ARCC Dance

Stay up to date on the latest news, photos and more about the ARCC dance program! The Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center Dance Program, co-sponsored by the Aberdeen Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and the Aberdeen Area Arts Council, provides quality and affordable dance classes for students of all ages and abilities.

Operating as usual

Ballet Freak

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"No one is born a dancer. You have to want it more than anything." Mikhail Baryshnikov (A scene from the movie Dancers)

[01/18/21]   If you're wondering... yes there is dance tonight!

We're planning for the 2021 ARCC Dance Recitals! Please note that our performances will be quite different this year, due to the continuing COVID situation.

The basic difference is 6 small shows instead of 3 big ones!

We'll have much more information coming in the next few months, but these dates should allow you to start planning for your child's performance day!

Mommy and Me classes start next week! Bring your 2 or 3 year old to class for a 4 week session, or sign up for both sessions for a full 8 weeks!

Tuesdays 5:10pm or Thursdays 11:30am.

Session A- January 12-February 4
Session B- February 9- March 4

Call 605-626-7081 to register today!

[12/21/20]   Winter Break: December 21-January 8

Classes Resume Week of January 11th, 2021

[10/22/20]   Dance classes are cancelled for this evening- Oct 22.
Enjoy the snow!

Check out our 2020 ARCC Dance Seniors!

A few pictures snagged by our own Miss Gwyn of the August 1st performance featuring the 2020 ARCC Dance Seniors.

A few pictures snagged by our own Miss Gwyn of the August 1st performance featuring the 2020 ARCC Dance Seniors.

A few pictures snagged by our own Miss Gwyn of the August 1st performance featuring the 2020 ARCC Dance Seniors.

Brown County Speedway Aberdeen

Big Buck Nationals THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Sponsored by Hub City Harley and Demkota! This includes FULL payout information for all classes and format information!

Friday Night includes: 2 Heats races for each class, Arment vs Gelling Grudge Match, and Chucky the homewrecker!
Saturday Night Includes: Qualifying Features and Main Events!

Racing starts at 7pm
Draw Cut-Off at 6:15 (if you will be late please call 605-277-5909)
Pit Meeting at 6:30
Grandstands open at 5pm
Pits open at 4pm
To reserve camping spots please contact the Brown County Fairgrounds at (605) 626-7108
Ticket prices:
Adult: $15 Friday and $20 Saturday
Youth (13-15): $10 each day
12 and under FREE
No family passes

Our teachers sometimes work together outside the studios too! Check out this beautiful picture Miss Gwyn Feickert-Fischbach took of Miss Jennifer Ring.

We are proud of our Miss Ashton Dennert who passed her Cecchetti teachers exam for grade 1 !

So amazing!

Artistic director, Madeleine Scott, introducing the Sioux Falls community to classical ballet at a recent drive-in performing arts experience with a local project known as the Headlights Theater of which she is a co-founder. She has enjoyed honing her craft again despite the challenges that asphalt poses. #siouxfalls #siouxfallssd #siouxfallsphotographer #siouxfallsartists #southdakota #southdakotagram #headlightstheater #southdakotaballet #experiencedance #experiencesiouxfalls #developpe #ballet #balletdancer #balletphotography #artssd #southdakotaphotographer #southdakotaarts #southdakotalife Photos by Conrad Dahl @conrad__dahl @ Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Local fans of ARCC Dance: It's not quite the same as our full recital, but you can experience a little 2020 dance performed by our wonderful seniors, who worked hard to polish up their senior dances and even added a number or two to make up this wonderful showcase! Tune in!!

Saturday August 8th and Sunday the 9th

It will air at 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm and 8:30pm both nights.

On Channel 7 on NVC
On Channel 589 on Midco

Rehearsal for our 2020 Seniors has begun! We are excited to be able to give our seniors and their families a recital to remember! They will perform this evening for a limited number of guests- but stay tuned, you can see the whole show aired on channel 7 at a later date thanks to Wayne Hansen of Hansen Video Services.

We're getting ready for you! Peruse the schedule and prepare to register starting August 11th.

ARCC Dance

Our first ever Dance with the Band camp had to be modified as we were not able to actually perform with the Municipal Band at Melgaard park. However, these girls had a great time this week in our large basement studio where they still got to put some moves on!

