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 East Lansing Hannah Community Center, (517) 333-2580 ext. 0 to register. All classes are held at the 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 II 6-7+ Monday 9/13-6/6 6:10-6:50 p.m. - $49 / $54
Classical Ballet I 8-10 Tuesday 9/14-6/6 5:15-6 p.m. - $49 / $54
Classical Ballet II/III Pointe 10-14 Monday 9/13-6/6 5:10-6:05 p.m. - $50 / $55
Irish Step Workshop Level III 9-13+ Thursday 9/16-6/6 6-6:45 p.m. - $49 / $54
Jazz/Show Dance/Hip Hop Combo 12-14+ Monday 9/13-6/6 6:10-6:55 p.m. - $49 / $54

Teen/Adult Classes 16+

Class Name Age Time and Date Misc Note Cost ($ Res Per Month / $Non-Res Per Month)
Cecchetti Exam V-VI 17+ Monday 9/13-6/6 7-8:15 p.m - $52 / $57
Pointe Intermediate V-VI 16+ Tuesday 9/14-6/6 6:10-7:10 p.m. - $50 / $55
Lyrical Ballet IV 16+ Tuesday 9/14-6/6 7:15-8 p.m. - $49 / $54

50+ Classes

To register for these 50+ ballet classes, please call Marcia Olds at (517) 333-4430.

Class Name Age Time and Date Misc Note Cost ($ Res Per Month / $Non-Res Per Month)
60+ Adult Ballet Basics - Monday 9/20-12/3 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Monday 10/28-12/9 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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60+ Adult Ballet III - Thursday 9/23-10/28 12:05–1:05 p.m. - -
50+ Ballet III - Thursday 11/4-12/9 12:05–1:05 p.m - -
60+ Stretch & Exercise Warm-Ups - Thursday 9/23-10/28 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m
Thursday 11/4-12/9 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m
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Workshops

Workshops are a great way to dip your toe into a style of dance without committing to a longer period! $5 registration fee per workshop..

Class Name Age Time and Date Misc Note Cost ($ Res Per Month / $Non-Res Per Month)
Pre-Ballet/Primary 4-6 Tuesday 9/21-10/26 6:10-6:50 p.m.
Tuesday 11/9-12/7 6:10-6:50 p.m.
- $66 / $71
$55 / $60
Beginning Ballet - Ballet I 7-10 Wednesday 9/22-10/27 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Wednesday 11/10-12/15 5:30-6:15 p.m.
No class 11/24 $69 / $74
$57.50 / $62.50
Beginning Modern Dance 8-13 Wednesday 9/22-10/27 6:15-7 p.m.
Wednesday 11/10-12/15 6:15-7 p.m.
- $69 / $74
$57.50 / $62.50
Beginning Irish 7-12 Thursday 9/23-10/28 6:50-7:35 p.m.
Thursday 11/4-12/9 6:50-7:35 p.m.
- $69 / $74
$57.50 / $62.50
Classical Ballet I 30+ Monday 9/20-10/25 12:45-1:35 p.m.
Monday 11/1-12/6 12:45-1:35 p.m.
- $72 / $77
$72 / $77

Ladies Night Out

Dancing in heels (that are secured with straps or zippers). Music selections include R&B, Broadway, Hip Hop and more! A showy style of dance with L.A. origins, feminine and builds self-confidence

Class Name Age Time and Date Misc Note Cost ($ Res Per Month / $Non-Res Per Month)
Ladies Night Out! - Wednesday 9/22-10/27 7:10-8 p.m. - $66 / $71
Ladies Night Out! - Wednesday 11/10-12/15 7:10-8 p.m. - $55 / $60

Call Marcia Olds/ Studio de Danse Director for class placement, dance wear, or any dance related questions at 517-333-4430.

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