Marcia Day is the instructor of our morning classes. Marcia has choreographed and taught Tap Dance primarily for 30 years, mostly in Arizona, but also in California and Hawaii. She has directed and performed in a variety of Dance Shows throughout these years. Marcia was the Founder of Tap Dance Arizona – a local Dance Company now under the direction of Marie Campi. Throughout the years Marcia studied with Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Dianne Walker, Ted Levy and several other tap professionals. She founded Marcia’s Mop Brigade in 1997 which included dancers from 18 to 79 who performed in local parades and at various fund-raisers. She organized Scottsdale’s Annual Celebration of National Tap Dance Days in 1996 – 1998, She was the coordinator of the Scottsdale Sizzler (girls 4 to 14) who performed both Jazz and Pom routines throughout the Valley from 1983 to 1990.

Traci Mann

Traci Mann grew up producing back yard plays and living room performances. Then an opportunity with Footnotes Dance Company was opened up to her and she joined her older sister, Judy, onstage in bigger venues. At age 18, Ms. Mann became a dance teacher at Judy’s Dance Academy in Denver, where her sister graciously trained her and groomed her for college. In college, she majored in Theater with an emphasis in Dance and went on to tour professionally as a ballerina in Venezuela. She eventually returned to become Founder of the Dance Department at San Juan College in Farmington, NM. There, she produced dance concerts with live musicians and dancers from her college classes. Realizing she wanted something more, Ms. Mann moved to New York City at age 27 and began producing shows in NYC.