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Jennifer Walsh
Owner/Director

331 Cotuit Road
Sandwich, MA 02563

508-888-0802

 


Sandwich Dance Academy Staff

Jennifer Walsh
Owner/Artistic Director

Jennifer has studied all forms of dance, as well as gymnastics, modeling and cheerleading for 29 years. She studied with Daurice McIntyre of Boston, Ann Marie McVicar of Dance Explosion and at teacher workshops throughout Boston. She has taught with Ms. McVicar, Daurice and Sandwich Dance & Performing Arts Center.

Jennifer has performed all over the United States and holds both State and National titles in tap, jazz and modeling. Jennifer represented Norfolk County in the Miss Massachusetts Teen USA Pageant. She toured with the National Theater Guild production of EVITA and has appeared on local television.

Over the last 20 years she has choreographed many award winning routines in both Regional and National competitions as well as directing our Annual Recitals and Nutcrackers. Her Choreography has received Gold, High Gold, Platinum and numerous Special Awards in both groups and solos. Jenn also has award winning production numbers at Dance Ovations regional and National competitions, Turn it Up Dance Challenge Regionals and Nationals and Spirt of Dance.

In July 2002, Jennifer opened Sandwich Dance Academy (formerly known as Sandwich Dance & Performing Arts Center).Jennifer has also appeared in local television. In the past 20 yrs she has choreographed many award winning routines at both Regional and National competitions. Her choreography has received Gold, High Gold, and Platinum awards in both groups and solos. She has also choreographed Award winning Production numbers, with special awards" Most Entertaining" And Judges Choice Awards. First and foremost Jennifer loves working with the students and is happy to see dance light up their lives!

 

 

Marie Sheehan
Assistant Director

 


Patricia Hall Loring

Patricia Hall Loring is a recently retired faculty member of the Boston Ballet School. She taught in their Boston and South Shore studios since 1993.

She is a guest presenter annually for the Dance Across the City Day, sponsored by the Wang Celebrity Series. She also is a principal teacher for Adaptive Dance, a collaboration of Boston Ballet and Children's Hospital Physical Therapy Department, offering classes for children with Down Syndrome.

Ms. Loring was the Associate Director of the Children's Ballet Workshop, Hingham and the Founder/Director of the Duxbury Youth Ballet and the DISCOVERIES Parent & Toddler Programs.

Recently, Ms. Loring teamed with Steven V. Mitchell, nationally acclaimed ballet pianist and Musical Director of Rosie O'Donnell's Broadway Kids, to produce a CD for dance teachers titled "On Your Mark, Get Set, Let's Dance". Released July, 2006 through www.danceables.com

This year, Patricia was an invited to guest teacher at the Olympic Ballet School in Lake Placid, New York.


Wendy Buckley

 

Wendy has been a dance educator for over 25 years. Her philosophy for teaching is that anyone and everyone who can move can dance. Each individuals potential is their own and she has a way of bringing each and every student a joy and confidence in themselves. Wendy has had the opportunity to watch her students move on to major dance companies, shows and become dance educators themselves.

Starting dance at the age of 2 has given her the insight and passion it takes to see each dancer as they are and her caring of the art and students shines through in each class. Her background includes, tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary and creative movement. She owned her own studio for seven years and in that time had her students perform for So You Think You Can Dance choreographers in New York City. Her group was chosen to perform at their annual gala, where the dancers were given praise by Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Wade Robson, and Laurie Ann Gibson.

Wendy has many awards for choreography and costume design. She has been recognized by countless dance organizations throughout her career.

Wendy has a passion that is undeniable, come join in her love of dance and be inspired.


Hannah Carrita

Hannah has been dancing since age 2, acting since age 4, and is an award-winning vocalist. She has appeared in and choreographed productions at numerous Cape Cod theaters, including Cotuit Center for the Arts, Harwich Junior Theater, Falmouth Theater Guild and the Barnstable Comedy Club.

She is state certified in Early Childhood Education, and teaches preschool at Building Blocks in Centerville. Hannah is also a proud alumna of the Sandwich Dance Academy competition team. Hannah competed in numerous regional and National competitions where she received several special judges awards as well as winning platinum and high gold scores.

She has taken master classes in Tap (Nick Young), Hip Hop (tWitch), Jazz (Alison Holker), and Contemporary (Kent Boyd). Miss Hannah wants her dancers to be fierce, and their classes to be fun.


Kelly Cameron

 

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