experience the difference 🤍

 Have PEACE OF MIND, knowing your children are in the safest hands and receiving the absolute best quality instruction in our area.

Villa West is the first and only dance studio in our area to be a licensed affiliate of More Than Just Great Dancing!®. We subscribe to a higher standard of instruction with our students and best business practices for our COMMUNITY. We are united in the belief that dance has the power to change lives.

We are also the only studio in our area to be a SAFER STUDIO™ and an affiliate of Youth Protection Advocates in Dance & Gymnastics™. We believe in age appropriate movement, dress code, choreography, music, and costuming. We hold our students to dignity in their self-expression.

At VW, students receive consistency, through written curriculum that is technique focused, and we offer safe progression in child development. Our program is noted for EXCELLENCE, with proven opportunity to grow and succeed.

 We want to make sure our families have the confidence that their children are always in the best of hands. Faculty and Staff are background checked, CPR and First Aid certified, and VW provides faculty with continuing education so they may deliver the best in dance education and safety. Our staff is trained to address the health of dancers, how to keep dancers safe, and how to identify issues a dancer may be facing. 

At VW, we will always focus on the safety, technical execution and student journey.


This is where true VALUE is found.

Our Friendly Facility

Treasuring our past, and Building our Future! Villa West is nestled in Union, MO. An easy commute off Hwy 50, from Interstate 44 or Hwy 47. Just look for the blue roof building!

We LOVE our community!!

Meet the Team!

We believe in POSITIVE ROLE MODELS. Many of our staff are successful alumni, brought up in the heart of our CULTURE. We believe in strong mentorship and LEADERSHIP. Our faculty holds higher education degrees in arts, sciences, and childhood education. Attracting and supporting top notch faculty with resumes and qualifications benefit every student at VW. We offer variety and style, and multiple teaching techniques from professionals, along with superior reputation and connections in the industry. This directly benefits your children.

Miss Jenny

Founder & Program Director

In 2004, Jenny founded Villa West, to offer Franklin County residents a wholesome, quality, professional dance education in a loving, positive, and rewarding atmosphere.

She has mentored and encouraged a multitude of young dancers to follow their dreams. Her choreography has been recognized both regionally and nationally. Jenny is passionate about community service and has paid forward thousands in combined charitable contributions, cash and studio scholarships over the past 20 years. Jenny is certified by test, to teach ballet, jazz, modern, and acrobatics through Dance Masters of America; and holds a BFA in dance with an emphasis in choreography from Webster University. Miss Jenny is also a professional member, coach, judge for USA Gymnastics. Miss Jenny is a member of More Than Just Great Dancing - a licensed affiliation of dance studios directors that subscribe to a higher standard of dance instruction and management principles. Commitment to providing MORE than excellent dance instruction,

Jenny’s students go beyond technique to develop important life skills, learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people who share their gifts and talents with the community.

Coach Doug

Acrobatic Gymnastics Assistant Head Coach

Mr. Doug became a Tumbling Coach for our Acrobatic Gymnastics Program in 2014. He has appreciation for the sport and possesses a natural ability to motivate kids. Coach Doug is certified by USA Gymnastics and was awarded the 2019 Region 4 “UnSung Hero” title.

During the day, Mr. Doug is an instructor for the Mid-America Carpenters District Council and P.A.T.T.S. program. He has been a Carpenter for 23 years. Mr. Doug has a gift of being able to reach at-risk teens, build their confidence, teach them the skills they need and help them begin successful careers. Through the P.A.T.T.S. program, Mr Doug helps government leaders to build diversity and inclusiveness to the workforce.

VW was founded with Mr. Dougs support and he continues to be a driving force in building our thriving community!

Miss Cali

Assistant Director

Miss Cali is VW alumna and enjoys giving back to the next generation! She is proficient in all dance styles and has a passion for seeing students develop their God-given talents in a nurturing environment. Miss Cali is a graduate of graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in Accounting and began teaching at VW in 2014.

