Marsha Woody founded the Academy of Dance in 1956. Her daughter, Monique Z. Steinhagen is now the Owner/Director of the school. The studio is a leading dance institution in Southeast Texas providing students a full range of classes including Pre-School Ballet, Classical Ballet & Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical/Improv, Hip Hop, and Acrobatics. Our specially designed curriculum, spacious facility and well trained staff provides each student with a strong foundation as well as the capacity to adapt to other interests such as Drill Teams, Cheerleading, Community Theatre, etc.
The quality of training and the disciplined atmosphere no doubt produces excellent dancers, but besides that, the Marsha Woody Academy prepares students to reach for higher goals and the ability to work through a difficult task to completion….a skill any parent, teacher or employer would consider to be a great asset.
The success of the Academy is well documented. With many students and graduates filling the ranks in professional dance companies nationwide including, New York City Broadway productions, touring companies, teachers, college dance majors as well as Beaumont Civic Ballet members. As dance educators, we are the custodians of a tradition that has evolved over 64 years.