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ABOUT

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The Studio

World of Dance opened its doors October 1st 2001. The first class was an open hip-hop class and the music hasn’t stopped since. The studio began with fourteen registered students and now boasts a program with almost two hundred weekly dancers. The program primarily focuses on Hip-Hop, Jazz & Tap with the fundamentals of Ballet, directed by Regina C. Marcucci

Each week we ensure the classes learn new choreography and terminology building from the week before. Our program is aggressive and highly structured, but has proven to be successful in keeping our dancers interested all while maintaining a fun atmosphere. We encourage our students to dance anywhere and everywhere, and to experience all styles and forms of movement.

​World of Dance proudly boasts several Grand Champion titles, choreography awards, Nationally ranked teams, US Finals Champions teams (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017) and a newly Bid Worlds Team (2015) with their All-Star Hip-Hop teams.

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The Founder

Regina C. Marcucci began her career in dance at three years old at Rose Fabiano’s school of Dance. She continued her training in Poughkeepsie with Bertman from MTV-The Grind where she was introduced to Hip-Hop. While marching in the Macy’s Day Parade for Universal Dance Association she met her hero, Jazz dance legend Frank Hatchett, which led her to further expand her dance curriculum with Jazz-Funk and other styles.

Her resume varies from a degree in Business to working with the industries Elite. Other than teaching and coaching at her own studio, she has choreographed for several programs as well as collegiate level teams. Professionally she has served on the National Dance Advisory board for the USASF, Judges for Varsity brands and several dance studio competitions.

 

The Instructors

Click on the photos below to read more about our wonderful Dance Instructors!

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Tara VanRoy

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Tara VanRoy

Tara joined World of Dance with a strong background in dance education. Tara received her BA in Psychology at SUNY Brockport with a Minor of Dance in 1995 and went on to complete Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School at the University of Buffalo TTS. She was Owner, Director, Choreographer, and Instructor of Petite Productions Dance and Arts Academy for 17 years, as well as Co-Director for 4 years and Teacher for 16 years at Greene County Council On The Arts Sprouts Program. Tara was the Choreographer for numerous theater guilds, high school musicals, and cheer groups in the Hudson Valley. Many of her students have been accepted as Dance Majors at Institutions such as Geneseo, Potsdam, Fredonia, Florida State University, University of Buffalo, University of Arizona, NYU Tisch School, Nazareth University, and Russell Sage College. Tara is a member of Dance Educators of America DEA and a lifetime member of NADAA. Along with her passion for dance and dance education, Tara was also a Certified NYS Teaching Assistant at Cahill Elementary. Tara is the wife of Keith VanRoy for 19 years, a teacher, a coach, and a mother to 18 year old twin girls, 3 year Section 9 all star champions for Basketball, and a 13 year old girl who will always have something to say!

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Danielle Fritche

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Danielle Fritche

Danielle has taught dance performances and choreography in numerous studios in Ulster County, Orange County, Long Island, and Queens and has formerly worked in the dance costume industry. She comes to World of Dance with a significant amount of dance training. Danielle attended New Paltz School of Ballet where she studied ballet, jazz, and pointe, Adelphi University where she studied ballet, modern, classical spanish dance, and pointe, and The Rock School for Dance in Philadelphia, PA where she studied studied ballet, pointe, and jazz. Danielle received her BA in Communications and Minor of Dance from Adelphi University. Danielle has performed numerous principal roles alongside New York City Ballet guest artists in performances such as The Nutcracker, The Firebird, Peter and the Wolf, and Coppelia. She was also chosen to perform in Nilas Martin’s premiere ballet Shostakovich Pieces. Dannielle is Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (Y.P.A.D) Certified and a member of National Dance Education Organization (NDEO). This is Danielle’s third season with World of Dance and she continues to actively dance at her local dance studio each week!

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Allie Hammerling

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Allie Hammerling

Allie started dancing at the age of 3 where she enjoyed learning numerous forms of dance including Hip-Hop, Tap, Jazz, Ballet, and Acro. She brought 8 years of talent and dance experience to World of Dance where she has taught hip-hop, ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, and acro. Allie joined Energy Dance Company in 2003 where she performed and competed until 2015. She was a National Winner at The Arnold Classic in 2006 and 2011. Allie had the opportunity to perform at the Festival of Dance in 2012, 2013, and 2015. She graduated with Advanced Regents from Red Hook High School in 2014. In 2014, she was the Second Place Winner at Amateur Night at the Apollo Theatre. Allie received her AAS from Dutchess Community College where she studied Business Administration and landed a spot on the Presidents’ List in 2016, the same year her dance choreography was featured on the Dr. Oz Show. Allie continues to train with master instructors from various workshops such as Gio Hubela, Tricia Miranda, Willdabeast Adams, Rhapsody James, and Luam. She is awaiting her certification for Acrobatic Arts!