About Us

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.

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Kristine Duchrow

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 and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters 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.  

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Our teachers and staff 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.  They also get certified in the DiscoverDance Early Childhood Dance Education Program. 

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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 is certified in Discover Dance, Early Childhood Dance Education and is a YPAD Certified Instructor.

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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.!  Coach P. is certified in DiscoverDance Early Childhood Dance Education  and is a YPAD Certified Instructor.

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Sara Diehlmann

Sara began dancing at the age of two and never looked back. She started her training under Susan Bunting at First Street Academy of Dance with Royal Ballet as the foundation of her training. She’s enjoyed teaching ever since. Sara is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and tumbling. Since 2008 Sara has participated in various dance education and conventions to continue to learn and improve herself for her students. In 2014 Sara became a member of Dance Masters of Wisconsin and continues her education today. In 2021 Sara became YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) Certified to help all who walk through her dance door to feel protected, healthy, and happy dancers. Miss Sara is a very spunky and loving teacher. She very much looks forward to having you in her class! We are thrilled to have Miss Sara on staff!

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Breanna Long

Breanna's love for dance first developed watching her older sister.  Wanting to be like her, Breanna started dancing at the age of three in ballet, tap and jazz.  At 10 years of age, due to family circumstances, she had to stop taking lessons.  But, that didn't stop her from dancing on her own. She went on to audition for the local school dance team and was able to immerse herself back in dance. She then started training at multiple studios in a variety of disciplines to include; contemporary, modern, jazz, ballet (lots of ballet), tap, ballroom and of course hip hop!  At 16 she started assistant teaching at Encore Dance Academy and then continued to teach at the Fox Cities YMCA.  At 18 Breanna began traveling around the country auditioning and learning from as many professional choreographers as possible.  She volunteered at Everybody Dance Now!, Chicago, helping provide dance in communities needing the extra light and positivity that dance provides. She's now back to Wisconsin where she looks forward to investing herself in teaching youth dancers and getting to know all that the Wisconsin dance community has to offer.  We are pleased to bring Breanna to Dance Now!  Breanna will be teaching Hip Hop and coaching our Galaxy Stars Cosmos pre-professional dance team.  She will be working on her certification with Youth Protection Advocates in Dance and will be doing her certification in Ballet, Tap and Jazz with Dance Masters for Wisconsin this season.

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We are a YPAD Certified Studio!

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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.!  Coach P. is certified in DiscoverDance Early Childhood Dance Education  and is a YPAD Certified Instructor.

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.!  Coach P. is certified in DiscoverDance Early Childhood Dance Education  and is a YPAD Certified Instructor.

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.!  Coach P. is certified in DiscoverDance Early Childhood Dance Education  and is a YPAD Certified Instructor.

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 is certified in Discover Dance, Early Childhood Dance Education and is a YPAD Certified Instructor.

 

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

  • Background Checked

  • CPR Trained

  • Mandated Reporter

  • Trained in Prevention of Abuse

  • Positive Role Model in Body Image, Behavior, and Social Media

  • Physical Safety

  • Injury Prevention

  • 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

  • WE HAVE RE-CERTIFIED ALL STAFF MEMBERS FOR 2020-2022. 

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Wisconsin Dance Council

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National Dance Education Organization

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