The Youth Program at DANCE Ballroom & Studio & Dance 2 is under the direction of Rebecca Hansen. Since age four, Rebecca has devoted her life to studying and teaching dance, while remaining an active dancer. At age fourteen, Rebecca left home to pursue a professional dance career. Her most prominent studies took her to American Ballet Theater in New York, Royal Academy of Dancing in London, Royal Winnipeg Ballet in Canada, and the Bolshoi of Moscow in Chicago with which she had the privilege to study with some of the world’s finest dance artists. As a nationally certified instructor in Ballet and Pilates, Rebecca has acquired the knowledge, technique, and wisdom of several dance disciplines to include Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, and Ballroom. Though Rebecca continues to enjoy the study of dance as an active dancer, sharing her passion and knowledge with others – particularly youth, is especially fulfilling. As instructor and choreographer, Rebecca strategically integrates the styles and traditions of both past and present with passionate energy that nurtures, motivates, inspires, and cultures every individual while enhancing their understanding and appreciation of dance. In her spare time, Rebecca teaches for community education programs, has served on the boards of Dance Network of South Dakota, USA Dance, and Civic Dance Association in many capacities, choreographs for various organizations, coaches for pageants and dance competitions, and is guest instructor throughout the Midwest.