Summer 2021 and Fall 2021-2022 schedules are out now!
Sara Musich is the Owner and an instructor at HOTVDA. She began dancing at the age of 5 and has been involved with dance ever since. She has taught all styles of dance with tap being her favorite.
Kim Dercks is the Competition Director and an instructor at HOTVDA. She is an award winning choreographer, receiving numerous outstanding choreography and most entertaining awards at competitions. She teaches tap, jazz and lyrical.
Emma is a HOTVDA alumni who is in her second year of college. We are lucky to have her close by and able to join us again as a new staff member! Emma has taught summer classes for us in the past and is excited to join us in our developmental program.
Candy Damm joined the HOTVDA staff in 2012. As a transplant to our area from Chicago, she brings years of experience as a dancer, instructor, and studio owner. She is known for her love of anything with glitter or sparkles. She teaches all styles of dance and has created many award winning routines.
Kristin Smits began her dance career at age three and has worked at HOTVDA since 2007. She creates a fun and welcoming environment in her classroom that keeps our dancers returning year after year. She teaches tap , jazz and ballet.
Emma Loeck is a HOTVDA alumni who is back to work her ballet magic with our competitive program. We are excited to have her back at the studio sharing her knowledge.
Our beloved Miss Laurie is returning to Heart Of the Valley Dance Academy after spending a year in the South-West. We could not be happier to have her back! Miss Laurie teaches ballet, lyrical and jazz. Her creative concepts in choreography are always exciting to watch.
Brittany Malueg has danced all her life - falling in love with lyrical/ contemporary and ballet. Her unique, award winning choreography is entertaining to watch and even more fun to dance! She also teaches tap and jazz at HOTVDA
Pat Dercks runs the office at HOTVDA. She can be found working the front desk most nights of the week. She can answer all your questions and if your lucky - she will share her baking skills with you!
Heart of the Valley Dance Academy's newest addition is Alisa Leverenz, She is a former student who has been a guest choreographer at HOTVDA for several years. We are excited to have her as a regular staff member this year! Her choreography has won numerous overall awards and her fun teaching style makes her a favorite with our dancers!