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.
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.
Jennifer Gordon is a professional ballerina and the Artistic Director of Allegory Dance Theatre. She began dancing at the age of six with Dinshah Dance Studio in Malaga, New Jersey. At seven, she began performing in the Atlantic Contemporary Ballet Theatre’s (Now Atlantic City Ballet), The Nutcracker and training with Phyllis Papa, learning dance forms from ballet, pointe, partnering, modern, jazz and more. 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 in 2002 and 2003. After joining her husband at Fort Bragg, NC, Jenn began teaching and also started a dance program on the Fort Dix Base. She continues to train with the Atlantic City Ballet, Koresh and many master classes.
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 3 and is trained in a variety of dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, modern, lyrical, modern, hip hop, and acro. During her time at Franklin Pierce, Erin was on the Raven Thunder Dance team as a dancer and choreographer. She has had many years of experience working with children as both a dance instructor and a nanny. Erin is also an accomplished writer and has just published her third 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.
Kelly began studying gymnastics at the age of 5 and was a competititive gymnast in Jersey Optional Gymnastics Association for 10 years. She was also a competitive cheerleader for 3 years and competed in the USASF level 5 Cheerleading World Championship. Kelly attended the New Jersey Institutute of Technology with a Division 1 Track scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. She is extremely passionate about tumbling as well as overall physical and mental health for her students. Her diverse training and experience makes an excellent foundation for developing and strenghthening young athletes.
Hannah Sabado majored in Dance at Camden County College and Eastern University. While at Eastern, she performed on the university Hip Hop dance team. What made her realize her love for dance after taking an intensive in Houston Texas at Ad Deum dance company. She then studied and gained more experience by performing overseas in Taipei Taiwan for one month. Her main focus in the classroom is to practice safety and to make sure her students excute movements in a proper manner. Her favorite thing to tell her studetns is to "feel the music in your soul" in hopes that they may experience a deeper connection within themselves. Hannah is a well-rounded instructor and we welcome her to our staff teaching Tap, Acro, and Hip Hop.
At the age of 4, Fallon started her dance training at Dance Class and immediately fell in love with ballet. Under the direction of many instructors, she continued her training in other forms of dance such as jazz, pointe, hip hop, contemporary and modern. Fallon was a member of the "Classified" company during its intro season, as well as the following season, where her team was invited to Nationals. Since then, she has continued to study dance at Rowan and at Dance Class to further her skills and technique.
Over 6 years, she has been an assistant teacher of ballet, tap, and creative movement. Fallon has graduated from Rowan University with duel bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education and Writing Arts. Fallon loves to learn new things - the goal is to never stop learning and growing as a dancer. Using the skills she has gained as an elementary teacher and her training at Dance Class, she hopes to instill the same love of dance in her students.