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LE DANSE -  32 YEARS OF DANCE in the Wayne Community!

Le Danse is proud to celebrate their 32nd anniversary in the Wayne community.  Under the directors, Diane Raimo and Patty De Dio, the studio holds membership in Dance Educators of America as well as BMI, ASCAP and SESAC.  This past June, Le Danse held their annual showcase, which was a huge success.  The showcase entitled, “So You Think You Can Dance – Le Danse Generation 2017”  wowed the audience with talented dancers performing in all genres of dance.  We are very proud of our dancers for such an amazing performance.
It was a bittersweet moment for senior dancers Gianna Raimo and Allie DeSimone, as they performed in their last recital before leaving for college. The girls were surprised by their Dads after their performance with their last presentation bouquets. Tears were shared by students, parents and all audience members. Le Danse Directors, Diane Raimo & Patty De Dio wish the girls well and will miss them immensely. They have been a huge part of the Le Danse family, not only were they students, but they were also faculty members who are loved by their students. We wish them much success in their next stage of life!
Preschool dancers did a wonderful job at their first dance recital, young dancers gathered together with enthusiasm and excitement before each performance, competition team dancers astounded the audience with their award winning routines and productions and of course, our Le Danse tradition, our Father Daughter number wowed the audience with their outstanding production and finale of the show.  Congratulations to all of our dancers for an outstanding performance.
Le Danse's competition team dancers took home high honors at Star Struck, Beyond the Stars, Kids Artistic Revue and DanceXplosion competition throughout this season.  In total, the studio was honored with 11 Top Elite, 8 Elite, 27 Platinum, 9 High Gold, 2 Superior, 8 Top First and 11 Elite Top First Place Awards.  They also won 69 Overall High Score Awards and 11 Special Judges Awards and 14 Invitations to perform at National Competitions.  Our youngest lyrical group, The Meadow, won the Excalibre Award at DanceXlosion and was the highest scoring group in the entire competition.   The studio was award the Highest Scoring Primary Studio Award at Kids Artistic Review and director, Diane Raimo was awarded an Excellence in Lyrical Award at DanceXplosion.  Congratulations to our Le Danse’s competition team members.  Our Senior Team, Gianna Raimo & Allie DeSimone.  Our Mini Team, Jackelyn Aguilera, Keira Frech, Sanjana Jayanth, Sydney Cahn & Charlotte English.  Our Junior Team, Ava Cahn, Emily Frech, Elizabeth Vivino, Setira Mancini, Brooke Scott, Delaney Williams-Healy.  Our Teen Team, Aparna Jayanth, Mackenze Glassman, Victoria Paylo, Olivia Black, Allison Gorelik, Natalie Ritacco, Emily Krassowski, Ellie Field, Eva Morante, Cailyn Stile and Katherine Gurda. 

Le Danse has an all professional staff where all students of all ages and levels have a rewarding experience.  Both recreational and competitive level students shine and have the experience of not only dancing for fun, but also excelling competently in a professional, yet friendly environment.

The studio's curriculum includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre & technique for ages 8 & up, beginner through advanced levels.  Our children's programs consist of our original Preschool class for 2-1/2 - 4 yr olds.  Our Children's Workshop classes are for students age 5-7 years old.  Preschool & Children's Workshop classes consist of basic fundamentals of ballet, tap & jazz concentrating on confidence & performing ability.  While Preschool classes are created to be more playful & perfectly suitable for the preschool aged child, our children's workshops are more structured & focus more on technique, however still hold a variety of fun & excitement in every class. 

We also offer fabulous adult classes that are fun and inspiring and our adult students wowed the audience at this years showcase with their exciting jazz and tap performances.  And of course, let's not forget our Father/Daugher classes which are a Le Danse original and have become a yearly tradition.  Le Danse also offers workshops in Acting/Theatre, Voice, Ballroom, Yoga & Pilates.   

Le Danse is a neighborhood studio where students from 2-1/2 years of age through adults, beginner through adult levels, can learn, perform and compete in a professional, friendly environment with an all professional staff.   We are located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. 

Please visit our Le Danse Facebook page and our website, www.ledansestudio.com to see photos and videos from our performances, competitions and classes. 

The studio will be holding fall registration on August 23rd, August 29th, August 30th and August 31st from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 5th.  Contact the studio at 973-305-8401 for further information on our fall registration.

You can also e-mail us at ledanse@optimum.net.  Please join us for a positive and uplifting, creative dance experience.  With 32 years of experience, there's no other place to study dance!  Experience is knowledge!  Come experience Le Danse!  Le Danse is a family-like studio where great friendships are formed as well as great memories!




LE DANSE -  31 YEARS OF DANCE in the Wayne Community!

Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction is proud to be celebrating 31 years in the Wayne community.  Under the direction of Diane Raimo and Patty De Dio, the studio has received many awards and accolades throughout the years.  The studio holds membership in Dance Educators of America as well as BMI, ASCAP and SESAC.

Last month, Le Danse held it annual showcase at the Wayne YMCA and once again it was a huge success.  The showcase entitled, “Dance Extremes 2016” consisted of various dance styles interpreting the extremes of dance.  Our ballet production, Masquerade Ballet highlighted our ballet classes through a wonderful assortment of music set at a Masquerade Ball.  Another of our productions brought to life all of the characters of the popular game, Clue, as they traveled through our mystery mansion to find solve the mystery.  Our annual tradition, Father/Daughter production number portrayed one of the rooms of the mystery mansion entertained the audience through their rendition of I’m In Love with a Monster, Dads were Frankenstein and Daughters were the Brides of Frankenstein.  It was probably our most loved Father Daughter production in 30 years. 

Le Danse's competition team dancers took home high honors at Beyond the Stars, DanceXplosion, Open Call and Kids Artistic Revue Regional Competitions.  In total, the studio was honored with 24 Platinum, 7 Extreme Gold, 11 High Gold, 13 Elite Top First, 18 Gold and 10 Top First Place Awards.  They also won 58 Overall High Score Awards and Special Judges Awards for “Ultimate Emotional Execution, Total Artistry, Exceptional Personality, Exceptional Dynamics, Seamless Execution, InSync, Pure Passion, Mini Diva, Characterization and Most Entertaining."  Many of our students received cast invites to perform at National Competitions and Scholarships to Summer Intensives throughout the country.  These winners were Gianna Raimo, Keira Frech, Brooke Scott, Ellie Field, Delaney Williams-Healy, Emily Frech, Emily Goodrich, Elizabeth Vivino and Allie DeSimone.  Director Diane Raimo won a Choreography Award at Beyond the Stars and DanceXplosion and Director, Patty De Dio was awarded an Ultimate Entertainment Award at Beyond the Stars.  Congratulations to our Le Danse’s competition team members.  Our Senior Team, Gianna Raimo, Allie DeSimone and Malina Puglisi.  Our Mini Team, Jackelyn Aguilera, Keira Frech, Sanjana Jayanth & Charlotte English.  Our Junior Team, Ava Cahn, Emily Frech, Emily Goodrich, Elizabeth Vivino, Setira Mancini, Brooke Scott, Delaney Williams-Healy and Emma Green.  Our Teen Team, Aparna Jayanth, Mackenze Glassman, Victoria Paylo, Olivia Black, Allison Gorelik, Natalie Ritacco, Emily Krassowski, Ellie Field, Eva Morante and Katherine Gurda.  We are also extremely proud of our Le Danse Dad, as they entered and came home winners at KAR competition, Tim & Lilly Barbera, Eric, Sydney & Ava Cahn, Heath & Mackenze Glassman, Ralph & Jackelyn Aguilera, Tim & Savannah Milton, Steve & Emma Greene, Mike & Emily Frech, Dan & Jenna Sisto and Yefim & Allison Gorelik.  We are extremely proud of everyone and are looking forward to next season’s competition season.

Le Danse has an all professional staff where all students have a rewarding experience.  Both recreational and competitive level students shine and have the experience of not only dancing for fun, but also excelling competently in a professional, yet friendly environment.

