Conservatory of Dance

Fall 2017 Dance Conservatory

Open to the Public

 

Class Dates:

September 5  - December 18, 2016

Registration Deadline: August 25, 2017

Minimum Age:

Appropriate for Ages 14+
Prior dance experience required.

Middle school aged students between ages 11-13 must contact the program director before registering for classes.

Class Prices:

1 class per week $130.00
2 classes per week $195.00
3 classes per week $275.00

YPW Students receive a 50% discount on ALL classes.

*Tuition is Non-refundable*

Registration Form:

Conservatory of Dance - Fall 2017 Registration Form (.pdf)
Available Here

 

More Information:

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:
 

Ballet I 

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. 

Ballet II

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 

Tuesday 3:00pm – 4:00pm 
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.

 

Tap II

Tuesday 4:10pm - 5:30pm
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.

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.


 

 

FACULTY

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 and II) 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.