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About Us

Rebecca Wilson
Owner/Artistic Director

Rebecca has been dancing for over twenty years and has extensive  training in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and ballroom dance. She graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance and Theater. Throughout college she choreographed and performed with Emerson Dance Company and worked with choreographers such as Sean Curren, David Dorfman, Violette Verdy, and Daniel McCusker.  She also had the privilege of studying and performing Balinese Leong dance in Indonesia.  Upon graduating, Rebecca joined Avatar Flux Dance Company where she performed throughout California.  She has studied at the Boston Conservatory, San Francisco Dance Center, and Oberlin Dance Collective.  She has taught dance at many studios throughout California and Massachusetts including running the Dance Program for the town of Brookline and teaching at Fred Astaire Dance Studios.  Rebecca is continuing to educate herself in the dance field.  She attended Dance Teacher's Summit in NYC where she had the opportunity to work with todays leading choreographers and teachers, including Finis Jhung, Tony Dovolani, and Mandy Moore.  She is also certified through Acrobatic Arts to teach AcroDance. Rebecca enjoys teaching all forms of dance to children and adults.

Joy Kapp

Instructor

Joy has been dancing for over thirty years.  She grew up studying ballet at DeDe Guercio’s School of Dance and then became a student at The Granite State Ballet.  Joy studied tap with Susie Michaud and as a teenager was a student of Maria’s School of Dance.  She has been teaching in the area for over twelve years.   In 2008, Joy graduated from the Dance Teacher’s Club of Boston training school, where she was awarded the Pam Feri Award for 3 years of excellence in ballet.  Joy continues to pursue her education each summer at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.  She is a graduate of Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services.  Joy has a love and appreciation for all styles of dance, but has a great passion for ballet and tap.

 

Kate McGuiness

Instructor

Miss. Kate has been with Just Dance since the studio's opening teaching tap, hip hop, & ballet.  She is CPR certified at the health care provider level and First Aid certified.  She has been dancing for over 25 years. She has studied all different genres of dance including tap, ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, modern, and contemporary. Kate studied dance education at Bridgewater State College 1997-1999.  She then moved on to pursue a career in dental hygiene. After being away from dance for many years her passion was renewed and starting dancing again.  She truly believes the love of dance is something you have in you and will always be part of your life.  Kate enjoys instilling a love for dance in the younger students and building confidence in her students.

 

Melissa Woolfrey

Instructor

Melissa has been dancing since she was 2 1/2. Growing up she studied in the genres of tap, ballet/ pointe, jazz, and lyrical/contemporary.  In high school, Melissa was also on the Notre Dame Academy Dance Ensemble where they performed in many school and community events. Melissa went to Springfield College to study Elementary Education and Dance. In college Melissa learned and was trained in additional dance genres , including modern, hip hop, musical theater, line dancing, and even yoga.  She was also on the SC Dance Team, participating and choreographing for groups and solo pieces. Melissa has taught and choreographed for many studios in and out of Massachusetts.  Along with a degree in Elementary Education and Dance Education, Melissa also has a Master’s Degree in Special Education.  She continues her Dance Education participating in conventions and master classes.  Melissa is very excited to part of the Just Dance Family!

Alexis Goguen

Instructor

Alexis is a recent graduate of Dean college in Franklin MA where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and studio management. While in school Alexis focused her studies on Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tap as well as gaining experience in early childhood development, choreography, and dance pedagogy. At Dean she was a part of the National honors society for dance arts and is a current member or NDEO (national Dance Education organization) she was a part of many staff and student run performances throughout her four years there working with on stage and filmed dance pieces. She began her journey as a young dancer at the age of three and gained most of her training before college at Just Dance Preforming Arts Center where she focused on all styles of dance including ballet, contemporary, jazz, tap, pointe and acro. Injury prevention is an important part of her dance journey she has taken Proactive injury prevention summer intensives throughout high school and is PBT (progressive ballet technique) certified. Her goal as a teacher is to provide all students with an equal opportunity to explore the world of dance. Having the discipline, community, and artistic freedom of being a dancer can be valuable for all ages. She believes that a well-rounded dance education including proper technique, dance history and a welcoming space to provide dancers with a creativity outlet is important.

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