Welcome to Brainerd - MN Just For Kix!

This is more than dance, here memories are made.
At Brainerd - MN Just For Kix, kids shine.
In Brainerd - MN we celebrate the achievements of every student, at any skill level. Our dance classes provide young dancers a learning environment focused on team work, proven dance technique and confidence building. Committed to youth dancers advancement through performance, we believe in every student. Backed by 35 years of experience, our dedication to enabling dancers to shine creates a learning environment like no other.

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Brainerd - MN

Tiny Tumbling: Preschool 3-5yrs
3yrs - 5yrs Grade

09/06 - 05/02

Wedn 5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

Tiny Tumbling II: Preschool 3-5yrs
3yrs - 5yrs Grade

11/01 - 05/02

Wedn 5:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

Mini Ballet Barre Class: 4th-5th
4th - 5th Grade

09/11 - 04/30

Mon 6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

SPRING Adult Men - 371 Steppers
18yrs - Adult Grade

03/20 - 05/01

Tues 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

SPRING Adult Women - 210 Stepettes
18yrs - Adult Grade

03/29 - 05/03

Thurs 7:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

Strength/Technique/Stretching Class: 4th-12th
4th - 12th Grade

09/05 - 05/01

Tues 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

Shinning Stars/Showstoppers/Starmakers Ballet Class: 6th-12th
4th - 12th Grade

09/07 - 05/03

Thurs 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

Starlites/Rising Stars/Shooting Stars Ballet Class: 6th-12th
6th - 12th Grade

09/07 - 05/03

Thurs 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

SPRING Intermediate/Advanced Gymnastics/Tumbling
1st - 12th Grade

03/07 - 05/02

Wedn 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

SPRING Beginner/Intermediate Gymnastics/Tumbling
1st - 12th Grade

03/30 - 05/04

Fri 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

May Combos & Conditioning Classes
Current 2nd - 12th Grade

05/07 - 05/30

Mon & Wedn 3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

MAY Elite Advanced Gymnastics/Tumbling
6th - 12th Grade

05/10 - 05/31

Thurs 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

Summer Ballet/Barre: Elite 8th-12th
8th - 12th Grade

06/05 - 07/26

Tues & Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Brainerd - MN

Summer Ballet/Barre: Dream Team 9th-12th
8th - 12th Grade

06/05 - 07/26

Tues & Thurs 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Brainerd - MN

Summer Ballet/Barre: Advanced 2nd-12th
2nd - 12th Grade

06/05 - 07/26

Tues & Thurs 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Brainerd - MN

Summer Ballet/Barre: Intermediate 2nd-12th
2nd - 12th Grade

06/05 - 07/26

Tues & Thurs 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

This is more than dance.
Meet Our Director
Experienced, Dedicated, Passionate.
Brainerd - MN Just For Kix Director Cindy Clough is at the top of her game teaching Brainerd - MN youth technique, confidence and pride!
Meet Our Instructors
Ali Clough

10th year staff member

Worked on the opening of the NFL kick off and Super Bowl Halftime 2015

Dancer, Super Bowl XLVII (2011) with Beyonce & Super Bowl XLV (2013) with Black Eyed Peas

Choreographer for several collegiate & high school dance teams

Presenter & Teacher at multiple dance conventions including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin & Texas

Teacher, Choreographer & Designer for Just For Kix, supporting… More
Amanda Clough

Brainerd High School 1998 Graduate

Three year member of Brainerd Warrior Dance Team "The Kixters"

Director for the Aitkin Just For Kix program from 2006 – 2014

16th season working for Brainerd Just For Kix Studio

6 year Just For Kix Home Office employee

Married for 17 years to husband Matt with two children: MaKayla & Macy
Jamie Clough

Started dancing at 3 years old, and continued for 15 years. 7 years were spent dancing at studios in Andover, the remaining 8 years at the Brainerd JFK studio.

Joined the Brainerd Highschool JV dance team as a freshman.

]JFK assistant for 2 years.

Became a Brainerd Kixter, dancing on the Varsity team for 3 years.

Was the Kixter captain her senior year.

