"I have recently started teaching a beginning modern and ballet class and I wanted to thank you for the base you gave me. I have realized more and more what how unique it was. I can't tell you how thankful I am for it. You had us choreographing and doing all sorts of things at such a young age. It has and continues to shape the way I dance. I love the variety of dance styles and music genres you exposed us to. I had no idea how good I had it until I was away for a while. Thank you so much!"
- Jessi Simmons, former student
"Miss Marci, Through all these years you have taught me so many things. Not only have I learned about dance, I have learned about life. Your strength, patience, compassion, and your genuine love for all your students, inspire me to be a better person and a better dancer."
- Emeline, former student and REASONs alum
"When I graduated high school and embarked upon a gap year I did so with a growing curiosity in my body. Though I had played sports throughout my life I had never been so attuned to the artistic aspect in movement. Thankfully I found Second Story Studio, an open and creative community of dancers who encouraged my burgeoning love for dance. I came away with an expanded technical and conceptual vocabulary for exploring the medium and was provided a space wherein I was able to uncover a bit about my most natural expression as a mover. I am grateful for this experience as the basis for dance work I am continuing to create, and be a part of, as a liberal arts major in college.”
- Luke Kinman, former student
"If it's about competition to you, there are other places, but if you just want to learn to dance, this is the place."
- Anjali, student, REASONs member
for Every Body
Dance, Yoga & Fitness
"I have had daughters dance with Marci, owner and director of Second Story Studio, for 10 years. It has been an unbelievably beneficial experience for both girls. We love Ms. Marci. She means so much more to all of us than simply a dance instructor."
- Lisa Fitts, parent