ADC

Adagio Dance Center is bringing a fresh, new and innovative “HOME” for Dance to the South Jersey area. We are dedicated to instilling a love and appreciation of Dance to our students and to developing each child to his or her full potential. We do so in a nurturing, caring and JOYFUL classroom environment where students are constantly challenged and motivated and never made to feel discouraged or defeated.

Our Staff consists of Teachers, Student Teachers and Guest Instructors who are highly trained, talented, creative and truly love what they do. Our studio gives young, New Choreographers and Graduate Teachers the opportunity to bring their energy and new found knowledge to our students so that they may learn dynamic choreography, proper technique and form, correct terminology and cutting edge moves from the world of dance.

We offer classes for all ages and levels, including Combo Classes for Little Beginners, Collegiate Level Advanced Classes as well as Adult Classes in many genres of Dance. Fitness Classes to promote a healthy, happy and fit lifestyle. We offer private instruction, special choreography for auditions, college entrance auditions, school musicals and plays, special wedding party performances, individual groups and organizations, as well as corporate and special events!

At ADC we are NOT in the “business” of Dance. We are Dance Educators, dedicated to bringing the JOY of Dance to Everyone!

At ADC every student is important to us. Giving all of our students an uplifting and memorable Dance experience is our first and absolute priority.

BE CHALLENGED. BE INSPIRED.

 

 

Discover the JOY of Dance at ADC!

 

Classes

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DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR SUMMER DANCE FUN !!
MAKE IT A MEMORABLE SUMMER FOR YOUR CHILD!

Performances

Our Annual Performance in June is a time to celebrate at ADC! Our Recitals are extremely entertaining with fabulous music, exciting choreography, dynamic professional lighting, gorgeous costumes and the BEST Dancers in the area! At ADC our Annual Recital Performances are not mandatory for students – families have the option of participating. We have several Recital Fundraisers during the year to help keep Admission Tickets as low as possible and families can earn funds that go directly towards the cost of their costumes.

Annual Tuition Awards are presented to nominated Dancers at each Recital including the Joan Jones Memorial Awards & the ADC Spirit Award. All students are presented with Participation Medals as an acknowledgement for their commitment and dedication to the Art of Dance. Students are also awarded for their 5th, 10th, 15th & 20th year attendance with beautiful ADC trophies.

Our Performances are time of great JOY for all of us here at ADC! We thank our ADC parents for the honor and privilege of teaching your children and entrusting us with their Dance Education.

 

Meet the Staff

Under the direction of Miss Andrea Dimpter-Jones (Miss A to her students), our ADC Staff consists of Teachers, Student Teachers and Guest Instructors who are highly trained, talented, creative and truly love what they do. Our studio gives young, new Choreographers and Graduate Teachers the opportunity to bring their energy and new found knowledge to our students so that they may learn dynamic choreography and cutting edge moves from the world of Dance. We offer classes for all ages and levels in many genres of Dance as well as private instruction and special choreography for auditions and school musicals.

At ADC EVERY student is important to us. Giving all of our students an uplifting, and memorable Dance Experience is our first and absolute priority.

Miss Jenna Alexander

Contemporary Ballet, Modern & Tap Instructor, Competition Team Director

Miss Jenna is an Award-Winning Performer, Instructor and Choreographer with over 25 years Dance training and over 10 years of teaching experience. Jenna has studied Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, African, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Theater. She was a Principle Dancer in several companies including the Rutgers Performing Dance Company where she was given the honor of Lead Choreographer for several performance pieces. Miss Jenna has taken Master Classes with the Pennsylvania Ballet, NYC Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Alvin Ailey. She received a full scholarship into Philadanco’s Summer & Winter Programs training for the Main Company. Miss Jenna has had the opportunity to study under David Kloss, Althea Leslie, Norman Taylor, Dale Schmidt, and Joan Myers Brown. As a premiere Dancer, Miss Jenna has traveled around the country performing in benefits and charity events. She was a proud member of the Disney family where she gained exposure to performing in various parades and shows, both locally and in Florida. She also was selected to be a part of a summer training program which allowed her to study tap under the Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes. While attending Southern New Jersey Academy of Performing Arts she was able to broaden her teaching skills by studying with Guest Artists and Dance Companies from around the country, was chosen for several lead ballet, pointe and modern solos and duets, and was selected to choreograph a senior piece. Miss Jenna has performed in local adaptations of “The Nutcracker”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Christmas Carol”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Beloved” to name a few. Miss Jenna continues her studies by taking Master Classes and attending workshops and seminars. She brings to ADC an incredible passion for Dance, devotion to her students, an impressive teaching resume and an amazing level of dedication and professionalism. We proudly welcomed Miss Jenna to the ADC family in 2010!

