Lee & Marcy Harpe
The owners of Harpe's Dance Inc. Harpe's Dance
has been one of the premier dance facilities in Oklahoma City since 1992.
Lee and Marcy were married on May 30th of 2008 and have over 58 years of professional dance training between them in Ballroom, Latin, Country and swing dancing. Their goal is to make dancing fun and affordable for everyone.
Lee and Marcy have been competing together professionally in country dance for the past 20 years. They have won numerous titles over the years, including the Diamond 1 Advance World Championship in 2007, but their crowned accomplishment happened in 2008. They were undefeated in their division and won the Couples Crown World Championship title, January of 2009. They have gone on to defend that title with 3 more World Championship titles. That's 4 World Championship Titles in 4 years. They have also won numerous UCWDC World Titles with their students.
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Outside of dancing, they both enjoy going out to dinner and movies, spending time with family and friends, tailgating and attending all University of Oklahoma football games. Lee and Marcy also enjoy Cruising and spending time in Mexico for vacation.
Lee and Marcy purchased their very first Lake home on beautiful Grand Lake here in Oklahoma a few years ago. They love to spend every free weekend out there with friends and family and really enjoy hosting the annual Harpe’s Studio Lake Weekend every summer.
Lee and Marcy are currently judging, teaching, choreographing, and coaching numerous competitive couples from all over the country. Lee is a certified judge for the NDCA (ballroom) as well as UCWDC. Marcy is a certified judge on the UCWDC circuit.
If you would ask Lee and Marcy what their greatest accomplishment is to date, they would tell you it is the environment they have created with their students also known as TEAM HARPE.
We are TEAM HARPE PROUD & TEAM HARPE STRONG.
If you ever need any help in any aspect of dancing, Lee and Marcy will do everything in their power to help. If you have never talked to Lee or Marcy, make it a point to do so. You will have friends for life.
Elizabeth Wilson is a 2000 high school graduate of Stroud, OK. She attended Oklahoma City University originally for dance but ended up graduating in 2005 with a degree in Youth Ministry. She worked as a youth minister for approximately 8 years before deciding to see the world. She has traveled extensively: Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Cuba and multiple states across the US including work as a nanny in Spain.
Her passion for dance came full circle when she decided to pursue being a ballroom dance instructor in 2013 through a 4-month intensive training program through Ballroom Dance Teacher College (BDTC) in San Francisco. After completing the program with high honors, she returned to Oklahoma to begin her instructing career. She has been teaching at Harpe’s Dance Studio for several years. She primarily teaches beginner level students who are pursuing dance for a variety of reasons: weddings, a significant other, exercise, or competitive reasons. Due to her passion for youth, she established a group class for youth between the ages of 8-18. This group class has three main elements: character development, dance, and team building/social games. Her passion is to share her love of partner dancing with those she meets but specifically youth. There are so many life lessons that we can learn through partner dancing and she hopes to be able to share those with the youth she instructs. She also currently teaches ballroom dance as a middle school dance teacher in the Oklahoma City Public School System.
Elizabeth began competing in the United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC) circuit in 2015 with her former dance partner, Brian Picard. In 2016, they won a World Championship in UCWDC Couples Crystal II division. In 2015, she began competing with her coach Lee Harpe in the UCWDC ProPro Open II division. In January of 2018, Elizabeth won the UCWDC World Championship ProPro Open II division with Lee Harpe. In January 2018, one of her students also won a World Championship.