The studio's curriculum includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre & technique for ages 8 & up, beginner through advanced levels.  Our children's programs consist of our original Preschool class for 2-1/2 - 4 yr olds.  Our Children's Workshop classes are for students age 5-7 years old.  Preschool & Children's Workshop classes consist of basic fundamentals of ballet, tap & jazz concentrating on confidence & performing ability.  While Preschool classes are created to be more playful & perfectly suitable for the preschool aged child, our children's workshops are more structured & focus more on technique, however still hold a variety of fun & excitement in every class. 

We also offer a fabulous adult program that is fun, inspiring and our adult students wowed the audience at this years showcase with their exciting jazz and tap performances.  And of course, let's not forget our Father/Daugher & Mother/Daughter classes which are a Le Danse original.  Le Danse also offers workshops in Acting/Theatre, Voice, Ballroom, Yoga & Pilates.   

Le Danse is a neighborhood studio where students from 2-1/2 years of age through adults, beginner through adult levels, can learn, perform and compete in a professional, friendly environment with an all professional staff.   We are located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. 

Please visit our Le Danse Facebook page and our website, www.ledansestudio.com to see photos and videos from our performances, competitions and classes.

The studio will be holding fall registration on August 24th, August 30th, August 31st and September 1st from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.  Please call the studio at 973-305-8401 for further information on our fall registration.  You can also e-mail us at ledanse@optimum.net.  Please join us for a positive and uplifting, creative dance experience.  With 31 years of experience, there's no other place to study dance!  Experience is knowledge!  Come experience Le Danse!

 

 

JOIN THE DANCE STUDIO OF CHAMPIONS

Wayne – Le Danse would like to congratulate its competition teams and staff on an outstanding 2014/15 dance season. The studio has won multiple Overall High Point and Overall High Score Awards as well as Special Judges awards, Invitational Awards, Costume Awards and Choreography Awards this season in every age level, category and subject they competed in at all 5 Regional Competitions throughout the state of New Jersey!! In addition, the studio consistently placed in the Top Ten High Score/High Point Awards at each Regional they attended!! A total of nine 1st Place Overall High Scores, eleven 2nd Place Overall High Score Awards, three 3rd Place Overall High Score Awards, five 4th Place Overall High Score Awards, four 5th Place Overall High Score Awards one 7th Place Overall High Score Award. Teens/Seniors Top Twenty one 10th place, one 7th place, one 12th place and one Overall Trio Championship Award. In Addition Le Danse won total of 61 Platinum, High Gold, and Gold Awards this season. Le Danse started the season in December when the studio was invited to compete at World Cass Talent Experience Dance Competition for the filming of episode 8 of the popular Lifetime show "Dance Mom's." Gianna Raimo performed "The Way You Make Me Feel” Jazz solo and won a Platinum Award for her performance. It was very exciting to be a part of the Invitational filming and to see how the show is filmed and what happens behind the scenes!! Next stop was Showstopper National Talent Dance Competition. Le Danse Group Lyrical "Imagine,” Group Jazz "Proud Mary" and Musical Theatre Trio "Diamonds”' all won 1st Overall High Score Awards. Tap Trio "Jack Your Dead,” Solo "Smile" and Musical Theatre Trio "Copacabana" won 2nd Overall High Score Awards. Lyrical Trio "Yellow" won 3rd Overall High Score, "A Mothers Prayer" Lyrical Solo and "Girlfriend" Jazz Solo won 4th and 5th Overall High Score Awards. Jazz Solo "Do Wah Diddy" won a 7th Overall High Score Award. Special Honors continued over the weekend going to Lyrical group "Imagine" which won a "Best Choreography Award " for studio director and choreographer of "Imagine" Diane Raimo, and "Best Costume" Award also won for Elizabeth Vivino's solo "Smile"!! Open Call Dance Competition was next on the Regional schedule and once again the competition teams did an outstanding job! Lyrical Trio 'Yellow" and Jazz Solo "Girlfriend" each won 2nd Overall High Score Awards. “Copacabana" and "Diamonds" Musical Theatre Trios both won 1st Overall High Score Awards. Tap Trio "Jack Your Dead," Lyrical Solo "A Mothers Prayer" and "Do Wah Diddy" Jazz Solo won 4th Overall High Score Awards. Lyrical Group "Imagine" won 1st in its category and 3rd Overall High Score Group and Musical Theatre Group '"Hit It Up" won 5th Overall High Score Awards. The studio's dancers Leah Caruso and Emily Krassowski were selected out of hundreds of dancers who competed over the weekend and were invited to perform in the Cast Opening number at Showstopper Nationals this summer. Kids Artistic Revue Dance Competition also awarded Le Danse with Top Honors! "Yellow" Trio won 2nd Overall High Score Lyrical Trio, "Diamonds" Trio won 2nd Overall High Score Musical Theatre Trio, and "Copacabana" Trio won 1st Overall High Score Musical Theatre Trio!! Lyrical Solo "A Mother's Prayer" won 5th Overall High Score and "Smile" Solo won 3rd Overall High Score. "Girlfriend" Jazz solo won 2nd Overall High Score. Musical Theater solo "The Way You Make Me Feel," Gianna Raimo won a Platinum and placed 7th, "Little Love" Lyrical/Contemporary Solo, Gianna Raimo won a Platinum and placed 10th, "When You Sleep" Lyrical Solo, Allie DeSimone placed 12th. "Imagine" Lyrical Group placed 5th and "Proud Mary”Jazz Group placed 4th!! "Yellow" Lyrical Trio dancers, Emily Frech, Emily Goodrich, Elizabeth Vivino and "Girlfriend" Jazz Soloist, Leah Caruso were selected out of all the dancers at the competition and were invited to travel to Los Angeles California to perform in the Cast's Opening number performance this summer at KAR’s Nationals!!! Last, but not least, the studio ended the very exciting competition season at Beyond The Stars Dance Competition. "Copacabana" Musical Theatre Trio took home 1st Overall High Score, "Hit It Up" Musical Theatre group also won 1st Overall High Score. "Diamonds” Musical Theatre trio won Platinum and 1st Overall High Score. Jazz Group "Proud Mary" won a Special Judges Award for "DIVA'S" and 2nd Overall High Score. Tap Trio 'Jack your Dead" and Jazz solo "Girlfriend" won 2nd Overall High Score. “Imagine" Lyrical Group took home first place in category and 3rd Overall High Score. "Yellow" Lyrical Trio won 'The Championship Award" and Leah Caruso won A Special Judges Award for "Most Entertaining" for her Jazz Solo 'Girlfriend.” "Little Love" Contemporary Soloist Gianna Raimo won a Platinum, "The Way You Make Me Feel,” Musical Theatre Soloist, Gianna Raimo won a Platinum and "When You Sleep,” Lyrical Soloist Allie DeSimone won a High Gold.. More exciting news came earlier in this season when Gianna Raimo and Stephanie Isaaccson got news of their acceptance in both "The Rockette Summer Intensive" and "Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive" once again this year!! CONGRATULATIONS Girls!! Can't wait for another summer at Radio City and the performance at Skirball Performing Arts NYC!!! Le Danse Directors Patty De Dio and Diane Raimo couldn't be more proud of their dancers in this amazing dance competition season. Congratulations to Patty De Dio and Diane Raimo, Directors/ Choreographers and Frank Musso, Stephanie Isaaccson and Gianna Raimo, Staff/Choreographers on a Successful Competition Regional Season!! CONGRATULATIONS to the Highest Scoring Le Danse Soloists, "The Way You Make Me Feel" Musical Theater Jazz Soloist and "Little Love" Open Soloist, Gianna Raimo, "When You Sleep" Lyrical Soloist, Allie DeSimone and "Girlfriend' Jazz Soloist, Leah Caruso. Overall High Score Soloists were Elizabeth Vivino, "Smile,” Emily Goodrich, "A Mother's Prayer," Delaney Williams-Healy, "Do Wah Diddy" and soloist Malina Puglisi, "Game Over." Thank you to these dancers for representing the studio so proudly and for these special achievements this season! Le Danse is extremely proud of our dancers! Top High Scoring Overall Trios, “Copacabana," Jackelyn Aguilera, Keira Frech, and Sanjana Jayanth, "Diamonds," Leah Caruso, Ellie Field and Emily Krassowski, "Yellow," Emily Frech, Emily Goodrich, and Elizabeth Vivino and "Jack Your Dead," Natalie Ritacco, Aparna Jayanth, and Leah Caruso. Group Overall High Score Award winners "Proud Mary," Ava Cahn, Emily Frech, Elizabeth Vivino, Emily Goodrich, Brooke Scott, Delaney Williams-Healy and Setira Mancini, "Imagine," Eva Morante, Brooke Scott, Emily Frech, Elizabeth Vivino and Setira Mancini, "Hit It Up,” Aparna Jayanth, Leah Caruso, Mackenze Glassman, Victoria Paylo, Ellie Field, Emily Krassowski, Eva Morante and Natalie Ritacco. Le Danse offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, pointe, musical theatre, boys’ classes, gymnastics, technique and turn, leap & jump classes. We have excellent children’s programs available for preschoolers ages 2-1/2 – 4 years old. The program consists of a ballet, jazz and tumbling class that incorporates basic fundamentals of dance as well as singing, games, coordination, use of props and of course, fun. Our children’s workshop classes are for ages 5-7 years old and it consists of ballet, tap and jazz in a one hour session. The focus of our children’s classes is learning dance fundamentals as well as poise, confidence, camaraderie and sharing an art form that is also fun. Our recreational classes are for students age 8 & up. We have beginner through advanced levels. We also have a fabulous adult program that is fun and inspiring. And of course Le Danse is the originator of the Father/Daughter and Mother/Daughter dance classes which are always a huge success. Le Danse offers courses in Body Conditioning and Workout, Acting/Theatre, Yoga, Pilates and Ballroom. In addition to group instruction, we offer private instruction. We are known for our Wedding Day choreography for the wedding couple or bridal party. We can create choreography for any personal occasion such as anniversaries, Sweet 16, etc. Le Danse is a neighborhood studio where lasting relationships are made on a daily basis. Our students from 2-1/2 years of age through adults, beginner through advanced levels, can learn, perform and compete in a family-like environment with an all professional staff. It is great to be a part of a studio with a staff where everyone has a rewarding experience. Both recreational and competitive level students shine and have the experience of not only dancing for fun, but also excelling competently in a professional, friendly environment. Le Danse is located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. Fall Registration will be held at the studio on August 26th and Sepyember 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Class will begin on September 8th. For more information, please contact the studio at 973-305-8401 or email us at ledanse@optimum.net. Please visit our website, www.ledansestudio.com and our Facebook page for additional information on our studio and photos and videos of our annual events throughout the year. You can also find us on the Wayne Patch for important events and dates. Come experience Le Danse, a contemporary studio for profession dance instruction, where the atmosphere is disciplined and structured, yet warm and friendly! Come join our Le Danse family!

