Our youngest class we offer for ages 2-3.
This class is designed to prepare our young dancers for learning, whether in a classroom or a dance class. We will help teach them basic class structure, creative dance, and social skills all while getting their energy out in a family safe atmosphere.
The purpose of dance education in preschool/Kindergarten is to broadly educate all students in dance as an art form and to promote physical activity for fitness. Dance provides each child with a vehicle to express ideas and feelings, as well as a way to develop and enhance motor skills.
A classical dance form demanding grace and precision and employing formalized steps and gestures set in intricate, flowing patterns to create expression through movement.
A dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps.
A dance form or dance that is matched to the rhythms and techniques of jazz music, developed by African Americans in the early part of the 20th century.
Hip-hop dance refers to street dance styles primarily performed to hip-hop music or that have evolved as part of hip-hop culture. It includes a wide range of styles primarily breaking which was created in the 1970s and made popular by dance crews in the United States.
Lyrical dance is a dance style that embodies various aspects of ballet, jazz, acrobatics, and modern dance.
Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting and/or dance. The story and emotional content of a musical are communicated through music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole.
The Infinity Dance Company is a competitive program for dedicated dancers who desire more performance opportunities and want to test their skills against other dancers from across the region or across the world.
Emily graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2015 where she studied dance and business. She then returned to Fredonia to pursue her dream of owning and teaching at Infinity. She officially became owner Spring of 2018. Emily began dancing at the age of 3, demonstrating at the age of 12 and teaching at the age of 16. Teaching has always been Emily's number one passion and still is to this day.
Cheryl opened Infinity in 2005 with only her daughters dream in mind. She is the brains behind the studio and makes everything possible for her students. Fifteen years later and the studio has grown beyond her expectations.
Nathan is starting his third season as a Dance Instructor at Infinity Dance Academy. He began dancing in 2004 in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. In 2010, Nathan began choreographing and teaching dance. Nathan has coached competitive dance in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and now New York. Recently, he was appointed to the executive board of the Erie Dance Consortium and Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers. His greatest joy in life is to share his passion of dance with his stude
Ms. Jennifer Corcoran has been dancing since the age of 6 and teaching since high school. She received her early dance training and performance experience in the Albany/Saratoga, NY area at the Ballet Regent School and the Albany Dance Institute with teachers from the New York City Ballet with additional training at several summer ballet intensive programs. Ms. Jenn holds a BA in Dance & Education from Smith College and a MS in Arts Administration from Boston University. In addition to performing at Smith College she has danced with Pioneer Valley Ballet (Northampton, MA), Capitol Ballet (Albany, NY), Fresh Pond Ballet (Cambridge, MA) and Boston Dance Company (Boston, MA) and was invited to join Princeton Ballet under the direction of Septime Weber (Princeton, NJ). Ms. Jenn has taught at Infinity Dance Academy for over 10 years as well as at the Fresh Pond Ballet (Cambridge, MA), the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet (Jamestown, NY) and as a teaching artist through the Arts Council of Chautauqua County. Additionally she has worked with the Topf Center for Dance Education (Boston, MA) as their studio manager and at Boston University as a Dean's Office administrator in the College of Fine Arts. While dance is where her heart lies she has also taught for over 15 years in preschool/pre-k, elementary and special education classrooms, most recently at the Campus & Community Children's Center. Ms. Jenn's expertise focuses on ballet, pre-pointe/pointe, creative movement, movement & dance education outreach.
Julianne has been dancing for 15 years and is currently working on her BFA in Dance at SUNY Fredonia. From Warwick, New York, she had been an assistant teacher and substitute at her studio back home since 2012. Her most recent work has won three regional competitions, with special judges awards, and overall top placements. Her passion for dance has always been geared toward teaching and she loves working with the immense talent at this studio. Special thanks to Emily, Cheryl, and Rachel Prikazsky for giving her this opportunity!
Although Kristina has been dancing at Infinity for 13 years, her passion for dance started at age three at a small studio in Jamestown where she lived at the time. When she moved to Fredonia, her family asked around and was recommended to Infinity. Kristina began demonstrating at age 13 and started teaching when she was 16 years old. Kristina hopes to one day be as successful as her idols, Emily King and Cheryl Corbett, in owning a studio with talented dancers.
Julia is so excited to join the Infinity dance faculty this season! Julia’s dance training is rooted in extensive ballet training beginning in 1997 and transitioned into competing all styles as a member of a competitive dance team. Julia has a very theatrical background performing in many musicals and ballet productions. She loves to sing, dance, and entertain! Julia lives in Erie, Pennsylvania where she spends the rest of her time as a labor and delivery nurse at a local hospital.
Adriana is excited to start her second year teaching at Infinity! She has been a cheerleader and dancer with Infinity for 12 years. Adriana's favorite styles of dance are hip hop and musical theatre. Her passion for dance and helping others is what has propelled her into wanting to become a Secondary education teacher and a dance teacher.
Leionna has been dancing for 14 years and is beyond excited to begin her second year teaching. Although she has studied many styles of dance, Hip Hop and Jazz are her favorite. Leionna is a huge asset to the infinity team and she is so excited for this upcoming year!
Down to The River to Pray by Infinity Dance Academy
Choreographed by Julianne Wagner