Conservatory of Dance

For ages 14 and up - Prior Dance Experience Required.

Session Dates: January 13 - May 2

Session Registration Deadline: Friday, January 10 2020

Class Prices:

  • 1 class per week $130.00

  • 2 classes per week $195.00

  • 3 classes per week $275.00

YPW Students receive a 50% discount on ALL classes.

Tuition is Non-refundable. Middle school aged students between the ages of 11-13 must contact program director before registering for classes.

The Conservatory of Dance at Centenary University provides the community with affordable, high-quality dance classes and is designed to introduce dancers to professionals who are currently working as choreographers, dancers and educators in dance and theatre at a collegiate level.

Ballet I

January 13 to March 7
Monday 4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Dance Studio - Lackland Performing Arts Center

For the beginner student who wishes to learn and slowly work on the fundamentals of classical ballet. Vocabulary will be broken down and emphasis will be placed on understanding proper placement, coordination, musicality and the joy of moving the body in space.

Ballet II

January 13 to March 7

Monday 5:30 pm - 6:40 pm

Dance Studio - Lackland Performing Arts Center

This course is designed for the student who wishes to learn and work slowly on the fundamentals of classical ballet. Vocabulary will be broken down and emphasis will be placed on understanding proper placement, coordination, musicality and the joy of moving the body in space.

Tap I and II

January 13 to May 2

Tuesday 4:00 pm - 5:10 pm

The Little Theater - Seay Building at 400 Jefferson

Technique and terminology is taught through rhythm exercises, short combinations of steps and across-the-floor work which is then put together into a longer combination. Also, different styles of tap are introduced in this basic course.

Modern I and II

March 6 to May 2

Tuesday 5:30 pm - 6:40 pm

Dance Studio - Lackland Performing Arts Center

A combination of different modern techniques for the beginner and intermediate dancer, as well as, those wishing to refresh their skills in modern dance. Vocabulary will be broken down and emphasis will be placed on understanding proper placement, coordination, musicality and the joy of moving the body in space.

Dance for Theater
January 13 to May 2

Wednesday 6:00 pm - 7:20 pm
Dance Studio - Lackland Performing Arts Center

This course is designed to give the Musical Theatre performer the essential training in various dance techniques, an understanding of the structure behind stage choreography, and an insight into the necessary showmanship and performance of that choreography. Students will explore various dance styles of musical theater dance and explore their historical context and artistic impact on the musical theatre genre.

Instructors:

Lea Antolini-Lid (Program Coordinator / Dance for Theater) is the Conservatory of Dance Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Dance/Theatre for Centenary University. She received her BMA in classical voice and musical theatre from the University of the Arts, an MFA from Brandeis University, and is a certified Yoga Instructor. Some of her more recent professional performance credits include The Last Five Years, The Fantasticks! (Women's Theater of NJ), Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Oliver!, A Christmas Carol, and the Wizard of Oz (CSC). Lea is a company member of Blessed Unrest Theater Company in NYC, a movement based theater company dedicated to generating and developing new works and Director of XY Dance Project a not-for-profit NJ dance company.

Erin Usawicz (Ballet I and II) received her training with Jose Mateo and Mary McKenzie-Thompson as a scholarship student at Ballet Theatre of Boston's (now called Jose Mateo's Ballet Theater) Young Dancer's Program. She served as the company's apprentice and then advanced to a corps de ballet member. Other training included work with Finis Jhung at Broadway Dance Center in New York City as well as with Allegra Kent, famed Balanchine-era ballerina. Erin studied fashion design at Pratt Institute and photography at Rutger's Mason Gross School of the Arts where she earned a BFA with high honors.

Maureen Glennon-Clayton (Modern I / II and Jazz) is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator. Her choreography has been presented extensively throughout the tri-state area including DUMBO Dance Festival, Cool Wave NY Dance Festival, Gershwin Hotel, Merce Cunningham Studio, Wax Works / University Settlement House, NJ Arts Collaborative / George Street Playhouse & Crossroads Theatre, Hatch Series / Jennifer Muller the Works Studio, The Field / Performance Zone, Soundance at the Barn, Cathedral Arts Festival, Movement Research / DTW studios, SWEAT Outdoors Dance Festival, Outlet Dance Project, Grounds for Sculpture, Garden State Dance Festival, Mix It Up Festival, American College Dance Festivals, National High School Dance Festivals, County College of Morris, Montclair State University, Mason Gross at Rutgers University, Centenary University and at A Taste of NY in Nicosia, Cyprus. She is also the founder of Moe-tion Dance Theater.

Jeff Foote (Tap I and II) has been tap dancing for 11 years. He is a member of the NJ Tap Ensemble under the direction of Deborah Mitchell. Jeff has studied with tap greats such as Omar Edwards, Ted Levy, Dewitt Flemming Jr., Karen Calloway Williams, and Savion Glover. Jeff's dynamic personality and talent enables him to motivate and encourage his students.

CONTACT US

Lackland Performing Arts Center

715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Tel: 908-979-0900 / Fax: 908-979-4297

Email: boxoffice@centenarystageco.org / info@centenarystageco.org

© 2019 by Centenary Stage Company. 

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: 2 Hours Prior to any Event​
Sunday: 2 Hours Prior to any Event

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