Vivette's Dance Studio
The Temple 336 S. Santa Fe
. We are located in the Masonic Temple at 336 S. Santa Fe. Registration is open, use the buttons below. You will be taken to a software program where you can register for the class of your choice.
Our new DancelyTM program is for preschoolers 3-6. It is full of bright, happy music, fun dances, laughter and joy! We are the only studio in Salina teaching the Dancely program.
Vivette's Dance is a recreational, non-competitive studio. We dance for joy, not trophies.
We focus on the elementary dancer with classes for dancers ages 2 - 12.
We also have adult classes.
We are a "g-rated" studio, with a focus on age appropriate class wear, costumes, music and choreography for children. Our adult classes are geared to the comfort level of the dancers.
We provide a sound foundation of dance basics so that any student wishing to continue in studio dance or school dance teams or cheerleading will be well prepared.
We do a lot of community performances at care homes, fairs etc as we believe that dance is a performing art, not a competitive sport. Covid restrictions have challenged this but when we can, we do!
We're a bit "old fashioned" and we like it that way.
For answers to all questions I could think of read the FAQ page. Newsletters are posted each Sunday.
At Vivette's Dance Studio we believe in enabling each dancer to learn to dance to best of their own ability. Each child is different and we celebrate their differences. We are a "G-rated" studio, we believe that our young dancers have their whole lives to be old and we allow them to be the young ladies and gentlemen that they are. We believe in age appropriate music, costuming and choreography. Our adult classes are geared to the comfort level of the participants.
We believe in teaching correct technique and terminolgy from the very youngest Starlet to the adult dancers so that they are learning how to dance not just "a" dance.
We keep the youngest dancers engaged by combining their age-appropriate skills with seasonal choreography for Halloween and Christmas so that their will have learned a progression of skills for their final recital dances. We utilize many dance games that reinforce and enhance skills and keep their attention.
Our Dancely program is a great start for our younest dancers.
Elementary age dancers spend more time on technique at the beginning of the season, as they work on progressively more difficult skills such as leaps and turns.
Dance need not stop upon high school graduation. Many of our alumni come back to take classes for fun and fitness after graduation from college.
Vivette's Dance Studio was established in 1975 by Vivette Ashen-Brenner. Our studio has grown from it's beginnings at the YWCA and Miss Vivette's basement to a rental location to our current buiding constructed in 2003. In 2021 Miss Vivette sold the building and moved into the current space at the Temple.
Miss Vivette has been dancing nearly her whole life. She was enrolled in Miss Ruth's Ballet school as a preschooler and attended classes through out grade school. When her family moved to Omaha she was fortunate to be enrolled in the first class at the Omaha Regional Ballet Academy. She continued to dance in college earning her degrees in Elementary Education and Performing Arts. Miss Vivette is a born teacher according to her family and friends and enjoys teaching both dance and as a substitute teacher. She continues her dance education through workshops,. conventions and online classe.