6 48 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930--508~733~0823
Nadine's Dance Center
Celebrating 19 years in business!
Nadine's Dance Center provides quality dance instruction in a healthy positive environment, encourages creativity, focuses on each student individually, and encompasses all areas of performing arts . We teach dance and performance skills that a student will use for a lifetime-but most importantly, we encourage self confidence, friendships and a dance family. The studio offers Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Pointe, and Contemporary.
A lifelong native of Gloucester I knew at a very young age that I wanted to teach dance. I studied classical ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, pointe, and hip hop. After receiving a B.A. in Fine Arts Dance from Eastern Connecticut State University in '98 I returned to Gloucester in 1999 to pursue a teaching career. Throughout college, I was a varsity member of the nationally competitive Dance Team, a member of Repertory Dance Troupe, and served as President my junior year and senior year. Following graduation, I was hired by the University as the advisor, technical director, and choreographer for RDT and I also taught in Connecticut. Upon returning to Gloucester, I taught in Beverly, Gloucester, Danvers, North Shore Community College, and Hamilton-Wenham Public Schools. I established and coached Endicott College Dance Team for 5 years. After much traveling to teach, I opened Nadine's Dance Center in 2002. I have performed with Forty Steps Dance Company in my adult career.
The students who elect to compete have received High Gold and Gold Awards, High Score Awards, several Special Recognition Awards, and bids to Nationals.
BRENNA KENNEY graduated from Salem State University studying Early Childhood Education and Dance. She trained at Donna Coco's Performance Plus in Salisbury, MA for fifteen years and was a member of the competition company for 10 years. She was a member of the Repertory Dance Theatre at Salem State as well as a choreographer. Brenna was also a member of the SSU Dance Team. She opened for the Radio City Rockettes at the Wang Theatre in Boston 2010 and has filmed for MTV dance research. Brenna has had many opportunities working with New York choreorgraphers and attended the College Dance Festival throughout college. In June 2015 Brenna traveled to Disney with SSU to perform and participate in their education program for aspiring professionals! She is performing in the Musical Legally Blonde in the summer 2016. She is excited to work with our kids for her 7th year!! Brenna teaches ALL Company groups, tap, jazz, lyrical, and private lessons at our studio.
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