Jan Witte

Jan is a member of Dance Masters of America, Dance Masters of Michigan and Cecchetti Council of America. She founded the Distinguished Young Women of the Irish Hills Scholarship Program and is the Co-Chairperson of the Distinguished Young Women of Michigan State Scholarship Program. Jan has volunteered countless hours to community service activities in the Brooklyn area and was recently awarded the Volunteer of the Decade Award from the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce. We are proud to be celebrating our 16th dance season in the Irish Hills Community and are longtime members of the Brooklyn-Irish Hills Chamber of Commerce and the Brooklyn Kiwanis Club.



Jan Witte Portrait

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Savanna Spindelman

Savanna is an award-winning dancer and has been on staff at Jan's Dance Connection for many years. She recently graduated from Dance Masters of America's Teachers Training School in New York and is certified to teach through Dance Masters of America. She has also passed ballet exams through the Cecchetti Council of America with high honors. She teaches ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. Savanna is also the competition team coordinator and teaches many of our competition teams. Savanna attends Adrian College where she will be graduating this year with a Business Degree Major and a Minor in Dance.


Tori Hubbell

Tori has studied various forms of dance at Jan's Dance Connection since childhood. She was a part of the Senior Competition Team and won numerous overall awards and scholarships as a solo dancer. Tori teaches various forms of dance and has been on staff at Jan's Dance Connection for many years. She also teaches our competition dance teams. Tori was the Distinguished Young Woman of Jackson County 2014 and assists with the Distinguished Young Women of the Irish Hills Scholarship Program. Tori is a graduate of Columbia Central High School.

Tori Hubbell Portrait

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Skye Taylor

Skye has been a dance student at Jan's Dance Connection since the age of 3 and has been on staff at the dance studio for many years. She is an award-winning dancer and was part of the Senior Competition Team at Jan's Dance Connection. Skye teachings a variety of styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and tumbling. Skye is a graduate of Columbia Central High School and is currently attending Jackson College.


Rachel Gross

Rachel has been a dance student at Jan's Dance Connection since the age of 3 and has been on our teaching staff at the dance studio for many years. She is part of our Senior Competition Team and has won many awards as a soloist. Rachel has also passed many ballet exams with high honors from the Cecchetti Council of America. Rachel is the Distinguished Young Woman of the Irish Hills 2020 and participated in the Distinguished Young Women of Michigan State Scholarship Program, where she was selected as an Overall Fitness Winner and also the Audience Choice Award. Rachel is a senior at Napoleon High School and is part of the Napoleon band.

Rachel Gross Portrait

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Jaclyn Pulka

Jaclyn has been a dancer for many years at Jan's Dance Connection and is part of the Senior Competition Team. She has been an assistant teacher at Jan's Dance Connection and is now part of our teaching staff. Jackie is a senior at Napoleon High School and is part of the Napoleon band.