Allyson Conhartoski is the energetic dance instructor behind the En Pointe Dance Company in Park Falls, which has recently relocated to the Park Mall on Division Street downtown.
The dance studio, which got its roots four years ago, now has 45 students, numerous supportive parents, an assistant teacher, several student teachers, and one vivacious dance instructor. Conhartoski has been a dancer herself for 16 years, starting in seventh grade. “I'm passionate about dance,” she said. “Growing up through all the stress of high school, it was a great outlet for me – my instructors became close friends and almost mentors to me [and] I wanted to have the opportunity to give that to other kids.”
While Conhartoski herself is a Hurley resident, she started the dance studio in Park Falls almost by accident.