Meet the Instructors
Zumba $5; Hip Hop Fit $5; Serious Circuits $8, Abs on Fire $8, Training Session $12
After 8 years of foster care and in home daycare, Emily Balow discovered her love for fitness in her spare time. Stumbling upon Dragonfly was unplanned but not regretted and the best career decision she has ever made. Emily is fun and motivating. Join one of her low pressure, anything goes classes, you won’t regret it.
Zumba is a Latin based, shake your booty aerobic workout, that everyone must try ! This is the most fun you will ever have getting in shape no matter what your level of dance is. Shake your way to better health, more energy and a smaller dress size.
Circuits is a higher intensity class that you can ease into. You will be introduced to weights, cardio, plyometrics and calisthenics. Don’t be intimidated! You’ll love the results
Hip Hop Fit is Emily’s creation of today’s hits with choreographed toning songs. Less dancing, more toning!
Abs on Fire is 30 minutes of high intensity core work.
- Certified ISSA Fitness Trainer
- Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (ISSA)
- Certified Zumba Instructor Basic 1 and 2
- Certified Insanity Instructor
- Certified AMP Instructor
Wednesdays Level 1 5:30pm-6:20pm l Advanced levels 6:30pm-8:30pm
Level 1 (beginner) American Tribal Style® (ATS®) belly dance runs consecutively every 8 weeks for 50 minutes weekly, year round. Full payment of $10/class (total $80) due on first class. Contact Dana for the next scheduled session.
Advanced ATS® Belly Dance – Level 2 & 3 (upon Instructor invite post Level 1 or 2 respectively) runs consecutively every 16 week, 50 minute sessions each, year round. Monthly payments give you access to all classes on Wednesday nights as follows: $40 for 3 + classes, $25 for 2 classes, or $15 per nightly drop in.
Contact Dana Dachel today!
Bringing out the liveliness and fun in everyone, Lasa Anahata Tribal shares their love of American Tribal Style® belly dance in class, at parties, and through performances! Building this dance from within, each student is empowered through a unique teaching style honoring a multitude of connections, encouraging camaraderie, and exploring how ATS® fits on every woman, from the young to the young at heart!
Come experience co-teaching in a lively environment with FatChanceBellyDance® Sister Studios®:
Cindy Hopkins (instructing since April 2012),
Dana Dachel (instructing since December 2013), and
Krista Spaeth (instructing since December 2013), YIP!
Interested in a performance or party experience? From casual to professional, from family-friendly to women & wine, from private parties to charity events, we’d love to share our love of dance with your unique opportunities! No bachelor or men-only events accepted.
We look forward to meeting you!
Candlelight Yoga $10
I started yoga in the summer of 2015 and fell in love with yoga ever since. I began the 200 hour YTT in the fall of 2016 and I am working on my certification to complete the 200 hour level. I went to Yoga North Duluth: International SomaYoga Therapy for school and I’ve loved traveling back and forth from Eau Claire to Duluth, the views are incredible! I teach the integration of mobility, stability and strength to create a class that suits every walk of life. I focus on mental and body meditation and exploration of self. I look forward to exploring with you!
Misty Ross received her 200 HR Yoga Instructor Certification with Wild Abundant Life/Midwest Power Yoga in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin under the supervision of international trainer Deborah Williamson.
Misty loves the adaptability of yoga. Individuals of all fitness levels can join together in one combine mission to support one another while maintaining the integrity of their own fitness goals. Misty meets you where you’re at in your fitness journey and/or yoga practice. She will do everything in her power to help you build a yoga practice that meets your fitness goals.
AMPD Kettlebell $6
Certified AMPD Kettlebell instructor, Kimberley Winkelmann has had a passion for fitness most of her life. Growing up, and through her 20’s and 30’s, most of her physical activities consisted of running. A few years ago, she felt that she was no longer managing to make any progress towards her fitness goals. She was introduced to the Fast Fit program at Dragonfly Dance and Wellness by a friend. This program was the stepping stone that she needed.
Kim still runs upon occasion, but also enjoys Circuit Training, Cross-fit, Boot Camp, and especially Kettlebell. Kim works at a local elementary school and is currently pursuing her AFAA Group Exercise Fitness Instructor Certification. In her free time enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
– Kettlebell AMPD takes heart-pumping music and your favorite kettlebell moves and combines them into 45 minutes of calorie-torching fun! This whole-body workout emphasizes group fitness and focuses on specific areas such as arms, legs, core, and cardio. Each song concentrates on a main area, while still maintaining a whole-body routine.
