Ms. Dana started assisting at DPU as a teen and was a member of the original DPU performance and competition group, the "Sweet 'n Sassy Dancers".  She has received numerous awards in dance and was the Missouri State Cinderella Talent Winner. She opened her own studio in Desloge, and 20 years ago returned to teach again at DPU. She has students invited to AGT and to Branson shows. Her award winning acro team "Power Pak" had an undefeated season in 2014 and continues to take top honors regionally and locally every year!  Poms and Acro are her specialty, but she has taught all forms of dance.  Her teaching philosophy is discipline with love and support, positive reinforcement over negative, teaching with love and passion, but always expecting the most from each student.  Danas says the greatest accomplishment is when a student dances from the heart and it shows on their face.  Ms. Dana is the mother of three boys, Randy, Dylan, and Ty.