Dancing and more since '64!
Our desire is to bring young dancers together to share the rewards of poise, self confidence, friendship and of course, The Love of Dance! Our goal is not only to teach them to dance, but to play a strong and positive role in their development.
The Dance Center gives its students the chance to receive the approval of someone other than their family and friends – we have a very supportive staff and we create many social situations in which our dancers can participate.
Being a part of weekly classes, recitals, parades and other performances give each student a unique advantage. They are able to walk into may of life’s experiences prepared to present themselves in a favorable light… after already knowing the acceptance of a public audience. Having once heard the applause for one’s efforts provides the groundwork on which self confidence is built. It is these early experiences that can have a positive effect on later developments!
We accept the responsibility and will try very hard to make “dancing school” a wonder experience for you and your family!
The entire program at the Dance center is under the direction of Paula Coffey, who has taught dance for over 50 years. Paula has been a member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association; a board member of Dance Enterprises of New England; former President of the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Artists; former member of both the state and local Arts Council; Former Director of “Capeway Danscamp” – a resident dance program at Bridgewater State College; Longtime Chairman of the local Distinguished Young Woman (AKA Junior Miss) Scholarship Program; Director and performer for many local musical shows; graduate of John Robert Powers School; participant in Dance Olympus, Dance Caravan and Northeast Dance Workshop; a member of the East Bridgewater Business Association; member of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce; participant in the Broadway Experience at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Paula has been featured in the National dance magazine “Dance Teacher Today” and in the Enterprise in their “Women in Business” section. The Dance Center was chosen as the Reader’s Choice #1 Dance School in the Metro South Region five years in a row!
Paula and her husband, Jim are the proud parents to two sons, Jim III and Craig. Jim and his wife Denise are the parents of four – Kylie, Kirsten, Kendall, and Cullen. Jim & Denise are the owners of Busy Bee Childcare and Busy Bee Jumpers. Craig and his wife, Kristina reside in Cohasset with their son Dylan and daughter Sadie. Craig is Co-founder of O2X Summit Challenge Series. O2X designs training and continuing education plans for corporate, athletic, municipal groups and individuals.