Since 1961, Marcia’s School of Dance, LLC has fostered the educational, physical and personal growth of our students by providing the finest dance training available in Northeast Wisconsin.
The faculty and staff at Marcia’s School of Dance, LLC enjoys a unique reputation as virtuosos of more than one style of dance. Classes offered include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Polynesian, Modern and young children’s classes.
Marcia is a member and past President of Dance Masters Of Wisconsin and the Chicago National Association Of Dance Masters. She is a Certified Dance Educator CDE (Graduate Certification) and Master Dance Educator MDE (Master Certification) from the Chicago National Association Of Dance Masters and is an officer of the Executive Council. She holds a CEU (Certificate of Continuing Education) from the Northern Illinois University.
As school Director, Marcia has owned and operated her studio since 1961. She has been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Dance Council for her lifetime dedication as a dance educator enriching Wisconsin's dance heritage. Marcia also received the Celebrating Abilities Award on October 10, 2005 for her work with special needs children.
Marcia has studied dance in New York City, Chicago, Hawaii and toured with the Barnes and Carruthers Theatrical Company. She has also choreographed numerous plays for Fox Valley area high schools and Attic Theatre. She danced with a local Hawaiian band for ten years. Her current Polynesian Troupe has entertained extensively in the Fox Cities and surrounding area.
Juliana is a member of the Dance Masters of Wisconsin. She is a Certified Dance Educator (CDE) from the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. She holds a Certificate of Continuing Education (CEU) from Northern Illinois University and was an elective officer on the Board of Directors for the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.
Juliana began dance at the early age of four, receiving her training from her mother, Marcia. At age eleven she worked with her Grandmother, Julie, learning the basic skills of teaching. As a teen she studied with many well known teachers both at dance camps and conventions.
She has choreographed many competition winning routines for her students. Including an Overall Winner in the Junior Division for Tap in 2002. For the advancement of her students, Juliana continues to attend conventions, training sessions and workshops.
Susan is a member of the Dance Maters of Wisconsin, as well as, Miss Marcia’s Polynesian Troupe. The Troupe performs for nursing homes, community events, and private parties.
Susan’s very first dance class was at the age of nineteen right here at Marcia’s School of Dance, starting with ballet, still her first love, and then adding jazz and tap. She then received a year scholarship of hula lessons.
Susan has attended numerous DMW dance workshops, as well as, Ka Hui Hula Polynesia workshops in Indiana, Chicago and Hawaii. Fascinated with the art of Polynesian dance, Sue was eager to learn more of the culture, arts and crafts, and the language. Her Polynesian training has come from the top Kuma Hulas that taught both contemporary and ancient hula, Heaori, and Tahitian. The Aloha spirit comes from with in, and it is Sue’s goal to pass it on.
Amy has been teaching at Marcia's School of Dance since 2005, and is a member of Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Dance Masters of Wisconsin. She holds a Bachelor of Science Minor in Dance Education from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.
Amy started her dance training at the age of 6 at Miller Academy of Dance, where she studied tap, baton, ballet, jazz, and pointe. At ages 7 and 8, Amy and her cousin won two consecutive National Tap Titles. While in high school, Amy continued to study dance, and was a four year member and choreographer for the pom pon squad. At UW-SP, she performed in numerous dance productions and was a three year member of the co-ed basketball cheer squad while getting her degree in Elementary Education and Dance Education.
Since graduating from college in 1993, Amy has been teaching first grade students for the Appleton Area School District, and promoting dance within her school with winter mini-sessions, free dance time, and getting the teaching staff to dance in the annual talent show. She also choreographs liturgical dance at local churches.
Arielle Elms is a member of Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Dance Masters of Wisconsin.Arielle has also attained her CDE (Certified Dance Educator) through Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.
Arielle started dancing at the age of 2 ½ at Marcia’s School of Dance where she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Polynesian, Pointe, and Acrobatics.Arielle has also been a class demonstrator, junior teacher, and a teacher at the studio since the age of 14.While studying dance, Arielle competed in numerous dance competitions, received many scholarships, and passed all levels of dance through Chicago National Association of Dance Masters Student Honors Program.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Arielle holds a position with the Appleton Area School District teaching sixth grade at Classical School. Arielle also continues to teach her love of dance at the studio.
Over the years, Marcia's School of Dance has accumulated a number of awards and honors. Miss Marcia was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Dance Council in 2003. The studio received the Celebrating Abilities award in 2005.
Marcia's School of Dance has also participated in numerous CNADM and DMW competitions, bringing home hard-earned trophies! The studio has performed at Six Flags Great America's Dance Fest and participated in the annual Appleton Flag Day Parade. Miss Marcia and Miss Juliana have also shared dance with the community over the years, having choreographed for a multitude of high school plays and community musicals! Miss Marcia's Polynesian troop also performs in the community. The studio has had the privilege of hosting a Radio City Rockettes workshop (2008). The Post Crescent's Viewfinder (December 2008) featured an article about Mother Daughter share passion about dance, written by Dan Powers and a workshop with Kevin Aubin from the musical "Wicked" (2009).