Katie Kruse
Artistic Staff

Dancing since the age of 4, Katie Kruse trained competitively for 13 years in these disciplines with Dance Productions Unlimited (DPU) in Arnold, MO. The well rounded dancer graduated from Fox High School in 1998. Shortly after graduating Katie then began working at a Miss Lisa’s Dance Studio in Fenton, MO and began honing her craft, working with recreational classes in all genres, as well as the competition team.

In 2000, Katie married her high school sweetheart, Kevin Kruse, and they moved to Charleston, South Carolina as he was active duty Navy. For the next 9 years, the couple moved around the United States, living in upstate NewYork for 5 years and Seattle, Washington for 3 years where she continued to share her passion and love of dance at A High Step Dance Academy (WA) and A Class Act Dance (NY). Katie continued to take classes and teach wherever her travels led her.

In 2009, She and her family, Kevin, Daughters Mackenzie and Kaylie and Twins Andrea and Kevin, moved back to St. Louis, MO. She began teaching at Dynamic Edge Dance Center and worked extensively with their competition team and recreational classes over the next 8 years.

Katie has continued her Dance education by taking master classes and attending many conventions. Her choreography has won many first place honors and awards for excellence in technique.

She was extremely excited to come back to DPU in 2017. There’s nothing quite like coming back to the place where it all started and she is extremely excited to have her daughters continue their dance education in the place she was taught. Most of all she is so thrilled to be back in the class room sharing her wealth of experience with a new generation of Dance Productions Students.

Classes

Rising Stars II

A 60 minute combination class teaching Tap, Jazz and Ballet fundamentals. This class focuses on strength, coordination and creative movement. Both Rising Stars I/II accommodates dancers 5-7 years of age. The Rising Stars II curriculum is taught at a faster pace and more in depth.

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Rising Stars II

A 60 minute combination class teaching Tap, Jazz and Ballet fundamentals. This class focuses on strength, coordination and creative movement. Both Rising Stars I/II accommodates dancers 5-7 years of age. The Rising Stars II curriculum is taught at a faster pace and more in depth.

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Rising Stars I

A 60 minute combination class teaching Tap, Jazz and Ballet fundamentals. This class focuses on strength, coordination and creative movement. Both Rising Stars I/II accommodates dancers 5-7 years of age. The Rising Stars II curriculum is taught at a faster pace and more in depth.

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Rising Stars I

A 60 minute combination class teaching Tap, Jazz and Ballet fundamentals. This class focuses on strength, coordination and creative movement. Both Rising Stars I/II accommodates dancers 5-7 years of age. The Rising Stars II curriculum is taught at a faster pace and more in depth.

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Rising Stars I

A 60 minute combination class teaching Tap, Jazz and Ballet fundamentals. This class focuses on strength, coordination and creative movement. Both Rising Stars I/II accommodates dancers 5-7 years of age. The Rising Stars II curriculum is taught at a faster pace and more in depth.

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Twinkling Stars I/ II

A 60 minute combination class teaching Tap, Jazz and Ballet fundamentals. This class will introduce basic tumbling. This class focuses on basic technique, rhythm and creative movement. Twinkling Stars I accommodates dancers 3-4 years of age. Twinkling Stars II accommodates dancers 4-5 years of age.

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Twinkling Stars II

A 60 minute combination class teaching Tap, Jazz and Ballet fundamentals. This class will introduce basic tumbling. This class focuses on basic technique, rhythm and creative movement. Twinkling Stars I accommodates dancers 3-4 years of age. Twinkling Stars II accommodates dancers 4-5 years of age.

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Future Stars

A 30 minute introductory class teaching fundamentals of Tap steps, Ballet positions, creative movement and listening skills. Future Stars accommodates dancers 2-3 years of age.

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Future Stars

A 30 minute introductory class teaching fundamentals of Tap steps, Ballet positions, creative movement and listening skills. Future Stars accommodates dancers 2-3 years of age.

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Future Stars

A 30 minute introductory class teaching fundamentals of Tap steps, Ballet positions, creative movement and listening skills. Future Stars accommodates dancers 2-3 years of age.

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