Established in 2013, First Class Dance Center is a premier dance studio in San Marcos, TX. We pride ourselves in knowing that we are creating healthy, successful and beautiful dancers. FCDC offers a welcoming atmosphere for students who are just starting out to students who are experienced dancers. We strive for our highest possibilities and expect that from our students as well. Come by and see what First Class Dance Center is all about. We look forward to teaching your children the fulfilling and rewarding art of dance!
TAYLOR MAIORKA: Owner, Instructor, Choreographer
Miss Taylor is from Dale, Texas a small town just south of Austin. She started taking tap and ballet lessons when she was eight years old which led her to a spot on a competition team later on that year. She continued dancing competitively all the way through her senior year in high school at various competitions and conventions primarily in the central Texas area. However, she has also traveled to New York where she trained at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and competed at Encore Nationals in Las Vegas where she performed with the Encore Elite Dance Team in the opening number of the show. At 8 National Talent, in June of 2016, she competed for the last time where she won first place overall with her self-choreographed tap solo and second overall with her lyrical solo. Since she began dancing, she has had extensive training in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and acrobatics. She started assisting classes when she was fourteen and began teaching at FCDC her junior year of high school. Currently, she lives in San Marcos where she recently graduated from Texas State University, double majoring in accounting and marketing. She is now the owner of FCDC and wants to share her passion for dance with the dancers of San Marcos!
MACEY PHILLIPS : Instructor
Meet Macey!! Macey is from Buda, Texas. She started dancing when she was 2 years old and danced competitively from the age of eight up until her senior year of high school. She is trained in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, and lyrical. In high school Macey was on her high school drill team the Jack C. Hays Highsteppers for 4 years. She was on the Highstepper Elite team her junior and senior year and she was a dance officer her senior year. After she graduated she was employed with Crowd Pleasers Dance Company where she teaches and choreographs for high school drill teams all over Texas. She is on staff at First Class Dance Center and is currently attending Texas State University where she is majoring in dance and dancing as a Texas State Strutter!
ADDISON KEY : Instructor, Choreographer
Meet Miss Addison! Addison was born in Austin and grew up in San Marcos, Texas. She did not follow the traditional path of a dancer. Growing up, she participated mostly in cheerleading and gymnastics with Texas State University. It was at the age of 11 that she took her first dance class and realized her passion. She quickly became part of the Elite Company at her Jr. high and competed multiple group dances and solos. She became a member of her high school drill team Elite Company and was a lead in multiple group routines as a freshman, while also competing a solo and a duet throughout the year. She joined the FCDC family at the age 15 and continued her training in ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, lyrical, musical theater, and hip-hop. Throughout her dance career she has been invited to perform at Pro-Bowls and dance in several performances at Texas State University. She is now a student at Texas State in the Athletic Training program. She hopes to continue her education with a focus in blending her passion for dance and her interest in the medical field. Addison has been a part of the FCDC family teaching for 4 years and loves being here.
MARGOT CROCKER: Instructor
Miss Margot is from McAllen, Texas, a town deep in the south. She began dancing at the age of three at Melbas School of Dance. She began her training in ballet , tap, hip-hop and jazz. She later started training in lyrical, folklorico, musical theater, and contemporary in addition to the styles listed above. At the age of twelve, she got into the studio's Senior Company, making her the youngest member on the team. She landed various roles in many ballets throughout the years, achieving the role of Cinderella in the ballet Cinderella. She also held many lead parts in lyrical, tap, and jazz dances. Miss Margot began assisting pre-school dance classes at the age of 13. She is now an early childhood education major at Texas State University right here in San Marcos.