Our Mission What We Do
Creative Motion School of Dance, under the direction of Kari Goodman, believes in providing our students with professional, quality dance instruction in a welcoming, non-competitive, wholesome environment. All students of Creative Motion School of Dance are welcomed in to our studio family as equals. And each dancer genuinely feels as though they are part of the dance family.
Each student, regardless of which style of dance or what level of achievement they desire, is instructed in a caring environment based on established standards of technique and creative artistry, giving them the tools and knowledge to succeed in a variety of performing opportunities they may encounter upon graduation.
What our dancers and parents are saying:
"Thank you for all of your effort and time in working with our little ones and planning such awesome opportunites for them. My girls absolutely love dance class and have been greatly enhanced by participation through CMD!"-Deb B. Mom of two dancers
"Creative Motion is a great dance school! My daughter has been dancing with Creative Motion since she was 2 years old and looks forward to coming back every year! She is excited to show us new techniques and dances and has made many new friendships with the students and the teachers as well. I love watching her grow and learn throughout the years!" -Amber H
"Hi, I'm Alexyz! Dancing at CMD has helped me break out of my shell and has given me the confidence I didn't know I had. I've also met a lot of my best friends through dancing at CMD! Dancing at CMD has also given me the flexibility I didn't know I could get!" -Alexyz R
"Riley started with Creative Motion Dance Studio when she was almost 3 years old. At the time she started, I was very nervous about the thought of leaving her alone for practice but also understood that Miss Kari and her team had been doing this for a long time and knew what was best- for both the student and instructor. I feared that she might need something from me during her practice, but really all she needed was exactly what she was presented with; structure, encouragement, socialization and confidence. Though at the time, we were so nervous to see her do this alone, we now watch her stroll in practice with confidence and ease. Riley continues to not only grow with her dance skills but also grow in communication, socialization and listening skills. We have Creative Motion to thank for this!" - Chad & Amanda A
"Dance at CMD has helped me build confidence and more character which will help me with future chapters ahead of me. The partnership between teacher and student is very hands on which helps with detail and application for dance." - Gretchen H
Students of Creative Motion Dance have gone on to:
*Work as a tour actor/musical director for Missoula Children's Theatre
*Model for Model 1 Agency
*Become a member of Premiere Dance at UW-Madison
*Perform at Chicago Club Dinner Theatre and Jeremy Allen's Grand Illusions in Wisconsin Dells
*Work as a news anchor at WQOQ-TV 18 in Eau Claire, WI
*Choreograph for Top-Hat Theatre in Crystal Lake, MN
*Perform as members of Grand River Singers in LaCrosse, WI
*Co-Star in VH1's reality show 'Off Pitch'
*Major in Dance at UW-Steven's Point
*Coach the State Advancing High School Dance Team at West Salem High School
*Attend Pittsburg Ballet Theatre School
*Coach the Varsity Cheer Team at Stoughton High School