Barb Stanley

Director, Instructor

Barb began dancing at the age of 3 and has been part of the QC family since 1986. She became a member of QC’s competition team, competing in numerous local and national competitions. She was also a member of Twin Cities Dance Court- a non-profit volunteer performance troupe with which she performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France- including EuroDisney, Italy, and many local venues including nursing homes and the Mall of America. She has performed multiple times at Walt Disney World in Florida and in 2008 in Nassau, Bahamas. Throughout her dance career she has trained with many renowned choreographers. During college she attended ballet classes and dance education classes at the University of Minnesota. She trained in many dance disciplines including ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical /contemporary, clog, musical theater, modern, hip hop, and liturgical. Barb is also a member of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. Barb has been teaching and choreographing at QC since 1994. Barb’s choreography focus over the past 8 years as concentrated with the competition program. With her passion of dance she guides each dancer to their greatest potential. Barb has received many awards for her choreography on the regional and national level. Most recently, under Barb’s direction dancers achieved 1st Place National Showdown Champions, 2nd Place National Showdown Champions, and 4th Place National Champions.


Barb is excited to begin another successful season with the wonderful QC Families!


Barb additionally has her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology (the Study of Movement) and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy.