“knowledgeable, talented, high energy”
Kristen is absolutely amazing! Her passion for dance shines through her teaching, choreography and dancing. She is so knowledgeable, talented, high energy and super fun!
– Shayna Levine (Coach of Seattle Storm Dance Troupe)
“inspires me to be a better dancer”
I LOVE taking class from Kristen. Her choreo is upbeat & sassy, and always leaves me sweaty with huge grin on my face. Kristen is both a talented dancer and a thoughtful teacher. She will remember your face if not also your name after taking just a few classes with her. You can feel how passionate she is about teaching in the amount of attention she pays to her students and her ability to find ways for you to improve no matter what level of dancer. Kristen inspires me to be a better dancer and overall human being! 🤩
– Stephanie Cheng
“She’s genuine, encouraging, hilarious.”
Kristen is an amazing human being, and I am so grateful that she is a dance teacher! She shares her vibrant, radiant spirit with her students so generously. I’m in awe of her ability to clearly observe and be aware of many students at once, be fully present, hold space for everyone in the room, be incredibly positive, and all the while, teaching fun moves and skills. She’s genuine, encouraging, hilarious and beautifully self-aware. I am joyful and uplifted every time I take a class with her—always so fun! It is fortunate for us all that she is serving her communities on her unique, soulful, artistic path.
– Liz Egan
“a gift to the dance community”
Kristen is a gift to the dance community! She is not only a talented dancer, choreographer and teacher, but an amazing person. She pours her heart and soul into each piece of choreography, class, and every student that she works with. If you and/or your child have a chance to train with her, take the opportunity; you will not regret it!
– Michelle Travers Walz (Parent of dancer)
“takes the time to know everyone”
Love love love Kristen’s energy and choreography! She is warm, positive, and so encouraging as a teacher – Kristen takes the time to get to know everyone who drops into her class for the first time, and she will remember you when you return! I highly recommend her classes!
– CHRISTINE CHEN
“creates a safe environment for all levels of dancers.”
“When I moved to Seattle a couple of years ago, I wanted to join a hip hop class. I came across belltown dance studio but I was not sure of how serious or not serious the classes were. I looked Kristen up and watched some videos of hers and I instantly knew I had to take her classes I dropped in without any second thoughts. Been part of the family ever since. I’m so glad I took that first step. Kristen is a kind and super talented teacher who pushes you just as much as needed to learn and have fun at the same time. I look forward to Sundays every week just to take her hip hop and jazz funk classes. It is not just about learning a choreo. Kristen invests time in teaching everyone the concepts and techniques that I never knew existed. She genuinely wants her students to learn and grow as dancers. As a person she is very kind and awesome and fun. From the time I started taking her classes at BDS, so many new folks joined and her student base(fam) is growing bigger and it’s even more fun now. She creates a safe environment for all levels of dancers to learn and express without any inhibition. I highly recommend trying her classes out and you’d definitely want to come back.”
– RAMYA ANBU
“you can always feel the passion and patience in her expression”
Kristen is such a talented dancer but also a great teacher. You can always feel the passion and patience in her expression/energy in class. Powerful & Sassy moves, refreshing outlet for life, Choreo with emotion & imagination, inspirational challenge and of course great fun and excellent song choice…. if you are tempted by any of these come dance with Kristen!
– Vivian Zhu (student)
“book Kristen ASAP”
I definitely recommend Kristen Grace Dance. She is a wonderful teacher, dancer, and choreographer. She is very cognizant, able to cater to all skill levels in her classes/teams, and is very aware of current trends, styles, and techniques. Kristen has a distinct, lively, down-to-earth presence that allows class to be very inviting, challenging, and FUN. I found her classes with the intent to try a new style and to get “back into it” after a few months (years) out of dance and I couldn’t get back to her class fast enough. If you are looking to book a reliable, honest, and talented choreographer or dancer, book Kristen asap!
– Leigha Dale
“an amazing teacher”
I’ve been on a search for a jazz funk class and found the perfect one! Kristin’s style is sassy and fun. I love her energy and humor. She’s an amazing teacher — she is great at breaking things down and challenging us to grow as dancers. I look forward to taking her class every week.
– TRINA SHURMAN
“one of my favorite classes ever”
I started taking jazz funk with Kristen at Westlake Dance Center in December. I rarely miss her class! It is the highlight of my week! She’s uplifting, encouraging, and has the best choreo! I take about 15-20 hours of classes a week and her class is one of my favorites ever! She makes everyone feel good but also offers critique and helps you grow each week! I am so thankful for her!!
– Jayda Brown-WIlliams (student)
“keeps you craving for more”
The environment Kristen creates in her classes keeps you craving more. She is energetic and passionate and an incredible teacher and choreographer. I look forward to continuing to take her classes and to grow from her style and experiences!
– Tamera Pumphrey
“a fun, supportive environment”
Kristen is an amazingly talented teacher and choreographer! She fosters a fun, supportive environment that allows all dancers to feel their most confident, no matter their level. I’m so grateful I found her class, and I look forward to it every week! You will not regret taking her classes!
– Michelle Blumenschein (student)
“remarkable energy and devotion for dance“
Love her remarkable energy and devotion for dance! It’s not just a job for Kristen, this is genuine love pouring from her soul, she loves to help and encourage anyone to learn and love dance as much as she does! Her soul is addictive and her personality is amazing! The fact that I cannot be in her class anymore breaks my heart! I am so proud of her and all she does! An incredible soul with much to offer! If you haven’t taken a class from her you are surely missing out! I also need to mention the fact that she brought a retired dancer who suffered from ptsd out of her shell…. I stopped dancing due to personal trauma and I will never forget what she did for me, I can’t thank her enough what she has given back to me! Thank you for giving me the courage, strength and artistic freedom back to flow through my body again!!!
– Stephanie Bankuti
“honor to have worked w/ her these last 6 years“
Kristen is my show choir choreographer @ Wilson HS in Tacoma. She is an extremely talented choreographer, well versed in both hip-hop as well as other styles . She is an excellent teacher & works really well w/ high school kids . It has been my pleasure & honor to have worked w/ her these last 6 years & am already looking forward to next year’s magic that she will create!
– Wendy Shepherd , (Scintillation Show Choir Director – Wilson HS, Tacoma)
Kristen is an amazing dancer, choreographer, and teacher! Being one of her students, I found Kristen excel in clear communication, providing constructive feedback, and creating a friendly welcoming environment. She has experience in teaching dance classes, leading dance teams, and hosting / organizing events. I would highly recommend!
– Kevin Gumba
“one of the MOST supportive & uplifting people”
Kristen is one of THE MOST supportive and uplifting people I have ever met. She goes out of her way to support other artists, dancers, and people. Her choreography is incredible and is so much fun. Her spirit is inspiring and that reflects in her dance/teaching style as well. Her choreography is so amazing and is an incredible form of art. I HIGHLY recommend.
Team “Bellsquad” – Directed by Kristen Grace (2019)