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A "Frozen Themed" Parents Night Out to help our parents prepare for the hectic holidays. Drop your child off for a night of  "Frozen Fun" so that you can start checking things off that "to-do" list!


DECEMBER 14TH

4 PM. - 9 PM

at the Studio

Ages 3 - 12 

(does not need to be a PCDC student to attend)


Wear your favorite Christmas PJ's and bring anything you want to be comfy during the movie.


The cost is $25.00.  Please let us know no later than November 30th if you will be joining us!

DANCE CALENDAR

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Important dates... Juvenile Diabetes, our charitable cause this year. Holiday parties, Vacation weeks, parades, show and more!


Also, please know that the dance studio goes by the East Bridgewater Public School System for SNOW DAYS. If you are ever unsure, call the studio or check on our Facebook page.

YOGA - Drop in Classes

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JAMIE B. YOGA 

Open Class every Wednesday

7 pm - $10 - bring mat

 Jamie is a 2019 Yogaspirit ®  200hr YTT graduate through Whitman Wellness Center and embarked on this journey with the hopes of sharing her love of yoga and movement with others. Her ability to draw from various physical backgrounds makes her teachings and classes accessible, unique, and fun. Merging breathwork and mindfulness into her classes, Jamie creates an enthusiastic and comfortable atmosphere for students to learn, grow, and deepen their practice.  

Bring an open heart and a yoga mat and let's root to rise!  

POUND - Drop in Classes

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Check out our Facebook page for drop in class dates and times - Link below 

(varies by week)

$10.00 

Bring a yoga mat if you have one (not required), sneakers or bare feet.


  “POUND is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat dripping fun of playing the drums.

NEW STUDENTS

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It’s  not too  late to  join  us!

We invite you to share the 

Joy of Dance from 18 months thru Adult - All Levels

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Contact the studio for a tour and to talk about classes and schedules

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MOMMY & ME 

Interactive music, movement and a fun class for all 18 months through 3 years.

Songs, musical instruments, dance and creative movement. Great fun, with many benefits of group participation.

Wednesday: 9:15 -  10:00am

Saturday: 12:15- 1:00pm

(10 weeks)

ADULT TAP

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 Rediscover the Joy of Dance! 


Coffey Dance is offering ADULT TAP classes on Tuesday's and Thursday's. 

(Tuesday-Advanced / Thursday-Intermed.


New Classes starting in January.

Contact the studio for more information. 508-378-7043. 

Dance Camp

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If you have ever been to our camp before you know how much fun we have - and this year was no different!! Our camp has been running for 35+ years and Miss Kirsten has A LOT of fun stuff to do for your kids whether they are preschoolers or a freshman in high school!! Spread the word because PCDC this summer is the place to be!


Water Games, photo shoots, crafts, dance, dance, dance, mani/pedi's, karaoke, costuming, modeling, public speaking, acting, daily visits from the "Snowie Bus, pizza Wednesday, jumpies, water slide & more....


*does not need to be a dancer or a current student - open to all! Bring a friend!

Legends & Legacies Honors Paula Coffey

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 On June 15, 2018, the Anne Kenneally Hynes Scholarship Committee held the Bench Dedication at Sachem Rock Community Center to celebrate the 2017 Legends and Legacies honorees, Paula Coffey and the Julius Family.   In November 2017 Paula, along with Dale and Randy Julius were honored at an event at the Villa at Ridder Country Club. A large group attended the event in support of the honorees. It was an opportunity to recognize their longstanding contributions to East Bridgewater as well as to support the Anne Kenneally Hynes Memorial Scholarship.Congratulations again to these exceptional Legends and Legacies of East Bridgewater Honorees! 

Coffey and Community

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After our first recital, I realized that the dancers and families involved at PCDC could do great things as a team. It is then that our “community service” activities became a permanent part of the dance school. Since that time, I am proud of the many charities and organizations that we have assisted by doing what we do best – DANCE!


STAY TUNED FOR MORE COMMUNITY ACTIVISM - We are planning lots of good things with our NEW VOLUNTEER CORPS!


Scroll down below to read more about the projects, community outreach, fundraisers and other wonderful things we've done through the years.


RECITALS

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Our school enjoys the undisputed reputation of having the very best recitals!! Our shows are held at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School’s Performing Arts Center – They are entertaining and fast paced. In January, you will receive a recital notice with all important dates for the spring performance. Costumes add excitement and a professional quality to our shows.

Tidbits...

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Cancellations
Our policy on “snow days” is that of the East Bridgewater School System. If they are closed, so are we.  We always post on our Facebook page. If there is any question, we suggest you call before coming to class or check our social media.

Observers
We have a closed circuit television monitor in one of our dance rooms and a large one-way window in the other classroom.

Tuition
Discounts are offered to families with more than one dancer. Returning students who have registered before the Recital will pay the tuition rate for the previous year. 

COFFEY AND COMMUNITY...

As a teacher, I have felt a responsibility – a huge responsibility to both the dancers and the parents who entrusted their precious children with me. I felt that along with teaching and training lovely dancers, I wanted to do more. With so many people coming through the doors at 55 Spring Street each week, it was decided that teamwork, friendship, volunteerism, respect, and community service would also be a part of the school curriculum. The project didn’t have a name back then. But as I reflect on the past years, I think “COFFEY AND COMMUNITY” suits it well.


