Linda Johnstun's School of Dance is located at 58 North Carbon Ave., Price, 637-2725. She appreciates and thoroughly enjoys teaching children in southern Utah for the last 41 years. It is a very rewarding career to enrich a child's life and watch them grow into beautiful young adults.
The school is preparing for their spring concert. Their theme will be a tribute to movie and Broadway music.
As director of the dance school, her programs begin with age 3 and run through adult and include: classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, character, folk ballet, musical theater and pilates. The school has added two new dance styles this year. Hip-Hop and modern to further expand the educational quality of the school.
The school has two studios to provide education in all styles of dance. Classes are for children and adults. The school is home of the Nonstop Dance Company which is an audition only entrance.
The company was started in 1985. It is comprised of three groups. The members dance two to three times a week. They study tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern and pointe. The company's performances include Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Ms. Holiday Cruise Ship, Catalina Island, Tuacan in St. George, Washington D.C., San Antonio Riverwalk, New York City, Utah Jazz game, International Days, KNOCA and many other local venues. They presented a wonderful spring ballet concert of Coppelia, and are excited to perform another full length ballet. The company and their families enjoyed a fun and life memory experience of their performances on the celebrity cruise ship to Alaska in June. The Utah Jazz has asked the company again to perform in March.
Johnstun's public service includes the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce for five years, Miss Carbon County Director for 10 years, KNOCA board of directors for seven years, board of directors for Culture Connection, board of directors for International Days. She is choreographer for public schools, local theatre groups, and the College of Eastern Utah.
In 2003, Linda received the Visionary Service Leader award from Price City and in 1997 was awarded the Total Citizen of the Year Award.
Linda taught movement folk dance in the Carbon County elementary schools and has been a guest teacher for Utah Valley Jazz workshops. She is the Southern Utah Regional Director for Worldwide Association of performing arts.
Johnstun has been dancing since the age of five, and believes you always need to keep learning. Her early education in dance started in Price, then CEU, University of Utah, Utah Ballet Academy. She has attended workshops throughout her career. She is certified through Dance Educators of America, a certified teacher in ballet through the Royal Academy of Dance and a member of the Utah Dance Education Organization.