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS LE DANSE STUDIO~ Wayne~ ~ TOP OVERALL HIGH HONORS COMPETITION SEASON 2015 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 18, 2015 at 11:25am


Le Danse would like to congratulate it's competition teams and staff on an outstanding 2014/15 dance season. The studio has won multiple Overall High Point and Overall High Score Awards as well as Special Judges awards, Invitational awards, Costume awards and Choreography awards this season in every age level , category and subject they competed in at all 5 Regional Competitions throughout the state of New Jersey!! In addition, the studio consistently placed in the Top Ten High Score/ High Point Awards at each Regional they attended!! A total of 9 Ist Place Overall High Scores, 11 2nd Place Overall High Score Awards, 3 3rd Place Overall High Score Awards , 5 4th Place Overall High Score Awards, 4  5th Place Overall High Score Awards 1 7th Place Overall High Score Award . ~Teens/Seniors Top Twenty 1~10th place 1~7th place and 1~12th place and 1 Overall  Trio/Championship Award. In Addition Le Danse won total of 61 Platinum, High Gold, and Gold Awards this season. 
 
Le Danse started the season in December when the studio was invited to compete at World Cass Talent Experience Dance Competition for the filming of episode 8 of the popular Lifetime show "Dance Mom's ". Gianna Raimo performed "The Way You Make Me Feel " Jazz solo and won a  5* Platinum Award for her performance. It was very exciting to be a part of the Invitational filming and to see how the show is filmed and what happens behind the scenes!! 
 
Next stop was Showstopper National Talent Dance Competition. Le Danse Group Lyrical  "Imagine", Group Jazz "Proud Mary", and Jazz Trio "Diamonds  "' all won 1st Overall High Score Awards. Tap Trio "Jack Your Dead" ,  Solo "Smile" and Jazz Trio "Copacabana" won 2nd Overall High Score Awards. Lyrical Trio "Yellow" won 3rd Overall High Score.  "A Mothers Prayer " Lyrical Solo and "Girlfriend" Jazz Solos won 4th and 5th Overall High Score Awards. Jazz Solo "Do Wah Diddy"" won 7th Overall High Score Award. Special Honors continued over the weekend going to Lyrical group "Imagine" which won a "Best Choreography Award " for studio director and choreographer of "Imagine" Diane Raimo, and "Best Costume " Award also won for Elisabeth Vivino 's solo "Smile"!!
  
Open Call Dance Competiton was next on the Regional  schedule and once again the competiton teams did an outstanding job! Lyrical Trio 'Yellow" and Jazz Solo "Girlfriend " each won 2nd Overall High Score Awards ."Copacabana" and "Diamonds " Jazz Trios both won 1st Overall High Score Awards. Tap Trio "Jack Your Dead,"  Lyrical Solo "A Mothers Prayer " and" Do Wah Diddy " Jazz Solo won 4th Overall High  Score Awards. Jazz Lyrical Group "Imagine" won 1st in it's category and 3rd Overall High Score Group  and Jazz Group '"Hit It Up " won 5th Overall High Score Awards . The studio's dancers Leah Carusso and Emily Krassowski were selected  out of hundreds of dancers who competed over the weekend and were invited to perform in the Cast Opening number at Showstopper Nationals this summer.
 
Kids Artistic Revue Dance Competiton also awarded  Le Danse with Top Honors! "Yellow" Trio won 2nd Overall High Score Lyrical Trio, ~"Diamonds " Trio won 2nd Overall High Score Jazz Trio,  and "Copacabana" ~Jazz Trio won 1st Overall High Score!! Lyrical Solo "A Mother's Prayer" won 5th Overall High Score  and "Smile" Solo~ 3rd Overall High Score . "Girfriend " Jazz solo won "2nd Overall High Score ! ~ Musical Theater solo "The Way You Make Me Feel""~ Gianna Raimo placed 7th, "Little Love" Lyrical/Contemp Solo ~Gianna Raimo placed 10th ~ "When You Sleep" ~Lyrical Solo Allie DeSimone placed 12th. "Imagine"  Lyrical  Group placed 5th and "Proud Mary "Jazz Group placed 4th!! Yellow "Lyrical Trio~ Emily Frech, Emily Goodrich, Elisabeth Vivino and "Girlfriend" Jazz Soloist  Leah Caruso were selected  out of all the dancers at the competition and were invited to travel to Los Angeles California to perform in the Cast's Opening number performance this summer at KAR's Nationals!!!
 
Last, but not least ,the studio ended the very exciting competition season at Beyond The Stars Dance Competiton.  "Copacabana" Jazz Trio took home 1st Overall High Score, "Hit It Up" Jazz group also won 1st Overall High Score.  "Diamonds " Jazz trio won Platinum and 1st Overall High Score .Jazz Group "Proud Mary won A Special Judges Award for "DIVA'S" and 2nd Overall High Score. Tap Trio 'Jack your Dead "  and Jazz solo "Girlfriend" won 2nd Overall High Score. "Imagine" Lyrical Group took home first place in category and 3rd Overall High Score. "Yellow" Lyrical Trio won 'The Championship Award" and Leah Caruso won A Special Judges Award for "Most Entertaining" for her Jazz Solo 'Girlfriend". "Little Love" Lyrical Solo Gianna Raimo, received a Platinum Award",The Way You Make Me Feel" ~ Jazz Solo~ Gianna Raimo also received a Platinum and "When You Sleep'  H Lyrical Solo Allie DeSimone received a "High Gold".
 
