The Joy Ensemble

Step into the Joy of Dance

Our Mission Statement

Welcome to The Joy Ensemble.

We are a dance community that focuses on sharing joy with others through dance. Our mission is to bring together people of all ages and abilities, creating together, dancing together and serving others as we build a stronger community. Everyone is welcome at The Joy Ensemble!



Children’s Ensemble

Adult Classes

Senior's Ensemble

The Joy Ensemble Instructors

Dedicated to the art and joy of dance.


Margaret Sikes

Margaret Sikes began her dance training at Tennessee Ballet and Memphis Classical Ballet. She studied and performed with Chattanooga Ballet and graduated from Chattanooga High School for the Performing Arts (CCA) as a dance major. She was a Governor’s School for the Arts recipient and holds a BFA in dance pedagogy from Brenau University. Margaret danced professionally with Howard County Ballet in Elliott City, MD and Full Circle Dance Company in Baltimore, MD before returning to Chattanooga, TN.


Sara McKenna

Sara McKenna began has been training in various styles of dance for the past twenty years. Through high school she studied under Lori Zamzow-Wire at Sugarloaf Performing Arts in the Sugarloaf Ballet Co., where she performed in ballets Snow White, Aladdin, and Sleeping Beauty.  Sara then obtained her Bachelor’s degree in dance at Kennesaw State University. While dancing with the KSU Dance Company, Sara performed under choreographers such as Ivan Pulinkala, Sandra Parks,and Lauri Stallings at the American College Dance Festival and at the Kennedy Center. She has also trained with the Atlanta Ballet, Georgia Ballet, Tlang dance, Alonzo King Lines ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Jose Limon Dance Foundation, and the PGK dance project during summer intensives. Since graduating, Sara has danced with SIDEWAYS Contemporary dance co., Zoetic Dance Ensemble, Padeia Dance Theatre, Room to Move, and with Full Radius while also teaching ballet, tap, modern, and jazz. New to Chattanooga, she is currently teaching at Massari-Wood Dance Center and the Joy Ensemble.

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3210 Social Circle Chattanooga, TN 37415


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