Biz Buzz Monday: Dubuque dance studio to open second location in Cascade

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CASCADE, Iowa — A Dubuque dance studio is expanding its northeast Iowa footprint with the addition of a satellite location in Cascade.

Xtreme Dance is set to open its new studio at 1724 First Ave. next year with the start of January classes. The studio also will host a skills camp Dec. 16 for dancers to get a feel for the space.

“Our program has grown tremendously this year. The (Dubuque) studio is just bursting at the seams, so we’re really excited to open up some of these classes in Cascade,” said owner and head studio director Kylie Goedken.

Xtreme offers a variety of recreational and competitive classes for dancers ages 2 through 18. The family-run studio opened three years ago and now teaches over 250 students in ballet, jazz, hip hop and more.

Goedken said the studio is best known for its competitive program and regularly competes in national-level competitions. However, she said Xtreme also has a wide range of recreational classes for dancers across skill levels.

“We have our foot in every little genre of dance, and we are widely known across the country,” she said. “But we do have a lot of recreational opportunities, too. Not every student has to be at that super high level.”

The Cascade location will mostly focus on recreational dance classes, Goedken said, to open up the dancing floor to a broader group of students. The studio will be overseen by studio director Tessa Medinger.

Members of Xtreme’s competitive team who live nearby also can take their individual technique classes at the Cascade studio.

As with the Dubuque location, Goedken said the goal of the new space is to help kids build confidence and social skills through dance and learn the importance of giving back through service events or community performances.

“I truly have seen kids go from being super shy and reserved to finding their dance home and finding their best friends,” Goedken said. “We just want to help them become kindhearted kids who want to give back.”

Registration is already open for the Cascade studio’s January classes and can be completed online at Additional questions about the studio can be directed to the website or by emailing