Studio U

Studio U


I am the Field Manager for International Cultural Exchange Services. ICES is a non-profit company that works with high school exchange students. It is a very fun, rewarding, and amazing experience. I have been blessed to have this opportunity to work with the students, and watch how the program benefits the entire world.
We are currently looking for host families for the 2020/2021 school year for a few students. I am reaching out to you, because the students are very involved in dance and would like to continue to dance during their exchange. I know that you own a dance studio, so I was hoping that you would be willing to share this with your dance parents/contacts. For every family that you refer that completes an application and hosts, I will donate a $100 referral fee to you or the dance studio. Information about Vega, Roccio, Daniela, Lucia, Mel, Yui, Cristina, Annika, Silva, Julia, Flavia, and Yuna are attached in a separate document. This can also be shared on your page or however you deem fit!
Although we understand that times are uncertain, all 12 of these girls still have a dream to come next school year, and dance in an American studio. It is important that we all have something to look forward to in the future, and hosting is the perfect thing to look forward to!
The students will not be arriving until late August/September. All of the students will not be allowed to fly until it is deemed safe for them to do so. The students have their own allowance, spending money, insurance, and excellent support from our ICES staff.
Host families can host as a welcome family for a few weeks, a semester, or for the school year. Host families include the students in everyday life (including mealtimes), need a spare room (can share with the same gender also in high school), and open their hearts and homes to a new experience.
I would be happy to answer any questions that you/families might have, and talk to you further about the program. Please feel free to email me at [email protected] or call/text me at 989.980.7866 to start an application to host and make a difference!
What types of classes are you currently offering?

We are a modest studio with personal sized classes. We offer creative and technique based dance education for children ages 2 and up. We offer both recreational and company classes.

We do offer an acrobatics program within our dance program. Dance & Acro Instruction

Operating as usual


Ms.Shawna's School of Dance

IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR! Time to start thinking about DANCE & ACROBATICS! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Please LIKE & FOLLOW our new page for up to date info & exciting studio happenings!

We are a modest studio with personal sized classes. We offer creative and technique based dance education for children ages 2 and up. We offer both recreational and company classes. We do offer an acrobatics program within our dance program.


Mini Summer Session starts NEXT WEEK! Summer Tuition Rate of $25! Openings in Creative Movement (Age 2), Creative Dance (Age 3) & Creative Tap/Ballet Combo (Ages 4-6)! A great way to sample our studio before Fall! 05/26/2017


Check out our new website! MOBILE SITE IS WORKING!
It is not too late to get signed up for June classes!
Now enrolling for the 2017-18 season! Home


A reminder that the studio is open today until 5pm for the Art In Nature Fundraiser Pick Up! πŸŒΈπŸ‘πŸ€—


What a Spectacular Spring Show we had Friday! A reminder that all studio classes have a two weeks rest. Classes resume Tuesday, June 6! Spring Flower Fundraiser Pick-Up is scheduled for this Friday the 19th, 3pm - 5pm!


Appreciating these beautiful flowers today! Thank you to all our thoughtful studio families! Together we all made Spring Spectacular 2017 a success! πŸ’•


Thank you for all the prayers a positive vibes for Grandma Kay! She is a miracle! Just yesterday her heart stopped twice and was surviving off an artificial heart now currently she is alert and her heart is functioning at 55%! Things are looking up!β€πŸŽ‰


Reaching out to our Studio Family for Prayers and Positive Energy for Grandma Kay....aka the Clogger! She sadly suffered a massive heart attack early this morning. She was recently taken of an artificial heart and needs lots of love and support to pull through.

No condolences needed, just positive thoughts and prayers please. Thank you!❀


Congratulations to our Soloist Lily Sargent today for bringing home a Ruby performance and overall the Ms.Spotlight Titlest sash which includes an invitation to Nationals!πŸŽ‰


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Thank you to all of our studio families with Primary level students for making our first Prima Ballerina Primary Ball a success! Also a thank you to our Ballet ll students for being inspirational guest dancers.

More pictures coming soon!


