Dance Type: Combo: Ballet and Hip Hop
Combo Dance combines Ballet and Hip Hop in age-related cohorts. These classes give young dancers a chance to try both forms of dance in the same class. Dancers learn the basic creative movements of each dance form. Ballet teaches dancers grace and discipline, and Hip Hop teaches dancers rhythm and musicality. Emphasis is on basic skill development, steps and coordination with music.
Instructor: McKenzie Kock
McKenzie Kock was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she attended Balleraena Dance Studio for 15 years and was a member of the Balleraena Dance Company for 3 years. During her time at Balleraena, she traveled to New York under a dance scholarship and has studied under well known artists such as Eric John Campros, Tracie Stanfield, Dana Alexa, Matt Steffanina and more. During her years at Lincoln High School, she participated in the LHS dance team and competitive/sideline cheer team. After graduating from Lincoln in 2015, she began school at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and graduated in May of 2019 with a BA in exercise science and a minor in dance. During her time in Mankato, she cheered for the MSU football and basketball sideline cheer teams, serving as captain her senior year. She also taught ballet, pre-pointe, and competition dance at Spotlight Dance Company. She has been a member of the LiRa Dance Theater Company since 2015 which was the first professional dance company in Sioux Falls. McKenzie stays busy with participating in Dancing With the Sioux Falls Stars, working at Move Boutique, choreographing, teaching, and stage managing.