History
  • In the summer of 2013, Ms. Sonja bought the dance studio from her aunt/godmother, Ms. Tara, who bought the dance studio from her aunt/godmother, Ms. Patricia (Zint) Hehl in the fall of 1984. Ms. Pat opened her first studio in the Fall 1946. Ms. Tara renamed the studio Dance Express when the purchase of the studio was finalized in 1984. In the early years, the studio was located at 4th & Monmouth St. in Newport, Kentucky until the summer of 2006, when it moved to it's current location at the corner of Blossom Ln. & Alexandria Pike in Fort Thomas, Kentucky where dancers across Northern Kentucky come to learn Dance and Tumbling.

  • Instructors
  • Ms. Sonja (Donelan) Harney - Dance Team Coach, Dance & Tumbling Instructor
  • Ms. Elizabeth (Donelan) Bravo - Dance Team Coach & Dance Instructor
  • Ms. Allyson (Chinn) Jones - Dance Instructor
  • Ms. Tara (Donelan) Jurgens - Dance Instructor
  • Ms. Emily (Barth) Klopp - Dance Instructor
  • Ms. Karissa Pickens - Tumbling Instructor
  • Ms. Brandie Raum - Dance Instructor

  • Past Recital Themes & Locations
  • 2018 - 2019 - TBA (35th Anniversary) - TBA

  • 2017 - 2018 - "Guys & Dolls" - Bishop Brossart High School - Alexandria, KY

  • 2016 - 2017 - "5 * 6 * 7 * 8" - Bishop Brossart High School - Alexandria, KY

  • 2015 - 2016 - "Jungle Love" - Bishop Brossart High School - Alexandria, KY

  • 2014 - 2015 - "Summertime" - Norte Dame Academy - Park Hills, KY

  • 2013 - 2014 - "One Hit Wonders" (30th Anniversary) - Norte Dame Academy - Park Hills, KY

  • 2012 - 2013 - "Going for the Gold" - Norte Dame Academy - Park Hills, KY

  • 2011 - 2012 - "Sea Cruise" - Norte Dame Academy - Park Hills, KY

  • 2010 - 2011 - "Shop Till You Drop" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 2009 - 2010 - "School Days" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 2008 - 2009 - "Viva Las Vegas" (25th Anniversary) - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 2007 - 2008 - "Extra! Extra!" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 2006 - 2007 - "Good vs. Evil" - Northern Kentucky University - Highland Heights, KY

  • 2005 - 2006 - "Calendar Girls" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 2004 - 2005 - "Around The World" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 2003 - 2004 - "Reflections" (20th Anniversary) - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 2002 - 2003 - "A Night At The Movies" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 2001 - 2002 - "Give My Regards To Broadway" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 2000 - 2001 - "Times Of My Life" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1999 - 2000 - "Let's Hear It For The Boys" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1998 - 1999 - "So Long To A Century" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1997 - 1998 - "If They Could See Me Now" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1996 - 1997 - "The Glory Of Love" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1995 - 1996 - "A Look Through The Weather Window" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1994 - 1995 - "All Aboard The Dance Express" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1993 - 1994 - "A Celebration Of Dance" (10th Anniversary) - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1992 - 1993 - "A Day At The Zoo" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1991 - 1992 - "We Are Family" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1990 - 1991 - "Coast To Coast" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1989 - 1990 - "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1988 - 1989 - "Happy Birthday Mickey" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1987 - 1988 - "A Sentimental Journey" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1986 - 1987 - "Trivia Spectacular" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1985 - 1986 - "Showstoppers" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY

  • 1984 - 1985 - "Stargazers" - Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY