Meet Our Teachers
We are locally and veteran owned and operated! In 2008, Beaver Dam resident Julie Ronzani, owner and operator of Dance Now! Studios, purchased the former St. Michael's parochial school and turned it into a state of the art dance studio.
Ronzani is also a certified educator with
Youth Protection Advocates in Dance.
Dance Now! Studios has achieved the distinction
of being a YPAD Certified Studio!
See below for more details.
Both of the dance studios in our Beaver Dam
building have floating, sprung floors imported from Sweden,
shatterproof mirrors, and a closed circuit camera
system which allows viewing of both studio
classrooms from the parent waiting lounge.
Students also get their own lockers.
We are a technique-based studio and focus on teaching the art of dance. We offer professional dance instruction in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip hop. At Dance Now! Studios we employ a professional dancing staff, all of whom are certified with Dance Masters of Wisconsin - a recognized distinction of proven ability as dance instructors.
Dance Now! is a member of Wisconsin Dance Council, National Dance Education Organization and is a YPAD Certified studio.
We are sad to announce that our Watertown location has closed.
Our teachers are awesome! All of our instructors are certified with Dance Masters of Wisconsin. DMW requires teachers to take verbal, written and demonstrative exams in order to get their certification. Our teachers also attend workshops throughout the year to increase their already extensive dance knowledge, and to learn and bring new, exciting ideas and choreography back to the studio with them. Here are Miss Kristi, Senior Student Izzy, Miss Hannah and Miss Kacy at a dance convention/workshop in Waukesha!
Kristi has been dancing for over thirty years. She began taking dance in Englewood, New Jersey at the age of 8. When she moved to Wisconsin she continued her dance education at A Step Above Dance Academy. She continued there as an assistant teacher and then moved on to teaching her own classes. She then began teaching dance classes at Madison School Community Recreation in 1998. She has experience teaching ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and pointe to students ranging in age from 3 to adult. She loves teaching and sharing the experience of joy in music and movement with others. Miss Kristi has trained with American Ballet Theater, is certified with Dance Masters of Wisconsin in Ballet, Jazz and Tap. She is a certified instructor in Rhythm Works Integrative Dance and is a Certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor. Kristi is the Director of the Galaxy Stars Dance Teams. Miss Kristi is a YPAD Certified Dance Educator and has received her Senior Fitness Certification, Aerobics Certification, Yoga Certification and Kinesiolgy Certification.
Beth is a 26 year old originally from Dixon, IL and new to the Beaver Dam area. She has been teaching dance for 3 years now, most recently as the Choreographer for the Dixon High School theatre department. She has been dancing since she was 6 years old and has trained in a variety of styles ranging from ballet and tap to musical theatre and a bit of ballroom. Beth is a formidable tap dancer and is a rock star when it comes to musical theater! In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, performing, and snuggling with her cats, Luna and Leo. Miss Beth is a YPAD certified instructor and is certified with Dance Masters of WI in Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Miss Beth will be receiving her certification with Discover Dance, Early Childhood Dance Education this summer.
Veronica (Roni) Harper
Roni has always loved to dance, but actually began her formal training as a young adult. She studied ballet, tap, and jazz at Miller Academy of Dance in Beaver Dam, putting her skills to use in choreographing about a dozen musical theatre productions in Beaver Dam and for Madison Theatre Guild. She has also studied at Madison Ballet School under W. Earl Smith. Roni loves to share the joy of many styles of dance and music-- her teaching experience also includes serving as a coach for a varsity pom pom squad, directing children's productions, and holding classes for adult tappers. She has played clarinet from grade school into adulthood, and can be found providing the folk melodies and demonstrating the polka and waltz to audiences of PolKalamity in the Madison and Beaver Dam area. Miss Roni will be receiving her certification in Discover Dance, Early Childhood Dance Education this summer.
Jessie “Coach P” Przybylski
Jessie is a Beaver Dam native who has been dancing Poms for 15 years. She spent 6 seasons dancing with a competition team before coaching and choreographing for 2 seasons at a competitive High School level. Since then, she has continued to choreograph for all age levels as well as teach Poms locally for 12-14 year olds. Jessie passionately advocates for youth athletics. She believes children of all ages deserve the opportunity to learn and experience the life skills group sports can provide. In addition to Poms, she coaches volleyball for ages 9-14 and has started skills clinics for both sports so girls as young as 5 can build confidence in their athletic abilities. Jessie and her husband describe life with their 4 children and 3 fur babies as ‘controlled chaos.’ When she’s not coaching, she can be found in the stands cheering on their children at soccer, gymnastics, volleyball or softball. In her spare time, she loves to play piano and curl up with a good book. Dance Now! Studios is extremely excited to be offering Poms to their students this season! We don't believe we could have found a better fit for our Poms Coach! Welcome Coach P.!
We are a YPAD Certified Studio!
YPAD Certification provides education on the latest cutting edge research from industry experts, PhD. specialists and dance leaders on the emotional, physical, and sexual safety of youth in all dance environments. This training assures parents you strive for accountability and integrity in all aspects of dance and you believe in keeping our youth happy, healthy and safe in dance.
Skills / Knowledge
Trained in Prevention of Abuse
Positive Role Model in Body Image, Behavior, and Social Media
Emotional Health of Children
Nutrition for Dancers
Committed to Age Appropriate Artistic Choices in Music
Committed to Age Appropriate Artistic Choices in Costumes
Committed to Age Appropriate Artistic Choices in Movement
Committed to Age Appropriate Artistic Choices in Concepts