About Us

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Bring the star out in you at our Warren Dance StudioLess
Bring the star out in you at our Warren Dance Studio
Gain Confidence, Poise, And Long Lasting Friendships By Studying With Nurturing TeachersLess
Gain Confidence, Poise, And Long Lasting Friendships By Studying With Nurturing Teachers

The Knapp School of Dance has been in business for over 30 years. We take great pride in our dance students and offer many different classes suited for their age and abilities.


We offer "Competitive Dance" which is for the more serious student, who wants to perfect their dance technique and abilites, competing on a regional and national level. Dance Competition is for ages 6 & up. Please call the studio at 586-296-4822 or e-mail the studio.

The Knapp School of Dance has been in business for over 30 years. We take great pride in our dance students and offer many different classes suited for their age and abilities.

We offer "Competitive Dance" which is for the more serious student, who wants to perfect their dance technique and abilites, competing on a regional and national level. Dance Competition is for ages 6 & up. Please call the studio at 586-296-4822 or e-mail the studio.

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The Studio also holds dance classes at the Warren Community Center as well located near 13 Mile & Mound. There is a show just for the community center to perform in. For more information on dance classes at the Community Center check the latest edition of the "Newsbeat" link located under the "Forms and Publications" tab on the far right of the Warren website: www.cityofwarren.org 

The Studio also holds dance classes at the Warren Community Center as well located near 13 Mile & Mound. There is a show just for the community center to perform in. For more information on dance classes at the Community Center check the latest edition of the "Newsbeat" link located under the "Forms and Publications" tab on the far right of the Warren website: www.cityofwarren.org 

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About the FacultyLess

About the Faculty

Bernadine KnappLess
Bernadine Knapp

Director of Knapp School of Dance, has been choreographing, instructing and directing her own dance studio for over 35 years. Her career began studying in Detroit, MI, under the prestigious Enid Ricardeau, past president of the Cecchetti Council of America and Dance Masters of Michigan. Bernie passed Cecchetti Examinations Grades I-V and completed her teacher training exams. She also trained at the Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School in Buffalo, NY, and Kent, OH, and Dance Educators of America Teachers Conventions. Prior to opening her own dance studio, Bernie danced professionally for 4 years throughout the United States and Canada. Her greatest reward comes from passing on her love of dance. Bernie had had many students selected to dance in various professional productions such as the Nutcracker Ballet. Knapp alumni have been selected for college dance programs, dance teams, Detroit Pistons Automotion, and several have opened dance studios of their own.

Director of Knapp School of Dance, has been choreographing, instructing and directing her own dance studio for over 35 years. Her career began studying in Detroit, MI, under the prestigious Enid Ricardeau, past president of the Cecchetti Council of America and Dance Masters of Michigan. Bernie passed Cecchetti Examinations Grades I-V and completed her teacher training exams. She also trained at the Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School in Buffalo, NY, and Kent, OH, and Dance Educators of America Teachers Conventions. Prior to opening her own dance studio, Bernie danced professionally for 4 years throughout the United States and Canada. Her greatest reward comes from passing on her love of dance. Bernie had had many students selected to dance in various professional productions such as the Nutcracker Ballet. Knapp alumni have been selected for college dance programs, dance teams, Detroit Pistons Automotion, and several have opened dance studios of their own.

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Ken KnappLess
Ken Knapp

Ken Knapp previously competed in various dance competitions, attended many conventions, and studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City with the famous Frank Hatchett, David Howard, etc just to name a few.  Performance opportunities include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, USS Intrepid in New York City, and the Televised WXYZ Detroit Dream Cruise with a Flash Mob dancing with Carolyn Clifford of WXYZ. Ken attended the Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School and Dance Educators of America Teachers Convention. Ken has successfully led and continues to coach  many dance groups in local, regional and national dance competitions winning top awards.

Ken Knapp previously competed in various dance competitions, attended many conventions, and studied at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City with the famous Frank Hatchett, David Howard, etc just to name a few.  Performance opportunities include Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, USS Intrepid in New York City, and the Televised WXYZ Detroit Dream Cruise with a Flash Mob dancing with Carolyn Clifford of WXYZ. Ken attended the Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School and Dance Educators of America Teachers Convention. Ken has successfully led and continues to coach  many dance groups in local, regional and national dance competitions winning top awards.

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Jennifer MadiganLess
Jennifer Madigan

Jennifer Madigan previously competed in multiple dance competitions, attended various dance conventions, was cast in her high school musicals, and danced on her high school dance team. Jenni was the captain of the University of Michigan Dance Team. Performance opportunities include The Nutcracker Ballet, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and the USS Intrepid in NYC. Training includes summer sessions at the Gus Giordano Dance School in Chicago, American Ballet Theatre in New York City, Broadway Dance Center, STEPS on Broadway, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School. Jenni was fortunate to have the opportunity to study ballet under Bernie's former instructor, Enid Ricardeau, while attending the University of Michigan. Jenni holds a Master's Degree in Epidemiology.

Jennifer Madigan previously competed in multiple dance competitions, attended various dance conventions, was cast in her high school musicals, and danced on her high school dance team. Jenni was the captain of the University of Michigan Dance Team. Performance opportunities include The Nutcracker Ballet, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and the USS Intrepid in NYC. Training includes summer sessions at the Gus Giordano Dance School in Chicago, American Ballet Theatre in New York City, Broadway Dance Center, STEPS on Broadway, University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School. Jenni was fortunate to have the opportunity to study ballet under Bernie's former instructor, Enid Ricardeau, while attending the University of Michigan. Jenni holds a Master's Degree in Epidemiology.

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Lori LeppLess
Lori Lepp

Lori Lepp has been dancing with the Knapp School of Dance since her childhood and participated in many dance competitions receiving top awards for groups she danced in along the way. Lori earned her Master's Degree in Teaching and is currently teaching in the Metro Detroit Area.

Lori Lepp has been dancing with the Knapp School of Dance since her childhood and participated in many dance competitions receiving top awards for groups she danced in along the way. Lori earned her Master's Degree in Teaching and is currently teaching in the Metro Detroit Area.

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Lisa GeriosLess
Lisa Gerios

Lisa Gerios was the captain of her high school dance team and was cast in her high school musicals. She competed in various dance competitions and has performed at the University of Michigan in Dearborn.

Lisa Gerios was the captain of her high school dance team and was cast in her high school musicals. She competed in various dance competitions and has performed at the University of Michigan in Dearborn.

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Samantha RossLess
Samantha Ross
Samantha Ross has been dancing with The Knapp School of Dance since preschool age and has been a competitive dancer on the Knapp Competitive Team winning top awards for groups and solos.  She is currently attending Wayne State University and a member of the Wayne State Dance Team.Less
Samantha Ross has been dancing with The Knapp School of Dance since preschool age and has been a competitive dancer on the Knapp Competitive Team winning top awards for groups and solos.  She is currently attending Wayne State University and a member of the Wayne State Dance Team.

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"Motivating Young Minds to Be The Best They Can Be!"