since been training there for three years within their Theatre Department. I have attended numerous conventions and conferences throughout the Midwest that focus on continuing dance education, and have participated in productions and performances during my college career.”
Karlyn is currently finishing her last semester at UW-Green Bay as a double major in dance and arts management and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in May.
When the doors open for business on April 6, New Attitudes Dance Co. will offer a variety of classes to fit many different interests. “Beginning this summer, we will offer ballet, tap, lyrical, modern/ contemporary, jazz, pom pon/drill team, and Zumba fitness,” Karlyn explained. “We will offer classes for 3-and 4-yearolds to introduce dance and also classes for adults. All levels are welcome from beginning dancers to experienced and advanced.”
Private birthday parties are also on the horizon for future offerings at the studio.
Different things to different people
“One of the things I love about dance is that it can be different things for different people at different ages,” Karlyn added. “Taking a dance class is a great form of exercise, something to cross off that bucket list, a way to de-stress, an outlet, a form of expression, or a great way to socialize.”
Explaining her passion for her profession, Karlyn said, “Watching students grow both as dancers and individuals is incredibly rewarding along with helping them achieve and realize a goal, whether it be to understand a step or advance to the next class level. Watching my students perform is also something I look forward to because their passion for dance and all of their hard work shows on stage. It is also great building relationships with families of your students that you have taught for years and establish that sense of community.”
Karlyn said her main focus when the business opens is to engage the community. “I want New Attitudes Dance Co. to become an active part of the New Holstein and Chilton communities by getting involved in local organizations and events,” she said. “My family has strong roots here and has always been community oriented. I would like to follow their example by giving back. Other goals I have are to bring awareness to the arts here in our own community, and offer a quality dance education along with unique experiences for local residents and students.”
Tom has found bringing the business idea of the dance studio from concept to reality very rewarding and has enjoyed the process of taking the existing building and repurposing it to suit the dance company’s needs. “Most rewarding is seeing your child excited enough in their interest to make it their livelihood and then helping her do it,” he said. “That’s cool.”
“Our entire family couldn’t be happier or more excited about the opportunity to bring New Attitudes Dance Co. to New Holstein and the surrounding area. Our hope is to be a productive, helpful, and valuable addition to the community,” Tom said.
“We are very excited to be a part of this community and look forward to building relationships. We want to thank the New Holstein and Chilton communities for their warm welcome,” Karlyn said.
New Attitudes Dance Company is located at 2244 Calumet Dr. and can be reached by phone at (920) 286-3455, by e-mail at karlyn@newattitudesdanceco. com, online at newattitudesdanceco.com,and on Facebook.
“All ages are welcome. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, we have a variety of programs available. Dance is our passion, and so is our community. We are so grateful to be a part of the area,” Karlyn added.