Miss Rhonda Mitchell - Rhonda is Patsy's daughter who grew up dancing at the studio at the age of one. Rhonda has a teachers Certificate of Ceccehtti Method of Classical Ballet; Studied in London England, New York City & Detroit. Studied and teaches Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Acrobatics. Former member of the Hairline Ballet Company. Rhonda opened Rhonda's School of dance in Brighton Mi from 1981-1987 until she moved back to lansing to start a family and take ownership of PWSD. This is Rhonda's 58th year teaching!
Miss Patsy Watson - Born in Lansing MI, moved to Cambridge England at five and began studying dance at a very young age. Patsy has a M.R.A.D London England; A.S.I.T.D in Musical Comedy, Tap, & Ballroom; Teachers Certificate of Cecchetti Method of Classical Ballet; Former member of the Cecchetti Council of America, Inc. Studies and teaches Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Acrobatics. At 19 years old Patsy and her family moved back to the U.S where she then Opened PWSD in 1951. One of the very first dance studios in Lansing. This is Patsy's 65th year teaching & 64th Recital at PWSD.
Our Family oriented studio offers classes for all ages as young as 2.5. We emphasize quality, rather then the flashy aspects of quantity. Wanting to directly effect the hearts and minds of our students. We believe that that strong bodies, minds and faith bring happiness and success. We are Christian dance instructors who believe the bible to be the inspired word of God. in Colossians 3:23-24 the Apostle Paul writes: "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather then for men; knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for it is the Lord Christ whom we serve. " Since Gods Standard is perfection we hop you can better understand why we appreciate respect, discipline, and hard work from our students. In the end we give account to Christ alone, therefore we teach to the best of our abilities.
PWSD is a 4000, square foot space, with 3 dance rooms. The spacious lobby has TV monitors for you to View your child in class, and interact with friends and family, along with 2 way viewing windows in one of the rooms. We have 2 dressing rooms for your convince, and a separate space for the dancers to hang coats and shoes, and hang out with their friends in between classes, we call it the "dancers den" The parking lot is small but is designed with an entrance and exit round about for you to early drop off your students, along with extra parking in the Mikhos Restaurant/ Lounge south of us.
Updates to be ready for Fall 2016:
1. New Front desk
2. Parent Kiosk for online use
3. New floor mounted professional ballet barres
4. Extending Room 1 to 43 feet in length
5. Bamboo dance floors in room 1
6. New carpet
*updates are to better serve you and give your dancers the BEST facility and equipment for their dance education.
Miss Vanessa McNutt - Vanessa is Rhonda's daughter who also grew up dancing at the studio at the age of one. Vanessa has studied at PWSD since 1991. She has also studied in New York City, Travers City, Detroit, & Las Vegas. Studies and teaches Ballet, Tap, Acro, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical Modern & Step. She continues to study and is working on getting her certificates. This is Vanessa's 15th year teaching at PWSD.