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


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

2020 Arts Weekend Comes to a Close

June 11th, 2020|Arts, Dance, Miscellaneous, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts|

2019-2020 has been an extraordinary and challenging year for all of our students, including our student-artists. After the School’s move to online learning in March, students and faculty alike had to rethink how to effectively deliver an important school event – 2020 Arts Weekend. Usually a vibrant, arts-filled weekend on campus where students showcase their works and talents, this year’s Arts Weekend was forced to go virtual. Thanks to the efforts of the faculty, staff, [...]

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