More exciting news came eariler in this season when Gianna Raimo and Stephanie Issaccson got news of their acceptance in both "The Rockette Summer Intensive" and "Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensives." once  gain this year!! CONGRATULATIONS GiIRLS!! Can't wait for another summer at Radio City and the performance at Skirball Performing Arts NYC  !!!
 
Le Danse Directors Patty De Dio and Diane Raimo couldn't be more proud of their dancers in this amazing dance competition season. Congratulations  to Patty Dedio and Diane Raimo , Directors/ Choreographers ,and Frank Musso, Stephanie Issaccson and Gianna Raimo/ ~  Staff/Choreographers on a Successful Competiton Regional Season!!
 
CONGRATULATIONS to the Highest Scoring Le Danse  Soloists ~  "The Way You Make Me Feel" Musical Theater Jazz Solo and "Little Love" Open Solo ~ Gianna Raimo,  "When You Sleep" Lyrical Solo ~ Allie De Simome, and  "Girlfriend' Jazz Solo ~ Leah Caruso.
Overall High Score Soloists  were Elisabeth Vivino ~ "Smile",  Emily Goodrich ~ "A Mother's Prayer , Delaney Williams -Healy ~ "Do Wah Diddy", and soloist Malina Puglisi~ "Game Over". Thank you to these dancers for representing the studio so proudly and for these special achievements this season!!. Le Danse is extremely proud of our dancers!
 
Top High Scoring Overall Trios ~"Copacabana" ~ Jacklyn Aguilera, Keria Frech, and  Sanjana Jayanth~ "Diamonds" ~Leah Caruso, Ellie Field and Emily Krassowski~ "Yellow"~ Emily Frech, Emily Goodrich, and Elisabeth Vivino, ~ and "Jack Your Dead"~ Natalie Ritacco, Aparna Jayanth, and Leah Caruso.
 
Group Overall High Score Award winners "Proud Mary"  ~Ava Cahn, Emily Frech, Elisabeth Vivino, Emily Goodrich, Brooke Scott , Delaney Williams- Healy, and Setira Mancini . "Imagine" ~Eva Morante, Brooke Scott, Emily Frech, Elisabeth Vivino, and Setira Mancicni. "Hit It Up' ~ Aparna Jayanth , Leah Caruso, Mackensie Glassman, Victoria Payo, Ellie Field, Emily Krassowski, Eva Morante, and Natalie Ritacco.
A special thank you to all of our parents and teachers for a truly wonderful and exciting year!!  Please see our Facebook Page  and website for photos of our award winners!

 

 

 

 

 

LE DANSE – CELEBRATING 30 YEARS IN THE WAYNE COMMUNITY

This year, Le Danse is celebrating 30 years in the Wayne community and is extremely proud of their students’ accomplishments throughout the past 30 years. The studio produces annual showcases that high-light the talent of our students, the expertise of our staff and provide the utmost in entertainment. Le Danse has been awarded the Best Dance Studio Award by voters of the Wayne Patch Readers Choice Awards. This year our showcase entitled, “Puttin’ On The Glitz 2014” brought you heart-felt performances by our preschool performers and our annual Father/Daughter performance as well as our creative production of “Alice In Wonderland.” Our showcase also highlighted our showstopper performances by our award winning competition teams.

Le Danse is proud to congratulate their competition dancers on an amazing season of Regional Dance Competitions. The studio took home top awards at each dance competition, and as always, represented their studio proudly. Regional Competitions included Nexstar National Talent Competition, Showbiz National Talent, Groove Competition and Kid's Artistic Revue. The hard work & long hours of practice paid off for these talented dancers as they have received many top awards and accolades.

Le Danse Top Teen Scoring Soloists, Gianna Raimo and Allie De Simone were Platinum Award Winners. Malina Hubinger, another soloist received a First Place Award & won a Select Summer 2014 NYC Dance Scholarship Winner. In total our teen soloists were awarded 3 Platinum, 5 High Gold, 5 Gold, 4 Top First Place Awards, 1 Overall High Score and 1 First Place Award. These girls were also awarded several 1st place awards in their category/tie breakers. CONGRATULATIONS TEENS!!! Our new lyrical trio, ages 7-8, "Isn't She Lovely" took home 2 High Gold Awards, 1 Top First Place Award as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall High/Top Score Awards. Jazz group "Disco Divas” ages 8-9 also took home 1 Platinum and 2 High Gold Awards as well as 4th, 5th and 7th Overall High Score Awards. These young dancers have only been competing for 2 seasons and were in a word, Outstanding!! Jazz teen group "Diva" also won 1 Gold, 1 High Gold and 1 Top First Place Award as well as 9th Overall High Score Small Jazz Group. "Tag Me" a new jazz group competing for the first time won 2 Gold and 1 Top First Place Award. These dancers also received Select Summer NYC Dance Scholarships. Way to go !! Musical Theater Group "Strongest Suit" won 2 High Gold Awards, a 9th Place Overall High Score Award, a High Gold Award and a 3rd Place Overall High Score Award. Our tiny dancers "Mini Housewives of NJ" ages 5-6 also rocked the stage & this dance wowed the judges. These youngest dancers were competing for the very first time & achieved high top honors with 2 High Gold Awards and 1 Top First Place Award. These Dancers also won a Special Judges Award for Outstanding Concept/Choreography. Go Mini's!! Diane and Patty would like to thank their very supportive parents, dancers and staff for their hard work and positive energy. You all Rock!! Le Danse was proud and honored to have these Outstanding Dancers do so exceptionally well this season. Bravo on these Great Performances!!

Our Le Danse Competition Dancers are Gianna Raimo, Allie DeSimone, Malina Hubinger, Kayla Gutch, Mollie Gutt, Emily Frech, Emily Goodrich, Elizabeth Vivino, Brooke Scott, Omayra Fernandez, Delaney Williams-Healey, Aparna Jayanth, Mackenze Glassman, Olivia Black, Cossette Gonzalez, Natalie Ritacco, Katherine Gurda, Emily Krassowski, Ellie Field, Eva Morante, Alison Har, Giara Gonzalez, Arabelle Fernandez, Alondra Dumeng, Jackelyn Aguilera, Ava Thompson, Savannah Milton and Victoria Van Tassel!!

Le Danse is very proud to congratulate Gianna Raimo for her second year’s acceptance into the Rockette Summer Intensive Showcase. Also, two of our instructors, Stephanie Isaacson and Sarina Taggart were selected for their third year at the Rockette Summer Intensive Showcase. The summer intensive program is part of the Rockette Dance Education Program and offers upcoming young dancers the opportunity to audition and study with Rockette directors and choreographers as well as Radio City Rockettes. This year the Showcase highlighted choreography from the new “Hearts and Lights” show at Radio City. This is an important accomplishment for these dancers since they auditioned with thousands of other dancers throughout the country. The friendships that these dancers made during the Intensive are friendships that will last a lifetime. Please check our website, www.ledansestudio.com for videos and interviews about Gianna Raimo and the relationships that she made throughout this experience. Also view the videos of the performances at the Summer Intensive. We are extremely proud of these dancers and wish them well at next year’s audition.

Le Danse offers classes in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, pointe, musical theatre, boys’ classes, gymnastics, technique and turn, leap & jump classes. We have excellent children’s programs available for preschoolers ages 2-1/2 – 4 years old. The program consists of a ballet, jazz and tumbling class that incorporates basic fundamentals of dance as well as singing, games, coordination, use of props and of course, fun. Our children’s workshop classes are for ages 5-7 years old and it consists of ballet, tap and jazz in a one hour session. The focus of our children’s classes is learning dance fundamentals as well as poise, confidence, camaraderie and sharing an art form that is also fun.

Our recreational classes are for students age 8 & up. We have beginner through advanced levels. We also have a fabulous adult program that is fun and inspiring. And of course Le Danse is the originator of the Father/Daughter and Mother/Daughter dance classes which are always a huge success. Le Danse offers courses in Body Conditioning and Workout, Acting/Theatre, Yoga, Pilates and Ballroom. In addition to group instruction, we offer private instruction. We are known for our Wedding Day choreography for the wedding couple or bridal party. We can create choreography for any personal occasion such as anniversaries, Sweet 16, etc.