AMPD Kettlebell $5
Missy started her fitness journey eight years ago after giving birth to her second child. After she took her first Zumba class she fell in love and decided to get certified to teach it adding both Zumba Gold and Aqua Zumba shortly after. Missy is also a NETA Certified Personal Trainer, an ACE Certified Health Coach, Kettlebell AMPD Instructor, and is currently working on her Mind/Body Certification through ACE as well.
Turbo Kick $5, Piyo $5, Insanity $5, D45 $5
Diane is an ACE group fitness certified instructor ! To add to that she is also certified in: Turbo Kick, PiYo, Body Pump, RIPPED, Insanity, Kettlebells, Drums and Cardio Hooping!
Diane is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and has worked at Lifetime Fitness, United Health Spa, Washtenaw Health & Fitness Center, Saline Recreation Center, Body Works, and Golds Gym.
She is passionate about helping people have fun and feel confident about working out!
Stephanie got addicted to TurboKick classes in college back in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. When she moved to Eau Claire and had trouble finding Turbo classes she decided to get certified and share the Turbo love with her friends here.
Get hooked on the Turbo high! With cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes, you’ll get lean and toned—and have a blast doing it! It’s high intensity offered with options for low-impact, so no matter your fitness level, Turbo is fast-paced, and totally addicting!
Hip Hop Dance $5
This fast paced and energetic class brings you the newest songs mixed with club dancing for an amazing cardio experience. Pretend your a back up dancer for Beyonce and burn some serious calories!! Guaranteed great time.
I have been dancing since the age of 2. I have taught dance fitness classes for about 6.5 years. I live in Chippewa Falls with my husband and 3 kiddos.
Dancing is a huge passion of mine and I love sharing it with others.
In my spare time i enjoy running, currently training for another full marathon!!!
Michelle isn’t new to Dragonfly, she has been with us since the beginning (August 2013).
Michelle Anthony draws from her years of experience in teaching yoga, Acro, and Aerials to bring you a safe and informed approach to pole classes. She is an expert in guiding students to move beyond their comfort zones and explore what is possible with the right amount of preparation and support. Michelle will encourage you to explore the depths of your authentic and sexy self through integrative pole classes.
Kerri has been an integral part of the Chippewa Valley flow arts scene as a founding member of the Torch Sisters, a local performance troupe. Kerri enjoys teaching and performing Acro yoga, hooping, aerials and most recently pole! Kerri will encourage you to try new things and feel sexy in your own skin while having fun and building some super-rad, gorgeous biceps.
Low impact, High Fun!
Michelle B. is passionate about helping people discover alternative ways of being active that are fun, playful, and unique. She believes that fitness should not feel like a chore, but rather a way to incorporate movement into your life that leaves you feeling excited, strong, and confident! This passion comes from several years of personally discovering happiness through alternative fitness practices such as hula-hoop dance, acrobatic yoga, rock climbing, aerial arts, fire dancing, and pole. Michelle is so excited to be able to create a safe and inclusive space in Eau Claire for women to come and explore their inner confidence and strength through this empowering form of alternative fitness.
Starting in October she will be teaching:
Low impact, High Fun!
Are you looking to explore what pole fitness is all about, but hesitant to take a class because you don’t think it is something you can do? This course is specifically designed for the absolute beginner to come and explore the benefits of pole fitness without even having to leave the ground. The focus of this course is to be a non-intimidating, low impact, and playful class where we allow ourselves to tap into our inner confidence with other women and leave class feeling sexy and empowered! Classes will begin with a 15-20 minute warm-up that stretches and warms your muscles. Over the course of 6 weeks we will focus on movement that is fun and sexy, including walks, turns, dips, floor work, and even some chair dance moves.
Prerequisites: No upper body strength or fitness background is required. Come play with us!
Class size: 5 max (one per pole)
Sign up on Mind Body! $25/class 6 Classes/$120
Rachel Duffenbach is passionate about health, fitness, and body positivity. Rachel has been performing with local performance troupe, the Torch Sisters, for a year. When she isn’t working her full-time office job, she loves to spend her free time hooping, practicing yoga, acro, and aerials. She truly believes that pole dancing will make you fall in love with what your body is capable of and she can’t wait to see you in class!