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Most Popular Service: Superior dance education and training

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 1996

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Pro Tip: Watch your dancers dance in our state-of-the-art dance center and get to know our staff personally.

Q&A with Gary Summers, Co-Owner and CFO

Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.

We have often provided financial assistance and/or dance scholarships to families whose dancer(s) could not otherwise afford to continue dance.

How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?

We are very flexible in the placement of our dancers in classes, making every effort to appropriately set expectations. We make it very easy to find classes for the child, teen, or adult recreational dancer who enjoys dancing once or twice a week for the creative, fun, and physical outlet. If you are looking for a more disciplined program with more hours of training, we offer award-winning competition teams and a pre-professional ballet company.

Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?

Victoria Summers (owner and executive director) studied dance nationally, performed with the Rockford Dance Company, Rockford Dance Ensemble, and graduated Distinguished Scholar with a BS in dance performance. She is also a faculty advisor for the Harper College Pom and Dance Team, Dance Company, and Spirit Crew. Vicki is a 2012 recipient of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Presidential Award of Excellence and a 2005 recipient of the Entrepreneurial Award National Women in Management.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Summers Academy of Dance's objective is to help students develop scholastic aptitude and excel in life by providing excellent education through various forms of dance and performing arts.

The Dance Center offers both an instructional program, pre-professional program, and competition teams.

All Dance Company members are actively involved in making their community a better place to live through their participation in studio and volunteering for community events.

5186 Northwest Highway Suite 115
Crystal Lake,
IL
US

Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 1,800 locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Justin Timberlake. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief.

Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. Little did she know that this ?just for fun? class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.

209 S 16th St
Aurora,
NE
US

The staff at Rejuvenation Salon knows that depressing feeling after your first post-haircut shower, when you know you'll never be able to get your hair to look as good as it did when you left the salon. Taking a proactive approach, the stylists run Bubbles-N-Blowdries classes designed to teach clients of all ages how to style their coifs at home. In addition to sculpting cuts, they also run a one-stop beauty salon with treatments for nails, hair removal, and Cry Baby mascara, which is professionally applied and can last for up to two weeks.

2112 Lawrence Lane
Grand Island,
NE
US