Le Danse is a neighborhood studio where lasting relationships are made on a daily basis. Our students from 2-1/2 years of age through adults, beginner through advanced levels, can learn, perform and compete in a family-like environment with an all professional staff. It is great to be a part of a studio with a staff where everyone has a rewarding experience. Both recreational and competitive level students shine and have the experience of not only dancing for fun, but also excelling competently in a professional, friendly environment.

Le Danse is located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. Fall Registration will be held at the studio on August 28th and September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Classes will begin on September 9th. For more information, please contact the studio at 973-305-8401 or email us at ledanse@optimum.net. Please visit our website, www.ledansestudio.com and our Facebook page for additional information on our studio and photos & videos of our annual events throughout the year. You can also follow us on the Patch for important events and dates. Come experience Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction, where the atmosphere is disciplined and structured, yet warm and friendly. Come join our Le Danse family!

 

 

3 Local Dancers in Rockettes Summer Intensive
Wayne Patch– 2013

Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction in Wayne congratulates Gianna Raimo, Stephanie Issacson and Sarina Taggart on their recent performance in the Rockette Summer Intensive Showcase.

The summer intensive program is part of the Rockette Dance Education Program and offers aspiring dancers the opportunity to audition & study under Rockette director/ choreographers and Radio City Rockettes. Former graduating students, Stephanie Isaccson & Sarina Taggart auditioned back in January along with 1000 other hopefuls from across the country. This year student, Gianna Raimo, also auditioned and attended the intensive in July. Stephanie & Sarina also made the cut & attended the Intensive this past July.

Proud directors and dance teachers Diane Raimo and Pat DeDio of Le Danse attended the performance showcase this past July. It was a proud moment for them and for their dancers. The girls have been dancing since they were little , Stephanie has studied at Le Danse since the age of five and Sarina came to the studio 3 years ago wanting to better herself and her dance skills. Gianna grew up in the studio and has danced since she was 2-1/2 years old under the direction of her proud Mom, Director, Diane Raimo and is also part of the studio’s competition dance team. The years of hard work and studies in dance classes have certainly paid off.

To see them now up on stage , accomplishing their goals and dreams was amazing for their parents and teachers. It was a fantastic experience to train with the legendary Rockettes as well as to gain the invaluable techniques taught at the Intensive.

Le Danse is proud to congratulate their dancers on this wonderful accomplishment and look forward to their future success in the world of dance. Look for the girls on www.Rockettes.com for recent photos & interviews of the Intensive.

The studio's curriculum includes ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theater, gymnastics, boys' classes and technique classes. Children's programs consist of preschool classes (for 2.5–4 year olds) and children's workshops (5–7 year olds). Both programs teach fundamentals of ballet, tap and jazz, concentrating on confidence and performance ability.

Recreational classes are beginner through advanced, for children 8 and up. Le Danse also offers a fabulous, fun and inspiring adult program. Don't forget father/daughter and mother/daughter classes — Le Danse originals. The studio teaches choreography for wedding day dances, and has courses in acting, yoga, Pilates and Body Conditioning workouts. The studio also offers training for High School dance teams. Competition classes are available by audition only. Le Danse holds several dance events throughout the year, such as Bring a Friend Week, Halloween Dress-Up Week, Holiday Celebrations, Parent Visitations and Summer Dance Camp.

Le Danse is located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. Fall registration will be held at the studio on Aug. 28–29 and Sept. 3-4-5 from 3–7 p.m. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 10. For more information, please call 973-305-8401 or e-mail ledanse@optimum.net. To see photos and videos from performances and classes, visit the Le Danse Facebook page and www.ledansestudio.com. Le Danse is also on the Wayne Patch. Come experience Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction, where the atmosphere is disciplined and structured, yet warm and friendly. Come join the Le Danse family!

 

LE DANSE –  2013 THE DANCE STUDIO OF CHOICE
Wayne Today– 2013

This past June, Le Danse once again had a full house at their 28th “DANCE ARTISTRY 2013” which was held at the Wayne YMCA. The studio, located in Wayne community for the past 28 years, produces annual showcases that high-light the utmost in talent, creativity & entertainment. This year’s showcase presented our dancers in artistic and interesting pieces each with an individual dance concept. Our tiniest dancers performed in our creative children’s production and our tribute to So You Think You Can Dance brought dance to a new generation as well as to our audience. In addition, our audience was entertained by our annual Father/Daughter production. The showcase also highlighted our showstopper performances from the studio’s award winning competition teams.

Over the last several years, Le Danse's competition teams continue to take high honors each year and this year was no different. The studio’s competition teams competed at Nexstar Dance Competition & Showbiz Talent Competition in March and then again at Starquest Competition in April. In the Solo Categories, the studio won 10 Platinum, 10 High Gold, 5 Gold, 4 Diamond First Place and 1 Ruby First Place Awards. Their duets & trios won 4 Platinum, 8 High Gold, 3 Gold, 1 Diamond Second Place and 1 Ruby First Place Awards. The studio’s group entries were awarded with 5 High Gold, 1 Gold, 2 Diamond Second Place and 1 Ruby 1st Place Awards. In addition to the category awards, the studio also won numerous Overall High Score Awards in all categories including 2 Overall High Scores in the Solo category by Gianna Raimo & Tarrah Bilto, 6 Overall High Score Awards in the Duet/Trio Category and 2 Overall High Score Awards in the Group Category. The judges at the competitions also award special “judges” awards to routines that they feel stood out in the competition for various reasons. In total Le Danse won 5 Judges Awards in the Solo Category, 1 Judges Award in the Duet/Trio Category and 3 Judges Awards in the Group Category.

Some of the top winners were Gianna Raimo who won 17 Place out of the top 20 Soloists and Tarrah Bilto who won 6th Place Overall High Score for her tap solo. This was quite the accomplishment as these soloists were chosen by the judges out of over 500 dance entries. Lyrical Trio, “Love Story” was awarded with 9th Place Overall High Score, Duet “Chaplin” was awarded 8th Place Overall High Score, Jazz Trio “Real Wild Child” was awarded both 4th & 1st Place Overall High Score Awards & Jazz Group, “Sassy Girl” was awarded with 6th & 4th Place Overall High Score Awards.

Our competition team members are Tarrah Bilto, Allie De Simone, Omayra Fernandez, Kayla Gutch, Mollie Gutt, Malina Hubinger, Mattison Indomenico, Sarah Indomenico, Eva Morante, Gianna Raimo, Natalie Ritacco, Brooke Scott, Allie Simone, . Le Danse Directors and Choreographers, Diane Raimo & Patty De Dio are extremely proud of their students and value the commitment, dedication, hard work and technical improvement that their dancers have shown this year. Le Danse is extremely proud!

The studio is also proud of Gianna Raimo, current student & daughter of director, Diane Raimo and current instructor, Stephanie Isaacson and graduating student Sarina Taggart for their recent acceptance into the Rockette Summer Intensive Program and their outstanding performance in the Rockette Summer Intensive Showcase. It was a fantastic experience to train with the legendary Rockettes as well as to gain the invaluable techniques taught at the intensive.

Another congratulations goes to students, Gianna Raimo, Allie Simone & Jenna Mitarotonda for their acceptance & participation in the Joffrey Summer Intensive Program this summer. The experience of learning from Joffrey instructors will last a lifetime.

