Dance

Styles of Dance

  • Jazz

  • Tap

  • Ballet

  • Lyrical

  • Pointe

  • Hip Hop

  • Contemporary

  • Musical Theatre Dance

Departmental Overview

Our Dance Program aims to give students a highly personal and individual experience that challenges them to learn different techniques and new choreography every semester.

With small class sizes, and a welcoming atmosphere, students are able to leap out of their comfort zones, and really explore the essence of dance.

Every semester, we focus on two or three different styles of dance in order to gain a basic understanding of the techniques of each form. On Fridays, we hold a “Choreographers’ Workshop” where students present dances they have created—using elements of dance styles learned throughout the semester—to the class.

Meet Our Instructor

Jeanette Perk Jacobson

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Jeanette Jacobson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Theatre, with a concentration in dance and a minor in creative and professional writing, from Manhattanville College.

She has been trained in acting, dancing, choreography, lighting design, sound design, stagecraft, and directing. She has choreographed many musicals and over 100 original dance pieces, including a thirty minute production focused on dancing with disabilities entitled “I Can’t NOT Dance.”

Mrs. Jacobson has been dancing professionally with Mooney Cooley Dance Company since 2013. Although she loves performing, she feels there is nothing better than seeing her students, learn, perform, and have fun.

From the News Feed

The Virtual 2020-21 Dance Show

January 4th, 2021|Arts, Dance, Miscellaneous|

The Virtual 2020-21 Dance Show Our dance students and their teacher Mrs. Jacobson are proud to present the virtual 2020-21 Winter Dance Show. This is the final installment in a series of online events celebrating the work of our talented student-performers from the fall semester. The dancers diligently practiced their routines both in-person and at home to make this uplifting video for our community to enjoy. What a perfect way to kick off [...]

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