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 dancestudiopim@aol.com.

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 dancestudioofkirksville.com<

    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):

    Mailing Address:

    Email Address (required)

    Home Telephone:

    Cell Phone:

    Emergency Phone/Contact:

    *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.


    Our rehearsal schedule is NOT organized according to which performance a given class is in; it is organized more by age groupings from youngest to oldest classes, so look carefully to see when your class is rehearsing (some students will need to be at 2 of the 3 rehearsals).  Our goal is to begin all rehearsals on time, so if your dancer is late, she/he might miss the rehearsal of one or more of her/his dances.  For the first rehearsal specifically for the youngest classes, parents should remain on site because their dancer might be finished within 30 minutes or even less.  NO DANCER IN THE 2nd OR 3rd REHEARSALS IS TO GO IN THE DRESSING AREAS UNTIL THE PRECEDING REHEARSAL IS COMPLETED; INSTEAD, SIT IN THE AUDIENCE AND QUIETLY WATCH THE PRECEDING REHEARSAL UNTIL IT IS OVER.  ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD OR DRINKS IN THE AUDITORIUM OR DRESSING AREAS EXCEPT WATER (Kirksville Public Schools policy) – if we see food or drink in the auditorium, you will be asked to remove it, thank you.  Again, being in the first rehearsal does not necessarily mean you are in the 1st performance, or in the second rehearsal in the 2nd performance, and so forth.  This rehearsal schedule will also be prominently posted at the Studio and on our web site.   


    8:45 -10:00 a.m. Rehearsal Classes

    Tuesday 5:15 “Pink” Class

    Wednesday 3:15 “Pink” Class

    Wednesday 5:00 “Pink” Class

    Wednesday 5:40 “White” Class

    PIM 1 Class

    TAP CATS 1 Class

    Adult Class


    9:45 -11:00 a.m. Rehearsal Classes

    PIM 2 Class            TAP CATS 2 Class

    PIM 3 Class            TAP CATS 3 Class

    PIM 4 Class            Hippity Hop Class

    PIM 5 Class            Youth Hip Hop Class

    Jr. Lyrical Class      Junior Hip Hop Class

    Youth Ballet Class


    11:00 -11:20 a.m. Rehearsal Classes

    All Dancers Performing the Halftime Routine at the EDGE Competition


    11:20 a.m. –12:50 p.m. Rehearsal Classes

    PIM 6 Class                 TAP CATS 4 Class

    PIM 7 Class                 Senior Lyrical Class

    Adv. Hip Hop Class    4 Senior Solos

    Adv. Ballet Class         Intermediate Ballet Class

    Boys Class

    Post-Performance Class Schedule

    The following is the very important post-performance schedule at our Studio:

    December 12-15 (Mon. – Thurs.)

    The week immediately following this Saturday’s performances is Intense Halftime Routine Practice for all PEOPLE IN MOTION Classes (PIM DANCERS need to be in class) and Dance Technique Week for all other classes.

    December 19-21 (Mon. – Wed.)

    The next week is Bring a Friend to Dance Class Week, whereby students have the option of bringing a friend to dance class, which we strongly support. We do not have Thursday, December 22 classes, so your “Bring a Friend Day” will be later in January.

    Christmas Break

    Christmas break begins Thursday, December 22. There will be no classes that day. Classes resume at their current times on Thursday, January 5.

    The Spring Schedule of Classes will be posted on our web site and on Facebook in the next week to 10 days.

    Halftime at Truman

    Thursday, January 12, all PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS will perform the halftime routines at Truman State University (more specific information will follow).

    Private Lessons after recital

    If you take private lessons, get together with your instructor to see what your schedule is in the weeks immediately following our Christmas performances.

    Christmas Recital 2016 Ticket Info

    If you are on the Wait List for tickets for this weekend’s Christmas Performances, or if you have found you still need an additional ticket or two, see Terry at the desk to see what he can do for you.

