Thank you for your interest in my school. The Dance Gallery was established in 1974 making this our 45th season of commitment to quality dance education. Our programs work to develop the individual talents and creativity of each student by stressing the fundamentals of each form of dance. This provides the dancer with a solid foundation with which to develop his or her own skills in a nurturing atmosphere and a professional and caring environment.
Once you've made the decision to enroll your child or yourself in a dance class it is important and sometimes difficult to choose the right school. There are many established, professional schools in the area that can provide quality dance education. What makes us different? For over 45 years I have worked, together with my staff, to make this school a place where any child or adult of any age or ability can come and build on their individual interests and talents in an atmosphere that is relaxed yet structured, fun while retaining a professional balance between teacher and student.
I have hand picked my instructors with some basic qualities in mind. Along with the necessary knowledge, training and love for dance, they must express a need to communicate and share this love with others and do it with patience and an understanding of each dancer's physical and emotional needs and goals. These instructors bring their life experiences to the school. Each of them is constantly enriching, educating and improving themselves to the benefit of all our students. Several of my staff trained with me from the time they were as young as 3 years old providing a consistency in our teaching methods. Biographies of all our instructors can be found by clicking on the "Faculty" tab.
We offer quality dance education for girls and boys, preschool to professional in programs for all levels of interest, ability and training. I personally own, operate and teach at the studio and I am available during the majority of the hours that classes are being held as are members of my staff. Our classes are held in beautiful, historic Corinthian Hall. I hope you plan on joining us as we celebrate our 45th season.
Susan Tocco Catricala