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Founder of Menlo Park Academy of Dance, RoseAnn Sayler, dies at 96

Original post made on Jan 16, 2020

RoseAnn Sayler, a longtime Menlo Park resident who founded the Menlo Park Academy of Dance and participated in the city's civic life for many years, died on Jan. 5 at the age of 96.

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Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Jan 16, 2020 at 3:05 pm

I am a 78-year-old Menlo Park native. My sister and I took baton and acrobat lessons for years at RoseAnn's Dance Studio. We twirled our batons every year in the Palo Alto May Day Parade. RoseAnn was a wonderful teacher. Always encouraging her students with a smile. I will send RoseAnn's family a note, letting them know my sister and I were students of hers many years ago.


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Posted by RanchGal
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 17, 2020 at 10:18 am

Took ballet classes from her in the late ‘50’s !
RIP RoseAnn


6 people like this
Posted by PeninsulaGirl
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jan 19, 2020 at 9:29 am

What an amazing woman she was! I took jazz classes at RoseAnn's in the late '70s, and one would see her around the studio, observing everyone and offering encouragement. She was in her late 50's at that time and yet had more energy than all of us kids put together!
As these Menlo Park legends leave us, it makes me appreciate the beautiful ripple effect they have produced, touching countless lives and creating memories sustained by all who knew them.


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Posted by AL
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 2, 2020 at 6:39 pm

RoseAnn introduced dance with her high energy and beautiful smile. My mom did not tell me I was going to my first dance class until we got there. I was upset at first but then was ok with it.
RoseAnn wanted her students to strive to be the best people, best dancers, and spread the happiness of dance and music. Memories of RoseAnn will live on and keep us dancing.


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