Mr. Seth Jones 

Hip Hop Instructor

Known affectionately to his students as “Mr. J” his is one of our most inspirational stories. Mr. J began his formal Dance Education at the age of 5 after the medical challenge of his life. At the age of 4 he underwent neurosurgery to remove sections of his brain in an attempt to ease the severity of Grand Mal seizures which paralyzed his life. After surgery his parents were informed that their son may never walk, talk or function “normally” in the future. Refusing to allow this to happen Seth began informal Dance lessons at home to enhance his rehabilitation and accompany his physical therapy. At the age of 5 he was enrolled in formal Dance training and has been on the Dance floor ever since that first day. Mr. J as a child, saw first-hand the healing and strengthening power of Dance and accredits Dance with saving his life. It became his mission to share the Art of Dance with others. For over 15 years Mr. J has trained at several studios in many genres of Dance including Acrobatics, African, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater & Tap. He was a featured Dancer and Assistant Choreographer for the Hammonton Youth Theater Group and is a current member of Intrinsic Styles Dance Company and Roger Lee Dance Company. In 2010 Mr. J auditioned for and was accepted to the Accelerated Dance Education Program at the prestigious University of the Arts in Philadelphia. There he has studied with such renowned teachers and choreographers such as Wayne St. David, Andrew Pap, Eva Szabo, Roni Koresh, Donald Rumsford, Zane Booker, Kurt Haworth, Kim Bears-Bailey and others.  As a member of the ADC Teaching Staff, Mr. J brings to the classroom a contagious sense of humor and fun, unique Dance skills and choreography, a warm devotion to his students and the valuable life lesson of never, NEVER saying the words “I can’t”. We welcomed Mr. J to the ADC Staff & Teachers Training Program in 2010!

Miss Lindsey Cunningham

Ballet Instructor

Miss Lindsey is a graduate from Muhlenberg College with Bachelor’s degrees in Dance and Psychology. Lindsey began her dance education studying Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary at local schools. She has studied Ballet and Pointe under Shaun Doyle, Thomas Gant and Fang-Ju Chou taking part in many ballet productions including The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Cinderella, The Nutcracker and Snow White.  In college Lindsey participated in many dance productions including Moving Stories, Master Choreographer’s Concert, and Dance Emerge. She choreographed a modern dance work entitled; Convergent Thinking on Muhlenberg dancers as well as a solo entitled Upon Departure on herself for the Senior Showcase. While attending Muhlenberg Lindsey studied ballet under Karen Dearborn, Heidi Cruz-Austin of the PA Ballet, Marisa Cerveris of the NYC Ballet, and Ellen Troy Mulcahy of The Joffrey Ballet. She studied modern dance under many teachers including Charles Anderson, Corrie Franz Cowart, Jeffrey Peterson, and Charlotte Boye-Christensen. She also studied Jazz and Hip-hop under Pattie Bostick and Sammy Reyes. While attending Muhlenberg Lindsey took part in a performance ensemble called Dance Max Moving Company in which she helped design and performed in an educational children’s show surrounding dance and science. The show was performed in public elementary schools throughout Allentown. She also designed and implemented a six week dance curriculum for fifth grade students in a public Allentown elementary school. Lindsey has been guest teaching at Adagio Dance Center since 2010 and is excited to be officially joining the staff for the 2013-2014 year!

Miss Jocelyn Jones

Petite & Little Beginner Instructor

Miss Jocelyn has studied Dance since the age of 3. Classically trained in Acro, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater and Tap. She is currently teaching all levels of Dance and contributes her talents in choreography for the Beginner through Intermediate Classes. We proudly welcomed Miss Jocelyn to the ADC Family in 2010!

Miss Elizabeth Law

Jazz Instructor

Miss Elizabeth has studied Dance since the age of 2 1/2 and is classically trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and Tap. She is currently in her 5th year of our 5 yr Teacher’s Training Program assisting in the classroom in all levels of Dance. We proudly welcomed Miss Elizabeth to the ADC Family in 2010!