Floorwork Dancecamp!


Dance Camp!

Our first week of dance camps is wrapping up today. We must say, it works out pretty well! We only allow 8-9 children in each class. Our largest dance studios are 1500 square feet and larger, so there is plenty of room to spread out! Plus, all staff and students in the building get their temp checked daily. Our teachers wear masks and have plenty of activities planned for their students. Join us for a dance camp this summer! You can register online or call us at 626-7015.


Kara Sinar has danced at the ARCC for the past 7 years. She loves Modern best. She also likes to read, bake, and spend time with her dogs.

Kara plans to attend NSU for a degree in English and become a writer/editor. In the meantime, you might see Kara in Storybook Land Theater!



Erica Carda has danced at the ARCC for 11 years. Her favorite genre is contemporary modern. She says when she's not dancing, it's likely that she's watching Netflix.

Erica is going to be attending Presentation College in Aberdeen for nursing this fall.

Congratulations Erica!


Logen Snell has danced at the ARCC for 8 years. Her favorite genre is jazz. This year she was a fabulous teaching assistant as well. When Logen isn't dancing she enjoys playing piano and baking.

Logen will be attending SDSU for pharmacy.

Congraulations Logen! You will be missed at dance!!


Aspyn Lundquist has been dancing at the ARCC since her freshman year in high school. She loves Acro, sports, and hanging out with friends.

This fall Aspyn plans to attend Alexandria Tech for Interior Design.

Best wishes!

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Sign up for summer dance camps!

Dance camps will have a limit of 8-9 students per class, which allows us to spread out with plenty of space in the dance studio as well as follow the CDC guidelines for social distancing.

We have a camp or a class available for grades 1-12!

Registration starts today at 7am and will be taken via phone or online only. Click the link to register! The safety of participants and staff has been and continues to be our top priority. We are working to establish additional safety procedures for each program due to COVID 19. We will be sharing this information once they are finalized. If at any time after you have registered, you feel a need to no....


Maria Martens has been dancing at the ARCC for 14 years! Her favorite genre is jazz. When she's not dancing, Maria enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as writing.

Maria's plans for the future include continuing her studies at Black Hills State University.

We will miss you Maria! Good luck with your future!!


Our senior spotlight today is Brooklyn Briscoe! She performed in her first recital when she was two years old, and at ARCC Dance since preschool. Brooklyn's favorite genre of dance is ballet and pointe. She also loves her pets and playing the piano.

Brooklyn will be majoring in biology this fall at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities..

The ARCC Dance recitals will miss your beautiful dancing, Brooklyn! Good luck in your future endeavors!

South Dakota Ballet

Take class with the outstanding Elena Kunikova today! Elena was Madeleine Scott’s first professional ballet coach and continues to coach and shape her as an artist today! She has knowledge that has been passed down through generations. It is one of the greatest opportunities to study from this incredible woman. Her attention to detail and dedication to artistry is out of this world. This class is only $12 online through Steps on Broadway! See you there. #ballet #balletclass #virtualballetclass #balletbarre #balletcoach #ballet #virtualballet #dancer #dancers #danceclass #elenakunikova #stepsonbroadway #ballerina #professionalballetdancer


Victoria Eschenbaum has been dancing at the ARCC for 15 years and loves ballet. When she is not dancing she enjoys horseback riding at SPURS here in Aberdeen.

This fall, Victoria will be attending DWU and double majoring in elementary education and special education.

Congratulations Victoria!


Our spotlight today is on Carly Beaner. Carly has danced at the ARCC for 13 years! Her favorite genre of dance is Broadway. When she's not dancing, Carly is "usually drawing or listening to and practicing music".

Carly plans to attend the University of Sioux Falls and will study Spanish with the goal of working abroad and teaching English as a second language.

We sure have some talented students. Congratulations Carly!

We miss our ARCC Dancers and look forward to a time when we can dance together again! In the meantime- we'll post some some recital memories from past years.

Today's photo is from 2019



April Olson has danced at the ARCC for 5 years and her favorite genre is jazz. When April is not dancing, she enjoys working on her music. This fall, April will be attending Northern State University and pursue a degree in Medical Lab Science.

Congratulations April Olson!

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