The following is a partial list of projects that stand out in my mind as the most worthwhile and important. Of course, I have probably forgotten more than I remember, but the following list and so many others are and were very important to both workers who volunteered and the recipients who reaped the rewards of the workers:


  • Each year we choose a charity to support with our Tutu-Week and other opportunities to contribute. We choose a cause that is near and dear to our heart in that our students, teachers or families have been affected. This year, we are supporting the "Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation" New England Division. Last year was the Alzheimer's Foundation.  Prior years include: Morgan Fund for  Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP)  research. 


  • In the early days of PCDC, we performed regularly at the Brockton Veterans Hospital. Entering the hospital was an experience for our young dancers. We did fall and spring shows at both the Paul Dever School in Taunton and the Wrentham State School. We brought costumes, music, and lots of fun into the lives of the patients at both facilities.


  • I don’t think we have ever missed having the largest and most enthusiastic group in the annual Tri-Town Veterans Day Parade. In addition to marching, we talk about the veterans and remind our dancers of the sacrifices that so many have made. We have tried to instill a sense of pride in the American flag and we want our students to feel that it is an honor to come out and pay tribute to our Veterans.


  • We took part in the Guild Gaeties. The show was produced to raise funds for the Brockton Hospital. It was very exciting! The director, script, and costumes came in from NYC and auditioned local talent. A very worthwhile charity and lots of fun for us.


  • We held the first and most successful “Dance For Heart” in the state of Massachusetts. We raised $9000 in one afternoon at EBHS. The entire student body worked towards the success of this event which was dedicated to my mother, Sylvia Ortenzi. She had suffered with heart disease for more than seventeen years. The American Heart Association was the recipient of our fundraising for many years after that successful event.


  • After learning about the great program that the New York based Guide Dog Association was doing, we selected it as our “target” for fundraising for several years. We raised $6000 for the GDA. By donating that amount we were able to name our dog. We named her Dancer. 


  • For more than 25 years, the Dance Center has awarded several scholarships to graduates at EBHS and BRRHS we chose those schools because the bulk of our student body resides in the towns of East Bridgewater and Bridgewater.


  • My husband, Jim, and I chaired several very successful shows for the EB Lions Club. All the monies raised by the Lions is dedicate to eye research. This was a fun project, but more importantly it brought the community together and made people aware of the charitable work done by Lions International.


  • For many years our “troupe of dancers” has entertained the patients at local nursing homes, hospitals, Christmas parties, spring teas, pre-recital events – moms and dancers being unselfish with their time and talents. We have implemented "Coffey and Community" where our dancers unselfishly donate their time and talents to various charitable events around our community. 


  • Our Competition Teams have been a part of the Fitness Fair at Whitman Hanson High School for several years. This event promotes healthy eating and exercise as a way of life.


  • I have been a judge for the very successful Mr. EBHS – this event is held annually to raise funds for EBHS activities.


  • For more than thirty years, my husband, Jim, and I have chaired a national scholarship program for graduating seniors. Distinguished Young Women, formerly called Junior Miss. In the years that we have been involved, almost $200,000 in CASH SCHOLARSHIPS have been awarded to local young women who are planning to further their education.


  • The school has supported the local Kiwanis Club events – we take part in the parades, shows, and fundraisers. In turn the Kiwanis awards almost $10,000 annually to local college-bound graduates.


  • We were the first group involved in raising funds for the "Family Inn" in Boston. The family of Jamie Fiske, a dancer at PCDC and one of the first and youngest to receive a kidney transplant, was instrumental in refurbishing the home. The Family Inn is a place where families who come to Boston from and around the world can call home while their loved ones are receiving medical care. 


  • We worked with the Paraclete Center in Boston and dedicated several years of fundraising to build the first women’s school in Rwanda. How did the Coffey school raise this money? By selling coffee cakes, of course. The school is now open, and we are regularly updated on their progress.


  • Many, many individual fundraisers have been held for students who have lost a parent; students with rare diseases; parents who have fallen on hard times and other personal tragedies that we felt the need to help. These efforts have been the most rewarding because we got to see firsthand how much the work on this end is appreciated and life-changing for others.


  • We adopted the Mass Down Syndrome Council as a worthwhile recipient of our fundraising efforts. The flower sales, refreshment sales, and the raffles that were held in the lobby on recital day went to the MDSC.


  • For many years we collected and delivered truckloads of new toys at Christmas time to the Home for Little Wanderers in Boston.


  • We have supported the “Coats for Kids” project sponsored by Anton’s Cleaners for the past five years.


  • We were invited to be a part of the Grand Opening of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown. Several of our dancers were patients at the hospital and ultimately had very successful recoveries due to the outstanding care at Spaulding.


  • We were regular contributors to the “Newspaper in Education” – a program sponsored by the Brockton Enterprise. The program distributes newspapers to local schools and encourages students to keep up to date with local and world news.


  • The Dance Center sponsored many teams for Cancer Walks. We have contributed generously over the years in the hopes that the ongoing research could find a cure.


  • I remember Minstrel Shows and events for the EB Commercial Club and St. John’s Church… fundraisers at Northeastern University -- lots of fun and excellent fundraisers for our local community. 


I am sure I have forgotten many of the projects we have been involved in over the fifty year period of the school… but the ones listed are the highlights of our efforts.


I have listed all of these things as projects of PCDC, but none could have been successful without the generosity of our “dance family.” Thank you dancers, parents, friends, and teachers for being a part of so many wonderful events. Without you, none of these projects could have succeeded and our dancers would not know how good it feels to be a part of a team that is helping where help is desperately needed.


MISS PAULA

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