Le Danse will be celebrating 28 years in the community of Wayne. The studio's curriculum includes ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre, boys classes, gymnastics, technique and turn, leap & jump classes. Our children's programs consist of our Preschool classes for 2-1/2 to 4 year olds and our Children's Workshop classes are for students 5-7 years old. Preschool & Children's Workshop classes consist of basic fundamentals of ballet, tap & jazz concentrating on confidence & performing ability. While Preschool classes are created to be more playful & perfectly suitable for the preschool aged child, our children's workshops are more structured & focus more on technique, however still hold a variety of fun & excitement in every class. Our recreational classes are for children age 8 & up for beginner through advanced levels. We also offer a fabulous adult program that is fun & inspiring. And of course, let's not forget our Father/Daugher & Mother/Daughter classes which are a Le Danse original. Le Danse also offers courses in Acting/Theatre, Yoga, Body Conditioning & Zumba style workouts, Pilates, Ballroom & Wedding Day choreography for the wedding couple, bridal parties, Father & Bride or Mother & Groom choreography. Competition classes are also available by audition only. The studio holds several events throughout the year such as Bring-A-Friend Week, Halloween Dress-Up Week, Holiday Celebrations, Parent Vistitations and Summer Dance Camp, to name a few. Training is also available for High School dance teams.

Le Danse is a neighborhood studio where students from 2-1/2 years of age through adults, beginner through adult levels, can learn, perform and compete in a professional, friendly, family-like environment with an all professional staff. It's great to be part of a studio with a professional staff where everyone has a rewarding experience. Both recreational and competitive level students shine and have the experience of not only dancing for fun, but also excelling competently in a professional, yet friendly environment.

Le Danse is located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. Fall registration will be held at the studio on August 28th & 29th and September 3rd, 4th & 5th from 3:00 - 7:00 PM. Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 10th. For more information, please call the studio at (973) 305-8401 or email us at ledanse@optimum.net. Please visit our Le Danse Facebook page and our website, www.ledansestudio.com to see photos and videos from our performances and classes. We are also on the Wayne Patch. Come experience Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction, where the atmosphere is disciplined and structured, yet warm and friendly. Come join our Le Danse family!

 

 

Le Danse – 2012 Wayne Patch Readers Choice Winner for
Best Dance Studio

Life & Leisure – September 2012

Le Danse has been voted 2012 Wayne Patch Readers Choice Winner for Best Dance Studio. Located in the Wayne community for 28 years, Le Danse is well deserving of this title & would like to thank everyone who voted for the studio. Le Danse is extremely proud of its students’ recent accomplishments. Two of its seniors, Stephanie Isaacson and Sarina Taggart, were recently accepted into the prestigious Rockette Summer Intensive dance program. The girls auditioned in January with over 1,000 hopefuls for the few coveted spots. The girls will be seen this summer on MSG's “The Rockette Summer Intensive” show. Also on the rise is senior Dana Zoon, accepted into the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive, and juniors Allie Simone, Valerie Zoon and Jenna Mainero, who were accepted into the American Academy of Ballet Summer School.

Le Danse's current junior and senior teams won numerous top honors and awards at several regional competitions throughout the state. Top winners were Gianna Raimo, who won Second Runner-Up Miss Teen Showbiz, Allie Simone, who won First Runner-Up Junior Miss Showbiz and Tarrah Bilto, who won Second Runner-Up Junior Miss Showbiz. These soloists were chosen by the judges out of over 500 dance entries.

Le Danse would like to congratulate all its dancers on their award-winning competition season: Gianna Raimo, Dana Zoon, Valerie Zoon, Stephanie Mangini, Christina Mangini, Sarina Taggart, Stephanie Isaacson, Jenna Mitarotonda, Alex O' Conner, Kara Silvestri, Jenna Maniero, Allie Simone, Allie De Simone, Mollie Gutt, Malina Hubinger, Brittney Hulbert, Ashley Hulbert, Tarrah Bilto, Catalina Ortega, Brooke Scott, Sarah Indomenico and Omayra Fernandez.

Le Danse welcomes students of all ages and levels to learn, perform, and compete in a professional, friendly, family-like environment with a professional staff. Both recreational and competitive level students shine and have the experience of not only dancing for fun, but also excelling competently in a professional yet friendly environment.

The studio's curriculum includes ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theater, gymnastics, boys' classes and technique classes. Children's programs consist of preschool classes (for 2.5–4 year olds) and children's workshops (5–7 year olds). Both programs teach fundamentals of ballet, tap and jazz, concentrating on confidence and performance ability.

Recreational classes are beginner through advanced, for children 8 and up. Le Danse also offers a fabulous, fun and inspiring adult program. Don't forget father/daughter and mother/daughter classes — Le Danse originals. The studio teaches choreography for wedding day dances, and has courses in acting, yoga, pilates and Zumba-style workouts. The studio also offers training for dance teams. Competition classes are available by audition only. Le Danse holds several dance events throughout the year, such as Bring a Friend Week, Halloween Dress-Up Week, Holiday Celebrations, Parent Visitations and Summer Dance Camp.

Le Danse is located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. Fall registration will be held at the studio on Aug. 29–30 and Sept. 4–6 from 2–7 p.m. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 11. For more information, please call 973-305-8401 or e-mail ledanse@optimum.net. To see photos and videos from performances and classes, visit the Le Danse Facebook page and www.ledansestudio.com. Le Danse is also on the Wayne Patch. Come experience Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction, where the atmosphere is disciplined and structured, yet warm and friendly. Come join the Le Danse family! Come & be a part of 2012 Wayne Patch Readers Choice Winner for Best Dance Studio!

 

LE DANSE – 2012 WAYNE PATCH READERS CHOICE WINNER
BEST DANCE STUDIO
Wayne Today – August 2012

Le Danse has been voted 2012 Wayne Patch Readers Choice Winner for Best Dance Studio. Located in the Wayne community for 28 years, Le Danse is well deserving of this title & would like to thank everyone who voted for the studio. This past June, Le Danse once again had a full house at their 27th “CONCEPTS IN MOTION 2012” which was held at the Metro Y in Wayne. The studio produces annual showcases that high-light the utmost in talent, creativity & entertainment. This year’s showcase presented our dancers in artistic and interesting pieces each with an individual dance concept. Our tiniest dancers performed in our creative Fairytale Tea Party production, our ballet was an original production entitled Le Carnivale des Reves which was brought to life though our dancers talent. In addition to these creative productions, our audience was entertained by our annual Father/Daughter productions. This year our young dancers danced with their Dads as well as our graduating seniors who also danced with their Dads. The showcase also highlighted our showstopper performances from the studio’s award winning competition teams.

Over the last several years, Le Danse's competition teams continue to take high honors each year and this year was no different. The studio’s competition teams competed at Nexstar Dance Competition & Showbiz Talent Competition in March and then again at Onstage New York in April. In the Solo Categories, the studio won 7 Platinum, 11 First Place, 6 High Gold, 1 Second Place, 10 Gold and 1 High Silver Award. Their duets & trios won 4 Platinum, 5 First Place, 2 High Gold, 1 Second Place, 5 Gold & 1 High Silver Award. The studio’s group entries were awarded with 3 Platinum, 4 First Place, 2 High Gold, 1 Second Place & 4 Gold Awards. In addition to the category awards, the studio also won numerous Overall High Score Awards in all categories including 8 First Overall High Scores, 6 Second Overall High Scores, 5 Third Overall High Scores, 5 Fourth Overall High Scores, 1 Fifth Overall High Score, 5 Sixth Overall High Scores, 5 Seventh Overal1 High Scores, 2 Eighth Overall High Scores and 2 Tenth Overall High Scores. The judges at the competitions also award special “judges” awards to routines that they feel stood out in the competition for various reasons. In total Le Danse won 11 Judges Awards which included 2 Exceptional Potential, Exceptional Attack, 2 Exceptional Stage Presence, Exceptional Footwork, Exceptional Armography, 2 Exceptional Focus, Exceptional Storytelling, Exceptional Costume, Exceptional Concept, Bubbliscious and Seamless Transitions. Gianna Raimo & Valerie Zoon won 1st Place Costume Award at Showbiz and Dana Zoon won 2nd Runner-Up Costume Award also at Showbiz.

Some of the top winners were Gianna Raimo who won 2nd Runner-Up Miss Teen Showbiz for her Musical Theatre Solo, Upside Down, Allie Simone who won 1st Runner-Up Junior Miss Showbiz for her Jazz Solo, California Girls and Tarrah Bilto who won 2nd Runner-Up Junior Miss Showbiz for her Tap Solo, Blue Skies. This was quite the accomplishment as these soloists were chosen by the judges out of over 500 dance entries.

