About Us


(click on a picture or name to see a staff bio)
Sherry Bailey, Co-Owner
Pauline Kuntz, Co-Owner
Sherry Bailey
Co-Owner, Teacher
Pauline Kuntz
Co-Owner
Our Beginnings
5-6-7-8 Dancenter originally began circa 1972 and was then called Dancenter. It has been housed in many locations around Jefferson City and has had various owners during it's 48 plus years. In 2011 it came up for sale and Sherry Bailey, who had been teaching at Dancenter since 2002, decided to purchase it with her friend Pauline Kuntz. They renamied the studio 5-6-7-8 Dancenter and moved it to its present location at 709 Madison. They started with 3 studio rooms and in 2013 the adjacent portion of the building became available so they expanded, creating a large 4th studio dance room, dressing room, and lobby with lots of storage and workspace in the back.
Our Teaching Staff
Jaelie Bott
Co-teaching Young Expression and Variety

Delphine Chang
Ballet 4, Lyrical 2, Stretch and Strength 1&2, Teen Lyrical and Jazz Technique 2 & 4

Kayla Deal
Young Expression, Little Lyrical, Little Tumblers, Acro, Variety, Teen Jazz

Jill George
Co-teaching Young Expression and Variety

Kelly Phillips George
Young Expression 1

Nicole Hackmann
Toddlin' Twos, Variety

Jordan Hall
Ballet 2, 3, 5/Pointe, Beginning Adult Ballet, Advanced Tap, Beginning Adult Tap, Rising Star, Starbound, and Encore Team Coach

Kayla Hull
Little Hoppers, Team Jazz 1 and 3, Team Lyrical 1 and 3, Rising Star, Starbound and Encore Team Coach

Courtney Kohler
Jazz technique 1 and Young Expression 2

Claire Menwasser
Tap Technique 1 & 2

Hunter Nichols
Toddlin' Two's

Bailey Nichols
Tap/Jazz 1, Ballet 1 and Starlett Jazz, Starlett and Rising Star Team Coach

Kristy Schriefer
Adult Tap

Tiaunna Warren
Hip Hop