Staff report

Students of the Fossemalle Dance Studio in Santa Ynez will again entertain the Danish Days crowds at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, in downtown Solvang.

“The girls so look forward to performing at Danish Days and we hope that people will come see their beautiful dances they work so hard at practicing,” Christine Fossemalle said.

Fossemalle is celebrating her 34th year of teaching ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop, and there are now several generations of dancers who have studied under Fossemalle and her former student, now fellow teacher, Sonia Ibarra.

“I love seeing the evolution of my students from their first class to when they get more experience. I know most of them won’t continue with careers in dance, but it’s teaching more than just how to dance. Classes teach them to be on time, to be responsible, because the performances are a team effort,” she said.

For more information on Fossemalle and her class schedule, which resumed this school year, log onto For the full schedule of Danish Days entertainment, visit