The Marianne Anderson School of Dance

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Est. 1973
Providing quality dance education for ages 2 and up for over forty years!
Ballet|Modern|Tap|Jazz|Hip-Hop| Musical Theater|Cheerdance|Acro
Marlene Carvalho/ Director (Master of Science in Dance Education
Professional Bio:
She went on to attend Hofstra University on an academic scholarship with the ultimate goal of becoming a teacher. Upon completion of a triple  major, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Dance and a B.A. in History. Marlene continued her education for another year  at  Hofstra University and graduated with a Masters of Science in Education, with New York State certifications in both Dance and Social  Studies.  Marlene received honors credit recognition for her dance choreography and numerous academic awards. She worked as an  extracurricular  dance teacher in several school districts including Garden City, Wheatley, and Uniondale. She ran the dance clubs and  choreographed such  musical productions as “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aida,” among others. All the while, teaching dance at a local studio  and always dreaming of directing her own someday. It is her philosophy that within each student there is untapped talent that can only develop in a warm, friendly, positive classroom environment. This is what she hopes to achieve at the Marianne Anderson School of Dance.
Personal Bio:
Marlene began her dance training at a very early age at JHL Dance Dynamics in Mineola, New York. It was in these first years, that she  cultivated a deep love for the art of dance. Upon turning thirteen, she began working as a teacher’s assistant, a privilege she had looked  forward  to for some years. It was during that first class, upon meeting a large group of wide-eyed preschoolers dressed in tutus and tap  shoes, that  Marlene found her true passion: teaching. She realized that her ultimate happiness in the world of dance was not when she  performed on stage.  In fact, it was, and will always be, the moments behind the curtain when she watched her students succeed. The  success  of her students is the  ruler to which she measures her own professional success

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