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Ballroom Dance Cape Cod

After appearing on the British television show 'Strictly Dance Fever,' Adam Spencer was awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious 'London Studio Center' where he gained his honours degree in Theater Dance. 

 

After touring with the studio's jazz company in the UK and working for Disney's 'High School Musical' in Europe he continued to train in Latin and Ballroom dancing. Adam belonged to 'Encore' Latin formation team and placed first at Blackpool at Nationals, the team then went on to compete at the World championships in Germany that same year.​ Adam then assisted choreography for Dreamworks, dance captained for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Carnival Cruise Lines and then began training in the American styles of dance and this is where his passion lies.​ 

 

With Adam's breadth of skill and multidisciplinary insight to many genres of dance he has a unique perspective on how to teach and make you the best dancer you can be. Using the discipline of ballet, musicality of jazz, the depth of modern and the performance of musical theater he can assist you in learning the skill and art of ballroom dance.

ADAM SPENCER

Founding Director and President, Studio 878 Trust, a non-profit organization whose mission includes providing funding for young dance and theater students

Naomi has been affiliated with many theater and dance organizations including Cape Rep, Chatham Drama Guild, Monomoy Theatre,  Delray Beach Playhouse, and Turtle Lane Playhouse. A long-time supporter of the Cape Cod Theatre Company, Naomi began her association with the theatre working with Nina Schuessler on the development of Wrinkles, the Musical.  Her teaching credits include Wellesley College, the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston, the Academy of Performing Arts as well as San Carlos School of Dance, Brazil.

 

Naomi recently received two proclamations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the first for “Woman of the Year” 2014 award from the Lower Cape Business and Professional Women’s organization, the second as recipient of “Leadership in the Arts Award” from the Arts foundation of Cape Cod for her work in creating the Chatham Orpheum Theater. She also received Congressional Recognition by the U.S. House of Representatives and was honored as Grand Marshall of the Chatham Independence Day Parade in 2015.

 

With a strong commitment to social justice, Naomi has collaborated on many arts projects addressing social issues and has been recognized in that regard by the Mass Cultural Council in 2010 and by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Her work, which addresses such issues as racism, oppression, human trafficking, physical challenge, and the environment, has been performed in schools, churches, and theaters throughout the Cape. 

NAOMI TURNER

Brandon grew up in Connecticut and quickly realized as a young boy that he had a passion for dance and theater.  He could say his first introduction was the old technicolor move musicals starting the great names like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.  But he didn’t get his formal start until he was 16 when he marched into Jill Chase Dance studio in his hometown and said: “I want to dance!”

 

Well, that’s exactly what Brandon did.  He moved to NYC after high school and started taking class with some of the best teachers at Steps NYC, Broadway Dance Center and Alvin Ailey Studios.  Brandon has had the privilege of working for Royal Caribbean cruise lines as a dancer, Dance Captain, and aerial artist.  He has worked with recording artist Kristine W, and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, been on the North American tour of Evita directed by Larry Fuller, featured dancer in Shake Rattle and Roll at the El Dorado Showroom in Reno Nevada, and dance on the Radio City Music Hall stage with David Byrne, in addition to industrials for Southern Living at Home, Bud Light, and the US Open. He’s also had the pleasure of teaching at several studios in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, in addition to teaching for Dance Masters of America.

BRANDON SIMMONS

Samantha Gendreau is a professional dancer from Longmeadow, MA. As an adolescent she trained in ballet, jazz, and modern under Ken and Shelly Lipitz at the New England Dance Conservatory, and became a feature dancer for their company at just 13. When Samantha was a teenager she joined the Pioneer Valley Ballet under the direction of Noble and Ruth Barker while also attending Pioneer Valley Performing Arts High School as a dance major. There, she won an award for best choreography with The Catalyst Dance Company (directed by Jodi P. Falk and Jen Pollins) at just 15 years old.

 

Soon she began traveling the east coast attending and performing at dance festivals as well as choreographing PVPA's spring musicals, including: Guys and Dolls, The Hating Pot, Children of Eden, and Fame which she also starred in as Iris. Samantha spent her summers training with the New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre before graduating and heading straight into The Joffrey Ballet School at 17.  Samantha eventually began her career in ballroom around the age of 24 as an advanced Pro/Am dancer. In 2013 she was a national finalist and ranked 5th in the country.

 

Currently Samantha is a Professional Competitive American Rhythm dancer being coached by National Rhythm Champion Ilya Reyzin and World Latin and 10-Dance Champion Diana McDonald. Sam trains in Rocky Hill, CT at The Ballroom Project and at Rodgers Dance Center in New Jersey.

SAMANTHA GENDREAU

Available for private coaching, by appointment.

Born in London, Christine Harvey began ballroom dancing at an early age and has been dancing, competing, and teaching for the last 45 years.

 

Representing England, Christine was consistently a finalist in all the major European and World Championships. Her competitive career has taken her to many parts of the world and eventually to Massachusetts where she has become one of the most sought after coaches in the area.

 

Christine is a World Class Adjudicator and judges competitions all over the United States. Christine has coached the MIT Ballroom dance team and currently coaches the Brown University ballroom teams.  In her teaching, she concentrates on working the feet and ankles as to create a solid foundation for dance, and she also thinks dancing is all about enjoying and having fun.

CHRISTINE HARVEY