All of 4th Street Dance Centre’s classes are taught by qualified instructors to encompass all ages, levels, and abilities. With a focus on friendship, community, passion, technique, and fun, your dancer will definitely find a place to call home. Our professional dance instructors are experts in their genres, continue their education annually, and work hard to remain cutting edge and innovative in the dance industry. With the different genres, performance opportunities, and programs – your child will absolutely be able to find what they excel in at 4Th Street Dance Centre!

Our instructors instill an appreciation and love for dance within each student. We believe that dance enriches life. Dance education encompasses far more than technique or the steps your children will learn. We believe the discipline of dance training gives young people a better understanding of commitment by offering them the chance to learn, experience the spirit of teamwork and understand what hard work can accomplish.

From your child’s first class to their graduation performance, 4SDC has a class for everyone! We offer training for beginners through advanced and competitive levels. Stop in for a tour today… our team is excited to meet you and your dancer!

Meet Our Talented Staff

Meet our talented staff at 4th Street Dance Centre! 

We are thrilled to offer you a team of instructors that are professional and at the top of their careers. Their vast experience is evidenced on the faces of all our dancers and the joy they bring to the studio! We are committed to the love of dance and sharing that joy with our dance family. 

Our staff works with all levels of dancers to help them achieve their individual and group goals. We are so proud of the success demonstrated at competitions and at our end of the year recital. 

Contact us: info@4sdconline.com















Senior Assistant Instructor

Dance Instructor

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Carol Anderson

Owner / Master Instruction

As an instructor for over 30 years she brings her years of experience to the classroom. Carol’s choreography in all areas of dance has been recognized at state and national levels.

Her talented students have competed on the regional and national stages winning top honors. Many of her students have continued their dance experience in the professional fields of film, professional team dancers, dance educators, and stage productions. She is honored to have welcomed many alumni back to 4SDC as members of her staff over the past 30 years.

Her expertise is called upon for judging at national competitions. She is licensed with Dance Educators of America and Professional Dance Teachers of America.

My Theory….

I believe no matter what age a dancer is, they are here to grow and have fun. Whether it’s a dancer aspiring to become a professional in the dance world or a dancer who comes once a week.  Each one has his/her own goals and ambitions. We as teachers are here to take the time to teach and share our love and knowledge of dance to all of our students. If you give them 100% they will give you 100% in return.

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Emily Halverson

Office Manager

Emily began dancing at 4th Street at the age of 3 and has really never left! After graduating high school she went on to dance competitively at the College of St. Benedict and continued to support the 4th Street dancers at competitions. She also came back each year to volunteer at recitals at the stage door.  

Emily is so excited to officially be a part of the 4th Street staff. She will be joining Kim as an office manager and is looking forward to combining her love of organization AND dance to serve the families that call 4SDC home.

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Kim Dixon

Office Manager

Kim Dixon has been involved at 4th Street Dance Centre since 1992 – first, as a mom of 4 dancers then started working at the front desk for a few years before eventually being hired on as the office manager.  Kim has also been one of the show coordinators for many years helping to make sure the recitals run smoothly.

Kim’s professionalism and friendly personality welcomes all who enter our front door.  She has become known as the unofficial “Face of 4th Street”!  Kim loves her job and it shows!

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Crystal Secor

Recreational and Competition Teams

Crystal Secor is a 2008 graduate of the University of MN where she received her BFA in dance. While studying at the U of MN she had the opportunity to work with many Guest Artists.

Prior to her studies at the U of MN, Crystal completed a BS in Kinesiology from the University of WI, Eau Claire. While at UWEC she participated in the Concert Dance Company, a student-organized dance group that presented original student choreography and participated in ACDFA. She was a member of Eclectic Edge Ensemble from 2009-2018. She was also a member of AMP (Alternative Motion Project) from 2015-2018. Her teaching experience includes jazz for beginners at SPCPA, as well as numerous dance company workshops working with school aged children developing a love for the creative arts. 

She currently works with our novice competition lines where her choreography has won numerous judges awards and top ten placements. She also teaches recreational classes including tap, jazz, and ballet as well as strength and stretch classes. When she’s not teaching you can find her playing with her two beautiful kids, working on our social media account, and having a pint of her favorite beer. Dancing has been a part of her life since the age of 4 and it brings her great joy to spread the love of movement and dance to the next generation. Crystal would like to thank her husband, kids and family for all their support

Maddy Zobitz

Senior Assistant Instructor

Maddy Schwartz began dancing at 4th Street at the age of four. She started competing at the age of six, dancing on all of the main competition lines. She was a leader and role model for other dancers as she was co-captain while on the Shining Stars and Stars lines. Her small groups, trios, and solos received recognition at regional and national competitions. During her last two years of dancing at the studio, she was a junior assistant. She is grateful for this opportunity as working with the younger dancers helped her find her passion for teaching.

