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May 16, 2007

Dancing by the River
Louisville Dance Academy
Margaret Clancy, owner / instructor
802 Koop Ave. , Louisville
Summer classes begin first week in June!

Editors Note: Louisville has become known for it's special culture. Much of this culture has been crafted by talented and motivated women. Louisville offers it's visitors many unique Businesses: Main Street Cafe, Art Chicks, Coop-de -Ville, Feathers, Blakes Soda Fountain, ENVY Salon, WireBuilt Company and the Louisville Art Gallery. This month we were joined by another creative and talented business woman, I was lucky to get her to slow down long enough for an interview.
Meet Margaret Clancy:

) Where did the idea for your Dance Academy come from?
I’ve been dancing since I was 12. When a Junior in High School, I began to teach dance to children under the direction of another teacher. The next year, she left town, so I took over completely and ran the school myself during my senior year of High School. I then studied dance at Creighton University under the direction of Valerie Roche who founded the Omaha Ballet and the Omaha Academy of Ballet. Life took its turns, and family became such a large focus that I was only able to “keep my toe” in dance. But one year ago, I had the opportunity to teach again in Lincoln, and I was reassured that it was something I STILL wanted to do. So here I am!!

) What kind of folks will be interested in learning dance? Can folks my age learn to Dance?
Anyone can dance. During my college years, I taught dance to severely handicapped children at the Hattie B. Monroe Pavilion within the U of N Med Center. They experienced as much if not more joy from dancing even though they did it with their arms and heads and faces. If they can do it, anyone can.

) Have you always been interested in Dance?
I grew up in Columbus, Nebraska; number 8 of 9 kids. They will all tell you I was born with music in my soul. My mom has shown me pictures of me dancing when I was a toddler. I begged and begged to take dance lessons, and my parents finally let me when I was 12. It wasn't too late.

) How did you come to be in Louisville?
I moved to Louisville from Millard with my family in 2004 after building our own home on a beautiful piece of land. It is beautiful here, and the people are great. Coming from a small town where I grew up, Louisville feels like home to me. So when I had the opportunity to move into the home at 802 Koop Ave. after being away in Lincoln for less than a year, I had no doubt that a greater-power was at work. I now have the opportunity to do something I’ve been wanting to do most of my life in a place I absolutely love.

) What words of advice do you have for someone considering starting their own business?
Be prepared to work very hard. But if you go about it with knowledge, support from others, and determination that won’t quit, then you will reap the rewards of your labor.

) What would you like the Community of Louisville, to know about you?
My goal is to provide opportunities for them and their children that enrich their lives. I have a God-given gift for teaching dance and I have been blessed with the ability to share it with others affordably. I also have a goal of renovating the barn on my property for future studios and for a place to hold events and parties. I look forward to involving my students and their families in this project.

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