Studio de Danse

35 years of Excellent Instruction

“A dance teacher helps students find a song in their heart,
a beat in their feet, and a passion for life”

Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff

Marcia Smith Olds founded Studio de Danse, where she is director and instructor in 1979. Marcia began her dance training at the age of three at Virgiline Simmons School of Dance in Lansing, Michigan. She studied with Miss Simmons for over 20 years and taught for her for several years. Marcia attended Lansing Community College and Arizona State University before going to London, England for three years of study at the Stella Mann School of Dancing and the Royal Academy of Dancing Method.

Marcia has attained her advanced certification from the Cecchetti Council of America qualifying her as a Fellow Member, which allows her to coach all levels of students and teachers for Cecchetti examinations.

She served on the General Board of the C.C.A. and the board of the Lansing Ballet Co. and as vice-chairman of the Western Michigan Committee of the C.C.A. and is currently the National Librarian for the C.C.A. Marcia has also received her certification in the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in ballet and national dance.


Rates And Procedures

To be Paid Upon Enrollment

Registration Fee-$15 per student(non-refundable)

*Recital Fee-$75 per family

**Monthly Class Lesson Fee-To be paid in nine equal payments for clases taken monthly, September through May.

*In addition, a costume fee of approximately $45-$75 per class will be due mid-January.

Note Checks returned for NSF will be charged an additional $27.50 fee.

Session Length Cost ($ Per Season/$Per Month)
40 min-45 min $405/$45
50 min $414/$46
60 min $423/$47
75 min $441/$49
Monday Advanced Ballet 90 Minute Lesson $540/$60
Exam I-V Minute Lesson $468/$52

Youth Classes

Class Name Age Time and Date Misc Note Cost Resident / Non-Resident
Pre-Ballet/Primary I 4-5 Tuesday, 1/9-5/29 5:15-5:55pm
Tuesday, 1/9-2/13 5:15-5-55pm
- $45/$50
Primary Ballet II+ 6-8 Monday, 1/8-5/21 5:15-6pm - $45/$45
Primary Ballet Mini Workshop 6-8 Monday, 1/8-2/12 5:15-6pm $7 registration fee $68/$73
Classical Ballet I 8-10 Monday, 1/8-5/21 5:10-6:10pm - $47/$52
Classical Ballet II 10-12 Monday, 1/8-5/21 6:10-7:10pm - $47/$52
Beginner's Irish Mini Workshop 6-9 Tuesday, 1/23-2/27 6-6:45pm - $68/$73
Hip Hop Workshop 7-13 Monday, 1/8-5/21 6:15-7pm - $45/$44

Teen/Adult Classes (Ages 13+)

Class Name Time and Date Misc Notes Cost Per Season/Month
Cecchetti Exam III Tuesday, 1/9-5/29 6-7:15pm - $52/$57
Pointe III Intermediate Thursday, 1/11-5/31 5:15-6:30pm - $45/$50
Intermediate/Advanced Ballet V-VI Monday, 1/8-5/21 7:15-8:30pm - $45/$50
Lyrical Ballet Inter III Thursday, 1/9-5/31 6:30-7:15pm - $45/$50
Lyrical Ballet Adv V Tuesday, 1/9-5/29 7:15-8:15pm - $47/$52

To register for the senior ballet classes listed below, please call Marcia Olds at 517.333.4430

50+ Classes

Class Name Time and Date
Ballet Basics for 50+ Monday, 9/15-5/21 11:30am-12:30pm
Stretch and Exercise Warm-Ups Thursday, 1/18-2/22 11:30am-12pm
Thursday, 3/1-4/12 11:30am-12pm
Thursday, 4/19-5/24 11:30am-12pm
Ballet III Thursday, 1/18-2/22 12:10-1:10pm
Thursday, 3/1-4/12 12:10-1:10pm
Thursday, 4/19-5/24 12:10-1:10pm

Questions? Check out our class policy

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