who we are
Miss Kelsey's Dance Studio is a family friendly dance studio offering classes for ages 1.5 through Adults, with competitive and non-competitive programs. Our pre-school program is our most popular and fastest growing program designed to provide a safe, fun and nurturing environment for our youngest dancers to express themselves through movement while building a solid foundation for their dance education.
Our staff have extensive dance training to provide our students with a quality dance education. All of our staff stay current with choreography and class offerings by attending some of the best workshops dance has to offer several times a year.
We are proud to be entering our 11th year!
Come see why we are the area's fastest growing dance studio!
Dance Team Director
Miss Kelsey started dancing at the age of three under the direction of Jim Caisse and is trained in all dance disciplines including Tap, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern, Ballet and Pointe. Miss Kelsey has performed and competed in Bermuda, New York City, Las Vegas, Disney World, Mexico and aboard the Norwegian Majesty and Enchanted Isle cruise ships. Her dance accomplishments include: multi-Platinum Award Winner for her many dance solos in various competitions. She was also crowned with a national title from DEA in Las Vegas. She is a five-time DEA Scholarship Award Winner as well as a six-time Special Judge's Award Winner including "Broadway Bound", "Best Look", “High Energy" and "Intricate Rhythms" Awards. She has attended workshops from the talents of the New York City Rockettes and such dance notables as Mia Michaels, Brian Freidman, Dave Scott, Napoleon & Tabitha, Wade Robson, Al Gilbert, Henry LeTang, Frank Hatchett, Joe Istre, Jermaine Brown, Pam Bolling, Juan Sanchez and many others.
Miss Kelsey is a graduate of Dean College having earned a degree in dance. She is also a member of International Dance Entrepreneurs Association (I.D.E.A) . Miss Kelsey obtained her Dance Teacher Certification through Dance Educators of America's Teacher Certification Program at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada. Over the years, Miss Kelsey has taught in Massachusetts and locally in New Hampshire. Her competition dance pieces have won many awards including high scores and special judge's awards. In 2016, Miss Kelsey's Dance Team was selected and traveled to perform in Disney World. Miss Kelsey is certified through Integrative Rhythm Works in which hip-hop and dance are used as a form of therapy to help students with special needs and disabilities. Miss Kelsey continues to regularly attend business and dance conventions.
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Pre school director
Christine Carpenter started dancing at the age of 4 under the direction of Bill Fowler Dance Studios in Medford, Ma. She has studied ballet, jazz and tap. Many of her competition routines won medal status at Terpsichore in Brockton, Ma. Christine’s family was very active at Bill Fowler’s Dance Studio and she spent a lot of her childhood and teenage years dancing!
Christine is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Business with a concentration in Hospitality.
Christine also received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida and previously taught Kindergarten for 5 years. She earned her LNA license in 2009. Christine has modeling and acting experience with Excel Model & Talent and John Robert Powers in Boston.
Christine continued into her adult years taking ballet under
the direction of the late Michelle Lesley at Dimensions in Dance in Manchester, NH. She has been with Miss Kelsey’s Dance studio, taking adult ballet classes and been assistant teaching since 2013.
Her eldest daughter Julianna studied ballet with Miss Kelsey and her youngest daughter Sophia has been studying with Miss Kelsey since 2008.
Miss Kelsey’s Dance Studio is a place that you can call your family. Thank you Kelsey for sharing your love of dance with so many!
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Miss Danielle started dancing at the age of 10, she fell in love with the art instantly knew she wanted to pursue a career in dance. Growing up she trained in a variety of styles including tap, jazz, ballet, pointe, lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theater. At the age of 13 Danielle became an assistant teacher at her studio, by 17 she was teaching her own classes and competition dances. As a competitive dancer she received many high score placements, special awards and scholarships. She attended many workshops through out her training including NYCDA, Turn It Up, Shock, A.S.H and The Radio City Rockette Experience at the Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Miss Danielle started teaching at MKDS in 2009, she has worked with all ages, styles and levels, she has also worked with their dance teams receiving special awards, high scores and acknowledgment for choreography. In 2016, Miss Danielle traveled to Orlando, FL with MKDS to perform in Disney World! Throughout her years with MKDS she has continued her education by attending various teacher training events at the dance life retreat center run by Rhee Gold in Norton, Ma. Here she has taken classes from many well known teachers such as Rennie Gold, Tricia Gomez, Kathy Kozul, Eileen Juric and more. Danielle is certified through a program created by Tricia Gomez called Integrative Rhythm Works in which hip-hop is used as a form of therapy to help students with special needs and disabilities. Miss Danielle's love for the art certainly shines through her students and she looks forward to a future of educating students in technique while instilling a passion for dance.