    If you have not ordered tickets to your dancer’s performance to date, you better do it today so you don’t miss out. If you don’t act quickly, the only tickets we can guarantee for you are 2 parental tickets we hold for all dancers.

    Finally, our track record is perfect or near-perfect as far as we can remember on this, but please understand that it is your responsibility to verify that you have been given the correct tickets for your dancer(s)’ performance, thank you.

    Truman State University Homecoming Parade Details

    All PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS will be marching in the 2016 Truman State University Parade Saturday, October 22.

    Before Parade

    We will meet at the Studio at 8:00 a.m.

    The parade is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.

    We will walk to our starting position as a group and would like our PIM 1 dancers to have one of their parents accompany them to the starting position – PIM 1 parents can leave us once we are in position (unless you feel like your dancer needs you to be at hand as we are marching).

    During Parade

    We are entry number 31 in the parade, in the first third of the parade. Cheer on our dancers as they pass!

    After Parade

    A parent for each dancer must be at the end of the parade route by the Red Barn on South Franklin Street past the Franklin and Patterson Streets intersection. Please be there to pick up your child by when we are done with the parade route, rather than when the whole parade is over.

    We will take a group photo of all of our PIM DANCERS and then release them to their parents. Please don’t be one of the couple of parents who is not there because it creates real anxiety for our dancers who must then walk back up the entire parade route with Miss Marcia to the Studio).  


    • PIM Jacket
    • black jazz pants
    • black PIM Class leotard or black camisole leotard (can be worn under the blue sparkle top if you have one – if you don’t have a sparkle top, don’t worry about it because it is not necessary for this performance)
    • tights (can wear black socks over them if it is cold)
    • white or nearly all white tennis shoes (Walmart has a $5.87 version)
      • “nearly white” is not pink and gray or purple and black
    • blue hair scrunchie or blue hair tie (will have them Saturday if you have never received one)
    • PIM pom poms
    • Other warm clothes can be worn under the jacket and pants as dictated by the weather
    • hair should be in a bun or pony tail (pulled off the face).

    Dress Code and Shoes by Class


    3:15-3:55 p.m.    K-CREW for Boys Only (Ages 8-12)

    • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

    4:25-5:10 p.m.    Junior Contemporary/Lyrical/Musical Theater (Ages 10-13)

    • Leotard, tights, ballet or jazz shoes or footies

    5:10-5:45 p.m.  *TAP CATS Performers (Level 3 by Placement)

    • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black tap shoes   

    5:45-6:35 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 6: Technique and Performance

    • Any black camisole leotard, suntan tights, tan jazz shoes  

    6:35-7:25 p.m.  *Advanced Hip Hop (High School and College)

    • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

    7:25-8:20 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 7: Technique and Performance

    • Any black camisole leotard, suntan tights, tan jazz shoes  

    8:20-9:00 p.m.  *TAP CATS Performers (Level 4 by Placement)

    • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black tap shoes    


    3:35-4:10 p.m.    TAP CATS (Level 1 by Placement)

    • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black tap shoes   

    4:10-4:55 p.m.    Hippity Hop (Ages 7-9)

    • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

    5:05-5:35 p.m.    Beginning Dance/Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)

    • Pink Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

    5:45-6:30 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 3: Technique and Performance

    • Black Eurotard leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and tan jazz shoes  

    6:30-7:15 p.m.    Youth Hip Hop (Ages 9-11)

    • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

    7:15-8:05 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 4: Technique and Performance

    • Any black camisole leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and tan jazz shoes  

    8:05-8:50 p.m.  *Dance Team Prep (Grades 6-Older: cannot be members of a high school dance team)

    • Appropriate dance wear, tights, jazz shoes 


    3:15-3:45 p.m.    Beginning Dance/Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)

    • Pink Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

    4:00-4:50 p.m.    Youth Ballet (Ages 8-12)

    • Black Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

    5:00-5:30 p.m.    Beginning Dance/Creative Movement (Ages 3-5)

