About Us

Summit Dance's mission: To see every student's highest potential through awakening their sense of self.

We are dedicated to helping students explore their bodies in motion, in a safe, creative, qualified environment. ​ At Summit Dance we ensure our students grow into the best dancers they can be, and more importantly, the best people they can be. The spirit of our mission lives through each and every one of our graduates.


Summit Dance is a place where family is everything. Many of our students have parents who danced here when they were kids, and many sets of siblings can be found in classes.


When at Summit Dance, each student feels the compassion from our amazing instructors."The instructors have all of the students' best interests at heart, and they truly care about them as people and molding them beyond the dance floor. The instructors are leaders who influence kids in a positive way. My daughter respects her teachers and feels they respect her. We look for culture and look for where our children are happy and where they fit in, Summit Dance checks those boxes". - Sara

The inclusive nature of the studio is obvious for anyone who walks through the door, "I like that the studio is light and airy. Every time I come in, there is something going on--the kids are busy, they're helping each other, the teachers are taking the extra time to listen to a child whether it is dance related or not. Classes are a relaxed atmosphere but the content and education is there, this is what I love about Summit Dance. The kids can have their own personality and they are still getting a professional education." - Sadie


Summit Dance has been sharing our passion for dance with Summit County since 1983. Then called the Summit School of Dance, we opened our doors with just a few dance classes, taught out of the basement of a local church. In the summer of 1988, the school was purchased by Melanie Frey. Over the years, under her direction, Summit Dance grew to house two studios in our main location in Frisco and a studio in Breckenridge. In June of 2017, Melanie passed the torch to a teacher, Kelly Threlkeld. She has taken the studio to new heights introducing new programming and adding a new local performing team to the studio's offerings. During the shutdown of our county due to COVID-19, Kelly took the entire studio into an online platform keeping the chance to dance alive for every Summit Dance student.  Kelly is the current owner and Chief  Visionary Officer for Summit Dance.