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The mission of the Art of Dance Studio is to use the arts to enrich the lives of its community members through dance. The art of dance reaches out to the community, targeting those who may not otherwise be exposed to the many colors of dance. 

We aspire to develop and maintain a reputation in the community for providing state of the art dance instruction in tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, tumbling, and creative movement classes. We have the desire to allow our dancers to dance at recreational levels, competitive levels, as well as professional levels. 


Founder/Artistic Director/Instructor/Choreographer


Ms. Linda’s dance training began at the age of 12 at “City Lights” Dance Studio, where she studied ballet and creative movement. Throughout her high school years, she performed various dance routines that led her to a summer internship for dance and theatre at the University of Minnesota. Following high school, Linda continued her training at the University of Minnesota where she studied modern dance, ballet, jazz, creative movement, drama and improvisational theatre.


Ms. Linda created and founded The Art of Dance in 2002. And since then, she has called her school a “Journey train ride" where you learn dance while having life experiences. Lots of people gotten on and off during this journey. Some stayed on a very long time, others only a very short while. At each stop are the goals achieved each year with the annual recitals, Competitions and Performances! Ultimately dancers ages 3 to adult getting better and better with each dance season.


Throughout this journey, thus far, her dance students have danced for the Minnesota Timberwolves, became the Minnesota Lynx dance team, 10 years and counting as half time performers for the Harlem Globetrotters. Some have opened for various artists and groups such as Chris Brown, Keke Palmer, B5, and Lloyd to name just a few. One of her biggest accomplishments besides opening her dance school, is traveling across the nation, taking her dancers to National Dance Competitions, and winning 1st place Platinum and 2nd Place Overall in the Line, Small Group and Solo categories!!! Ms. Linda continues to strive and achieve higher goals, such as acquiring building space for The Art of Dance. Which has been one of her dreams! And hopefully one day opening another school in another city! Her wish is that whoever enrolls in her Dance school, not just learn the many colors (genres) of dance, but have the best experience possible while doing so.

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