 

 

 

 

Miss Jasmine Zook

Acro/Gymnastics Instructor

Jasmine Zook graduated from Adelphi University with her BFA in dance. She was a gymnast prior to becoming a professional dancer. Jasmine has danced with Alchemy Dance Company, Roger Lee Dance Arts and is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Labyrinth Dance Company. She has enjoyed teaching in the greater Philadelphia area since 2016 and is now pleased to join the dance family at Adagio Dance Center.

Miss Vanessa Giordano

Guest Acro/Gymnastics Instructor

Miss Vanessa began performing professionally at sixteen years old while attending the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts as a dance major. Since then, she has attended classes and workshops at some of the best schools in the country including The Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas and Broadway Dance Center in New York. She began teaching over 15 years ago. She has honed her craft at some of the best facilities in the country and holds a current certification through USA Gymnastics! She continues her education and strives to create the best possible class for her students. Some of her credits include: Recreational Instructor at Browns Gymnastics in Las Vegas, a junior Olympic training facility, and warming up hundreds of prospective Eagles Cheerleaders at past auditions, she also teaches fitness and dance classes and has done so at countless dance studios, training centers, gyms, fitness studios and schools throughout the country. We proudly welcomed Miss Vanessa into the ADC family in 2015!

 

WE CHALLENGE. WE INSPIRE.

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!

 

Under the direction of Miss Andrea Dimpter-Jones (Miss A to her students), our ADC Staff consists of Teachers, Student Teachers and Guest Instructors who are highly trained, talented, creative and truly love what they do. Our studio gives young, new Choreographers and Graduate Teachers the opportunity to bring their energy and new found knowledge to our students so that they may learn dynamic choreography and cutting edge moves from the world of Dance. We offer classes for all ages and levels in many genres of Dance as well as private instruction and special choreography for auditions and school musicals.

At ADC EVERY student is important to us. Giving all of our students an uplifting, and memorable Dance Experience is our first and absolute priority.

Miss Jenna Alexander

Contemporary Ballet, Modern & Tap Instructor, Competition Team Director

Miss Jenna is an Award-Winning Performer, Instructor and Choreographer with over 25 years Dance training and over 10 years of teaching experience. Jenna has studied Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, African, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Theater. She was a Principle Dancer in several companies including the Rutgers Performing Dance Company where she was given the honor of Lead Choreographer for several performance pieces. Miss Jenna has taken Master Classes with the Pennsylvania Ballet, NYC Ballet, Joffrey Ballet and Alvin Ailey. She received a full scholarship into Philadanco’s Summer & Winter Programs training for the Main Company. Miss Jenna has had the opportunity to study under David Kloss, Althea Leslie, Norman Taylor, Dale Schmidt, and Joan Myers Brown. As a premiere Dancer, Miss Jenna has traveled around the country performing in benefits and charity events. She was a proud member of the Disney family where she gained exposure to performing in various parades and shows, both locally and in Florida. She also was selected to be a part of a summer training program which allowed her to study tap under the Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes. While attending Southern New Jersey Academy of Performing Arts she was able to broaden her teaching skills by studying with Guest Artists and Dance Companies from around the country, was chosen for several lead ballet, pointe and modern solos and duets, and was selected to choreograph a senior piece. Miss Jenna has performed in local adaptations of “The Nutcracker”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Christmas Carol”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “The Beloved” to name a few. Miss Jenna continues her studies by taking Master Classes and attending workshops and seminars. She brings to ADC an incredible passion for Dance, devotion to her students, an impressive teaching resume and an amazing level of dedication and professionalism. We proudly welcomed Miss Jenna to the ADC family in 2010!

Mr. Seth Jones 

Hip Hop Instructor

Known affectionately to his students as “Mr. J” his is one of our most inspirational stories. Mr. J began his formal Dance Education at the age of 5 after the medical challenge of his life. At the age of 4 he underwent neurosurgery to remove sections of his brain in an attempt to ease the severity of Grand Mal seizures which paralyzed his life. After surgery his parents were informed that their son may never walk, talk or function “normally” in the future. Refusing to allow this to happen Seth began informal Dance lessons at home to enhance his rehabilitation and accompany his physical therapy. At the age of 5 he was enrolled in formal Dance training and has been on the Dance floor ever since that first day. Mr. J as a child, saw first-hand the healing and strengthening power of Dance and accredits Dance with saving his life. It became his mission to share the Art of Dance with others. For over 15 years Mr. J has trained at several studios in many genres of Dance including Acrobatics, African, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater & Tap. He was a featured Dancer and Assistant Choreographer for the Hammonton Youth Theater Group and is a current member of Intrinsic Styles Dance Company and Roger Lee Dance Company. In 2010 Mr. J auditioned for and was accepted to the Accelerated Dance Education Program at the prestigious University of the Arts in Philadelphia. There he has studied with such renowned teachers and choreographers such as Wayne St. David, Andrew Pap, Eva Szabo, Roni Koresh, Donald Rumsford, Zane Booker, Kurt Haworth, Kim Bears-Bailey and others.  As a member of the ADC Teaching Staff, Mr. J brings to the classroom a contagious sense of humor and fun, unique Dance skills and choreography, a warm devotion to his students and the valuable life lesson of never, NEVER saying the words “I can’t”. We welcomed Mr. J to the ADC Staff & Teachers Training Program in 2010!

