SPONSORED: AC DANCE – Amanda Cuoco Brings Community Ballet Classes to Bloomfield

UPDATE:

2021 never ceases to surprise us.The Open House has been postponed and the opening of AC Dance is delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. Apologies for the delay; still hope to see you all in the new studio, and will confirm our new opening date asap.

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Credit Jaqlin Medlock photography

Originally from El Paso, Texas, dancer, teacher, mentor Amanda Cuoco is thrilled to open AC Dance School in a new location, at 71 Washington Street, Bloomfield starting Oct. 4. Classes of all levels, for ages 7 to adult are available weekdays and weekends. Register online here. Individual classes and packages are available for ballet, tone and sculpt, stretch, and more.

  • Free youth trial classes will be available during the week of Oct. 4-7, 2021.
  • Register for classes before October 8th and the registration fee will be waived.
  • For Adults: new studio special: purchase a 5-class pack for $90. or single class for $18

A professional ballet dancer herself, Amanda has been teaching adults and teens in private, semi-private, and adult group classes as AC Dance since 2019.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit she continued teaching her ballet classes through Zoom and built a community of dancers from NYC to Puerto Rico to California. She had time to reflect, build, create, learn and redesign AC Dance, realizing her passion to connect, mentor, and inspire a community through dance.

Amanda graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso with a BFA in Ballet and has performed with various companies throughout Texas including El Paso Ballet, West Texas A & M, and Lone Star Ballet. She began teaching ballet at the age of 18 under the direction of Andree Harper and later under Neil Hess.

AAC Dance logoAmanda started her career as an Intern at The School at Steps, a division of Steps on Broadway in New York City, rising in ranks from Intern to resident substitute teacher, to Stage Manager to Head of Administration for nearly a decade.

Dancing in the same open ballet classes as Wendy Whelan, Sara Mearns, Drew Jacoby, and Misty Copeland was an experience unlike any other. Amanda made class with these ballerinas and male danseurs her new learning environment and studied these pros like a hawk.

Subsequently, Amanda worked at Barnard College, Columbia University, and Mason Gross School of the Arts-Dance Department.

Currently working at Montclair State University, she teaches throughout New Jersey including Backstage Performing Arts Center, Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts, Westfield School of Dance, Motion Arts Dance Studios, Starlight Dance Center, Studio L, and Maria Priadka School of Dance.

For more information: AC DANCE, 71 Washington St. Bloomfield NJ (915) 256-2454 ac@acdancenj.com

 

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