Shuffles Studio of Dance

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Shasta Zentz (owner/ instructor/ choreographer)

Shasta is originally from the Shawano area. She started dancing in Green Bay for the Anne Renier Dance Academy at age three and has done so ever since! She has studied dance in places such as Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Australia and Hawaii.

Shasta achieved her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Psychology along with a minor in Dance at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. During college she taught at North Crest Gymnastics and Dance of St. Cloud where her students competed and took trips to study dance in New York. She taught at this studio for five years. Shasta also worked at a vocational setting for people with disabilities where she created movement programs to open up the art of dance to as many people as possible. In her spare time, Shasta taught for the Multicultural Dance Ensemble of Minnesota, bringing the art of hip hop to rural communities.  She also did choreography and sometimes appeared as a guest performer for the Minnesota Dance Ensemble.

After college Shasta ventured to Fargo, North Dakota where she taught at Dance Studio Elite. She taught here and competed for three years.

For the past 10 years Shasta has been running Shuffles. Today her focus is strictly on Shuffles recreational classes and working with the Shuffles Performance Team who frequently perform at community events and gatherings and competitions. Her ultimate goal is to open up the fine arts to as many people in the community as possible.