    • Pink Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

    5:40-6:15 p.m.  *Intermediate-Advanced Beginning Dance/Creative Movement/Tap (Ages 5-7)

    • White Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes

    6:25-7:05 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 1: Technique and Performance 

    • Black Eurotard leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes  

    7:20-8:10 p.m.  *Intermediate Ballet

    • Black Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes

    8:15-9:05 p.m.     Adult Dance Class & Mom’s Night Out

    • Appropriate dance wear, tights, jazz shoes 


    4:30-5:05 p.m.  *TAP CATS Performers (Level 2 by Placement)

    • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black tap shoes   

    5:15-6:05 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 2: Technique and Performance

    • Black Eurotard leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and tan jazz shoes  

    6:05-6:50 p.m.  *Junior Hip Hop (Ages 11-13)

    • Any appropriate shorts, sweats, t-shirts, black hip hop shoes   

    6:50-7:40 p.m.  *PEOPLE IN MOTION DANCERS Level 5: Technique and Performance

    • Any black leotard, pink & suntan tights, pink ballet shoes and tan jazz shoes  

    7:40-8:40 p.m.  *Advanced Ballet/Pointe

    • Black Eurotard leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and pointe shoes (if applicable)

    8:40-9:30 p.m.  *Senior Lyrical/Contemporary/Musical Theater (High School and College)

    • Leotard, tights, ballet or jazz shoes or footies


    Below is the rehearsal schedule and costuming information for the summer showcase. The order of the show, along with what shoes to wear for each dance, can be found here. Both the rehearsal and the performance are at Rotary Park in Kirksville at the pavilion near the swimming pool.

    9:00-10:00 a.m.

    10:30-Noon Summer Dance Campers

    Monday 5:05, Tuesday 5:15 & Thursday 5:15 Summer “pink” Classes

    Monday 5:45 “whites”

    Tuesday 5:55 PIM 1’s

    Tuesday 3:30 TAP CATS 1/2

    Tuesday 4:30 Intro to TAP CATS

    Macon 9:00 Dance Campers

    Macon 1:00 Dance Campers

    10:00-11:00 p.m.

    1:15-3:00 Summer Intensive

    3:30-5:15 Summer Intensive

    Monday 4:00 Summer Youth Ballet Class

    Monday 6:30 PIM 2/3

    Tuesday 4:15 Youth Hip Hop

    Tuesday 6:50 PIM 4/5

    Thursday 5:45 Junior Lyrical/Contemporary


    5:30-7:30 Summer Intensive

    7:30-9:30 Summer Intensive

    Tuesday 7:40 PIM 6/7

    Tuesday 8:30 Senior Hip Hop

    Thursday 4:35 TAP CATS 3/4

    Thursday 6:30 Inter. Ballet

    Thursday 7:20 Adv. Ballet

    Thursday 8:15 Senior Lyrical/Contemp

    Noon-12:45 p.m.

    All Solos


    All “pinks” will wear any pink leotard with any summer shorts from home (no tights or pink tights)

    All “whites” will wear any white leotard or white tank or white t-shirt over any summer shorts (no tights or pink tights)

    All PIM’s wear any black camisole, short-sleeve or long-sleeve leotard over any dance shorts

    Ballet only students wear same as PIM’s

    hip hop only and tap only students wear black tank or t-shirt over any dance shorts

    soloists wear their solo costumes

    for the following dances students will wear costuming they wore for those dances at the Spring Showcase:

    “Blessing” for PIM 2’s

    “Heal the World” for PIM 4’s

    “What a Feeling” for PIM 6’s

    “How Will I Know?” for PIM 7’s

    “America” for Sr. Lyrical

    Macon Dance Campers will wear their class leotards (can roll up sleeves) and any summer shorts from home


