When Miss Marguerite first married her husband, Harry, she wanted to continue teaching children the love of dance. She approached the Pastor of her church, St. Edward's located in Pine Hill, New Jersey,
and asked him if she could teach children to dance in the church basement and donate a good portion of the proceeds to the church. This arrangement worked well for a few years, but soon the church decided that it did not have room for a dance program
However, Miss Marguerite did not want to give up teaching dance. Miss Marguerite and Harry bought a house with a basement apartment. Harry and Miss Marguerite's dad, Joseph DiNuova, gutted the basement apartment as quickly as possible after her being let go from the church. Together they built and constructed the studio which opened its doors in September of 1977. Eden School of Dance opened with eleven students. The first recital was held in the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hilltop, New Jersey
, where the audience sat at tables and enjoyed cake and coffee during the show.
Today, we have several hundred students and a staff of nine teachers. Our recitals are held at Timber Creek High School which seats over 1000 people. Some of our very first students have returned to our school to register their children for dance class.
Miss Marguerite has certainly been blessed over the years with wonderful students, parents and especially her family. It is truly hard after all this time to separate her dance family from her regular family. Her prayer always was and still is that she be able to pass on the love of dance to all she has the privilege of teaching.