All About Us

Be Studios strives to be a safe space for dancers of ALL ages to find confidence in themselves, not only as dancers, but as individuals. We work hard in every class to make sure every student learns & lives our motto -

Be Brave, Be Bold, Be YOU!

Maddy Hayden-Rideaux

Our director

Miss Maddy began teaching dance when she was just 15 years old and hasn't stopped since! After falling in love with movement at Dancepgraphy here in Great Bend, Miss Maddy went on to Dance at Barton Community College for the competitive dance team and for the creative company, Barton Dance Theatre. She spent 3 years working and learning at Walt Disney World and has made it back home to Kansas to use her passion to teach in a studio once again! She is so excited to meet all of you!

Sydnie Strong


Miss Sydnie is a recent graduate from Hoisington High School class of 2023! Miss Maddy has had the opportunity to teach Sydnie since moving back to Great Bend and has nothing but great things to say about her! Sydnie has been a part of local competition teams as well as a member of the Hoisington Danceline Crimson Girls! We are thrilled to have her on our Be Studios Team!

A note from Miss Sydnie:

Hello! My name is Sydnie Strong! I have been dancing for 15+ years and teaching for 3+ years. My favorite style of dance is jazz/pom!

Sidney Gilkison


Miss Sidney is going to be a senior this coming year at Great Bend High School. Miss Maddy has had the privilege to teach Miss Sidney starting back in 2016 to choreograph her tap routines and started right back up working with her when Maddy moved back. Miss Sidney is a hard worker and amazing at hearing rhythms in music. We can't wait to see what she brings to the dance floor here at Be Studios!

A note from Miss Sydnie:

I'm Sidney Gilkison, I am 17 and go to Great Bend High School. I have been dancing for 8 years and competitively dancing for 6 years. My favorite style of dance is tap and a fun fact about me is I put ketchup on my

Mac & Cheese!

Assistants Program

Assistants are advanced dancers at our studio that help out our lead instructors to keep each class smoothly running & ensuring every student gets the help/attention they need.

If you're ready to help out at the studio reach out to Miss Maddy and see what may be available!

Kids Having Ballet Classes

Classes Offered

Influencer Lounging Indoors
Influencer Lounging Indoors
Influencer Lounging Indoors
Influencer Lounging Indoors
Influencer Lounging Indoors





Hip Hop

Summer Dance Opportunities

Please email, text or call the studio to reserve your Summer Spot!

July class options coming soon!

Contact Us

(620) 617 3893

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Come Check Us Out!

1403 Main Street

Great Bend, KS





3:30 - 8:00

3:30 - 5:00

3:30 - 9:00

3:30 - 9:00

*Summer hours may vary

We'd love to meet you!

Please note our hours reflect class times. For best results meeting with an instructor, please call, text or email ahead to make an appointment.