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Faith-Based Dance in the Northland

OUR MISSION

Providing accessible, affordable, and inclusive dance opportunities for everyone.

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"You are the salt of the earth..."

"...let your light shine..."

Salt and Light Dance Studio is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make dance more accessible and affordable in the Northland. Located in Duluth, Minnesota, we strive to create a welcoming community for every dancer that walks through our door — regardless of age, background, or religious affiliation.

What Does Faith-Based Mean?

-  Creating a caring space that accepts students of all ages

-  Providing students with encouraging in-studio training and on-stage experience

-  Clean, uplifting music for classes

-  Teaching based in love, not judgement 

 

We believe that dance is for everyone.

 This is why it's our mission to give every person, with every body, and every mind, an opportunity to experience the joy of dance.

Matthew 5:13-16.

"...you are the light of the world..."

Psalm 149:3

"Let them praise his name with dancing."

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STAFF

The Hearts Behind the Mission

Meet our staff — each with unique backgrounds in dance, they came together to help make the mission of Salt and Light Dance Studio possible. 

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Brianna Hall-Nelson

Teacher

Rachel Payne

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Kallia Dwuznik

Teacher

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Jenny Chladek

Teacher

Founder/Teacher

OUR STUDENTS

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"Love this place!! Rachel and her team of teachers are the BEST!!!!"

JENNY M.

"My girls have danced at Salt and Light Dance Studio for the past few years, and they love it! I love the role model that Rachel is for my daughters. She is an amazing teacher, and loves what she does. My girls are becoming beautiful, graceful dancers. Ballet class is a highlight to our week."

KATIE H.

"Our girls love going to ballet and tap each week! Ms. Rachel is a great teacher and an amazing role model."

SARAH G.W.