Samantha Alger - Owner/Director
I am so excited to have the opportunity to not
only fulfill my dance dream but your children’s as well. The art of dance has
been my passion from a very young age. I've danced for over 20 years and have
loved every minute of it. My dance studio was my sports team, my hobby, and my
second family growing up. Dance has taught me discipline, dedication, self
confidence, respect for myself and others. Along with the physical aspects like
poise, grace and posture, I believe dance is a therapy form in itself. To move
to a song that you can relate to personally can help reduce stress and escape
from life’s hardships.
Growing up, I
had so many priceless opportunities at the Dance Centre. I traveled to NYC and danced at Radio City Music Hall with the
Rockets. On weekends, I traveled to NYC for workshops and classes. I was “Clara,”
the lead role in the Nut Cracker Ballet and the Sugar plum fairy in a different
performance of the Nut Cracker. I held lead roles in 42 Street and
Oliver Twist. I was in many other musicals casted as a dancer; some of those
include The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, South Pacific, Anne, and West Side Story.
I also performed at Sea Breeze and Darien Lake amusement parks along with many
festivals, competitions and local community events. As time went on I had the
opportunity to work with multiple theater groups and schools in the surrounding
areas. I’ve choreographed Pippin, Joseph, Aida, Hairspray, The Great American
Trailer Park Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown , and The Musical Adventures of Flat
Stanley. These memories will always be
very close to my heart.
As a Director, instructor and choreographer,
I hope to share my dance education and similar opportunities with your children.
I am actively certified by test through Dance Masters of America. Having this
certification not only furthers my dance education but also allows me to keep
up with new teaching methods and techniques to enhance my students’ dance
education. I love to create a friendly, encouraging atmosphere that will allow
my students’ to succeed above and beyond. I feel there is nothing more
gratifying than to watch the children I’ve taught conquer steps and
combinations, and be so proud of themselves.
I can’t express
my excitement enough moving into this new year with you and your children. I am
open to any suggestions or comments you may have to better the Dance Centre'.