Kirksville Homecoming Parade

Rafael Ramirez, our Studio loves you for providing the pickup and expert driving for our parade entry❤️. Last Saturday was so much fun riding with several of our younger People In Motion Dancers and distributing candy to so many little future dancers (we hope) along the parade route. And thanks a million to Advanced PIM Dancers Megan Kinney and Sydney Graves for proudly carrying our banner.

Come support our dancers today at the 1:00 pm free TSODA dance concert at Baldwin Auditorium

It’s a beautiful Palm Sunday!  Come and watch some wonderful dancing today, FREE and open to the public, and support our Middle and High School Contemporary/Lyrical Classes, along with tapper Daniel Marshall, who have been invited to perform at the Truman Society of Dance Arts Spring Concert.  Miss Olivia has done a spectacular job choreographing these pieces and preparing these dancers for this performance.  I hope to see you there at Baldwin Auditorium at 1 p.m. today!

Summer Dance Special

As a thank you to the community during this past challenging year, THE DANCE STUDIO OF KIRKSVILLE  IS offering a special price of only $29 for classes for the entire Summer Session. Register online at, or come to our Open House Saturday, June 19, 9 am to 1 pm, or call 665-1234.  Don’t miss out on the summer fun at THE DANCE STUDIO OF KIRKSVILLE!

Recital 2021 Better Together

Dancers Have a Strong Showing at Edge Regional Competition in St. Louis

Studio Does Well at P3 Competition in Kansas City


David E. FosterDavid Foster, who has danced at Alvin Ailey and the Nashville Ballet, and has appeared in productions of
“Mama Mia” and “The Wiz” and was a dancer in the classic movie remake of “Dirty Dancing” will be our guest instructor for our older Dance Intensive this Friday.  He is also inviting dancers for a special one hour session that day in which he will be choreographing a jazz/hip hop dance (4:30-5:30 p.m.).  We are very fortunate to have David instruct at our studio!

Miss Marcia

Policy Regarding Number of Class Meetings for 2017-18 Fall/Spring Semesters

This is a reminder that our dance classes resume at the Kirksville studio the week of January 8 and 9. This means that a total of 34 class offerings (note: our fall and spring major rehearsals are considered class offerings) are on the schedule for the 2017-18 Fall/Spring dance season. Since we guarantee 32 class offerings each year, this means if all of these classes take place without any weather cancellations, students will receive two bonus class meetings. The first two weather cancellation for any class, then, will not need to be made up; however, if there are more than 2 such weather cancellation, we will schedule makeup sessions for such classes. The full spring schedule is now posted on our web site and Dance Studio of Kirksville Facebook page.

Ridge McGinley Takes First in Bill Riley Talent Search

Director Marcia Taylor extended her over the top excitement and congratulations to Ridge McGinley, instructor at the The Dance Studio. Ridge is a mega talented dancer and instructor on his way to the top of the dance world.


National Tap Champion, Makenna Carnes

Director Marcia Taylor is proud to announce the outstanding performances of our dancers at the EDGE National Talent Competition: 6 dancers were national champions; 2 were national runners-up; 9 other individual and group entries finished in the top 5 in their categories; 24 high point plaques were awarded to our dancers; 3 of our dancers were selected for the national EDGE dance team; and ALL of our entries were awarded platinum or high gold. Pictured here is national tap champion in her age division, Makenna Carnes (right), with her individual instructor and sister, Miss Morgan.