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.

Fall Registration Day

Tell your friends to come and register for fall classes this Saturday 10 am – 2 pm at The Dance Studio. Registration fee will be waived and receive a 10 percent discount on fees paid.

2017 Summer Dance Camp


It’s Miss Marcia here, and I hope you are dancing with us at our 25th annual summer dance camp Wednesday, July 26 – Friday, July 28! We are going to have a great time, and summer dance is relaxed, fun, and when students can make progress quickly.  

I hope you’ll get registered TODAY by enrolling online below, or by calling our registration hotline at 816-808-0839, or by e-mailing us at

Summer Dance Campers will have the opportunity to dance at our Annual Summer Outdoor Dance Concert Sunday, July 30, and be eligible to dance at the RED BARN ARTS FESTIVAL in September. Bring a new dancer with you to Camp (she/he must register in advance, too) and you will both receive 25% off your fee (pay only $30, instead of $38).  

I hope to see you soon!!!! 

Marcia Taylor
Director of Dance 

P.S. Our Fall Schedule of Classes is already posted online, and you are able to enroll for Fall Classes and even make your first payment online now.





Our very popular, highly-regarded Summer Dance Camps are always fun, focused and fabulous dance experiences that emphasize improving dance technique and building a joy for dance. Participating students will also have the opportunity to perform at what has become one of our most popular performance venues – our Annual Summer Outdoor Dance Concert on Sunday, July 30 (no costume or ticket fees!), which concludes a phenomenal 2016-17 dance season.


MARCIA TAYLOR, director and principal instructor of THE DANCE STUDIO OF KIRKSVILLE and THE DANCE STUDIO OF IOWA, has directed award-winning Dance Camps and Intensives throughout the Midwest, including the nationally-recognized Young Audiences Program in Kansas City and the dance camp program at Truman State University. She earned her degree in dance from the Conservatory of   Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, as well as her degree in Early Childhood Education. Marcia is a former professional dancer who has been on the dance faculties of three universities. She is also a former Miss Missouri, where she was grand talent winner as a jazz dancer and represented Missouri in the Miss America Pageant. Marcia also danced as an NFL Kansas City Chiefette.


MARINA FANNING, instructor, is currently co-director of Kirksville High School’s award-winning Tiger Dance Team. She was Captain of the Kirksville High School Dance Team in high school before becoming a Truman State University Showgirl Dance Team member in college. Marina has won numerous awards at state, regional and national dance competitions. She is a very popular and highly skilled teacher at THE DANCE STUDIO OF KIRKSVILLE, who has great versatility as an instructor because of her dance training and performing in all popular genres – jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, and dance team. She has a special love for young dancers, ages 3-7. Marina was also captain of the PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS and a lead dancer for TAP CATS PERFORMERS.

SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTORS will assist with our Camps and are sure to bring their great talent and added excitement to the week!    

Over 1,000 students have attended our dance camps/intensives!

>Photos of previous dance camps/intensives are on our website at<

    The following student(s) want to register for the following summer dance camps
    (your check must be received by 7-24, but can be post-dated to 7-31):

    *The cost of all dance camps is only $38 for the entire session.

    Student’s Name(s) and Grade(s) (required):

    Student's Birth Date:

    Parents’ Name(s) (required):

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    Email Address (required)

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    *Please register by submitting this completed registration form and submitting your payment at your earliest convenience to THE DANCE STUDIO, 107 North Marion Street, Kirksville, MO 63501 by 7-24). Class positions are limited in numbers and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.