About Us

5-6-7-8 Dance Studio

5-6-7-8 Dance Studio provides caring, quality dance instruction; taking dancers from their first steps to professional careers. Our mission is to inspire your child to have fun, be creative, and have self-confidence. Year after year, we watch our students grow to be happy, healthy, motivated young adults. 5-6-7-8 Dance studio is recognized for its technicality, positive values and professionalism.

5-6-7-8 Dance Studio has a reputation for excellence in dance instruction; teaching in a positive and creative atmosphere. Our students’ dance foundation is built from our renowned ballet technique program. We are proud to have some of the most talented ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary dance instructors in our surrounding area, with top-rate choreography.

On behalf of everyone at 5-6-7-8 Dance Studio, you are invited to experience our “dancing family.” We go back to 1975, when Becky’s former instructor, Susan Wixom, began Susan’s School of Dance in the basement of her home in Janesville, WI. She believed in dance as an expression of self and art. Susan had a bachelor’s degree in dance. She was involved with state and national dance organizations to better promote the education and documentation of dance.

Susan’s kind and gentle approach earned the respect and affection of all her students. She furthered the dance philosophy of quality, thus, enriching the dance experience. She was an active board member of Dance Masters of WI. Susan continued to share her passion and love for dance until 2005 when she retired and turned the studio over to Becky Phillips.

The new studio name was announced in 2009 at our 35to have the opportunity to follow in Susan’s footsteps as the current Owner and Director of 5-6-7-8 Dance Studio.

We consider each of our students part of our extended family. This means our students participate in a dance experience in which all our instructors promote: self-confidence, poise, personal achievement and pure love for dance with an artistic expression. With a team effort from the students, their parents and our teachers and staff, we seek excellence from all of our students appropriate for their age, ability and personal interest. We welcome you to our studio where we help each student reach his/her full potential. We provide you with a family-friendlyatmosphere which extends through our original choreography and dance costumes.

We offer an award-winning competition team, who compete in several dance competitions throughout the year. Because our dance team is available to all students, there are no tryouts. We strongly believe that every child can benefit from performing in this challenging, yet rewarding environment.

Today, 5-6-7-8 Dance Studio offers dance classes through the school year with an annual dance recital in May. We also provide summer dance sessions as well as school, club and group programs, nursing & retirement home programs, school workshops, and birthday celebrations. We are excited to share our expertise and passion for dance with your child!

Welcome to 5-6-7-8 Dance Studio!