Holly Kunkel

Administrative Assistant

Holly enrolled her daughter in dance at Jennifer's Dance Centre after winning a free month of dance at the Rockin' Roll Days in Monticello, Holly has been a dance mom now for 15 years.  Holly joined the JDC staff in 2011 as an administrative assistant bringing with an extensive knowledge of having worked in an office environment providing customer service.  Holly enjoys the fast-pace of event coordinating scheduling the winter shows & spring recitals.  Dance is near & dear to Holly's heart watching her own children grow & reach new heights in all aspects of dance!

Carol Parlow

Co-Director / Instructor

Carol has been in the Dance and Baton Twirling business for over 51 years.  She has had studios in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Elk River and St. Michael.  Carol grew up training in tap, ballet, jazz, Pointe and Baton.  She was a Minnesota State Champion and 5th in the United States for Baton Twirling. Carol owned her first studio by the age of 16 which grew into a successful business for 45 years.  Many of her students have gone on to open their own studios or have been professional dancers for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Vikings Cheerleaders and United Performing Association.  Carol has judged many dance competitions in Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin giving written guidance to other dancers from various studios.  Being a part of Jennifer's Dance Center for 15 years, Carol teaches preschool, tap and baton twirling classes.  Carol inspires everyone she teaches to be a great person and dancer.

Jennifer Fredrickson

Owner / Director / Instructor

Jennifer started dance at the early age of 3. Growing up dancing under her mom's guidance, who owned Carol's Dance Studio for 45 years, she trained in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, Pointe and Baton.  She also studied at Larkin Dance Studio for five years, took class at Broadway Dance Center in New York, Zoe Zealy Dance Center and On Your Toes Dance Center obtaining instruction and training in Hip Hop. Jennifer grew up as a competition dancer and won numerous awards at regional and national competitions all over the country as well as performing in many industrial shows.  Jennifer continued her training over the years participating in many Dance Caravans being taught by world renowned dance professionals.  Jennifer took her dance to new heights performing in a Prince video at Paisley Park, dancing at Disneyland, Disneyworld, Las Vegas and with Carnival Cruise lines.  She was a dancer for the Minnesota Timberwolves Performance Team for two years and making history as one of the first Minnesota North Stars - Electric Stars with United Performing Association.  While dancing with UPA for two years, Jennifer also performed at Mystic Lake, various basketball games and at the Liberty Bowl in Tennessee.  Jennifer started teaching for her mom at the age of 12 at her two locations and now has owned Jennifer's Dance Centre for over 18 years.  Jennifer loves the joy of teaching children of all ages.

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19950 - 177th Street NW Unit D Big Lake MN 55309 us

Jennifer's Dance Centre