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Kelly Stento - Dance Classes in Limerick, PA

Kelly Stento

Kelly Stento began her dance training at LeRoux School of Dance under the direction of the school's founder, Phyllis (LeRoux) Gershbach and daughter, Bonnie Gordon, at the age of 10. Her dance education included lessons in ballet, tap, jazz and pointe; a position in the student teacher program, and select member of the LeRoux Steppers. The highlight of her youth was winning First Place at the Tremaine Dance Convention in NYC as a tap dancing member of the PIZAZZ Dance Company. Miss Kelly received formal dance training at DeSales University and at the University of the Arts, and has been teaching since 1989. She has taken classes with many master teachers, in particular Al Gilbert, Bob Rizzo, Beth Bogush and Karen Cleighton. Having received the majority of her teacher training from Denise Walsh (Director of LeRoux between 1985 and 1996), she also recognizes Kiddance, Tempo-Level-Energy & Shape, Music Works Unlimited and Twinkle Star™, dance, as well
as Rhee Gold, Tiffany Henderson and Stacy Tuschl, for their contribution to her expertise both inside and outside the classroom. Since becoming Director in 1996, Miss Kelly has preserved the professional reputation and family friendly atmosphere that clients have come to know and expect of LeRoux through much more than just dance lessons. In 2001, the LeRoux family grew to include two locations, which annually touch the lives of 500+ students. In 2005, Miss Kelly enhanced the curriculum with the addition of Petite Feet, appropriately designed for the needs of those who are just beginning to walk and talk. In October 2009, the LeRoux tradition in Conshohocken was passed along to another LeRoux alumnus, Susie Anhorn. Since 2011, LeRoux proudly offers Tap-n-Burn, an adult cardio fitness class with an emphasis on tap dancing; The Most Unique and Most Memorable Workout (according to Philly Fit Magazine).
Together with her staff, they have been sponsoring free classes for moms clubs, scout troops, and are happy to provide professionals for Home & School sponsored events and Career Days. LeRoux students perform at fairs, malls, community days, in parades, and at local assisted living facilities free of charge. Since 2010, Miss Kelly is the hostess of a specialized story time, a free 45-minute dance experience that explores the adventures of Angelina Ballerina ® at the Royersford Public Library. Miss Kelly is very passionate about sharing the world of dance with as many children as possible - even those who don't take lessons in the private setting of a studio.
This busy mom manages the studio and the schedule of her three children, so she understands the great effort that's required to juggle work and family. With all her focus now in one location, Miss Kelly is enjoying the growth and success of the Steppers Dance Team which provides a competitive team experience. They continue to receive TOP SCORES awards for their full team performances, which have included Bugle Boy, Rockin' in the USA, Rock This Town, and Man With A Hex. The studio has received several Best Costume Awards and Director's Awards for Choreography, Emotional Commitment, Best Director, and Studio Excellence. With pride, she has been managing the continued success of LeRoux School of Dance since 1996.

Karin (Logan) Flanagan - Dance Classes in Limerick, PA

Karin (Logan) Flanagan

Karin is an award-winning choreographer with a wide variety of training in jazz, ballet, and tap. Her thirst for knowledge has taken her to several master classes with prestigious teachers Bob Rizzo, Sheila Barker, Greg Russell, Barry Youngblood, Karen Cleighton, and the late Al Gilbert. She continues to educate herself through participation in dance conventions and teacher training seminars, and is a Certified Early Childhood Dance Instructor. In addition to teaching all levels and styles of dance at LeRoux, you might not know that she’s also the driving force behind our adult programs: Tap-n-Burn and Fire It Up. Miss Karin has shared many magical moments with her students. She has danced down Main Street USA in Walt Disney World, in front the of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with “FanTAPulous”, led our little ones through the Streets of Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA, through our nation’s capital to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival,
down the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ in Miss America’s Show Us Your Shoes Parade, and through many local neighbors! She hopes you will join her for our annual participation in Royersford Halloween Parade and the Hillcrest Shopping Center Holiday Parade. By day, Miss Karin is employed by Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Munich Re Insurance Company in Wayne, PA. She resides in Perkiomenville with her husband, Todd, their sons, Logan and Joseph and dog, Lucky.

Don Nee - LeRoux School Of Dance in Limerick, PA

Don Nee

Don started dancing at age 12 doing all the popular dances of the time and continued from there to study many other forms of dance. Among these are ballet, tap, jazz, jitterbug, swing, disco, rock n’ roll line dancing, country line dancing, hip-hop and various forms of ballroom. During the past 25 years, Mr. Don’s credits include many performances at area schools, malls, universities and festivals throughout the Delaware Valley. Other highlights include the Bicentennial Celebration at Elfreths Alley, The Philadelphia Auto Show, The Opera Company of Philadelphia, Taylor Hospital’s Annual Gala Fundraiser, The Mummers Show of Shows,The Phantom Fountain, The William Penn Award Celebration to the Mayor of Philadelphia held in the ballroom, Atop the Bellevue, and Excerpts from The Nutcracker on AM Philadelphia and Captain Noah. Mr. Don has performed professionally for many area company’s corporate functions i.e., CIGNA and Bell Atlantic.
One of Mr. Don’s most notable achievements was dancing the lead male role in the Valley Forge and Westbury Music Fair’s annual productions of The Nutcracker for 20 years. Since 2013 Mr. Don has been challenging the ballet students here at LeRoux.