    1. “What Do You Like To Do In Summer?” (ballet shoes)Tuesday 5:15 Crea. Move. Class; 9:00 Macon Campers
    2. “River Flows In You”- Thursday 6:30 Intermediate Ballet Class
    3. “Supercalifragilistic”- Peyton Cordray Solo
    4. “America”- Thursday 8:15 Senior Lyrical/Contemporary
    5. “Rockin’ Robin” (tap shoes)– Tuesday 4:30 Intro. To TAP CATS
    6. “For Good”- Mikaela Schlueter Solo
    7. “Footloose” (jazz shoes)Tuesday 6:50 PIM 4/5 Class
    8. “Twist Your Frown Upside Down”- Delaney Banner Solo
    9. “Sugar Plum Fairy”- Thursday 7:20 Advanced Ballet/Pointe Class
    10. “Let’s Get Loud”- Allie Yoder Solo
    11. “Walking On Sunshine”- Lily Partin Solo
    12. “If You’re Happy and You Know It” (ballet shoes)Monday 5:05, Tuesday 5:15 and Thursday 5:15 Creative Movement/Pre-Dance Classes
    13. “Vacation”- Tuesday 4:15 Youth Hip Hop Class
    14. “What a Feeling”- Tuesday 7:40 PIM 6/7 Class students who were PIM 6’s in the Spring
    15. “Don Quixote”- Kate Marshall Solo
    16. “Music, Music, Music” (tap shoes) Monday 5:45 Int.-Adv. Creative Movement/Pre-Dance Class
    17. “Hold My Hand”- Emma Stanley Solo
    18. “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” (jazz shoes)Kirksville 5:30 and Kirksville 7:30 Dance Intensive Students
    19. “Blessing” (ballet shoes)Monday 6:30 PIM 2/3 Class students who were PIM 2’s in the Spring Showcase; Eva Sterup & Kirksville 1:15 Dance Intensive Students who were PIM 2’s in the Spring
    20. “Surfin’ in the USA” (tap shoes)Thursday 4:35 TAP CATS ¾ Class
    21. “Home”- Millie Scruggs Solo
    22. “Pocket Full of Sunshine” (tap shoes)TAP CATS 1/2
    23. “Classic Ballet”- Monday 4:00 Youth Ballet Class
    24. “Take It to the Floor”- Tuesday 8:30 Senior Hip Hop Class
    25. “Mack the Knife”- Jacob Carriker Solo
    26. “Waltz of the Dolls”- Morgan Mullock Solo
    27. “Sunshine and Summer Time” (jazz or ballet shoes)Tuesday 5:55 PIM 1 Class; 1:00 Macon Dance Campers
    28. “Color Blind”- Taylor Henness
    29. “Summertime Jazz” (jazz shoes)Kirksville 3:30 Dance Intensive Students
    30. “Not About Angels”- Cynthia Willcox Solo
    31. “Listen . .. “ (ballet shoes) Monday 5:05 and Thursday 5:15 Creative Movement/Pre-Dance Classes; Macy Cleaver, Maggie Athon; 9:00 Macon Dance Campers
    32. “When I Met You In the Summer”- Tuesday 7:40 PIM 6/7 Class
    33. “Heal the World”- Tuesday 6:50 PIM 4/5 students who were in PIM 4 this spring; Kirksville 3:30 and 5:30 Dance Intensive Students who were PIM 4’s in the Spring Showcase
    34. “Singin’ In the Rain”- Daniel Marshall solo
    35. “Dance, Dance”-Monday 5:45 Int.-Adv. Creative Movement/Pre-Dance Class, Ansley Jackman, and Macon 1:00 Dance Camp
    36. “Go Light the World”- Rachel Case Solo
    37. “Four Swans”- Thursday 7:20 Advanced Ballet/Pointe Class
    38. “Guns and Ships”- Sydney Graves
    39. “Spice Up Your Life”- Monday 6:30 PIM 2/3 and Kirksville 1:15 Summer Dance Intensive students
    40. “Gravity”- Randall Chambers Solo
    41. “Surf’s Up” (jazz shoes)Thursday 5:45 Junior Lyrical/Contemporary Class
    42. “How Will I Know?”- Tuesday 7:40 PIM 6/7 Class students who were in PIM 7 in the Spring Showcase
    43. 2016 Halftime Routine- All Dance Campers


