A popular local dance center is embarking on its fourth year in Rye and grows by leaps and bourees every session.
A popular local dance center is embarking on its fourth year in Rye and grows by leaps and bourees every session. More than 140 students performed during Brava Dance Center’s latest spring performance at the Emelin Theatre May 18-20. Brava offers tap, ballet, jazz/hip-hop, theatre dance, and lyrical/contemporary classes year-round, including a five-week summer session that begins July 10.
Jenny Hogan, the center’s owner and lead instructor, has worked with Broadway directors and Tony Award-winning choreographers. She said all of her classes, held in the Carriage House at Wainwright House, stress technique. She hopes to form a performing company and competition class.
Hogan began dancing at the age of 8 at JG Dance Arts Center in Hyde Park with Broadway and TV veterans Joseph and Ginnie Mazzello. After high school, she studied dance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She has performed as a singer/dancer and dance captain in many regional theatre and summer stock productions, including “Barnum,” “Pajama Game,” and “Music Man.”
The deadline to register for Brava’s summer session is June 15. Go to www.bravadance.com for more details.