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.

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Classes
Classes

Please Contact Marcia Olds, (517)333-4430, for details on class placement and leotard color. All classes are held at East Lansing Hannah Community Center. Registration fee: $15 per student and a $75 recital fee per family.

Youth Classes

Class Name Age Time and Date Misc Note Cost ($ Res Per Month / $Non-Res Per Month)
Primary I 4-6 Tuesday 9/10-6/1 6-6:40 p.m. - $47 / $52
Primary Ballet II+ 6-8 Thursday 9/10-6/1 5:15-6 p.m. - $47 / $52
Classical Ballet I 8-10 Monday 9/9-6/1 5:15-6:05 p.m. - $47 / $52
Classical Ballet II 10-12 Monday 9/9-6/1 5:10-6:10 p.m. - $49 / $54
Classical Ballet II/III Pointe 12-14 Monday 9/9-6/1 6:10-7:10 p.m. Instructor approval required $49 / $54
Irish Step Workshop Level II 8-12 Thursday 9/12-12/12 6:15-7 p.m. - $141 / $146
Irish Step Workshop Beginning Level I 8-12 Thursday 9/12-12/12 7-7:45 p.m. - $141 / $146
Hip Hop/Jazz Workshop 9-15 Monday 9/9-11/25 6:15-7 p.m. - $141 / $146

Teen/Adult Classes 16+

Class Name Age Time and Date Misc Note Cost ($ Res Per Month / $Non-Res Per Month)
Cecchetti Exam IV 16+ Tuesday 9/10-6/1 6:05-7:20 p.m. - $52 / $57
Pointe Intermediate IV 16+ Thursday 9/12-6/1 5:15-6:30 p.m. - $52 / $57
Lyrical Ballet IV 16+ Tuesday 9/10-6/1 7:20-8:10 p.m. - $47 / $52
Beginning Adult Ballet 30+ Monday 9/16-10/21 12:45-1:30 p.m. - $84 / $89
Beginning Adult Ballet 30+ Monday 11/4-12/9 12:45-1:30 p.m. - $84 / $89

50+ Classes

Class Name Age Time and Date Misc Note Cost ($ Res Per Month / $Non-Res Per Month)
50+ Adult Ballet Basics - Monday 9/16-10/21 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Monday 10/28-12/9 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- $49 / $54
Advanced Adult Bellet V-VI - Monday 9/9-6/1 7:15-8:30 p.m. - $52 / $57
50+ Adult Ballet III 16+ Thursday 9/19-10/24 12:10-1:10 p.m.
Thursday 10/31-12/12 12:10-1:10 p.m.
- $49 / $54
50+ Stretch & Exercise Warm-Ups - Thursday 9/19-10/24 11:30-12 p.m.
Thursday 10/31-12/12 11:30-12 p.m.
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