    Click here for the Macon 5:30 and 7:30 show order of show and costuming

    Spring Showcase Costume Fees and Important Dates

        The following is important advanced information regarding the upcoming 30th Annual Spring Showcase that you should retain for future reference (the costume fee amounts, which are the same as the past several years, and the costume payment deadline date are IN GREEN immediately below because they are the most urgent at this time):

    COSTUME FEES (costume fee payment final deadline date is Thursday, April 21 – EARLIER PAYMENT is most appreciated!!
    Keep in mind you can now go online at dancestudioofkirksville.com and pay with your credit card through PAY PAL):
    All PEOPLE IN MOTION Classes:  $49.50 plus shipping and sales tax = $59.50
    Mon. 5:15, Wed. 3:15 and Wed. 5:00 “pinks”; Wed. 5:35 “whites”:
    $39.50 plus shipping and sales tax = $47.50
    Mon. 3:40 and Thurs. 8:35 Musical Theater: 
    $37.50 plus shipping and sales tax = $44.50
    Tues. 3:45 “For Boys Only”; All Hip Hop Classes: 
    $29.50 plus shipping and sales tax = $34.50
    Thurs. 3:50 Dance Team Prep:  rental of $14.50
    Wed. 4:00 Youth Ballet, Wed. 7:40 Int. Ballet, Thurs. 7:35 Advanced Ballet:
    rental of
    All TAP CATS; Thurs. 3:50 Dance Team Prep:  No fee
    Tues. 8:05 LEAPS & TURNS:  N/A

    April 4-7 – Spring Showcase ticket order forms will be distributed in classes
    Thursday, April 21 Costume fee payment deadline date and last date to submit ticket order form to ensure unlimited numbers of tickets
    Monday, May 2 PHOTO DAY (detailed information will be handed out later)
    Saturday morning, May 7 REHEARSAL at Middle School Auditorium (you need to attend rehearsal – detailed schedule will follow)
    Saturday evening, May 7 Annual Spring Showcase at Kirksville Middle School Auditorium (Baldwin Auditorium on the Truman State
    University campus is not available after mid-April for non-campus events)
    Early Show for Mon. 5:15, Wed. 3:15 & Wed. 5:00 ‘Pinks”; Wed. 6:15 PIM 1 & Tues. 5:05 PIM 2 Classes; TAP CATS 1 Class;
    and Tues. 5:50 Hippity Hop Class begins at 5:30 p.m (dancers arrive at 5:15 p.m.; doors open at 5:05 p.m.)
    Later Show for all classes not specified in the Early Show immediately above begins at 7:30 p.m. (dancers arrive at7:15 p.m.;
    doors open at 7:05 p.m.) – note: the Wed. 5:35 Int.-Adv. Pre-Dance Class is performing in the first half of the later show.
    BOTH SHOWS for Mon. 8:00 PIM 7, Mon. 6:35 TAP CATS 4, Mon. 7:10 Adv. Hip Hop; Thurs. 8:35 Musical Theater Classes
    (see arrival and performance times above)

    All tickets to the performance will again be $5 (children age 3 and under are free; there is no limit to the number of tickets you can order if
    your ticket order form is received by Thursday, April 21; after that date, there will be a limit based upon remaining availability)

    Please be sure that your students get to all remaining classes to ensure they learn the dance(s) they are performing (if a student has
    missed too many classes and does not know their dance(s), we would not want to put them in an uncomfortable performance situation).

    Finally, I want to personally thank you for the commitment you have demonstrated to your students and the Studio throughout the year.  Our Studio truly has the best parents and a family atmosphere second to none