My oldest daughter has been dancing with SCVDA since 2010, and competitively since 2013.  The time and effort that all of the teachers put into each of these kids (competitive and recreational) is absolutely amazing.  They constantly ensure that the routines are fun and relevant, as well as age-appropriate, while simultaneously focusing on proper technique and difficulty.  It is because of this high standard that we decided to put our youngest daughter with special needs in class at SCVDA as well.  I can’t stress enough how the entire staff as well as the parents and dancers have created a true team environment, and have been so incredibly supportive of both of my girls.  Melanie Kofal has created a truly outstanding program, I wouldn’t look any further than St Croix Valley Dance Academy for your dancer.

Sarah B.


My daughter started at St. Croix Valley Dance Academy in kindergarten, and is now entering her senior year.  In the 12+ years we have been with SCVDA, the teachers she has had have been such a positive influence on her, and her dance skills have truly blossomed.  She has grown up in this studio, and is planning on majoring in dance when she goes to college next year.

Jennifer R.

  This will be our daughter’s 5th year with SCVDA and for the past three years, my husband has danced with our daughter in the Dads & Dolls routine. All of the instructors have been caring and thoughtful. They are very concerned for the children’s welfare and well-being and focus on the kids having fun, but yet learning and enjoying their dance routines. I believe focusing on the “fun” of dance helps a child learn and grow in truly appreciating the “Art” of Dance.

Ms. Melanie, and her staff, have always been there to listen to the needs of their students and families. I truly appreciate all of the hard work and dedication that they have, and continue to have, at SCVDA. 

Kathy Bennett