“I have loved dance since I was little,” Nichole Brey of Sleepy Eye said. “Every year I love it more.”

Recently, Nichole’s passion for dance prompted her to take steps that will lead her from dance student to dance teacher.


“I have loved dance since I was little,” Nichole Brey of Sleepy Eye said. “Every year I love it more.”
Recently, Nichole’s passion for dance prompted her to take steps that will lead her from dance student to dance teacher.
With the help of her mom, Debbie Heiderscheidt, Nichole recently became owner of a Just for Kix dance franchise. Classes begin on Sept. 8. “Because I’m under (age) 18, Just for Kix required a parent to work as a co-director with me. Once I turn 18, the business will be mine.?
“I’ve had so many calls from parents asking me to teach,” Nichole added. “We decided to give (Just for Kix) a shot. If it goes well, then we’ll really take off with it.”
Nichole explained that Just for Kix dance classes are very different from other dance classes. “The main thing I’ll teach is core kick, precision kick,”?Nichole said.
Dance styles Nichole will teach include jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical and others.
Just for Kix also has a competition element that challenges dancers to compete against other Just for Kix studios like those in Springfield, New Ulm and Redwood Falls. “The competition is so much fun,” Nichole said. “When I?competed in sixth grade with the Springfield studio, we took second place.”
At just 16 years of age, Nichole has been dancing since age three. Over the years, she has taken lessons in many forms of dance. At Sleepy Eye Public School, she has been a member of the?Spirit in Motion dance team.
Nichole has also shared her love of dance through theatre.
Last summer she danced in Sleepy Eye Community Theatre’s production of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”?Her performance prompted Chanhassen Theatre representatives to offer her a try-out spot at Chanhassen.
The timing was not the best so Nichole was unable to try-out but, “I was honored to be asked,” she said.
“Dancing is my life,” Nichole said. “It’s what I?want to study in college so I’m excited to be able to teach others how to dance and love it.”
Nichole said registration will be held on Aug. 24 with classes beginning Sept. 8. Classes will be held on Tuesdays in the large hall above the police station.
Dancers aged pre-school through eighth grade are invited to attend Just for Kix classes.
“I’m not sure what to expect (for registration) but I’m excited and ready to get started,”?Nichole said.