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Miss Sydney is a graduate of Plymouth State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She has had the pleasure of teaching third grade and special needs students. Currently, Miss Sydney runs her own private tutoring business.
Miss Sydney grew up within the southern NH dance community. She was fortunate to learn under the direction of Stacy Smith, Melissa Hoffman, and Heidi Sullivan-Laroche. Miss Sydney is most critically trained in the styles of ballet, pointe, and jazz; but she is well-versed in many other styles including hip hop, acro, lyrical, modern, and tap. She was a competitive dancer from the age of nine through her senior year of high school. During these years she won many high scores and titles at both local and national events. Miss Sydney has had the opportunity to learn from many amazing local choreographers including Sandi Duncan, Deana Corlis, Michelle Tolson, and Lisa Pilato. Later on in her dancing career, Miss Sydney became more rigorous in her ballet training. She participated in classes under the direction of Dmitri Roudnev’s Summer Russian Ballet Intensive for four years and has performed many roles in The Nutcracker Ballet. Recently, Miss Sydney choreographed for Windham High School’s musical theater performance of Mary Poppins. It received high accolades, especially for the choreography of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and Step in Time.
In addition to dance, Miss Sydney was a cheerleader for Manchester Central High School’s varsity cheerleading squad. During this time she volunteered as a pop warner cheerleading coach, bringing her team to state and regional competitions.
Miss Sydney started teaching at Miss Kelsey’s Dance Studio in 2015. She is very happy to work and grow in such a warm and positive environment. Miss Sydney is so grateful for the opportunity to combine together her two passions of dance and teaching!
Miss Amanda has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Two years ago she graduated Northern Essex Community College with a degree in dance education. She attended the Carlene Nazarian Dance Center, and while being there she competed in competitions such as American Dance Awards, New England Dance Festival, and International Dance Competition. She also attended dance conventions including The Pulse and New York City Dance Alliance. Also at age 14 she attended Walt Disney World in Florida to perform in the Magic Kingdom. She has also attended the American College Dance Festival when she was in college, where she choreographed a piece that had great reviews. Miss Amanda loves working with her students where she teaches them ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, etc. She had been with Miss Kelsey's for 5 years now, and looking forward for more years to come!
Miss Kyrie joined Miss Kelsey's staff in 2013. In her youth she competed gymnastics for seven years, winning several state titles on floor exercise before transferring her energy to dance. Throughout high school she was a member of the New Hampshire School of Ballet Dance Company, where she performed in lead trios in the Nutcracker and Evening of Dance performances. During her senior year of high school she was a founding member of Community Entertainment of NH, a group which performed at community events throughout New England and won several accolades at competitions.
While pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree at Allegheny College, she choreographed for Orchesis Dance Company as well as participated on the leadership committee for several student run performance groups. Miss Kyrie has also received her Master of Arts degree in Political Science and is currently pursuing her PhD in Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Throughout all of the key points, dance has remained an integral part of her life and could not be more blessed to be able to continue to dance at Miss Kelsey's. Currently, Miss Kyrie is acrobatic arts certified and organizes the acro dance program where she is able to combine her love of tumbling and dance with her students.
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Miss Chelsea has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Her accomplishments include Teen Miss Dance of New England, and Miss Headliner of New England. She has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop. She has competed in various national dance competitions including dance masters of New England, American dance awards, and Headliners. This will be Miss Chelsea's 5th year teaching at MKDS and cannot wait for another great year teaching all ages.
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My name is Danny “Lissome” Guzman, I was born in Fitchburg, MA. I began dancing at the age of 3, however, Bboying a.k.a. "Breakdancing" since 1998. My older brother introduced me to this art-form. It's certainly a unique, abstract form of self-expression with a "Skies the limit" philosophy. The Hip-Hop Culture is a positive outlet for me off the dance floor just as much, if not more, than it has been on the floor. The life lessons are endless! Aside from sharing my art-form dance instructing, I also travel to compete with my dance family - T.R.U. Crew (Try Rocking Us). In the past 6 years I've been awarded a United Way Community Builders Award in 2010, performed numerous times for the Mayor of Leominster, NASA representatives, several local parades and festivals in the New England area, after school programs, workshops and conferences ranging from Elementary to College level. I'm passionate about sharing the Peace, Love, Unity, and Having Fun with the world!