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We Are Synergy

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul"

~Martha Graham

Synergy Dance Academy is Colorado Springs premiere dance studio and
dance education center.  We have inspired the growth of dancers of ALL
AGES and ABILITIES in a positive and family-friendly atmosphere for 15
wonderful years!  Our established program and accredited teachers
offer a variety of classes for ages 2-adult.

In addition to our convenient class schedule we offer master classes,
performance/team opportunities, private instruction, Synergy off-site
custom built programs, workshops, self-development enrichment
programs, studio rental, and kids activities.

Whether it's your child's very first dance steps, or the next-step in
your pre-professional journey, we are the dance studio for you!  We
invite you to become part of the Synergy Dance Academy family and
create your personal progress through Synergy today!



Kari Herman

Owner/Artistic Director

Kari has inspired many students and audiences throughout her dance journey and is respectful of the art of teaching as well as performance.  Her training includes Walnut Hill School of the Arts (Natick, MA), Edge Performing Arts Center and Millinenium Dance Complex (Los Angeles, CA) .  Kari's concert performance experience includes the Interweave Dance Theatre, guest artist in the Commonality Dance Benefit Show, Damsels Contemporary Dance Company, Wayne Foster Touring Company, and the Choreographer's Ball in Zurich, Switerland.  Her commercial experience includes Wamm TV commercial, Denver Broncos CBS Affiliate commercial, Nikken Industrial and Spyder Skiwear Dancer/model.  She was a featured dancer for the Mirage Hotel New Year's Celebration Show and for the music video "Want to Take You Down" by Saliva.  Kari is currently the owner and artistic director of Synergy Dance Academy studios where her students have experienced continued success in companies, colleges, and the commercial

world of dance.

Synergy Dance Academy is currently ranked in the top ten dance studios in the northwest region by the Federation of Dance Competitions is home to the 2011 Westcoast National Teen Champion as well as the 2011 Pro-Am Open Ballroom National Champion.  Ms. Herman has won numerous awards for choreography and technical excellence on both the regional and national level.  Kari tours as a master teacher with Dance Directive, and teaches as well as choreographs for colleges and studios across the country and Canada.  She has had the pleasure to tour as an assistant teacher with the Los Angeles based teacher/choreographer Malaya throughout Germany, Sweden and Switzerland and is looking forward to her next international workshop in New Zealand.  She is a faculty member for the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop at Colorado University Boulder and instructs off ice training classes for many members of the U.S. Figure Skating team at the World Arena in Colorado Springs.






Synergy Dance Academy is a family of positive, committed, successful team members who are striving for personal progress through a balanced and integrated journey of education and experiences. 
We work within our culture, curriculum, and creativity to make sure everyone who is part of the Synergy family will benefit greatly mentally, physical and emotionally. Awakening them to the discover their individual dreams, and giving them the creativity, confidence, continued support, and sense of discipline to create those dreams into focused reality. 
We will always stand by our belief that personal progression is elevated through cooperation, and appreciate the deeper sense of self discovery that surfaces through teamwork and artistic expression. 
We will not be in competition with others, but will be conscious of others and the inspirations they bring. We will act with gratitude for where we are, and move passionately towards expansion. 

We are in the business of "edutainment". We will educate ourselves, our clients, and all those whom we work with, while we entertain them and create a fun, healthy, learning environment for all. We will educate our clients in diverse dance techniques and artist expressions using our focused curriculum, inspired leadership, and world-class training program. 
Our services will be of the highest quality, good value for money, and will always add value to the individual dancer, their families, our team,

and the art/life community as a whole. 
Synergy Dance Academy clients, regardless of their level of commitment and ability, will be part of "the family" and will help us help them personally progress. They will strive to do their best while staying positive, passionate, polite, playful and willing to learn and grow. Synergy family members (including parents, dancers, and staff) are creative, inspired, disciplined, and self-aware while willing to work as a team. They have loads of fun in our organization of artists, and create Synergy at all times! 
Our clients will choose to become part of our studio because we understand that dance, artistic expression, and education is about so much more than steps, and ignites progress mentally, physically, and emotionally for oneself and others. 


Our Vision

Personal progress through synergy

Personal progress through

artistic development.
self expression.
communication and organization.
discipline and dedication.
respect of ourselves as well as others.
self care and wellness.
joy, fun, and laughter.
leadership and accountability.

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