NEWS

Meet Ms. Suzanne Spiese

Ms. Suzanne joins us once again this season teaching novice level classes and beginning ballet.

Meet Caleb Reich

Mr. Caleb Reich is in his second season teaching at Gasper's School of Dance. Though no stranger to our studio as a student and company member with the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet. Caleb teaches many genres of dance including Musical Theatre, Jazz, Ballet, and Tap. He is a well rounded dancer and we love his caring personality. Besides working at the studio, Caleb is the assistant costume designer for the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet. We love having Caleb's energy at our studio and part of our dance family! Q & A with Caleb Q. What is your favorite part about teaching? A. Watching the students improve week after week. There is nothing like watching a student master a skill or reach a goal. They are amazi

Meet Ms. Karly Pierce Lystad

Karly Pierce Lystad is a former Gasper dancer starting during the Carousel Dance Theatre era (currently Gasper's School of Dance). She teaches everything from Musical Theatre to Ballet, Jazz, and Lyrical. She is a well rounded dancer, as well as instructor. We have loved watching Karly grow up as a dancer and now as an instructor passing on her knowledge to a new generation. It is so great to have her spirit back in our studio again this season. Q & A with Ms. Karly Q. What is your favorite part about teaching? A. I love seeing students begin to believe in themselves and the "light-bulb" moments of steps beginning to click in their heads. Teaching dance is more than educating dancers on prop

Meet Ms. Brittanie Carmona

Ms. Brittanie Carmona is a new instructor to our studio this season. Brittanie has traveled and lived around the United States training and teaching dance. She moved back to the Fargo-Moorhead area with her family to be closer to family. We love her passion and love for dance. She is a great additional to our dance family. Q & A with Ms. Brittanie Q. What is your favorite part about teaching? A. I love when I see that spark of passion for dance for the first time in a dancer! Then it’s the biggest privilege to be able to help that love for dance grow. Q. What inspired you as a dancer? A. What inspired me (and still inspires me!) is learning from a wide variety of teachers who had so much joy

Meet Megan Miller

We are so excited to have this friendly face with us this season. Megan Miller is one of our front desk managers at our downtown studio. Megan grew up in Isle, MN and danced in Brainerd, MN. She is currently attending Concordia College. We are thrilled to have her at our studio and helping you with your day-to-day needs at the front desk. Q & A with Megan Q. Tips for our dancers? A. Always work your absolute hardest and never take a single day of dance for granted. Before you know it, you will be the graduating senior leaving your dance family. These are the best days of your life. Dance with your heart, and don't leave wishing you had put more effort in while you still had the chance. The o

Carole Skalsky

Along with our teaching staff, we have many new faces at our front desk. Today we introduce Front Desk Manager, Carole Skalsky. You may see Carole on Friday and Saturday at our Downtown location greeting you when you arrive. Our front desk staff is trained to help you with all your studio needs, including dance wear, invoices and payments, as well as studio tours and making sure your dancer gets to where they need to be. Q & A with Carole Q. What is your favorite part about teaching? A. When you see the joy in a students face when they "get it" Q. What inspires you? A. Teaching students and watching students learn new things Q. Tips for our dancers? A. Everyday is an opportunity to learn som

Kathy Hanson

Kathy Hanson is no stranger to the Gasper family. She grew up training with Mr. Eddie Gasper and Mrs. Kathy Gasper. We are so thrilled she is back teaching with us this season. Kathy teaches our Adult Jazz class at our south studio on Thursday evenings. She brings in a combination of her past with elements of her dance technique and training today. Q & A with Kathy Hanson Q. What is your favorite part about teaching? A. Watching individuals open up to be vulnerable and fall in love with movement. Q. What inspired you as a dancer? (What inspires you?) A. Rhythm, music and anything with Gene Kelly. Q. Tips for our dancers? A. Keep showing up, expose yourself to different styles/instructors and

Mr. Chris Taylor

Welcome back. Today we continue to introduce our 2019 - 2020 staff. We are happy to have Mr. Chris Taylor back with us this season. Chris teaches tap, musical theatre, ballet, and jazz. Q & A with Mr. Chris Q. What is your favorite part about teaching? A. My favorite part about teaching is watching students grow as young artists and well-rounded human beings. Q. What inspired you as a dancer? A. There is something about performing and moving that makes every fiber of my being come alive. That feeling made me want to study the art form and continues to inspire my life choices and career. Q. Favorite snack? A. Fruit, trail mix, or Reese’s Christopher Taylor Christopher began dancing at the age

MaryJo Nelson - Introduction

Hello and welcome to day two of our instructor introductions. Today we welcome new instructor, Ms. MaryJo Nelson to our teaching staff this season! MaryJo has been traveling the world for the last many years and is back in Fargo-Moorhead. We are excited to have as part of our dance family! Q & A Q. What is your favorite part about teaching? A. I love being able to watch how students grow and gain confidence as dancers. I think it's especially beautiful when I see students figure out how to stop thinking so hard and to just live and experience the music and the movement. I always hope to inspire students to be the best they can be. Q. What inspires you? A. Music inspires me. Music on its own

Gasper's School of Dance | Downtown

524 7th St. N

Fargo, ND 58102

701-234-9440

info@gaspersschoolofdance.com

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3650 Veterans Blvd, Ste B

Fargo, ND 58103

701-234-9441

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