I am so pleased with our team of highly educated and professional instructors. I truly believe that our school can provide a full service performance education for those wishing to perform at the professional level. Dance Class is a place where kids are encouraged to be expressive and free and the atmosphere is truly one of compassion and caring. We are one big happy family at Dance Class. Our school offers a top-notch team of instructors and great customer service from all of our friendly office staff. "I truly love my job"
As an instructor, Greg draws from his experience in a variety of dance styles to deliver an immersive and invigorating experience in the classroom. Having earned his BA in Health and Exercise Science, students are treated to discussions about proper alignment, joint safety, and nutrition for young dancers all while gaining confidence and technique as part of everyday lessons. " It is increasingly important that dancers are treated not as mindless robots that can execute complicated movement sequences, but as individuals with a unique approach to movement and artistic intent". Greg’s students are complimented for their maturity, control, artistry, and overall confidence in their abilities.
Sara began dancing at the age of 3. She performed lead roles in company productions and won national awards at numerous dance competitions for performances in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and musical theatre. Sara graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelor's degree in Dance Education. Whilte at MSU, she was a member of the Repertory Dance Company and had the priviledge of performing works by very influential choreographers. Sara teaches multiple styles of dance and love sharingher knowledge of technique and terminology with her students.
Sam DeBonis is a Rowan university graduate with her Bachelors in Health and Exercise Science and a 2016 graduate from Rowan with her Masters in Wellness and Lifestyle Management. Sam has been dancing since the age of 4 winning many pretigious awards through competing during her high school years. She was a member of Dance Extensions, Rowan's Contemporary Dance Company, for four years. Her professional and commercial experience along with her passion in health and wellness has cultivated her into a well-rouded educator who puts her heart and soul into instructing dance and acro.
Kira is an accomplished gymnast having spent over 13 years competing. She earned second place on floor at nationals in 1996. Kira has coached for many years and believes there is nothing more gratifying than helping a student learn and gain confidence in themselves through gymnastics. Originally from North Jersey she now lives locally with her husband and two children. She is also a brilliant graphic designer and many of her designs can be seen on our Dance Class logos.
Caitlin began Irish dancing at age 5, with the Coyle School of Irish Dance, and began competing at age 7. She traveled up and down the east coast to compete in Irish dancing competitions, called Feis, and was awarded with hundreds of medals and trophies. At age 10, she joined her friends in forming the Blackthorn Dancers, accompanying a very popular Irish band in traveling throughout the Delaware Valley to perform at parties, festivals, and benefits, among other amazing venues. With the Coyle School's dance team, she performed for Bill and Hillary Clinton on the White House lawn, for governer Ed Rendell, for numerous charity functions, and for 10 years in the St. Patrick's Day parade. She is happy to bring Irish dance to Dance Class, as she is very enthusiastic about the fun and tradition the style has to offer.
Jennifer Gordon is a professional ballerina.She began dancing at the age of six. At seven, she began performing in the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theatre’s (Now Atlantic City Ballet). She spent her summers training with the ACBT Dance Academy and was also invited to attend the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive Program. In 1999, Jennifer was asked to be an apprentice with ACBT and received full company status in 2000. She was also ACBT's rehersal director for The Nutcracker remote casts inm 2002 and 2003. After joining her husband at Fort Bragg, NC, Jenn began teaching and started a dance program on the Fort Dix Base.
Kaleigh started her dance training right here at the age of 3. She has ts gradurained with many instructors and competed in many competitions and dance events throughout her career. Kaleigh is a 2016 graduate from Rutgers University in Camden with a degree in Accounting. She choose the Camden campus to stay close to home and continue her training and teaching at Dance Class. Kaleigh loves spending time at the studio whether teaching or taking classes. She hopes to help her students be the best they can be and to foster their love of dance and acro.
Erin grew up in Boston and moved to South Jersey after finishing college at Franklin Pierce University in 2012 with a BA in Theatre with a concentration in dance. She has been dancing since age three and is trained in a variety of dance styles, including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and hip hop. During her time at Franklin Pierce she was on the Raven Thunder Dance Team as a dancer and choreographer. She has had years of experience with children as both a dance instructor and a nanny. Erin is also an accomplished writer and has just published her second novel.
Caitlin Robertson began dancing at the age of two. She studied jazz, tap, ballet, pointe, hip hop, lyrical, and modern and was part of a competition dance team from the age of 7 to 17. At the age of 13 she was selected to travel to Buffalo, New York to work with Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Company. Caitlin graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts focusing in Dance and Business. In the Spring of 2006 she was chosen to be a part of the Orchesis Dance Company at the University and was a member of the company for five years. In 2012 Caitlin had the opportunity to work in Walt Disney World for "Dance the World". While in Walt Disney World she choreographed and performed pieces for the Main Street parades in Magic Kingdom.