Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota


General Information
Studio Calendar
Upcoming Events and Performances
Mankato Class Schedule
Mankato Session & Non Performance Classes
New Ulm Schedule
St Peter Schedule
Christmas Show
Photo Gallery
Summer Dance Camps

The Dance Conservatory is managed on a day-to-day basis by our Office Manager - Gerri and our Lead Teacher - Chad Flitter.
The Dance Conservatory is managed in a supervisory capacity by its Board of Directors.  Current board members are:Joleen Koenigs (President), Nancy Kowalski (Vice President), Shannon Zachman, Lisa Adams, Candace Sonnek (Secretary), Rick Koenigs, and Rebecca Ulmen.
Board members can be contacted by email at


Office Manager's hours vary. Please call ahead. 
Office Staff is here to assist you with shoe sizing and billing questions. If you have any questions or concerns, please direct them to the Mankato studio at 507-625-2005


Bad Weather: Classes may be cancelled due to severe weather conditions. Please listen to KEEZ, KDOG, KTOE, KYSM, and KNUJ for updates. We will also post weather related class cancellations on our voicemail as well as on this website.

Our newsletters contain calendars marked with important dates about holidays, performances, and class pictures. Newsletters will be distributed monthly/semi-monthly throughout the year.
Please note: Our vacation schedule may not coincide with your school's vacation schedule.

Tuition is due the first of each month and payments must be received in the Mankato office by the 15th of each month. Payments not received by the 15th of each month will be assessed a $10 late fee.
Payments can be mailed to: Dance Conservatory at 1400 Madison Ave Suite 318, Mankato, MN 56001.
DCSM accepts payments in the form of cash or check only. Debit or credit cards are currently accepted through PayPal on this website.
Please note that we do not mail out monthly statements. If you absolutely need a statement, please call the Mankato office and one will be placed in your student mailfile ASAP and soon through email.

Rates: $40 per month per registered performance or technique class, 55 minutes or less. 
Discount: $36 for each additional class

Membership Fee: $20 per dancer if registered by August 1st. $30 per dancer after August 1st (non-refundable).

Please make every effort to attend class each week as we work diligently on technique and choreography and you don't want to miss out on what is being taught. Students who miss class or withdraw before the end of the month are still obligated to pay that month's tuition in full. 30-day advance written notice required for class drops. There is no refund for missed classes. Students may make up classes missed due to illness.

Parent Observation:
Parents and guests may observe through the hallway windows in the Mankato studio. For out of town studios, observation days may be set up by each teacher. We have found that students perform and learn more efficiently when parents are not always observing.


Dress Code:
For the safety of the dancer, it is essential that the teacher is able to see alignment and body lines. Therefore, baggy shirts and sweartshirts are not allowed after warm-up. Please consult your teacher if you have any concerns or questions.
General Classes
Girls/Women: Leotards, jazz pants or capris, tights, form-fitting shorts
Form-fitting shirt and moveable pants or shorts
Ballet Classes
Girls/Women: Black Leotard and Pink Tights. Black skirt is optional. Canvas or leather ballet shoes.
Form-fitting white T-shirt and black pants. Canvas or leather ballet shoes.

Dancers should not wear any bulky or dangling jewelry to class. Long or medium hair needs to be pulled away from the face.
If a student is not in proper attire they will be asked to sit out.

AWARDS: Trophies are presented during our dance recitals to all students with 5-10-15-20 years of dance training.
Pelase notify staff by March 1st if your child qualifies for one of these awards.

Studio Etiquette

1. No food or drink (except for water) will be allowed in the dance studios.
2. Absolutely no street shoes are allowed on the dance studio floors.
3. Be Punctual to your class!
Entering a class late is disruptive to the flow of class. Being late also means missing warm-up and the chance for injury increases without proper warming up to the muscles.
4. Dancers need to focus and listen to the instructor.
When a teacher is giving a correction, everyone needs to listen and learn.
5. Please rehearse outside of classes-Practice Makes Perfect!


Dance Conservatory of Southern Minnesota
1400 Madison Ave Suite 318
Mankato MN 56001

(507) 625-2005