SDS News

Past Events:
James J. Hill Day Parade
Pictures from the James J. Hill Day Parade
Thanks for everyone's participation!

Evening at the Ballet:
Starquest part 1 2008    Starquest part 2 2008
Summit Dance Shoppe - Starquest - 2008 -  Photo Gallery Link
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Hall of Fame - Fri/Sat 2008   Hall of Fame Sunday 2008
Summit Dance Shoppe - Hall of Fame - 2008 -  Photo Gallery Link
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Summit Dance Shoppe - Showbiz 2008 Backstage -  Photo Gallery Link (click on the photo)

Evening at the ballet
Summit Dance Shoppe - Evening at the Ballet -  Photo Gallery Link
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Summit Dance Shoppe - Showcase - Photo Gallery Link (click on the photo)
Courtesy of Frank Rowe

MPLS/St. Paul Magazine - August 2006

"Every Community needs a full-service traditional studio with ballet, tap, and jazz, classes for all ages, and yearly recitals.  Summit School of Dance (now Summit Dance Shoppe) (763-553-1870, is the Twin Cities' sterling example.  Famous graduates:  Some have attended Juilliard, and others have stayed here, including Colleen McClellan Ueland, Megan McClellan, and Brian Sostek."

Press Release 02/04/2007
Summit School of Dance and The Hedberg Family have purchased the Dance Shoppe Building and School. Summit took ownership on January 31, 2007 and will move into their new facility in July 07.

Summit School of Dance has been owned and operated by Judy Hedberg for 50 years and was joined 20 years ago by her daughters, Jenny Roth and Missy Goers. Hedberg says, “I am thrilled at the opportunity to combine two nationally recognized and award winning programs.” The name of the new Studio will be Summit Dance Shoppe.

Summit is a traditional competition studio providing instruction in tap, jazz and ballet. Summit also offers a pre-professional program, the Summit Invitational, which supports the growth and development of the dancer desiring a career in dance. Linda Muir-Finney, Summit’s Ballet Program Director, says that “The studio works directly with the area high schools to facilitate early release and independent study credit for this unusually comprehensive program. This past summer, four of Summit’s invitational students were selected for Juilliard’s summer dance program. Muir-Finney was selected this year by The Outstanding American Teacher’s Organization in New York, as a recipient of the National Honor Roll Award. This award was established to provide positive recognition to educators who have been identified by their students as having had the greatest influence on their life. Muir-Finney will remain as the director of ballet at Summit Dance Shoppe.

Co-owner Melissa Goers explains the decision to purchase The Dance Shoppe as, “A great opportunity for our family. Not only do we now have a top of the line facility, we are combining two amazing programs. All of our students will benefit from this move.” Co-owner Jennifer Roth adds, “It is an exciting time. We can’t wait to see what the future will bring.”