Joined the Army in 2000 as an Air Traffic Controller for the 147th ATS… More
Danielle Larson-Schultz

Dani Larson-Schultz lives in Brainerd with her husband Dave, son Parker, and pup McDougal. Dani basically grew up in the Brainerd/Baxter area, moving here just before the start of 4th grade, and joined Mini Kix when she was 9. She was also on the high school dance team the Kixters. In middle school Dani began taking studio dance as well as dancing with JFK. She started teaching dance when she was 16 and started instructing at JFK summer camps while in high school. Dani danced in college on… More
Annie Lindberg

Danced at the Dance Shoppe for 14 years in the Twin Cities.

Was a 4-year member and 2-year captain of the Wayzata Trojet Dance Team winning 2 Jazz state championships, was a 2-time All-State participant and received All-Tournament.

Was a 4-year member and 2-year captain of the University of St. Thomas Dance Team winning 5 National Championships in jazz and hip-hop and was awarded Most Spirited, Most Valuable Dancer, and was a 2-time receiver of the Tommie Award.
Kelly Mankowski

Grew up in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Brainerd High School Graduate

3 Year member of the Warrior Dance Team "The Kixters" and State Champions in 1993

Graduated from CLC and danced on the Raiders Dance team

Employed by Just For Kix since 1995

Employed at Achieving Independence, Inc. full time

Married to husband Chuck and have 3 kids who keep us very busy!
Dave Maras

Brianna Niemeyer

Trained at Just For Kix in Brainerd since she was 3 years old.

As apart of Stroia Ballet Company during High School.

5-time member of the Brainerd Kixter dance team as was Captain her senior year.

Danced at NDSU her freshman year of college where she won a National Championship in the D1 Pom Division

She now teaches at the Just for Kix Studio in Brainerd.
Deanna Olson

Deanna is a NETA-Certified Personal Trainer, Health & Wellness Coach, and Fitness Instructor. She offers motivating coaching services and volunteers 150 hours a year facilitating for the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Her principles incorporate simple methods in nutrition and fitness to create a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Getting started in a new routine can be overwhelming. Personal training & fitness coaching is a great way to empower yourself into feeling more motivated and… More
Carlos Stroia

Born in Transylvania, Romania, Carlos Cornel Stroia founder of the Stroia Ballet Studios. In addition to running his company Carlos teaches in St Cloud and Brainerd for Just For Kix.

He made his professional debut at the age of 14, dancing for the Vienna Stats Opera in Vienna, Austria. He continued to perform as a guest artist internationally while completing his studies in Cluj, Romania. At 18, he represented Romania at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. In… More
Why Brainerd - MN Just For Kix
Proven Technical Training
As an established youth dance studio, Just For Kix is a leader in dance instruction. We offer proven technical training, a focus on teamwork and a respectful experience to our students. With a strong balance of fun and technique in our classes, we create a teaching environment that is low stress and less pressure. Styles vary from location to location offering everything from: Kick • Jazz • Lyrical • Hip Hop • Ballet • Tap • Pom.
Here, Dancers Grow.
As dancers progress through our studio, they experience the health and fitness benefits of working to build cardiovascular endurance, strength and flexibility, along with the core attributes of confidence, pride and friendship. At Just For Kix, doing your best, is more important than being the best.
A Company You Can Trust.
For 35 years, Just For Kix has provided youth dancers across the country the opportunity to create their own sparkling image of team work, dance technique, and confidence building through proven instruction and a passion for individual improvement.
14 States • 200 Programs • 21,000 Students & Growing.
Take Their Words
"To see kids work so hard at something they truly enjoy and also succeed at it is really heart warming. I have always been impressed by Just For Kix, but Just For Kix is truly at the top of the ladder for us!"
Contact Us
If you have questions or concerns, you can contact me. 

Cindy Clough
e: cindy@justforkix.com
p: 218-829-7107  

Just For Kix Studio - Brainerd
6948 Lake Forest Road
Baxter, MN, 56425

If you would like to speak to someone at the JFK home office, call 218-829-7107, email dance@justforkix.com or fax 218-824-3545. 

Mail payments to: PO Box 724 Brainerd, MN 56401

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