She is certified to teach with Progressing Ballet Technique and currently is serving as one of our Teen Competition Line & Performing Group teachers. Miss Cali is a true leader who embraces the VW culture fully. She organizes and produces special events at VW that build our community stronger.

Miss Paytience

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro-Tumble, Acro Gymnastics, Lyrical, Improvisation, Creative Movement

Ms. Paytience has been with Villa West for 10+ years and counting. She started her journey on the acrobatic gymnastic team where she was one of our first athletes to attend a USAG National competition. From there she was determined to also be a part of our competitive dance program and is currently teaching recreational classes and helping coach athletes on the Villa West competitive teams.

Graduating from Webster University with a major in Psychology, a minor in dance and a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy, Miss Paytience accepted a job at Compass Health Network as an Integrated Health Specialist in the children’s division.

Throughout the past few years Ms. Paytience has become a USA Gymnastics and MSHSAA professional member and coach, along with a Youth Protection Advocate in Dance participant. Each of these titles requiring multiple hours of training, testing and recertification. When not at the studio Ms. Paytience is usually spending time with her family and taking on another title of dog mom.

Miss Jean

Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Pom, Dance Team, Lyrical, Contemporary, Creative Movement

Miss Jean shares over 35 years of classroom experience and has been at VW since 2014. Her vast education and experience includes a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, a distinguished board member with the Missouri State High School Dance Team Association, and is currently the Dean of Academic Development at Ursuline Academy where she has been faculty for over 20 years.

Her choreography has one multiple recognitions and 1st place titles and her teams have been well known for excellence not just in dancing -but also in exuding positive character and life values.

Miss Megan

Acro-Tumble, Aerial Arts, Acro Gymnastics, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Modern

Megan obtained her foundational training at Villa West Performing Arts where she trained in multiple styles and competed for Dance Masters of America & USA Gymnastics.

She continues her training at Webster University where she is advancing her performance skills, nurturing her passion for art, and earning and established arts degree.

While attending Webster University, Megan has had the opportunity to perform works by Monica Newsam, Michael Uthoff, Maggi Dueker, Ashley McQueen, Jose Limon, and Ramon Oller through Ballet Hispanico. Megan has performed professionally in Aerial Dance Reimagined with Newsam Aerial Dance, and has trained with Dance Kaleidoscope. Upon graduation, she will receive a BFA in Dance with an emphasis in ballet.

She selflessly gives to her students, and her colleagues.

Mr Rusty

Tap, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Ballet

Mr Rusty has been with VW since 2019. He is a graduate of Lindenwood University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. Mr Rusty has been teaching for many years and his favorite genres include tap and jazz.

He currently leads our Intermediate Competitive Lines in choreography for the upcoming competition season in addition to instructing our Adult Tap program.

Miss Alley

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Creative Movement, Acro-Tumble

Miss Alley a former competitive dancer from the Franklin County area and yet another alumna of VW. She is a preschool dance class specialist, a member of our Adult Tap program, and also a proud dance mom to four young girls.

Miss Alley also currently serves as an office administrator for VW where she manages student enrollment, studio emails, family accounts, student attendance, and more! She loves working with families and kids!

Happy Parents & Dancers

bella ballet parent

We have been with Villa West for 5 years and counting. I initially chose the studio based on the credentials and experience of the instructors but have since learned this studio is so much more. The owner prides herself on making sure that Villa West teaches more than dancing.

Patricia H.

bella ballet parent

The care and compassion shown by the teachers and staff at Villa West is something that continues to make the studio our home away from home. Having a studio in our community that focuses on letting kids be kids while providing a foundation in dance and acro that will continue with them for a lifetime, is truly a blessing.

Alexandria P.



1580 Denmark Rd, Union, MO 63084

Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunday: Closed

Villa West Performing Arts is a vibrant dance studio located in Union, Missouri, offering various styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and tap for all ages and abilities. Our dedicated instructors cultivate technique, creativity, and self-expression in a supportive environment, enabling students to thrive and share their passion for dance through engaging classes and performances.

Opening Hours

Monday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sunday: Closed

1580 Denmark Rd Union MO 63084

Telephone: (636) 451-3200

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