Le Danse is proud of being the recipient of “The Good Sportsmanship Award,” which was awarded to them at Onstage NY Competition. Our competition team includes Tarrah Bilto, Allie De Simone, Omayra Fernandez, Mollie Gutt, Ashley Hulbert, Brittany Hulbert, Sarah Indomenico, Stephanie Isaacson, Jenna Mainero, Christina Mangini, Stephanie Mangini, Jenna Mitarotonda, Alexandra O’Connor, Catalina Ortega, Gianna Raimo, Brooke Scott, Kara Silvestri, Allie Simone, Sarina Taggart, Dana Zoon and Valerie Zoon. Le Danse Directors and Choreographers, Diane Raimo & Patty De Dio are extremely proud of their students and value the commitment, dedication, hard work and technical improvement that their dancers have shown this year. Le Danse is extremely proud!

Le Danse will be celebrating 28 years in the community of Wayne. The studio's curriculum includes ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre, boys classes, gymnastics, technique and turn, leap & jump classes. Our children's programs consist of our Preschool classes for 2-1/2 to 4 year olds and our Children's Workshop classes are for students 5-7 years old. Preschool & Children's Workshop classes consist of basic fundamentals of ballet, tap & jazz concentrating on confidence & performing ability. While Preschool classes are created to be more playful & perfectly suitable for the preschool aged child, our children's workshops are more structured & focus more on technique, however still hold a variety of fun & excitement in every class. Our recreational classes are for children age 8 & up for beginner through advanced levels. We also offer a fabulous adult program that is fun & inspiring. And of course, let's not forget our Father/Daugher & Mother/Daughter classes which are a Le Danse original. Le Danse also offers courses in Acting/Theatre, Yoga, Zumba style workouts, Pilates, Ballroom & Wedding Day choreography for the wedding couple, bridal parties, Father & Bride or Mother & Groom choreography. Competition classes are also available by audition only. The studio holds several events throughout the year such as Bring-A-Friend Week, Halloween Dress-Up Week, Holiday Celebrations, Parent Vistitations and Summer Dance Camp, to name a few. Training is also available for dance teams.

Le Danse is a neighborhood studio where students from 2-1/2 years of age through adults, beginner through adult levels, can learn, perform and compete in a professional, friendly, family-like environment with an all professional staff. It's great to be part of a studio with a professional staff where everyone has a rewarding experience. Both recreational and competitive level students shine and have the experience of not only dancing for fun, but also excelling competently in a professional, yet friendly environment.

Le Danse is located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. Fall registration will be held at the studio on August 29th & 30th and September 4th, 5th & 6th from 2:00 - 7:00 PM. Classes begin Tuesday, September 11th. For more information, please call the studio at (973) 305-8401 or email us at ledanse@optimum.net. Please visit our Le Danse Facebook page and our website, www.ledansestudio.com to see photos and videos from our performances and classes. We are also on the Wayne Patch. Come experience Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction, where the atmosphere is disciplined and structured, yet warm and friendly. Come join our Le Danse family! Come & be part of 2012 Wayne Patch Readers Choice Winner for Best Dance Studio!

 

 

 

LE DANSE - #1 STUDIO IN THE WAYNE AREA
September 2011 - Wayne Today and Life & Leisure

Once again, Le Danse had a full house at their 26th annual showcase entitled, "ONSTAGE 2011" which was held at the North Jersey YM-YWHA this past June. The studio, located in Wayne, has continuously produced showcases that bring the utmost in talent, creativity & entertainment in the county. The showcase highlighted the studio's talented students in various musical productions from the best of Divas, the best of Glee, our Barnyard Cabaret children's production as well as our annual Father/Daughter production and the showstopper performances from the studio's award winning competition teams.

Le Danse's competition teams took high honors at Dance America, Onstage New York and Nexstar Competitions. The studio won over 120 awards in total, among them 18 Platinum, 25 High Gold, 11 Gold, 1 Premiere Gold, 3 High Silver Awards, as well as 28 First Place through Fifth Place Awards. Combining that with an additional 17 Overall High Score Awards, 5 Dancer of the Year Awards and 21 Special Judges Awards for "Exceptional & Outstanding Showmanship, Exceptional Storytelling, Exceptional Dramatics, Outstanding Acting, Outstanding Costume, Outstanding Partnering, Outstanding Shoes, And The Tony Goes To, Effortless Ease, Cool Concept, Outstanding Shimmy, Outstanding Style, Terrific Taps, Fabulous Feet, Outstanding Choreography and Top Performance" Awards. The top winners of this year's season were a Musical Theatre duet entitled "Money Money" and a jazz trio entitled "Steam Heat," both routines choreographed by the studio's directors, Diane Raimo & Patty De Dio. These two performances were honored with Platinum & High Gold Awards plus 1st & 2nd Place Overall High Score Awards in the Duet & Trio category. Our tap duet entitled "Accapella" was also a top winner in the tap category with Platinum Awards & 1st, 2nd & 4th Place Overall High Score Awards. Our top soloists for this season were Gianna Raimo who was awarded a High Gold Award, 4th Place Overall and a special award for National Dance Week's Most Promising Performer for her Musical Theatre Solo, Valerie Zoon winning Platinum & 2nd Place Overall and Allie Simone with a Platinum & 1st Place Award in the Jazz Solo category and Tarrah Bilto with a Platinum & 1st Place in the Tap Solo category. Le Danse is proud of being the recipient of "The Class Act Award," which was awarded to them at Onstage NY Competition for the past three years. The studio also entered two recreational classes into competition this year and is happy to announce that they also were honored with High Gold Awards, a Top Performance Award and Rebecca Trujillo was awarded a Photogenic Award. Normally the studio's competition teams study over 8 hours on a weekly basis. These two recreational musical numbers were a hit in the annual recital, so the directors decided to try them at regionals. For most of those involved, it was their first time competing. Everyone had a great experience and Le Danse hopes to give the same opportunity to other groups within the studio in the future. Our competition team includes Tarrah Bilto, Allie De Simone, Stephanie Giannini, Mollie Gutt, Ashley Hulbert, Brittany Hulbert, Stephanie Isaacson, Jenna Mainero, Christina Mangini, Stephanie Mangini, Jenna Mitarotonda, Gianna Raimo, Allie Simone, Sarina Taggart, Dana Zoon and Valerie Zoon. Le Danse Directors, Diane Raimo & Patty De Dio are extremely proud of their students and value the commitment, dedication, hard work and technical improvement that their dancers have shown this year. Le Danse is extremely proud!

Le Danse will be celebrating 27 years in the community of Wayne. The studio is located at 580 Valley Road in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center. The studio's curriculum includes ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre, technique and turn, leap & jump classes. Our children's programs consist of our Preschool classes for 2-1/2 to 4 year olds and our Children's Workshop classes are for students 5-7 years old. Preschool & Children's Workshop classes consist of basic fundamentals of ballet, tap & jazz concentrating on confidence & performing ability. While Preschool classes are created to be more playful & perfectly suitable for the preschool aged child, our children's workshops are more structured & focus more on technique, however still hold a variety of fun & excitement in every class. Our recreational classes are for children age 8 & up for beginner through advanced levels. We also offer a fabulous adult program that is fun & inspiring. And of course, let's not forget our Father/Daugher & Mother/Daughter classes which are a Le Danse original. Le Danse also offers courses in Acting/Theatre, Yoga, Pilates, Ballroom & Wedding Day choreography for the wedding couple, bridal parties, Father & Bride or Mother & Groom choreography. Competition classes are also available by audition only. The studio holds several events throughout the year such as Bring-A-Friend Week, Halloween Dress-Up Week, Holiday Celebrations, Parent Vistitations, Candid Photo Week and Summer Dance Camp, to name a few.

Le Danse is a neighborhood studio where students from 2-1/2 years of age through adults, beginner through adult levels, can learn, perform and compete in a professional, friendly, family-like environment with an all professional staff. It's great to be part of a studio with a professional staff where everyone has a rewarding experience. Both recreational and competitive level students shine and have the experience of not only dancing for fun, but also excelling competently in a professional, yet friendly environment.

