A Chat with Patsy Watson School of Dance
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We teach ballet, tap, acro, jazz, gymnastics, Zumba, turbo kick, and cheer to all ages. We offer regular adult classes on a month-to-month basis.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Come ready to have fun and work hard. You will love it!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Patsy Watson was raised in England where she attended dancing school and took exams from the Royal Academy, giving her the start to her future. When she came to the States at age 18, she taught for a studio here in Lansing. Two years later, with her training and confidence, she opened PWSD in 1951.
What do you love most about your job?
Patsy, along with her daughter Rhonda and granddaughter Vanessa, all are teachers at PWSD. We love teaching children what we love to do as we watch them grow. We also really enjoy teaching adults of all ages because [we believe] everyone should dance!