Since 2004 Excel has been a non-competitive Performing Arts studio located in the Kalamazoo/Portage, Michigan area (Texas Corners).
Excel offers a renovated 7,000 square foot facility with four large studios equipped with state of the art sprung wood floors and convenient viewing windows. Students love taking a break, grabbing a snack, or just hanging out in our lounge area.
With experienced, youthful instructors, Excel prides itself in not only helping your dancer grow in technique, but also as a self-confident, compassionate and responsible student in a fun and safe environment. Our teachers continue their commitment to the studio and our dancers by attending regional and national dance conventions to bring fresh and exciting material to all of our students - ages two through adult.
Excel offers a wide variety of classes including; Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Gym, Musical Theatre, Performance Teams and Zumba. All classes, music, costuming etc., are age-appropriate and focus on student growth and development of skill in a bright, fun and family-friendly environment!
Open House - August 22nd 4-8 pm
First day of classes - Wednesday, Sept 3rd
Closed Halloween - Friday, October 31st
Closed for Thanksgiving break - Wednesday, November 26 - Saturday, November 29th
Nutcracker 2014 - Saturday, December 13th; 1:00 and 5:00 shows
Closed for Christmas break - TBA
Spring Break - April 6 - 11
Picture Day 2015 - Saturday, May 9th; Times TBA
Last day of classes - Monday, June 8th
Rehearsals and Recitals - Thursday, June 11th- Saturday, June 13th
2014 Recital Pictures
Jay Pike took over 30,000 pictures this year and has them all ready to view and purchase online. He generously donates $1 of every picture purchased to our Hardship Scholarship students - it is a wonderful way for us to give back!!!
Guitar and Keyboard Lessons Local instructor, Willis Bouwman, owner of The Science of Six String, teaches guitar and keyboard for all ages. Contact Willis at 269-492-5099 or by email, to learn more or sign up for lessons.