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Linda Desmet, the founder of Dance Class began teaching dance in her mother's home in 1959. Later she taught out of her own basement in order to raise her children and be close to her family. Eventually, Linda grew too large to accommodate all of her students. In 1984 Dance Class opened its doors to the community of Sterling Heights. At this time, the studio offered 3 styles of dance Ballet, Tap and Jazz. Linda hired one other teacher and a front desk employee to check students in.
After Linda created the foundation to the studio, Linda’s daughter, Laura Sak, joined her mom at Dance Class in the Fall of 1999 after graduating from Central Michigan University with a degree in Communications and Dance. After 29 years in Sterling Heights, Dance Class moved to its new home in Shelby Township. The studio now employs 10 amazing women and offers 8 genres of dance. The new space has allowed for additional experiences to be created such hosting birthday party's and other special events.
The partnership between Linda and Laura is what has made Dance Class unique. Laura brings enthusiasm into the studio and combines her new innovations with the incredible Dance Class traditions that Linda created.
Thousands of people have walked through the doors at Dance class and have felt part of a magical community. The family like atmosphere is felt well beyond Linda and Laura.
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