Sole Expressions Dance Studio's instructors each bring their own personal approach to the dance floor. See below who they are:
Heidi graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse with a degree in Education, was a member of the UW-L Pom squad, and a guest performer in the Hartford Ballet Company. She has been the recipient of a scholarship to the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles to continue studying dance. She has studied in New York, Chicago, Colorado, and Los Angeles. Heidi has choreographed for La Crosse area show choirs and dance teams, and the La Crosse Community Theatre. Heidi has been on staff at Julie's School of Dance, Upward Bound, Misty's Dance Unlimited, and the Youth Dance Program at VMH. She is thrilled to be one of the four founding members of Sole Expressions Dance Studio.
Abbey graduated from UW-L with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood. She currently teaches Kindergarten at Westby Elementary School. Abbey has been dancing since the age of three and is trained through Julie’s School of Dance, as well as Misty’s Dance Unlimited. Throughout her personal dance career, she attended numerous workshops and summer camps, being fortunate enough to dabble in many unique dance styles. She has been in traveling dance groups performing at local venues for the community and has choreographed and performed in Westby High School’s musical performances. Throughout high school, she participated in both Cheerleading and Songleading, choreographing performance dances. Abbey has been teaching through the VMH Youth Dance program for 6 years, and introduced the flavor of hip hop dance as an additional style. She is looking forward to a new opportunity as a founding member of Sole Expressions Dance Studio.
Lisa Vatland has a B.A. in Psychology from USF and a Master’s in Education with honors from UW-L. She is currently a first grade teacher with the Westby Area School District. Lisa began dancing in New York at age 4 and went on to dance competitively in high school. She taught dance in LaCrosse for 9 years and performed in the Nutcracker ballet at Viterbo. She received a grant from “Very Special Arts Wisconsin” to teach children with disabilities. Lisa has taught for eight seasons with the VMH Youth Dance program and she is a founding member of Sole Expressions Dance Studio.
Returning Families July 24th, 4:00-9:00pm - on a first come first serve basis, no scheduled time slots
New Families July 25th, 5:00-7:00pm
Sole Expressions Dance Studio
1201 North Main Street Suite 8
Viroqua, WI 54665
Our dance studio is open while in session during the following hours: