About

Our Values

  • Build confidence.
  • Stimulate creativity.
  • Foster a family-friendly atmosphere.
  • Are inclusive.
  • Support each student’s journey.
  • Are passionate about dance.
  • Give back to our community.
  • Create memories that last a lifetime.
  • Build friendships.
  • Promote an environment where everyone is accepted.
  • Inspire lifelong goals.
  • Provide a well-rounded dance experience.
  • Have fun!

For 30 years, Dancin’ Off Broadway (DOB) has provided a gateway for children and young adults to explore their creativity, build their confidence, and make lifelong memories and friendships in a safe and accepting environment. DOB strives to provide a well-rounded dance experience, offering a variety of different dance styles taught by qualified instructors with years of experience. Dancers are also exposed to professional guest instructors and choreographers from around the country. At DOB, dancers receive more than just a quality dance education. They learn that hard work and team building are lifelong lessons, all while making memories that last a lifetime.

Our History

Founded in 1988, Dancin’ Off Broadway has been a vibrant dance studio in Central Minnesota for 30 years. In 2015, Mariya (Lawinger) Kemper and the Lawinger family took over the legacy of the family-owned and -operated business. With four girls growing up at the studio and being active members since 1995, the Lawinger’s bring with them years of experience and love for the DOB Family, as well as a passion for every student to succeed. In the last few years, Mariya, along with her parents, Alan and Cheryl, have expanded the class options at the studio, as well as emphasized the importance of giving back to the communities who have been so generous to them. With this, the studio has grown and flourished.  

DOB has studio locations in both Alexandria and Sauk Centre, providing dance instruction for over 350 students and serving more than 30 surrounding communities. The studio offers dance instruction in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, acro and more. With two professional recitals each year, and an abundance of other performance opportunities, DOB has made its presence in its local communities, as well as both regionally and nationally. Thanks to the foresight and creativity of the the studio’s founder, Jackie Payne Noetzelman, we look forward to creating 30 more years of incredible memories and fun with the DOB Family!


Owner/Director: Mariya Kemper