Miss Lindsey Cunningham

Ballet Instructor

Miss Lindsey is a graduate from Muhlenberg College with Bachelor’s degrees in Dance and Psychology. Lindsey began her dance education studying Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary at local schools. She has studied Ballet and Pointe under Shaun Doyle, Thomas Gant and Fang-Ju Chou taking part in many ballet productions including The Sleeping Beauty, Coppelia, Cinderella, The Nutcracker and Snow White.  In college Lindsey participated in many dance productions including Moving Stories, Master Choreographer’s Concert, and Dance Emerge. She choreographed a modern dance work entitled; Convergent Thinking on Muhlenberg dancers as well as a solo entitled Upon Departure on herself for the Senior Showcase. While attending Muhlenberg Lindsey studied ballet under Karen Dearborn, Heidi Cruz-Austin of the PA Ballet, Marisa Cerveris of the NYC Ballet, and Ellen Troy Mulcahy of The Joffrey Ballet. She studied modern dance under many teachers including Charles Anderson, Corrie Franz Cowart, Jeffrey Peterson, and Charlotte Boye-Christensen. She also studied Jazz and Hip-hop under Pattie Bostick and Sammy Reyes. While attending Muhlenberg Lindsey took part in a performance ensemble called Dance Max Moving Company in which she helped design and performed in an educational children’s show surrounding dance and science. The show was performed in public elementary schools throughout Allentown. She also designed and implemented a six week dance curriculum for fifth grade students in a public Allentown elementary school. Lindsey has been guest teaching at Adagio Dance Center since 2010 and is excited to be officially joining the staff for the 2013-2014 year!

Miss Jocelyn Jones

Petite & Little Beginner Instructor

Miss Jocelyn has studied Dance since the age of 3. Classically trained in Acro, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater and Tap. She is currently teaching all levels of Dance and contributes her talents in choreography for the Beginner through Intermediate Classes. We proudly welcomed Miss Jocelyn to the ADC Family in 2010!

Miss Elizabeth Law

Jazz Instructor

Miss Elizabeth has studied Dance since the age of 2 1/2 and is classically trained in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and Tap. She is currently in her 5th year of our 5 yr Teacher’s Training Program assisting in the classroom in all levels of Dance. We proudly welcomed Miss Elizabeth to the ADC Family in 2010!

 

 

 

 

Miss Jasmine Zook

Acro/Gymnastics Instructor

Jasmine Zook graduated from Adelphi University with her BFA in dance. She was a gymnast prior to becoming a professional dancer. Jasmine has danced with Alchemy Dance Company, Roger Lee Dance Arts and is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Labyrinth Dance Company. She has enjoyed teaching in the greater Philadelphia area since 2016 and is now pleased to join the dance family at Adagio Dance Center.

Miss Vanessa Giordano

Guest Acro/Gymnastics Instructor

Miss Vanessa began performing professionally at sixteen years old while attending the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts as a dance major. Since then, she has attended classes and workshops at some of the best schools in the country including The Rock Center for Dance in Las Vegas and Broadway Dance Center in New York. She began teaching over 15 years ago. She has honed her craft at some of the best facilities in the country and holds a current certification through USA Gymnastics! She continues her education and strives to create the best possible class for her students. Some of her credits include: Recreational Instructor at Browns Gymnastics in Las Vegas, a junior Olympic training facility, and warming up hundreds of prospective Eagles Cheerleaders at past auditions, she also teaches fitness and dance classes and has done so at countless dance studios, training centers, gyms, fitness studios and schools throughout the country. We proudly welcomed Miss Vanessa into the ADC family in 2015!

 

WE CHALLENGE. WE INSPIRE.

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO!

 

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