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Explore is dedicated to building meaningful connections in the community through dance by providing fun opportunities for self-expression, creativity, and new experiences. Each year, Explore Dance Company holds a charity benefit concert in which 100% of the proceeds from our silent auction benefit a local nonprofit. Charities supported in the past include the St. Luke’s Children’s Oncology Department, Faces of Hope Victim Center, Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association, and Boise Bicycle Project.

True to the name, we strive to explore a variety of dance genres and the annual charity benefit concert will feature numerous styles of movement. Genres included in past productions include ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, hula, lyrical, modern, jazz, clogging, Irish, tap, tinikling, and more.

Explore Dance Company offers weekly adult dance classes beginner through intermediate level dancers. 


Justene Vaterlaus (Permanent Seat)

Hannah Jarvis (2022-2024)

Robyn Tucker (2022-2024)


Justene Vaterlaus, Artistic Director

Hannah Jarvis, Assistant Programs Director

Lorraine Fisher, Director of Marketing

Robyn Tucker, Director of Operations

Alexa Barfuss

Mariah Curl

Melissa Petty

Cate Prefontaine Hausmann

Kamryn Stratton

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