Dance Center

The Westport Weston Family YMCA Dance Center has been providing quality Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop and Creative Children’s Classes for children, teens, and adults for over 30 years. The school offers a full spectrum of programs for students ages 2 to adult.

Our education-based program is geared toward creating well rounded dancers with strong technique, coordination and focus. We strive to engage students physically and intellectually while helping them have fun while learning.

The Dance Program meets from September to June. We offer two semesters, Fall and Winter/Spring.

Questions? Email or call (203)226-8981 ext. 118

Dance Center Schedules

Winter/Spring Dance 2020 Schedule is now ready to view Winter & Spring Dance 2020

Check out our Summer 2020 dance schedule Dance Summer 2020

Registration will be opening on December 14 for Family Members and December 16 for all Memberships!
New Dance Center Logo

Dance Companies

The Dance Center program also includes the award-winning Teen, Junior, Petite, Mini and Kinder Performing Companies. Entrance to the Teen, Junior, Petite, Mini and Kinder companies is by audition, held in early summer. Did you miss auditions? Click on Dance Center Audition Week 2019 for more information on audition opportunities coming in September!

Dance Center Dress Code

Please click this link to review this year’s Dance Center Dress Code.

Dance Center Faculty

Jeanelle Kaminski
Jeanelle is an award winning choreographer whose students have gone on to have pre professional and professional careers. With her degree in Fine Arts/Dance, Jeanelle studied multiple areas of dance including, Modern, Ballet, Jazz and Pedagogy. As a member of the schools invite only performance group, she served as their president for a few years even receiving their Award of Merritt for her work with the ensemble. We are very excited to have Miss Jeanelle on staff.

Staci D’Andrea
Staci is a recent graduate of Dean College with her B.A as a double major in Dance Arts and Entertainment Management. A resident of Milford, Staci started her dance career at the at of 3. She was a competition dancer for 13 years and continued her love of dance to the collegiate where she found her love of teaching. This is Miss Staci’s second year with us on staff here at the Westport Weston Family YMCA Dance Center.

Kelsey Kaminski
Kelsey, a native of Monroe, holds her BFA in Dance Performance, Choreography, Pedagogy and Kinesiology from Ohio University. In 2015 Kelsey attended the American Ballet Theater’s teacher certification program where she studied under some of ABT’s incredible staff and dancers. Kelsey is also a Power Pilates instructor and Certified Personal Trainer through ISSA. Kelsey is excited to be joining the YMCA dance center staff as our new Ballet teacher and is looking forward to working with children in a loving and energetic environment. Welcome Miss Kelsey!

Monica Ryan
Monica started dancing from a young age. It was always something she loved and appreciated. Through her three daughters love of dance, Monica was able to get back into the art form she had always loved. Monica started with the YMCA dance center as a volunteer class assistant and has evolved into a wonderfully talented teacher.

Isabella Randazzo * Bio to come!