World of Dance Studio Entrance





The Studio

World of Dance opened its doors October 1st 2001. The first class was an open hip-hop class and the music hasn’t stopped since. The studio began with fourteen registered students and now boasts a program with almost two hundred weekly dancers. The program primarily focuses on Hip-Hop, Jazz & Tap with the fundamentals of Ballet, directed by Regina C. Marcucci

Each week we ensure the classes learn new choreography and terminology building from the week before. Our program is aggressive and highly structured, but has proven to be successful in keeping our dancers interested all while maintaining a fun atmosphere. We encourage our students to dance anywhere and everywhere, and to experience all styles and forms of movement.

​World of Dance proudly boasts several Grand Champion titles, choreography awards, Nationally ranked teams, US Finals Champions teams (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) and a newly Bid Worlds Team (2015) with their All-Star Hip-Hop teams.

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The Founder

Regina C. Marcucci began her career in dance at three years old at Rose Fabiano’s school of Dance. She continued her training in Poughkeepsie with Bertman from MTV-The Grind where she was introduced to Hip-Hop. While marching in the Macy’s Day Parade for Universal Dance Association she met her hero, Jazz dance legend Frank Hatchett, which led her to further expand her dance curriculum with Jazz-Funk and other styles.

Her resume varies from a degree in Business to working with the industries Elite. Other than teaching and coaching at her own studio, she has choreographed for several programs as well as collegiate level teams. Professionally she has served on the National Dance Advisory board for the USASF,  Judges for Varsity brands and several dance studio competitions.


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Marina Umana Lopez

Pre-School Program

Marina danced at World of Dance for 13 years. She was on our competitive travel team, attended Nationals in Disney, was Student Director for 2 years, a gymnast and competitive cheerleader. Now a wife and mom, she is super excited to be back dancing and taking over our pre-school program with Miss Charlie Sasso as her assistant.

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Mya Barth

Team Coach & Combo Instructor

Miss Mya, also known as Peanut, is currently working towards a degree in Business. She has danced at WOD since age 5. Miss Mya has held the position of Assistant Teacher at World of Dance for 4 years, in addition to Hip-Hop Squad captain before college. Her specialties are acro, tumble & tricks.