Tonka Dance Academy

Minnetonka Community Education and Dance Endeavors have come together to create a new dance partnership to offer dance classes in Minnetonka! We welcome Juli Mickelson, Owner/Director of Dance Endeavors, to lead the program. These classes are designed to help your child improve flexibility and strength, learn fun new dance moves, and meet new friends! Registration is open now for the following classes:

Meet Juli Mickelson

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Juli has taught dance for over 30 years. She was a dance major at Texas Christian University. She studied many forms of dance, thriving in the study of classical ballet and performing in numerous ballets. She is also an accomplished choreographer of dance performances and musicals, and a certified Yoga instructor. Juli and her staff teach all ages and levels with a unique blend of proper technique and a fun atmosphere.

Juli Mickelson of Tonka Dance Academy in Minnetonka

Ages 3-Grade 3
Gain coordination and rhythm through tap dance, and work on those quick twitch muscle skills. Work to your own level and have fun. 

Grades 4-5
Study ballet based on the Vaganova method of ballet instruction. Your technique will soar and you will develop grace and strength as your body learns the art of classical ballet. 

Dance Team/Pom
Grades 4-5
Learn dance as seen at many high school and college sporting events. Blend jazz dance, lyrical dance, precision squad, kick-line and team work in this fun and high energy class. Gain flexibility and strength. Poms provided for use. No class Nov. 25.

Grades K-3
Learn the artistic technique of ballet. Vocabulary and proper positions while having fun learning the art of ballet! Lyrical is a flowing jazz style emphasizing interpretation and expressiveness. 

Grades 4-5
Acro dance is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends dance and acrobatics, and its use of acrobatics in a dance context. Lyrical is a flowing jazz style emphasizing interpretation and expressiveness. Learn flexibility, grace and fluidity in this beautiful dance style. Dancers learn to minimize transitions as they connect each step. 

Jazz/Hip Hop
Grades K-5
Students will enjoy the freedom of movement in this quick paced class by dancing to current and upbeat music. Our age appropriate style of Hip Hop includes warm-up, stretching, conditioning and choreography. Each class promises to challenge even the most seasoned vets while still allowing complete beginners to get a solid and fun introduction to hip hop. 

Tonka Dance Academy dancers at a dance class in Minnetonka