Staff | About | Dance Arts Centre

DAC owner, Jill Rieken, takes a unique approach to dance education. Jill's philosophy is simple, "Character first."


She strongly believes that when students lay a foundation of perseverance, respect, and teamwork first, everything they attempt afterward, including the art of dance, is completed with excellence.

It is this philosophy that sets DAC dancers apart and sets them up for success for the rest of their lives.


DAC is not only a place where beautiful dancers are trained, it is also a place where students develop into young women and men of strong character. 

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Mondays 12-8pm

Tuesdays 12-8pm

Wednesdays 12-8pm

Thursdays 12-8pm

Saturdays 9:30am-2:30pm

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Chanhassen, MN

Laura Van Riper

Laura grew up training at DAC and with the studio's in-house ballet company, La Danse Fatale. Upon graduating with a degree in Apparel Design, she moved to New York where she trained at Broadway Dance Centre and taught ballet. Laura has performed on the E network and for Jimmy Fallon. She most recently worked as a touring photographer with Break the Floor Productions and continues to teach at DAC. Laura believes that with discipline, integrity, intention, and confidence, anything is achievable.