Meghan McLaughlin - LeRoux School Of Dance in Limerick, PA

Meghan McLaughlin

Meghan made her teaching debut at LeRoux in February 2015 and has been dancing, performing and competing since 1995. As a dance student, she assisted with ballet and jazz instruction while in high school, and performed several featured roles in her studio’s Nutcracker Performance including Dewdrop Fairy and Lead Marzipan. Miss Meghan is a graduate of Susquehanna University, where she earned a minor in Dance, was a choreographer and instructor of jazz, lyrical and ballet classes offered in the University’s student-run dance studio. Miss Meghan was the President of Susquehanna University Dance Corps for two years, where her responsibilities included scheduling classes and coordinating various sized productions, as well as promotion of both the dance program and its events. Since graduation, she has been providing jazz, contemporary, and ballet instruction to dancers ages 4 through teen.

Nicole Blair - LeRoux School Of Dance in Limerick, PA

Nicole Blair

Nicole grew up dancing in Blue Bell, PA, beginning at the age of 3. Year after year, her love for dance continued to grow until she was dancing every day by the time she reached high school. Miss Nicole's strengths are in Tap and Jazz but also has experience in Ballet, Modern, and African dance styles, as well as Acrobatics. She has been teaching dance for children ages 3 - 18 since 2005. Outside of dance, Nicole is the Assistant Director of the part-time MBA program at La Salle University. She has always enjoyed working with and helping others to better themselves, and finds that no matter the job or position, there is always a way to do just that, with everyone. She completed her undergraduate degree at Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She completed both her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree and Masters of Human Capital Development at La Salle University. Nicole currently resides with her husband, Derek, their two preschool daughters Madison and Harper, and puppy Zoey in Royersford.

Taylor McFadden - LeRoux School Of Dance in Limerick, PA

Taylor McFadden

Taylor is back in class at LeRoux. A former member of the Steppers Dance Team and Student Teaching program, Miss Taylor is returning to the classroom! Her dance training at LeRoux includes assisting summer camps and children’s dance classes with several of our teachers. Her leadership, love of dance, and love of children are combined to bring a wonderful classroom experience to our young dancers. Taylor is an award-winning jazz soloist, studied ballet, pointe, tap, jazz and lyrical, was the Arabian soloist in our 2014 production of The Nutcracker, and attended the Twinkle Star Dance training convention in August 2014. Since 2015, she has been attending Montgomery County Community College, and looks forward to many years with us.

Danielle Bagenstose - LeRoux School Of Dance in Limerick, PA

Danielle Bagenstose

Danielle began her dance training in the Lehigh Valley. In high school, she attended the Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center, where she began teaching in addition to competing. She graduated cum laude with her B.A. in dance from the University of North Texas in 2009. There, she had the opportunity to perform in numerous cities across Texas as well as Columbia University in New York City. After graduation, she continued teaching while taking graduate coursework at Texas Woman’s University. While in Texas, she performed with Outstanding Balance and Fire Walk Dance Company. In 2011, Danielle returned to her roots in Pennsylvania and has been teaching in the area since. In addition to teaching, she is currently a member of Shift Movement Collective and Monarch Dance Company; choreographs for the pre-professional company, Mariposa, and the Northampton Community College dance ensemble.

Lauren Zaleta-Crespo - LeRoux School Of Dance in Limerick, PA

Lauren Zaleta-Crespo

Lauren began her formal ballet training at the Debra Spark’s Children’s Ballet Company and the Rock School of Ballet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was then accepted into the Joffrey Ballet School’s trainee program in New York City where she not only performed with the company, but also assisted in teaching and rehearsing the Junior Division. Among her favorite roles were Arabian from Nutcracker, Paquita from Paquita, and the Blue Solo from Birthday Variations. After earning her teaching certificate through Joffrey NYC, she became the children’s Artistic Director and Junior Program Coordinator at Hudson Dance Studio. She has been showcased in Le Ballets de l’Opera Chinois de New York’s Chinese New Year Gala and has modeled for Bliss Lau in New York City’s Fashion Week, 2011. A native of Pennsylvania, she is excited to bring all the experiences she gained in New York City home with her.

Student Teacher Program

Our student teacher program is designed to provide an apprenticeship to those who are interested in furthering their careers in Dance Education. Acceptance in this program is based on dedication to dance and one's natural ability to help, love and nurture younger children. Student teachers must volunteer their time and often face a choice between this program and other school activities. They are commended for their hard work and dedication, and are an inspiration to our younger students. Class size does not change when a student teacher is available. Small classes are essential to offering individual attention from our teaching staff.
We are pleased to name the following dancers to this program:
Hannah Bender
Caitlyn Breslawski
Abbie Calvert
Julianna Lelli
Allison Meyer
Molly Pizzuta
Taylor Tobin
Madison Smith
Victoria VanDerzee
Call or visit our dance studio today to learn more about out staff members.