INSTRUCTORS

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MARY MENTZER

DIRECTOR

Mary has been teaching dance for over 35 years.  She has held all positions for Dance Masters of Mid-America Chapter #34 & #47, and has served on the National Board of Directors for ten years.  Mary is a graduate of the Teachers Training School from the University of Buffalo, NY and a participant in their annual Continuing Education Program.  Several of her graduates have continued in a professional career by performing on cruise ships, in Las Vegas, as studio owners and fitness instructors.

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AMANDA RISTVEDT

INSTRUCTOR

Amanda Ristvedt a 2002 graduate of Behn’s Dance and graduate of Ankeny DMACC. Amanda has been involved with teaching for the past 14 years. She is currently working as an office manager in the Ankeny area and as the coach of the Boone High School Drill Team.

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Samantha Disbrowe
Instructor

 

A 2020 GRADUATE OF BHS & BEHN’S DANCE.  CURRENTLY A STUDENT AT BOONE DMACC. RETURNING FOR HER 2ND YEAR OF SHARING HER LOVE OF DANCE & TUMBLING

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Jaslyn Reinsel
Instructor

A 2017, ISU graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Supply Chain Management. SHE CURRENTLY WORKS FOR LAND O’LAKES AS A PLANT NUTRITION DISTRIBUTION SPECIALIST. Jaslyn taught at the studio in 2013-2016.  We are so excited to have her back!

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MADISON NEELY

INSTRUCTOR

Returning for her 4th. year, a 2017 graduate of BHS and Behn’s Dance.  Madi is currently working as a Special Education Associate for Boone Schools.  

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Taylor Povah

INSTRUCTOR

A 2019 GRADUATE OF BHS & BEHN’S DANCE.  CURRENTLY A STUDENT OF NURSING.  RETURNING FOR HER 3RD. YEAR OF TEACHING.