A Step Above Dance & Music Academy

A Step Above Dance & Music Academy provides students of all ages and backgrounds with a positive arts education while helping them achieve their personal goals in the areas of dance instruction and music lessons.

We strive to provide excellent technique, self discipline and an appreciation for and love of dance and music through positive reinforcement in a non-competitive, professional atmosphere. We are located in Monona, in the Madison, Wisconsin area.

 Natalie Marino

Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary and Hip Hop

Natalie Marino has been dancing for the past 14 years. She was trained in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, contemporary and hip hop at Young Dance Academy in Oak Creek, WI. She was a member of the competitive program at YDA for 10 years and has received many awards at various competitions for solo, duo, trio, and group work.

This will be her first year as 1 of 18 dancers on the University of Wisconsin Dance Team. She will be performing at all home football and men's basketball games and competes at UDA nationals.

She began assisting classes at YDA at age 11 and started teaching her own classes at age 15 in all styles of dance. She also has been teaching for the Oak Creek Recreation Department for the past year where she teaches pom and hip hop. She loves working with kids and is very excited for her first year at A Step Above.



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