• 609 Main Street
  • Clarion, PA 16214
  • 814.226.4132
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The Owner

A-Jo Gallagher


A-Jo Gallagher has been dancing for well over 30 years and teaching for 18 years. She attended Clarion University and obtained a degree in Speech Communications and a minor in Dance/Theatre. A-Jo has completed her fourth year and tested in Ballet, Tap and Jazz the Teacher Training School through Dance Masters of America at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a member of Dance Masters of PA, Dance Master's of America and Dance Educators of America. She also is Acrobatic Arts Module 1 Certified. In addition to training and testing in Module 1 she also completed an aerial and back handspring course. Her training also includes master classes at Broadway Dance Center, Edge Performing Arts Center in LA, and many hip hop workshops throughout the country with Monsters of Hip Hop. She taught for Marching Band Auxiliaries and Dance, a company from Texas. In 2011 she was a guest hip hop teacher for Intrigue Dance Convention. Through the years she has taught at numerous studios, for both high school and collegiate dance teams. Since owning Dancer's Studio several of her students have been accepted into Joffrey Ballet School for Jazz/Contemporary and Ballet summer intensives. They have also been accepted into the year round training program, The American Tap Company and the Rockette Summer Intensive. Pavan Thimmaiah invited A-Jo and some of her students to perform on the Today Show in New York City. They were part of setting a new Guinness Book of World Records for the world's largest street dance. Several of her students have had the opportunity to dance in New York City at Alvin Ailey CitiGroup Theatre. Her students have been accepted into prestige dance schools such as Point Park University, University at Buffalo, Mercyhurst, Kent State, Youngstown State, Slippery Rock, Fashion Institute of Technology and Joffrey Ballet School. A-Jo has had many students win scholarships to Alvin Ailey School in New York City, Broadway Dance Center in New York City, The Dance Awards in Las Vegas and Orlando, Monsters of Hip Hop, Monsters of Hip Hop Finale in LA, California, Monsters of Hip Hop in Orlando Florida, West Coast Dance Explosion, The Collective in LA, California, Jump, Nuvo, Intrigue, Dance Makers, and Slide in New York City. Her students have won many state and national awards in several genres of dance including choreography and entertainment awards. Not only does she focus on technique and choreography AJo's community involvement and volunteering has opened up many performance opportunities for her students in the community. Because of her dedication of sharing the art of dance throughout the community she was the 2013 recipient of the Business Owner Neighborhood Star Award for Most Influential Business Owner. In 2014 she received the Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Community Service Award. She is also a member of the Clarion County Chamber of Commerce and is the chairperson for the ALF Scholarship Program.

AJo is the recipient of many awards for her choreography. In 2014 and 2015 she received the Visionary Award at Intrigue Dance Competition for most innovative and memorable dance of the weekend. In 2015 her Junior Competition Team won the "Entertainment Award" out of more than 350 routines at Dance Makers Inc. Over the past few years she has won choreography awards at Fierce, Dance Masters of PA and Intrigue dance competitions. A-Jo is very excited to share her love of dance with children of all ages and give them every experience and opportunities that she can provide. 

 

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Spring Semester01-Jan-2018

Welcome back! Spring semester starts Monday, January 15th...