Katherine Zavada received her B.F.A. from UW Milwaukee. Her teaching experience includes 5 years at UWM teaching modern, ballet and developing the creative movement class. Kate taught 18 years with the Extension program at UWM. As Assistant Professor at UW Parkside for 10 years, she taught various styles of dance and stage movement. Kate also taught the Stretch and Strength program at Milwaukee Ballet School. In Eau Claire, she became the director of Wisconsin North Youth Ballet. Professionally, Kate has danced with the UWM Touring Company, Vienna Operetta, Dancecircus, and the Fifth Room. She has also choreographed numerous musicals.

River East DanceBallet Classes for Adults and Teens, Milwaukee, WI

Due to COVID-19, all participants are required to wear a mask.       

Ongoing Classes 48 weeks a year

We offer a fun and exhilarating experience in a professional, supportive, atmosphere. Fundamentals classes are designed for those with little or no ballet training and Intermediate/Advanced classes for more experienced dancers. Classes are offered on an individual or full session basis.  Our studio features Barres, mirrors and a Marley over a wood floor. 

Join us for the experience you have always wanted or to continue a wonderful, healthful tradition. Research points to the power of dance to confront the threat of Alzheimer's.

River East Dance maintains on-going classes 48 weeks a year. New students are encouraged to join us anytime.


527 N. 27th Street  
One block north of Hwy 94.  Ample parking in lot south of the building  map   picture of building

Kate Zavada
Tuesday Ballet II 5:30 - 6:30
  Ballet III - IV 6:30 - 8:00
Thursday Ballet Fundamentals Call for times
  Ballet I - II 5:30 - 6:30
  Ballet III - IV 6:30 - 8:00

Ballet Fundamentals

Developed for those individuals who are new or returning to ballet.  Emphasis on proper body kinetics to reduce injuries and quicker improvement. 
Contact us for dates and time.

Ballet I

Learn all the basic steps, improve your technique and build strength.  Learn your body kinetics.

Ballet III - IV

Steps and combinations designed for a mental as well as a physical challenge.  Refine body kinetics for continuing improvements. 


On Going Classes

River East Dance Polices

Ballet Fundementals 60 min. class
  Single Classes   $15
  5 Session Class Card ($14 per class) $70
  9 Session Class Card ($13 per class) $117
  Professional Rate   $10
Ballet I 60 min. class
  Single Classes    $15
  5 Session Class Card ($14 per class) $70
  9 Session Class Card ($13 per class) $117
  Professional Rate   $10
Ballet II - IV 90 min. class
  Single Classes   $17
  5 Session Class Card ($16 per class) $80
  9 Session Class Card ($15 per class) $135
  Unlimited Pass ($15 per class) $270
  Professional Rate   $12
  College Student Special (with ID) $5/class


Payment: Tuition is due in full with registration. Payment plan also available

  • Credits: for the next semester will be issued only in case of serious illness or injury
  • Make-ups: Missed classes may be made up in another class during the same semester.
  • Class cards: must be used in semester purchased
  • Class AttireWomen: .Leotard, tights, and footwear Men: T-shirt, tights, and footwear  Bulky clothing not allowed
  • Faculty subject to change


Information – Contact:
Judy 414-351-0325



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