Dance Classes For All Ages


Becky’s School of Dance -The Dance Connection
is a recreational studio that offers a fun, caring atmosphere without the pressures and additional costs associated with competition studios.    Every dancer is an important member of our studio.  Classes are open to both girls and boys.  Students learn dance in an enjoyable and creative manner with an emphasis on technique and performance. Parents are always welcome to observe lessons.   All classes are taught using age appropriate music and dance styles.   Our experienced & professional teachers offer training in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, Traditional Tap as well as Celtic styles of dance.  Dancers receive the training they need so that they can continue with dance in a university and professional setting if they so desire.  Dancers are encouraged to have self-respect, self-discipline, self-confidence and respect for others through professional and progressive levels of instruction.

Give your son or daughter an unforgettable experience.  Our classes will boost your child’s self-esteem and give them an exciting outlet to express themselves!


Brand New To Dance?


Call or stop in to get all the information you need to make and informed decision for your child!

104 & 106 West 9th St – Downtown Hays


Mission Statement

  • To provide quality dance training at an affordable cost.
  • To develop within our students – Discipline, Dedication and to have every student strive to do their very best.
  • To provide students of all ages with the skills they need to enjoy dance and music for a lifetime.
  • To provide fun, interesting and exciting performances for our community





Fall Dance Classes

Technique Class– Refine your technique and build strength and flexibility that will be useful in all styles of dance!  Students will participate in exercises designed to improve their overall dance technique, specifically jumps, turns, and combinations to help build stamina, musicality, and mastery of choreography. This is a great way to improve already-learned skills as well as learning additional steps and combos.


Combination Class-Students will receive instruction in several forms of dance including pointe/ballet, jazz, lyrical, and tap.  Styles of dance will vary depending on the age of the dancer. This class is structured as 1 to 1 ½ hours per week depending on the age of the dancer.  Preschool thru adult.

*Private solo and duet lessons will also be offered.

Our Studio

Becky’s School of Dance – The Dance Connection














We are the only true Recreational Studio in Hays.  Here you will not be pressured into switching your child over to competitive dance.   Becky’s School of dance is owned and operated by Becky Schaeffer with the intention to provide students of all ages with the skills they need to enjoy dance and music for a lifetime.  Located in downtown Hays at 104 & 106 West 9th Street.

Our Recitals

Our recitals will provide your family with great memories that will last for a lifetime.

The Studio has its annual Dance Recitals in May. All students can participate in one of the two performances – this is a wonderful experience.  This is a high point of the year for the students and their families. We pride ourselves on making this the lowest stress, most enjoyable event you will experience.  Our performances are held at The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the FHSU campus.  Our Recitals will provide your family with great memories that will last for a lifetime. 

 Call us today and soon your whole family will be enjoying dance in a whole new way.

Summer Dance Camps 2022

Summer 2022 Camps and Classes 

We Don’t Talk About Dance Camp– At this week-long camp, we DO talk about Bruno!  Have fun with Mirabel and her family and learn about different dance concepts along the way.  Each day enjoy a class themed around a member of the Madrigal family, and learn a fun dance to perform for your family on Friday!  Every day also includes a themed craft and snack.  *No dance experience necessary! Ages 8-10: June 20-24 from 10-noon.  Ages 5-7: July 18-22 from 4-6 pm. Tuition: $50 (includes a fun t-shirt!)

Mermaid Fun Camp– This 2-hour, one day camp is the perfect introduction to ballet and dance camps for your baby ballerinas! Students will dip their toes into beginning ballet technique and enjoy activities, crafts, and a snack under the sea! Ages 3-5; Two sessions: June 15 from 9-11 am or July 11 from 4-6 pm.  Tuition: $15



OUR Staff

Co-Directors: Becky Schaeffer & Abigail Staab

Teachers & Class Assistants – Abigail Staab, Sarah Malott, Maddie Lohmeyer, Eileen Veatch, Delaney Staab,  Sammy Pfannenstiel, Cali Richmeier & Lexi Kinderknecht

Most Classes will have both a Main Teacher and a Class Assistant to ensure that all students receive the attention they need.