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Jane Van Hoose Benson photo

Degrees and Certifications:

Completed Grades I, II, III, IV in Cecchetti Method of Ballet

Webb City High School, 1944
Webb City R-7 Hall of Fame, 2012

Mrs. Jane Van Hoose Benson

Worked for the Selective Service (draft board)

Passed the Civil Service Exam and worked for Office of Price

Administration (local rationing office)

Entertained at Camp Crowder through the USO

Opened first dance studio in Webb City in 1948

Taught ballet, tap, pointe, jazz and ballroom dancing for over 40 years

Attended national dance workshops and conventions annually

Collaborated with the Webb City Lions Club for annual Minstrel Show fundraiser

Member of Dance Masters of America

Member of Dance Educators of America

Published author Ballet Class, 2009

A student was chosen Miss Dance of America at the Dance Masters Convention in New York City, 1971

Retired from dance studio, 1988

Served on bereavement committee at the Webb City Presbyterian Church

Volunteered at Crosslines

Served Meals-on-Wheels

Volunteered with Salvation Army through Christmas season