Sneak peak random moments - Ballet ll! Sharing the joyful energy in the studio today upon returning from Spring Break! πŸ’•πŸ˜Š


April Showers bring May Flowers! 🌸 A reminder that our Spring Fundraiser is due this week. Thank you in advance for supporting local dance education.


All classes are running as scheduled for today, Thursday March 2nd! πŸ€—


Due to illness all classes are canceled today. A make up is scheduled for Thursday May 4th. Please contact the studio with any questions. See everyone next week!


A little fun and flexibility.......πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ


All classes are canceled today due to poor road conditions and early evening freezing rain in the forecast. A make up day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2. Stay safe today!


Thank you to all the parents and students who made our trip to spread Holiday cheer at the McReynolds Hall Rehabilitation Center a success! The students made cards for the residents and shared their dance skills and smiles! 🎁🌲❀


Great job to all the Ballet ll (all students not pictured) students on taking their Chapter l Exams this evening! Everyone should be proud of their hard work and progress!
**The girls are holding envelopes containing their personal results. They were asked not to open them until they left the studio.


ACRO GIRLS WORKING HARD ON FLEXIBILITY--and its paying off πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›β€οΈ


A reminder that CLASSES are cancelled & RESCHEDULED for today and tomorrow, October 11th & 12th , for November 22nd & 23rd due to the unpredictability of the Main Street closure construction in proximity with our location.

See everyone next week!


✨🌟Working Hard in Acro 🌟✨ 08/19/2016

Kellogg's Tour Of Gymnastics Champions | Van Andel Arena

Ms. Jody & her daughter Lily will be going down to watch the Olympic team perform this October. If anyone is interested me know--I can try to get us a team discount πŸ€—
I remember going in 1996 with my Boyne was awesome to see in person 😊 Come see members of the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Teams at the 2016 Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions coming to Van Andel Arena.


So proud of our cloggers! They had a great first performance and did us proud with their radio spot! We are ready for Saturday! We are just getting warmed up!


Join us in supporting & celebrating our debut performance at the Otsego County Fair as the Tip of The Mitt Cloggers!


Today's SPOT LIGHT class!
CREATIVE DANCE/TUMBLING EXPLORATION Preparatory Series. Fun, energetic, constantly evolving class for the established 3 year old to young 5 yr old.

Students will explore many dance forms and tumbling through creative movement, music, theatrics and games. ENROLL TODAY!
Currently four placements available.


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πŸŽ€πŸ’œπŸ”†Gymnastics/Acro II Team Stretching


πŸŒ€Gymnastics/Acro MovementπŸŒ€


Studio U exploring the great outdoors & leading the BioBlitz Dance at the Ga***rd University Center BioBlitz!


Join Studio U at the Bio Blitz this Saturday & join in on the Bio Blitz Dance!

Fun for the entire family! Visit for more info! 07/14/2016

Studio U

Studio U is excited that Summer Classes Resume NEXT WEEK!

Sign up for a Summer 6 wk session!

Acro/Gymnastics Beginner - $50
Acro/Gymnastics Intermediate & Advanced - $60
Creative Movement - $45

REGISTER HERE 06/30/2016

Studio U

REGISTER NOW! Creative Movement 6 wk Summer Session for ages 18 months to 2 yrs old. Tuesdays 2:30-2:50 pm with Ms.Shawna starting July 19th. $45


😎Sassy Tappers😎


Pre-Season Mini Poms Team! Ages 6 and under. Introducing themselves as the "MONSTER HIVES!"

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😎Sassy Tappers😎
And a little bit of classic tap.......πŸ’ƒ
Just a little bit of footloose tap.......🎢
Studio U



139 W Main St. Suite 2C
Ga***rd, MI

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Ms.Shawna's School of Dance Ms.Shawna's School of Dance
148 W Main St
Ga***rd, 49735

Learn to lead and follow with grace. Modest studio with personal sized classes. Offering dance experiences for children ages 2.5+. Competitive opportunities 5+. Competitive program is designed around team work, motivation and goal setting.