselves and challenge themselves to achieve new levels of technique. There are many opportunities for showcasing your acquired talents whether it's competitions, showcases, or recitals. Training and expertise like this cannot be found anywhere else in Decorah, Iowa. In addition, Sabrina brings the perfect amount of discipline and energy to motivate her dancers to become better dancers, but also develop a passion for dance. As an incredibly talented dancer and smart business woman, Sabrina creates a welcoming and enriching environment for dancers of all levels and their families to feel a sense of belonging and purpose at dance class.
I took classes with Expressions Dance Studio for 14 years, from a young child to a Senior in high school. Expressions has almost always been apart of my life and I don't know where I would be without out it. Expressions also left a large impact on my decision to pursue dance as a major in college. Expressions focuses on technique, but also its very name "Expressions." Through a wide variety of classes (Ballet, Jazz, Pointe, Hip Hop, Acro, Tap, Creative Movement) that teach proper technique, the teachers at Expressions teach a love and appreciation for dance as an art form and a lifelong skill. Expressions also is not afraid to take chances and challenges and provide wonderful opportunities to all students. Students are able to take master classes, dance competitively through statewide and national competitions, and end the year with fabulous dance recitals, featuring all of the Expressions students and classes. I was given countless opportunities to grow as a dancer with Expressions along with all of the other students that have attended classes in the past or are attending studio classes currently. The support and encouragement I've received from all those involved with the studio has been overwhelmingly positive and wonderful as well. I am proud of my history with Expressions Dance Studio and would recommend it to anyone who wants to experience dance in the best way possible. :)
Would go back in a heartbeat!
Expressions Dance Studio was a huge part of my life growing up; I started dancing at the studio at age four. Since then, my love for dance grew, and Sabrina gave me the opportunity to explore a wide variety of styles. Over the course of fourteen years, I took classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, tap, and pointe. These classes allowed me to study each end of the dance spectrum and express myself in countless ways. Studying at Expressions Dance Studio was a truly invaluable experience. Dance is so much more than movement, and Sabrina opened my eyes to a world affected by dance in ways I didn't know possible. I am so grateful for the time I spent at the studio with Sabrina and my classmates.
I danced with Expressions for 15 years, so it's difficult to summarize just how much this studio shaped my life. I studied ballet, jazz, and pointe, but many other classes are offered (even more now since I graduated!). There's something for every type of dancer. The instructors actually take the time to teach you techniques, not just one set routine. If you're willing to learn and work for it, Expressions will help you become the best dancer you can possibly be.
Fantastic Dance Studio
Sabrina is amazing! My girls love Expressions and all of the teachers. They are learning everything from tap to hip hop to ballet and EDS has many other classes as well! I can't recommend EDS enough and am so glad that this wonderful dance studio exists in Northeast Iowa. We have dealt with 2 other dance studios in the area and can honestly say Expressions is the BEST!
Expressions Dance Studio provided me with several dance techniques by offering many different types of instruction and classes. Studios offering these wide varieties of classes are hard to come by, Expressions Dance Studio is really something special. All instructors and employees have a professional disposition and truly care about the dancers!
Some of my best memories!
Expressions was a huge part of my childhood. I started there when I was four, and always looked forward to my weekly class. During my time I was able to experience ballet, jazz, tap, and a little bit of hip hop. I love how we were taught legitimate dances, and not just easy choreography, even at young ages. I spent nine great years with the program and I still look back at those times with a smile!
I started Expressions my junior year of high school to help out a friend. I played sports and was very robotic when I started. Thanks to Sabrina I was able to completely change my body and learn to use it in ways that help me excel in sports. I was part of the studio for 4 years and it was a great experience. Coming from a guy who never thought about dancing it was a great thing for me. I recommend that any male that wants to better there athletics takes dance classes especially with Sabrina and Expressions!
Danced at this studio for about 6 years and I miss it so much! Love the variety of classes I could take and the countless opportunities I was given to perform at more than just a recital once a year. The teachers actually care and want to see you succeed... Even if you have to give up dance, they still support you in your life choices and keep in contact.
My daughter has been at Expressions Dance Studio for three or four years now and loves it. She's danced at A different studio before and they didn't give my daughter a chance to prove what she can do. Sabrina has been great with her and helped her get father with her skills. Sabrina is great the the kids she teaches!
Thanks for all your work. So far for it being our first year we are pleased.
My daughter started dancing at EDS last year after leaving another dance company and we have never made a better decision. Sabrina is FABULOUS! And as long as my daughter wants to dance EDS is where she will be!!!
A great place for any age
My daughters have been dancing with exspressions since kindergarten! One is in 3rd and the other in 4th now and still with it! They have done creative movement ballet and now are doing acro and hip hop! Exspressions has tons of different classes and the price is very reasonable! Sabrina and Nikki are awesome teachers! Sabrina has really boosted my kids self esteem just by her own very positive vibes and attitudes she instills in the girls! Very glad we chose exspressions!
Both of my Daughters Dance through Expressions Dance Studio. We have been there for the last 6 years and wouldn't have it any other way. Studio is great, teachers are great, the owner listens to the parents and wants parent feedback. The studio has given my daughters a ton of self-confidence. Thank you Expressions Dance Studio
EDS is amazing!
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|Mon:||4:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Tue:||4:00pm - 8:00pm|
|Wed:||3:00pm - 4:30pm|
|Thu:||4:00pm - 9:15pm|
|Fri:||3:30pm - 6:30pm|