After dancing at 4th street for fourteen years, she continued to dance at Gustavus Adolphus College. While receiving her Bachelor’s Degrees in Dance Honors and Exercise Physiology, she was a member and president of the Gustavus Dance Company. As a company dancer, she was able to choreograph for, and dance in many concerts with a featured performance at the American College of Dance Association in Madison, Wisconsin. While training in modern, ballet, pedagogy, and composition, she studied under Jill Patterson, Melissa Rolnick, Melissa Herrada, Jordan Klitzke, and Natosha Washington. Her senior year, she received the Distinguished Dancer Award for her commitment and diligence in her practice for four years.

Currently, she is continuing to dance and create. She is dancing with Grace Upon Grace, a sacred dance company showcasing how faith intersects with movement. She is also choreographing for local theatre companies.

She is excited to be back at the studio sharing her knowledge and love of dance with the students, working alongside the teachers that continue to inspire her.


Jenna Mauch

Recreational and Competition Teams

Jenna Mauch grew up at 4th Street Dance Centre. She started assisting classes as a young student and continued teaching right out of high school. Jenna has extensive training in Tap, Jazz, and Ballet. Her specialty is with our youngest dancers because it joins her passion for teaching with her love of kids.

Her dancers have been consistent winners on the competition circuit. Jenna lives in White Bear Lake with her husband and two children. 

Jenna is the Lead Instructor for the Pre-teen Performing Line.

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Maggie Koller

Senior Assistant Instructor

Maggie Koller’s dance background is a little different than most. Having spent the first 14 years of her life as a gymnast and diver, she did not officially begin dance until her freshman year of high school, when she attended a summer dance session at Fourth Street Dance Center. Safe to say, it was love at first plié.

After dancing her freshman year on her high school’s dance team she decided that she wanted more. The following summer, she auditioned and achieved a spot on 4SDC’s Shining Stars competitive line.

Within her three short years as a competitive Fourth Street Dancer, she danced on the Shining Stars and the Stars lines, on the competition hip hop line, as well as dancing two duets, and a solo.

Following her graduation from Hill-Murray High School in 2013, she took a year off of dance, but feeling as though something critical was missing, she came back to her Fourth Street home and began assisting classes. She feels so lucky to be able to share her passion for dance with the many talented young individuals of Fourth Street Dance Center.

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Ashlee Koerner

Recreational and Competition Teams

Ashlee Koerner grew up as a dancer at 4th Street Dance Centre.  When she was twelve, she began assisting in the classroom.  Ever since then she has loved being a part of teaching dancers what she knew – dance!  

After graduating high school she became a member of the 4th Street staff team.  Ashlee became a lead instructor in 2008 for our younger classes.  She has helped lead our youngest competing line to many high-scoring awards in the competition world.  Working primarily with our preschool through second-grade programs has worked perfectly with Ashlee’s patience, dedication, kind heart and love of kids.  

Rachel Johnson-Burnett

Recreational Classes - Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Lyrical

Rachel Johnson Burnett has been teaching at 4SDC since 2013. Originally from Minneapolis, she started dancing at the age of 3 and never stopped!

She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2013 where she earned a B.A. in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Dance. In college, she studied extensively with Melissa Rolnick, Stephan Koplowitz, Jeffrey Peterson, and Sarah Hauss.

She has performed in Italy and New Zealand as well as locally (local highlights include RENOVATE at the Ritz Theatre and co-directing, choreographing, & performing in the MN Fringe Festival). She continues her training through taking dance classes as much as possible, but has found that being a dance educator is her passion.

Her goal as a teacher is to share her knowledge and love of dance with her students, no matter what age or ability – from Tiny Tots to adults!

When not at the studio, Rachel can be found reading, baking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family – especially husband Dan, daughter Mara, and dog Stella.


Abby Glass

Senior Assistant Instructor

Abby Glass started dancing at 4th Street Dance Centre at the age of 7.  She has competed in the sparkling Stars, Shimmering Stars, Shooting Stars, Shining Stars and Stars lines along with the competition hip hop lines and several specialty numbers.  Abby helped out as a Junior Assistant throughout her years as a student at 4SDC.

After graduation, she decided to take a year off of dance but soon realized that she missed dancing and her 4th Street family.  Abby is excited to be back doing what she loves and is grateful that she gets to share her passion for dance with all of the students at 4SDC.