Le Danse is located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. Fall registration will be held at the studio on August 30th & 31st and September 6th, 7th & 8th from 2:00 - 7:00 PM. Classes begin Tuesday, September 13th. For more information, please call the studio at (973) 305-8401 or email us at ledanse@optimum.net. Please visit our Le Danse Facebook page and our website, www.ledansestudio.com to see photos and videos from our performances and classes. Come experience Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction, where the atmosphere is disciplined and structured, yet warm and friendly. Come join our Le Danse family!

 

 

LE DANSE WOWS AT NORTH JERSEY Y

There was a three night sell-out this past June as Le Danse students performed at North Jersey YM-YWHA.  Located in Wayne, the studio celebrated its 25th anniversary showcase, entitled, “GALA 25.”  The showcase highlighted the studio's talented students in various production numbers from the last 25 years of shows.  

The studio’s competition teams wowed the audience with their award winning performances.  Since April Le Danse has won over 100 awards.  Among them were Platinum, High Gold, Gold and High Silver Awards.  In addition to these outstanding honors the studio was also recognized with Overall High Score Awards in the solo, duet, trio & group categories, Dancer of the Year Awards for our outstanding soloists and Special Judges Awards for "Exceptional Energy, Exceptional Showmanship, Exceptional Timing & Rhythm, Exceptional Stage Presence, Exceptional Connection to Each Other, Exceptional Style, Exceptional Precision, Exceptional Smile, Disco Diva, Could Have Watched You All Night, Fun to Watch, Sassy and Outstanding Axles” and the studio won the Class Act Award.  Our competition teams' award winning performances are in jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, musical theatre and production.  Congratulations to our outstanding staff.  Our competition team includes Kaylyn Amerkanian, Tarrah Bilto, Gabriella Bernier, Allie De Simone, Christina Giannini, Stephanie Giannini, Alexandra Gougousis, Mollie Gutt, Katelyn Heaney, Kimberley Hoyle, Malina Hubinger, Ashley Hulbert, Brittany Hulbert, Mattison Indomenico, Stephanie Isaacson, Jenna Maguire, Marissa Maguire, Christina Mangini, Stephanie Mangini, Natalia Ortega, Victoria Paylo, Tessa Peloso, Gianna Raimo, Allie Simone, Sarina Taggart, Dana Zoon, Kirsten Zoon and Valerie Zoon, Directors, Diane Raimo & Patty De Dio are extremely proud and appreciate the time, dedication, discipline, technical improvement and hard work that their dancers have shown this year.  Le Danse is extremely proud!

Le Danse will be celebrating 26 years in the community of Wayne.  The studio is located at 580 Valley Road in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center.  The studio’s curriculum includes ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre and hip hop classes for all ages and levels.   We have a special "Princess Ballet" program for 2-1/2 - 4 year olds.  This is a specialized program where students perform a different princess ballet each week complete with dances, songs and costumes.  Our regular preschool program for students ages 3-4 offers ballet, jazz & tap and features age appropriate music and movement through song and dance.  Our creative childrens workshop for students ages 5-7 offers ballet, tap and jazz in a one hour class.  Our recreational classes are for children age 8 & up for beginner through advanced levels.  Also included in the curriculum are adult classes in jazz and tap.  Le Danse also offers courses in yoga, ballroom & wedding day choreography for both the wedding couple and bridal parties.  Competition classes are also available by audition only.

Fall registration will be held at the studio on August 31st, September 1st and September 7th, 8th and 9th from 2:00 – 7:00 PM.  Classes begin Tuesday, September 14th.  For more information, please call the studio at (973) 305-8401 or email us at ledanse@optimum.net.  Please visit us on the web at www.ledansestudio.com and see our Le Danse Facebook page for photos and videos of our performances and classes.  Come join us at Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction, where the atmosphere is disciplined and structured, yet warm and friendly.  Come join us in celebrating 26 years of dance!

 

 

LE DANSE - CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF DANCE!

Le Danse, a contemporary studio for professional dance instruction is proud to be celebrating 26 years in the Wayne community.  Under the direction of Diane Raimo and Patty De Dio, the studio has received many awards and accolades throughout the years.  The staff at Le Danse is comprised of Broadway professionals and master instructors. The studio holds membership in Dance Educators of America as well as BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and Professional Dance Teachers Association.

The studio just held their 25th annual showcase for three evening performances at the YM-YWHA in Wayne.  Highlights included our annual tradition, Father/Daughter production numbers.  Although the Father/Daughter showstopper has become an annual tradition at our recital, it was special and at the same time bittersweet.  It showcased our graduating senior dancers, Kimberley Hoyle & Kirsten Zoon with their Dads, Steve Hoyle & Ed Zoon.  The girls have been with Le Danse since they were five & three.  They are now 17 years old and are ready to go to Fordham and Loyola Universities.  Growing up at Le Danse and watching the girls become beautiful, smart and talented young women is a great reward.  As directors, Diane and Patty remember, this is one of the things that make doing what we do meaningful and worthwhile.  The girls honored Diane and Patty with a special presentation at the studio's 25th anniversary show which was held in June.  Tears were everywhere as longtime classmates Stephanie Isaacson, Stephanie Mangini and Dana Zoon looked on.  The girls made a farewell video for Kimberley & Kirsten, something they did on their own so the girls will always remember their time at Le Danse.    

Le Danse's competitive level dancers took high honors at Starbound, Onstage New York and Nexstar Competitions.  In total, the studio was honored with 7 Platinum, 24 High Gold, 22 Gold and 3 High Silver Awards, an additional 34 Overall High Score Awards and Special Judges Awards for "Exceptional Energy, Showmanship, Timing, Stage Presence, Style, Rhythm, Precision, Smile, Connection to Each Other, Disco Diva, Fun To Watch, Sassy, Could Have Watched You All Night and Outstanding Axles."  The studio entered two recreational classes into competition this year and is happy to announce that they also were honored with High Gold Awards. Normally the studio's competition teams study over 8 hours on a weekly basis.  These two recreational musical numbers were a hit in the recital, so the directors decided to try them at regionals.  For most of those involved, it was their first time competing.  Everyone had a great experience and Le Danse hopes to give the same opportunity to other recreationl groups within the studio in the future.

It's great to have a studio with a professional staff where everyone has a rewarding experience.  Both recreational and competitive level students shine and have the experience of not only dancing for fun, but also excelling competently in a professional, yet friendly environment.

The studio's curriculum includes classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre & technique.  Our children's programs consist of our original "Princess Ballet" class for 2-3 year olds, as well as regular Preschool classes for 3-4 year olds.  Our Children's Workshop classes are for students age 5-7 years old.  Preschool & Children's Workshop classes consist of basic fundamentals of ballet, tap & jazz concentrating on confidence & performing ability.  While Preschool classes are created to be more playful & perfectly suitable for the preschool aged child, our children's workshops are more structured & focus more on technique, however still hold a variety of fun & excitement in every class.  We also offer a fabulous adult program that is fun, inspiring and our adult students wowed the audience at this years showcase with their exciting jazz and tap performances.  And of course, let's not forget our Father/Daugher & Mother/Daughter classes which are a Le Danse original.  Le Danse also offers workshops in Acting/Theatre, Voice, Ballroom, Yoga & Pilates and Wedding Day choreography.   

Le Danse is a neighborhood studio where students from 2-1/2 years of age through adults, beginner through advanced levels, can learn, perform and compete in a professional, friendly environment with an all professional staff.   We are located in the Valley Ridge Shopping Center at 580 Valley Road in Wayne. 

Please visit our Le Danse Facebook page and our website, www.ledansestudio.com to see photos and videos from our performances and classes.

The studio will be holding registration on August 31, September 1st and September 7th, 8th and 9th from 2:00 - 7:00 PM.  Please call the studio at 973-305-8401 for further information on our fall registration.  You can also e-mail us at ledanse@optimum.net.  Please join us for a positive and uplifting, creative dance experience.  With 26 years of experience, there's no other place to study dance!  Experience is knowledge!  Come experience Le Danse!

 

 

 

580 Valley Road, Wayne N.J 07470. Tel.(973)305-8401

Email:ledanse@optimum.net