The Dance Zone & More



What's New?


New year!!! #16!!!

We are excited to start our 16th year! Won't you join us on this journey of ours???



Current News


Recital was a success!!!!

Recital was great!!! If you are still needing a video please contact Alive Photo to order!



Recent News


Thank you to all that have supported!!!!

There have been many businesses and people that have helped make the dance team able to do fundraisers this year!!  For more information please contact the studio or a dazzler. This wouldn't be possible without the help of our sponsers!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! 




Teaching Staff  


Miss Susan

Bio - Miss Susan is the owner and director of The Dance Zone & More which opened in October 2003.  This is now her 17th year teaching at the studio. Susan studied classical ballet under the direction of Stanley Herbert at the St. Louis Civic Ballet Company, now called Dance St. Louis.  She has taken classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Pointe.   She is an award winning choreographer for her dance team the DZ Dazzlers.  Susan's routines have placed in the Top 10 at regional's and at the national level during the last 16 years of competition. Susan's students have gone off to study at Webster University, receive scholarships for dance teams at college and be hired on as a competitive teachers at other studios.  Miss Susan is an emotional teacher and loves watching her students. She always says that there is no better joy that she fells then being able to walk into the studio doors every day no matter how rough the day had been, just to know that she can give someone the opportunity to express themselves through dance the way that she did as a young girl.  Susan loves what she does and she wants to teach your child how to dance. She is the proud mother of Nicole Ivy and William Buscher.   She currently resides with her husband and dogs in St. Clair.



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Miss KayLeen

Bio - Miss KayLeen started dancing at the age of 2.5 and began dancing competitively at the age of 6. KayLeen recently finished school as a dental assistant and plans to finish her career and move forward in orthodontics in the spring of 2020. While she may be a newer member to The Dance Zone, she absolutely love the relationships she has built with the kids and watching them grow from start to finish of each season. The energy, love, and compassion the kids put toward their dancing and learning something new is an absolute blessing to be apart of! There is nothing better than walking into the studio after a long day and seeing the amount of time, effort, and trust the kids have put into my choreography and watching what I love come to life in movement.




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Miss Anna

Bio - Miss Anna is currently the gymnastic assistant for our Gymnastics 1 and 2 classes.  Anna is a recent graduate of Washington High School and she is a current student and the Professional Salon Academy. Anna was a student of The Dance Zone for several years before becoming an assistant.  We look forward to many years with Anna on our staff. 



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Miss Sydney

   Bio - Miss Sydeny is currently a junior assistant in our Gymnastics class. She helps with demonstartions and keeping the students progressing in their skills. She a current member of our competitive dance team. We enjoy not only training Sydney to be a great dancer but we are training her to be a great teacher as well.  We look forward to many more years with this little one.



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Miss Nicole

Bio - Miss Nicole graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. She currently is a Staff Pharmacist with Walgreens. Nicole has been dancing since the age of 7. She was a member of the dance team since the studio opened.  Nicole has put many awards on the wall of the studio performing in solos, duets, trios, and groups.  She also choroegraphed dances for the dance team while she was there winning several Top 10 placements and also several choroegraphy awards. Miss Nicole teaches our gymnastics program along with our advanced jazz class. She also choreographs for the DZ Dazzlers competitive dance team. This is her 17th year with The Dance Zone family and she looks forward to another 20!!!! Miss Nicole has taken on the role of Asst. Director and will be starting her 11th year in this role!!! She is very happy to take this role on as she loves dance and all the students that she teaches!!!!!



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Mr. Jason Stout

Bio - Sensei Stout has been active in Martial Arts for 19 years.  He has studied Kali (stick and knife fighting), Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, Kung Fu, and Boxing. He has trained with a great number of martial artists who have accomplished everything from State titles to World titles and has been fortunate enough to learn and master some of their specialties that make them great.  Sensei Stout is committed to helping every man, woman and child develop their confidence, self-esteem, and respect for themselves, as well as others, through the instruction of martial arts.  He is a firm believer that with discipline and hard work, all people can reach the full potential of their greatness. Sensei Stout is an accomplished 4th degree black belt with Bushido Karate. He has over 35 full contact matches under his belt and is the former Missouri State Kickboxing Champion!   Sensei Stout also was the 4 time number 1 contender for the Kickboxing State title, as well as the 2 time number 1 contender for the Midwest Regional Kickboxing Title and took home 3rd place champion in the Semi-Contact State Tournament.  He has also been bestowed the award for "Outstanding Participation and Good Sportsmanship in Full Contact Competition" from the K.J.C.K Organization.  Sensei Stout resides in Sullivan, Missouri, with son, Alexander, and daughter, Kyrsten. This is Jason's 13th year teaching at the studio.



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