Teacher Spotlight Miss Katie Foley

Katie Be Like Brit

[fblike]Miss Katie Foley began teaching at GDA in 2013. Since then, she has taught a variety of recreational and competition classes from our littlest dancers through our oldest. Her dancers and choreography have received many high scores and judges’ awards including an overall best choreography award last year. Miss Katie also teaches during our summer dance, and will be helping … Read More

What are they up to? Melinda

Melinda GDA Alumni

[fblike]Melinda Carraher is a GDA Alumna that graduated St. Peter-Marian in 2014. Since then, she has been a student at the University of Rhode Island. This fall she is going to be a senior at URI studying entrepreneurial management in the College of Business. She hopes to someday pursue her dream of owning a bridal hair salon in a big … Read More

Miss Melissa and Rebecca Placing Flags for Memorial Day

Flags for Memorial Day

[fblike]Miss Melissa and daughter Rebecca, the current USA Ambassador Miss Massachusetts, Jr. Preteen, helped to place and replace American Flags for Memorial Day. This is the second time that they have joined other families to replace weathered flags on the graves of each veteran in Holden’s cemeteries. One veteran who Melissa and Rebecca spoke with explained that he had performed … Read More

Shad Martin: Why I don’t pay for Dance anymore!

Why I Don't Pay For Dance

[fblike]The other night someone asked me “Why do you pay so much money for your girls to dance?” Well I have a confession to make, I don’t pay for dance. Personally, I couldn’t care less about dance. I grew up in a family of 4 boys and no girls. The “Nutcracker” was something you did on a dare off of … Read More

What are they up to? Sarah

Sarah Soltys Alice in Wonderland Greendale Dance Academy

[fblike] Sarah Soltys danced at Greendale Dance Academy for 13 years, most of them competitively, and graduated from SPM in 2016. She is proud that while at SPM she helped transition the dance team from a dance company to a competitive varsity sport. Sarah just completed her first year at Western New England University in Springfield MA with an Exploratory … Read More

Teacher Spotlight Miss Jennifer Amara

Jen-Disney-Blues

[fblike] Growing up in East Bridgewater, Jen danced at the Paula Coffey Dance Center under the guidance of her godmother and mother. For fourteen years she studied Tap, Jazz and Ballet and after graduating High School decided to further her studies at Dean College where she majored in Dance and Early Childhood Education. While at Dean she studied Tap, Jazz, … Read More

Congratulations Mr. Peter Singley

[fblike]Mr. Pete was nominated and awarded an Everyday Hero Award by the Grafton Special Education Parent Advisory Council this evening. Nominees “have made a significant contribution by enhancing the life of a student with special needs.” The letter of nomination reads: “Mr. Peter Singley is a General Music Teacher and Band Director at Grafton Middle School. Being a music related … Read More

What are they up to? Mazie

Mazie Graduation

[fblike] Congratulations Miss Mazie (GDA ’13) on Graduating from Dean College this past weekend with a 4.0 grade point average! We asked her to send us some thoughts as she was getting ready to graduate. She wrote… After four amazing years I am finally graduating from Dean College with my bachelors degree in fine arts. When they say college flys … Read More

Competition Team Banquet 2017

Greendale Dance Academy Competition Team 2017

[fblike]It was a Hawaiian Luau theme for our 2nd annual Competition Team Banquet. Dancers played games, answered Hawaiian Trivia, danced, received medallions and trophies and learned to Hula Dance. They also watched a video slide show recapping their year. The dancers and their families brought many creative Hawaiian themed treats including a Turtle carved from a watermelon, a beach themed … Read More

What are they up to? Maria

Maria Renzoni UCF Knightmoves Dancer

[fblike] GDA Alumni Competitive Dancer Maria Renzoni ’14 was recently¬†awarded the Iron Knight Award which is “Awarded to the student athlete who leads by example, gives maximum effort and are top performers in the weight room.” Maria has been dancing at the University of Central Florida on the Knightmoves Dance Team since 2014. She is majoring in Business Management with … Read More