Olivia Wood

Senior Assistant Instructor

Little did Olivia know that dancing in her room at the age of three was only the beginning of an exciting path of pursuing her passion. After growing up dancing at 4th Street she knew that she would be continuing on in the performing arts as it was her biggest joy. Being the youngest of five siblings she was surrounded by continuing love and support of her dream. Not knowing any differently, Olivia was always told to find what makes her the happiest and share that gift with the world. And that is exactly what she did.

Olivia trained at Broadway Dance Center in the Professional Semester in New York City, working with well-known. Choreographers such as; Sheila Barker, Tracie Stanfield, Matthew Powell, Jim Cooney and Rhapsody. Also getting the opportunities to dance on “Good Morning America” as well as “The Carson Dailey Live Show”. Knowing that home is where the heart is, she decided to continue her dance, acting and modeling career here in Minnesota with the two agencies she is currently signed with.

While Olivia is currently pursuing a career in acting and dance, that still wasn’t enough. She decided what better way to share her love and passion for dance than teaching at 4th Street Dance Centre. Olivia has continued her training by taking classes in Minneapolis as well as traveling to New York a couple of times a year! For the past two years, she has traveled to multiple Monsters of Hip Hop conventions and continues to do so. She is passionate, hard-working, and always promotes positive attitudes at the studio. Olivia’s joy of teaching has only grown over the past two years and she can’t wait to continue to share her gift with all the talented and inspiring students at 4th Street!

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Stephanie Wickland

Recreational and Competition Teams

At the age of 4 Stephanie began her dance journey at Larkin Dance Studio. Professionally trained, she studied ballet under Ted Kivitt and Michelle Lucci.

Over the next 23 years, she continued her training and love of dance by attending numerous conventions such as Tremaine, LA Dance Force, West Coast Dance Explosion, Pulse ad Broadway Dance Center NYC.

After switching to 4th Street Dance Centre at the age of 13 and dancing competitively through high school, she began teaching both recreational and competition levels, ages pre-school through high school.  Stephanie is the lead instructor of 4 competition classes – Rising Stars, Twinkling Stars, Junior Line and Teen Line.  In addition, she choreographs and instructs competitive solos, duets, trios and small groups.  She lives in Hugo with her family.  Two of her three children also dance competitively at 4th Street Dance Centre.

Stephanie’s Mission:  Sharing her love of dance with her students, be it recreational or competitive classes.  She wants her dancers to achieve their goals in a positive, supportive classroom.  She’s here to make sure they learn proper technique and have fun doing it.

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Kristen Detert

Dance Teacher

Kristen Detert was a collegiate gymnast for Gustavus Adolphus College and continues to stand on her
hands to this day! She enjoys working with students of all ages and has extensive classroom teaching
experience, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education. Kristen also has several years of experience
coaching gymnastics for a local club and during her time in college.

She is excited to share her love for gymnastics with the dancers at 4th Street as she focuses her instruction on building the strength and
flexibility necessary for successful and safe skill development and on the acrobatic skills that will
enhance choreography and grow self-confidence.

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Shawn Vue

Dance Teacher

Shawn Vue is a Hmong American Minnesota based Dancer/Choreographer and Creative Director for Elite Family Dance. He has worked with organizations such as the Chozen One Productions, Hmong American Partnership, Fremont FIT Force, Center for Hmong Arts & Talents, Premiere Entertainments, Asian Media Access, Barnes & Noble, Vitamin Water and Mojo Solo. Shawn Vue was also a featured dancer of the 2017-2018 612 Crew for the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA hip hop dance team.

Some notable mentions are 1st place open division champion at the Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Competition 2021, featured on World of Dance Tour 2017, Best Theme Award Upper Division at World of Dance Chicago 2018, 3rd place at Masterpiece Chicago dance competition 2019, and 1st place at HIDO dance competition at the Mall of America 2019.

Shawn is also a videographer that captures dance in unique ways. He is part of the Be Your Best MN film crew as well as The Workroom film crew. When not doing anything dance related, he is a father to two amazing babies.

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Elliana Angiers

Senior Assistant Instructor

Stephen Kincade

Dance Instructor

Steve Kincade started his dance education in maple grove, Minnesota.

Since then, he has developed his skills as a choreographer all over the country.

After moving to Los Angeles, he was featured in commercials such as Old Navy, Exxon, 7up, as well as teaching on several competition convention circuits.  Intrigue, Showbiz, Hall of Fame, Starpower, to name a few…

He starred as the Prince in Disney World’s Beauty And The Beast and opened the Tarzan show in the Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World. 

His love of the art, and strong emphasis on technique, led him back to Minnesota, where he opened Energy Dance Center and Kincade Dance Industries. 

He has inspired many students in his career to move on to dance professionally, and the attention to his students and love he continues to bring to the art, as well as his one of a kind choreography, is admired across the country.