Your Kids Are In Great Hands

Meet our talented team of instructors and helpful office staff at Dance Atlantic. Focused on teaching exceptional technique and creating unforgettable experiences, our team is committed to our dancers’ satisfaction and success. Our instructors have been certified through Dance Masters of America, so parents are assured their child is receiving the best education offered. If you’d like to set up an introductory meeting don’t hesitate to reach out.


Owner/Head Instructor

*Dance Masters of America Certified Instructor

Ricci is the owner and head instructor at Dance Atlantic. Her extensive training includes, Gus Giordano's Dance Center, Stephens College and University of Iowa. She is also certified to teach through Dance Masters of America. Ricci opened Dance Atlantic in 1994 and is proud to continue teaching students from Atlantic and its surrounding communities.


Oakland Instructor 

*Dance Masters of America Certified Instructor

Steph is one of the head instructors at the studio's Oakland location. She is trained in the 4 main forms of dance, but excels in Introductory dance with young students. Steph received her dance certification through Dance Masters of America #47.  As a Dance Atlantic alumni, Steph is excited to be teaching students and passing on her love of dance. Her compassion and mild manner make her a favorite with students and staff alike.

Shelby Svoboda

Oakland Instructor/Tumbling Specialist

*Dance Masters of America Certified Instructor

Shelby bring a vast amount of knowledge to the students at Dance Atlantic. She has extensive training in all dance forms with emphasis in hip hop and tumbling. Shelby is one of the studio's hip hop teachers and is a Dance Atlantic alumni. As a certified teacher through Dance Masters of America #47 & USA Gymnastics, she is a great asset to our teaching staff.


Introductory Dance Instructor

*Bachelors Degree in Child, Adult & Family Services

Kelsey is one of the studio's Introductory dance teachers who specializes in child development.  Her patience and mild manner make her a perfect fit for young students. Kelsey is also a Dance Atlantic alumni. Her knowledge and understanding of children make her a valuable asset to our teaching staff.


Hip Hop Instructor

Bailey is one of the hip hop instructors at the Atlantic studio location. She has extensive competitive experience and specializes in hip hop & urban jazz. A Dance Atlantic alumni, Bailey is excited to be in a teaching position at the studio. Her knowledge and competitive experience make her a valuable member of our teaching staff.


Assistant Instructor Atlantic, Oakland Instructor, Acro/Tumbling Specialist

*Dance Masters of America Certified Instructor

Kerra is one of Dance Atlantic's most experienced team members. She has specialized in Introductory class, hip hop, lyrical and tumbling. Kerra is a Dance Atlantic alumni and a past member of the studio's competitive team. She received her teaching certification through Dance Masters of America #47, and her competitive experience makes her a well respected teacher on our team.  Her passion for dance and teaching others to feel confident dancing is a true inspiration.


Atlantic Office Staff

Sheena is Dance Atlantic's head receptionist/office personnel. Whether you’re looking to register for classes, have billing questions, or need fitted for shoes, Sheena is eager to help you.


Oakland Office Staff

Crystal is the head office receptionist in the studio's Oakland location. A past "dance mom," Crystal has the experience and knowledge to help you with all your questions and needs.

Dance Atlantic



(712) 243-5072 Atlantic & Oakland studios


312 Chestnut St, Atlantic, IA 50022
129 Harrison  Suite 102, Oakland, IA 51560

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