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Dance is the only art
that we ourselves are the material
of which it is made.

Studio 201 is provides a quality dance education in a positive, nurturing environment that will instill a love of dance to children young and old. We offer ballet, tap, jazz, pom, hip hop, musical theater, acro/tumbling, competition and a movement class for toddlers and preschool age.


Studio 201 is owned by Emily Sullivan. Growing up Emily took classes at Royal Dance Academy under the instruction of Brenda Israel,  Stephanie Clark, and Roger Israel. Along with getting her BA in graphic communication, she went on to study dance at the University of Northern Iowa. She received her CDA in early childhood development and became a certified dance instructor in 2018. Emily will be teaching Competition, Discover Dance, K1 Combo, High School and Middle School ballet and Jazz, Dance Ambassadors, Tap,  and Hip Hop.

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Mackenzie Miller will be teaching 2 & 3 grade Ballet, Jazz, and Pom, 4 & 5 grade Ballet and Jazz and is competition instructor. This will be her second year at Studio 201. She has 20+ years of dance experience including studio, competition, dance team, and teaching. She recently moved back to Osceola with her husband, son and two dogs. 


Haley Oesch will be our tumbling instructor. She is 18 years old and a Freshman at ISU! This will be her second year with Studio 201. She has been involved in dance and tumbling her entire life and has been on the coaching side of it for 4 years.


Moyra Hicks will be tag teaming with Lily Cook to teach one of our discover dance classes, Musical Theater K-3, K1 Ballet and Movement.  This will be Moyra's second year teaching. She is 18 and in her senior year of high school. She is involved in marching band and jazz band, basketball, golf, and the fall musical. She also has a huge sweet tooth and loves to bake.


Lily Cook will be tag teaming with Moyra Hicks to teach one of our discover dance classes, Musical Theater K-3, K1 Ballet and Movement.  She has been dancing for 9 years and has been on the competition team for 6! Lily has been assisting for 4 years. She attends Clarke Community High School. 


Sarah Coder will be teaching 4&5 grade Hip Hop and 4th and up Pom Classes. This is Sarah's 2nd year with Studio 201.  When she is not teaching at Studio 201 she is teaching  5-6th graders at I-35 Community School District. She has experience in competitive, college and professional dance.

Jazz is recommended to develop style, strength, and versatility. We will build on the ballet foundation of dance principles, knowledge of dance vocabulary, and technique. Our Jazz classes will also be pulling inspiration from different styles such as hip-hop, classical, lyrical, modern (just to name a few). Classes are structured around proper warm-up, across-the-floor progressions and combinations, center-floor technique and combinations, and performance skills and routines. Grades 2nd and up.

Tap  enhances rhythmic dynamics, speed, and agility. It instills an awareness of the music; its timing, rhythm and changes in energy. Ages 5 and up. Grades K and up.


Our pom classes work towards taking a group of individual dancers and turning them into one dancing unit. We work with pom motions, jumps, turns and group formations. Grades K and up.

K1 Combo

This class is for Kindergarten and 1st graders who want to try multiple dance styles but do not want to live in the studio. This hour long class will teach tap, ballet and pom styles. They will perform two dances in the spring recital and one dance at winter showcase.

Musical Theater

This class is filled with Broadway style dancing and music. Classes incorporate the style of dance one would typically see on a Broadway and musicals. This class will work on acting and storytelling through dance. Grades - Kindergarten and up.

Dance Ambassadors

Our Dance Ambassadors will perform at community events throughout the year and our final dance of the recital.  Routines are usually upbeat. Dancer must be in 2nd grade or older and enrolled in at least one other class. 

Movement classes are for little ones ages 18m to preschool age. It's an informal class including movement, rhythm, music, counting and of course dancing. We work towards following directions, working with a group, and acquiring skills necessary to perform in a group (for example, waiting their turns). Parents/guardians are asked to stay during the class and are welcome to join in on the fun.  This class is not part of the recital. This class runs for 8 weeks with a fall and winter session.

This is an introduction class to dance for our preschoolers ages 3 - 5 year olds. We will focus on 11 fundamental dance concepts, ballet terminology on top of working on coordination and gross motor skills such as leaping, skipping and galloping. We work on following directions and working in a group. 

Hip Hop

Classes include warm up, moving across the floor, style explorations (popping, locking, waving, gliding, etc.) and combinations to popular hip hop songs.  Grades K and up.


This will be a fun and exciting environment where they will learn a variety of tricks. The first half of the year we will work on skills listed below. The second half we will learn a dance that will incorporate the skills the we have learned to perform at our spring recital.
Beginner tumblers: Will concentrate on but not limited to table tops/bridges, donkey kicks, cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, strengthening and coordination!
Older tumblers: Will concentrate on but not limited to core strengthening, flexibility, backbend kick overs, front limbers, headstands and handstand forward rolls, back walk overs, chin stands, elbow stands, dive rolls and hand springs!


These classes compete in several competitions in the spring, perform at the winter showcase and spring recital. Dancers must dance with Studio 201 for 1 year before they are eligible to compete. 


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