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Studio Dansu is dedicated to educating and encouraging students to become knowledgeable, passionate, thinking artists.


With the goal of inspiring, nurturing, and sustaining a love of dance and theatre arts in all our students, Studio Dansu provides a comprehensive performing arts education to train the next generation of performers.


Students will develop their technique, artistry, and creativity...learn the skills of self-discipline, teamwork, and confidence...and aspire to local performance opportunities, college performing arts programs, and professional careers.

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Performance Company
Preschool of the Arts
After School
Open Adult Level


We focus on teaching the performing arts as historic art forms, rather than as sport or competition. Both dance and acting have a rich history that we incorporate into our daily lessons that help to add to the overall education of our students. We hope that our students take the history of these art forms and transform the future in a positive way.

We use a well-structured and age appropriate syllabus for all techniques that takes into consideration both our students' physical and mental development, and ensures the best results in their performing arts education. We also recognize the need for versatility in today’s students who are aspiring professionals or who simply enjoy our fun classes. We are dedicated to providing our students an excellent performing arts education, and strive to inspire a well-rounded student.

We attract a professional faculty of teaching artists who have either a degree or certification in their field. Our instructors are encouraged to continue their education and certification in many styles because it is an asset to our students as well as the instructors themselves. Providing an education of the highest quality to each and every student is our paramount.



Tuition totals are for Fall/Winter Session
For Summer Session, please view the Parent Portal here



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Due monthly on the 1st of Sept-Apr with May collected at time of registration



30 min classes


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80 min classes


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price reflects the discount



30 min classes


40 min classes


60 min classes


80 min classes


Tuition payments due the 1st of Sept, Nov, Jan, and March

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Performer Package

Students taking unlimited classes of 40 min or less qualify for this package.




Principle Package

Students taking unlimited classes including one or more 60 or 80 min class qualify for this package.





Prima Package A

Students taking unlimited classes including one private lesson in dance or singing qualify for this package.





Prima Package B

Students taking unlimited classes including two private lessons in dance or singing qualify for this package.





End of year performance at Overture Center

Education Focused 

Non-Competition Studio

Costumes and Performance included in Tuition Price

Well Designed Curriculum for All Styles

Small Class Size for Individualized Attention

Trained Staff of Professional Teaching Artists


Jasmine Gosda

Dance Instructor

Jasmine Gosda began imitating dance moves from television that soon sparked her desire to take a real dance class at a very young age.  Throughout the years, she danced at multiple dance studios and participated in  ballet company shows, such as The Nutcracker in the Madison area.  After high school, she began her journey to pursue dance for a living.  She started out as UW-Milwaukee and then a Madison College student to earn a degree in dance, but landed jobs in teaching that ended up becoming more important to her.  She worked for Children’s Theater of Madison as a teaching assistant and co-choreographer, the YMCA as a lead dance instructor for the dance program, and is now here as a dance teacher at Studio Dansu.

Amanda Kolsch

Dance Instructor

Amanda Kolsch originally from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin- Madison pursuing a Bachelor of Science in dance with a certificate in Pilates. She began her training at the age of 3 and has continued working in various styles throughout high school ending her pre-collegiate training at B. Inspired Dance Studio. Her choreographic works have been presented in various student concerts including “homeBase” in the H’Doubler Concert in April 2019 as well as “align/ed” and “She for Her” in the Kloepper Concert in December 2019. She supplements her performances and education with teaching for area studios and organizations since 2012.

Brielle McCarthney

Ballet Instructor

Brielle McCarthney originally from Saylorsburg, PA, began her dance training at the age of 16. She danced for two years at Pennsylvania Youth Ballet before joining their pre-professional division. She then decided to further advance her training by attending Princeton Dance and Theatre Studios in Princeton, NJ, where she studied under the direction of Risa Gary Kaplowitz and trained through the ABT National Training Curriculum. She also studied many other styles of dance including modern, jazz, flamenco, and also took Pilates. Brielle is now dancing with Magnum Opus Ballet here in Madison, WI and also teaches at Studio Dansu. She continues to study and build upon her knowledge in all areas of her dance career, and is excited to share what she knows with the next generation of dancers.

Molly Kempfer

Theatre & Vocal Instructor

Bio Coming Soon


Jayme Shimooka

Owner & Artistic Director

Jayme Shimooka has been sharing her love for the performing arts with students for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor of the Arts Degree from UW-Eau Claire in Theatre Arts, Dance, and Music. During this time, she focused on arts management and continuing her dance studies. She also has a Bachelor of  Science Degree from UW-Madison in Dance Theory where she concentrated on dance history and theory while continuing her technical discipline. Jayme founded Studio Dansu to bring a performing arts studio with singing, dancing and acting to the Madison area where she grew up.

Sarah Barnard

Dance Instructor

Sarah Barnard is a Dance Artist teaching currently in Madison, WI, and also the Artistic Director of Wingspan Dance which is a Dance Company in Charlotte, NC and Madison, WI. She is a dancer who loves fusing dance and life together and has been very grateful to have found places within the world to do so. Sarah has danced for 20+ years, pursueing dance in Charlotte NC and now Madison WI. She enjoys the challenge of creating something out of nothing or something with tethers to our world.

Daniel “Kooy” Buie

Hip Hop Instructor

Kooy Buie is a self taught dancer that has been dancing since the age of 4 and has now been teaching for the last 10 years. He mainly  delves into street styles such as hip-hop, trump, popping, and house, but has a little jazz influence because of imitading Michael Jackson as a child. He aims to inspire other's through his own expression as well as guiding them to find their own.

Kristina Duchrow

Dance Instructor

Kristi Duchrow began taking dance in New Jersey and fell instantly in love. When her family moved to Wisconsin, she continued dancing locally, and became certified through Dance Masters of Wisconsin. She is also a certified Rhythm Works Integrative Dance teacher - a program for teaching those who have learning differences, and Discover Dance - a program for preschool dance students.

Ximena Morales

Vocal Instructor

Bio Coming Soon

Abageal Phelan

Vocal Instructor

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Dante Turkow

Music Instructor

Bio Coming Soon

Winter White

Student Teacher

Winter began dancing at Studio Dansu in 2016, taking Ballet on the Classical Pointe Track but is very excited to add additional styles to her class load this year and begin student teaching. She is a Junior in high school and loves spending her after school time dancing and working at Studio Dansu.



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