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WE ARE LOCATED BETWEEN BRISTOL RD AND ALMSHOUSE RD
173 Jacksonville Road, Ivyland, Pennsylvania 18974, United States
09:00 am – 07:30 pm
Our studio prides itself in educating children in the art of dance as well as instilling upon them the importance of believing in themselves. All of our teachers have a dance education background and emphasize on giving individual attention to all the students in the class. Here at SMDA, it is very important to us to make sure that every student feels like they belong and they have a place where they can express themselves creatively. We pride ourselves on being mentors for these children and helping them grow not only as dancers but as well rounded, responsible and confident individuals!
About the Director:
Lauren Arleth—Artistic Director Lauren is a 1998 graduate of DeSales University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance as well as the Jeanne Meixell Award for Excellence in Dance. She has been teaching since the age of 18 in all styles and levels of dance. She began her dance education in ballet at Settlement Music School in Philadelphia where in 2008 she earned the honor of being celebrated as one of the Settlement 100— an honor she received as a distinguished alumni during the schools 100th Anniversary Celebration. Lauren has also been featured in the Teacher Spotlight of a national dance publication—”Dance Studio Life”. After graduating in 1998, Lauren began teaching at a Bucks County dance studio where she began an award winning competitive dance team, Rhythm In Motion. Lauren is proud to have Rhythm In Motion as a division of the SMDA program, attending various dance competitions throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as performing in local community events. During her time as an instructor she has attended various conventions with teachers such as Tyce D’Iorio, Mandy Moore, Tabitha and Naploen D’Umo and Dan Karaty.
Spring Mill Dance Academy Staff:
Kelly Famiglietti - Kelly has been dancing since age 5. She studied all genres of dance and baton twirling at the Lamar Dance Center in Pennsburg, PA. She furthered her studies at DeSales University and graduated with a BA in dance in 1999. During her time at DeSales she toured with the Action Dance Touring Co., choreographed for DeSales Young Choreographers Series, and served as the production stage manager for the Dance Ensemble Concert. During and after college Kelly was an instructor at LDC through 2001. In 1996 she became a member of Dance Masters of America and local Pennsylvania Association of Dance Teachers Chapter 25. In 2012 Kelly joined Spring Mill Dance Academy where she teaches tap, ballet, lyrical and jazz. She is also the Assistant Director and choreographs for the award winning SMDA Rhythm In Motion dance team.
Jessica Pescatore - Miss Jessica holds her BA in Dance from DeSales University in Center Valley Pennsylvania and her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has performed professionally at Six Flags Great Adventure and spent four years touring the east coast with “Joey Arminio & the Family” a variety show band. After completion of her graduate studies, Miss Jessica worked as a dance/movement therapist for adults and children with special needs. She continues to choreograph and perform locally, while also partaking in her biggest role to date – proud mommy to her son Tommy and daughter Skylynn.
Caroline Cacchio - Miss Caroline was raised and currently lives in the Bucks County area. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and is an alumna of Spring Mill Dance Academy. Miss Caroline was on the competition team for 8 years under the direction of Miss Lauren and continued her love for dance and teaching into college. Miss Caroline attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and began teaching classes at a local Reading, PA dance school for 3 seasons. Miss Caroline has experience in all dance forms and loves to learn new skills with her students! While teaching, Miss Caroline taught in the areas of ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, and cheer dance. Miss Caroline also worked with the competitive dancers and has won various awards at dance competitions for her dances including Top Choreography Award. Miss Caroline currently works at Overbrook School for the Blind as a high school teacher and is so excited to be back home at Spring Mill Dance Academy to be working with her tap students and the littlest dancers.
Camryn Mentzer - Miss Camryn is an alumna of Spring Mill Dance Academy, and currently a senior graduating in May with a BFA in dance and a minor in business from Temple University. She has performed in many dance concerts at Temple and this year will be choreographing a piece for her fellow students. She is a dance teacher here at SMDA and a choreographer for our Rhythm In Motion competition team. Camryn has been trained in many styles of dance including, ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, jazz, improvisation, hip hop and African. She has also run our Summer Dance Camp as well as being a Lead in our Youth Camp at Spring Mill. In the future, Camryn hopes to own her own studio.
In addition—Our students are given an opportunity to join our award winning competitive dance team “Rhythm In Motion” where they can expand their knowledge of dance through competitions and conventions with Master Dance Educators. Because of these opportunities, some of our alumni continue with dance through college and some are performing in New York, Nashville, Baltimore and even in Europe!
NEW – we welcome our younger dancers to join our “Junior Beats”, a division of our competitive dance team. These dancers attend competitions, as well as have an important role in our studio representing us throughout the community in special performances such as area festivals, nursing homes and parades.
Pre-Ballet (ages 2 1/2—4 yrs.) Our creative movement class aides in the development of more complex motor skills—running, jumping, hopping, skipping & leaping. Your child will understand the basic beginner steps of ballet in a creative & imaginative way, as well as use storytelling to create movement.
Ballet/Tap Combo Class (ages 4-6 yrs.) During this class, your child will spend half of the time learning the basic ballet technique, but are also given the opportunity to expand their dance style into beginner tap.
Ballet Technique (ages 6 and up) We offer all levels from beginner to advanced Ballet, as well as Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes.
Conditioning (ages 10 and up) This class focuses on strength, flexibility, balance, core, articulation and coordination. A terrific addition to any dancers technique.
Lyrical/Contemporary (ages 7 and up) This class is fusion of ballet, jazz and contemporary techniques. Offered in beginner thru advanced levels.
Jazz (ages 7 and up) This is a high energy technique based class that utilizes popular music. This class also includes the style of Musical Theater. Offered in beginner thru advanced levels.
Hip Hop (ages 4 and up) This class refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking, locking, and popping. Offered in beginner thru advanced levels.
Tap (ages 7 and up) This is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Offered in beginner thru advanced levels.
Musical Theater (ages 7 and up) This class is designed around jazz technique with the incorporation of Broadway music, acting and characterization.
**ALL CLASSES PERFORM IN OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE IN DECEMBER AS WELL AS THE END OF THE YEAR PERFORMANCE IN JUNE**
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Mommy or Daddy get to have special one on one time in a movement class which will aid in the development of motor skills, social skills and creativity.
For ages 18 months - 2 1/2 years
"My girls love it here! They are forming lifetime friendships and a love for dance. The instructors and staff are awesome. Highly recommend!" ~ Nina
"I Danced at spring mill for about 5 years. The studio became a second home to me and the staff and other dancers a second family." ~ Amber
"I would like to say a huge Thank You to Lauren and Kelly. These women taught my son Jon many years ago and gave him a great foundation in the world of dance. He is now a senior majoring in Musical Theater at the Boston Conservatory ans was accepted into the Dance Emphasis program there. The teachers are knowledgable, encouraging and they make dance fun! You really made a positive impact on my son's life!" Marilyn
"My daughter flourished here. Ms Lauren is a special person and wonderful teacher." ~ Dana P.
"Miss Lauren and Miss Camryn are amazing teachers and I would highly recommend them. Spring Mill Dance Academy is a wonderful school and our daughter had top quality instruction there. The atmosphere is so friendly and our daughter learned a lot of dance skills there."