Gymnastics  - Tap - Ballet - Jazz/Contemporary - Clogging


Mission Statement

The mission for the Consuming Fire School of Dance and Gymnastics is to provide the highest quality of dance and gymnastics by offering students a solid foundation in correct technique.  To encourage the emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual growth of each individual; and to stretch and strengthen the body while teaching gracefulness and coordination for dance, gymnastics and performance.

We work toward the goal of your child's proficiency in dance and/or gymnastics.

The ballet and tap syllabus trains students in a sequence of grades, carefully measured as to degree of difficulty and physical development. The ballet syllabus provides a system of accredited examinations to test the student's proficiency within those grades. Once students have passed their exam, they are promoted to the next level.

The gymnastics syllabus is set forth by the USAGymnastics association; the national governing body for the sport in the United States. We are a MEMBER CLUB of USAG, and our instructors are certified through USAG.

Combination classes are offered for younger students at the Consuming Fire School of Dance, in order to provide students with a rounded understanding of all forms of dance.

The Consuming Fire School of Dance & Gymnastics Teachers

Donna Gimeson, B.A.

ExecutiveDirector: Consuming Fire

Is a Teacher Member of the Cecchetti Council of America. In addition to classical ballet and pointe, she teaches tap, jazz, clogging, gymnastics and couples dance classes. Donna graduated from Chadron State College.

August Hoppens

Gymnastics Director
Associate Director: Consuming Fire

August is a certified USA Gymnastics Coach, as well as a Teacher Member of the Cecchetti Council of America.
She has acquired certification through Level V. In addition to classical ballet and pointe, she teaches tap, jazz, clogging and gymnastics.

Amy Dolezal, M.S.

Teaches clogging for Consuming Fire. Amy is a four time Colorado Clogging Champion. She has performed for audiences all over the country including Disney Land in California. Amy graduated from Chadron State College.


Lynda Taladay

Teaches Hip-Hop for Consuming Fire. Lynda is a Junior at Chadron State College; previsouly from Appleton, WI where she taught at her home studio.

Krystalle Myers
Clogging Instructor

Claire Fox
Student Teacher;
dance & gymnastics

Morgan Rutledge
Student Teacher;
dance & gymnastics

Jodean Chesley
Assistant gymnastics coach

Alyssa Stephens
Assistant dance instructor

To contact us:
Consuming Fire School of Dance & Gymnastics 
225 Main St. • Chadron, NE  69337 • Phone: 308-432-8430

The Consuming Fire School of Dance is a 501C3 non-profit organization.
If you would like to donate money to support the art of dance in rural Western Nebraska, please contact Donna Gimeson.