Spring 2018 Dance Conservatory
Open to the Public
January 16 - May 7, 2018
|Registration Deadline:||January 9, 2018|
Appropriate for Ages 14+
Middle school aged students between ages 11-13 must contact the program director before registering for classes.
1 class per week $130.00
YPW Students receive a 50% discount on ALL classes.
*Tuition is Non-refundable*
Conservatory of Dance - Registration Form (.pdf)
For more information please contact the Centenary Stage Company Box Office at 908-979-0900.
Ballet & Modern classes are in the Lackland Dance Studio. Tap is in Lotte Hall Dance Studio.
The Conservatory of Dance at Centenary College 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.
The fall classes offered are:
Monday 4:00 pm - 5:10pm
For the beginner student who wishes sto 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.
Monday 5:30pm - 6:40pm
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
Tuesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm
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
Tuesday 5:30 – 6:40pm
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.
Jazz I and II
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:10pm
This course is designed to introduce the student to the technical fundamentals of jazz dance I / II. The class will focus on building a dance vocabulary which will bring the dance student to the next level. The student will be introduced to the various styles and techniques of the jazz world.
Wednesday 6:00 - 7:10pm
Has been emerging as an exciting form of dance. The Hip-Hop class will teach dancers some basic fundamental skills. This is a class great for students looking to improve coordination or their self-esteem on the dance floor. Students will learn combinations that unite different styles and movements into fast paced routines.
Dance Class Location:
Ballet, Modern & Jazz classes are held in the Lackland Center Dance Studio. Tap class is held in the Little Theatre located in the SEAY Building at 400 Jefferson St.
For more information please contact the Centenary Stage Company box office at 908-979-0900.
Lea Antolini-Lid (Program Coordinator/Jazz I and II) is the Conservatory Program Coordinator and Professor of Dance/Theatre 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 new 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 Rutgers’ 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 Morries, 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.
Saquan Williams (Hip-Hop) is a Centenary alumni and Disney performer. He has performed at the Centenary Stage Company, Shawnee Playhouse, and Paper Mill Playhouse. Past Centenary credits: Oliver!, A Christmas Carol, and The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), and Newsies. Past Disney credits: The Move It, Shake It, Dance and Play It Street Party, Disney’s Festival of Fantasy Parade, Mikey’s Boo to You Halloween Parade, Mikey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade, and Celebrate the Seasons. Saquan hails from Hoboken and is an accomplished dance teacher who teaches throughout New Jersey.