Welcome to The Dance Works!
At The Dance Works, we strive to develop well-trained dancers through a happy, progressive
atmosphere. Our goal is to teach each dancer to his or her full potential in a supportive environment in
which our dancers can feel confident and comfortable. All classes are taught by licensed, professional
The Dance Works offers several levels of dance education.
Mom and Me
The Mom and Me program is for dancers who are 2 years old and their moms. 2-year-olds do not
participate in the recital.
Our Littlest Dancers program is designed to teach children ages 3 through 5 the basics of dance with
ballet and tap lessons.
The Recreational program is designed for children ages 6 to 18. Dancers can choose to take ballet, tap,
jazz, hip-hop, Irish step (must be at least 7 years old), and tumbling. More experienced dancers at least
11 years old can also participate in lyric, pointe, and musical theater classes. A common combination is
ballet, tap and jazz, and this combination is recommended for dancers who want to move to the
Boys age 6 and older can take Boys Only classes in tap and jazz.
Children with special needs can take classes in ballet, tap, and jazz. Children in these classes participate
in a smaller recital in late April.
Dancers of all ages can join the pre-competitive program, but the average age range is 8 through 13.
Dancers must be evaluated by the staff before they can join this group. Pre-competitive students are
expected to participate in the New England Dance Festival competition in June.
Dancers at least 7 years old are invited to join the competitive dance team when they have achieved
proficiency in dance, or a dancer can ask to be evaluated by the staff. Competitive dancers must take
weekly lessons in ballet and tap technique, and weekly lessons in ballet, tap, and jazz. The advanced
teams must also participate in the Production number. In addition, advanced competitive dancers can
join the Modern dance team, and after evaluation (and at least age 11), the pointe and lyric teams.
Unlike many studios, any competitive student (at least age 9) who wishes can compete in a solo, duo,
trio, or small group. Competitive students are expected to participate in two competitions: the Eastern
Dance Awards and the New England Dance Festival.
The Dance Works offers many classes for adults of all levels, including beginner. Adults can take classes
in tap, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop. We have over 50 adults currently taking lessons at all levels—come join
Ballroom dance lessons for couples are offered in six-week sessions. Learn the basics of the foxtrot, the
waltz, swing/jitterbug, and the cha-cha, and then continue with lessons to learn the rhumba and the
Lessons are offered on a weekly basis from the second week of September through the end of May,
Mondays through Saturday. (Competitive students dance an additional week or two in June.)
In addition, students on the Competitive teams must attend at least one of two week-long workshops in
We do not offer lessons during Massachusetts school vacation weeks in February and April, and we are
closed on the following holidays: Columbus Day; Halloween; Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat of Thanksgiving
week; two weeks around Christmas and New Year’s (varies depending on the day of the week on which
Christmas and New Year’s Day falls); and the Friday before Memorial Day and Memorial Day. (Missed
classes may be made up.)
We hold an Open House at the studio the first Saturday after Labor Day from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. New
students can register them. A limited number of registrations are accepted through the end of October.
We offer a Mini Session for new students from February through the end of the school year. Students in
the Mini Session do not participate in the recital.
The recital is usually held the first weekend after Memorial Day. There are four performances: Saturday
afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon and evening. Competitive students dance in all four
shows, pre-competitive and adult students dance in two shows, and all other students dance in one
show. Participation in the recital is not mandatory for non-competitive students.
The Dance Works offers extremely competitive monthly tuition rates which are calculated based on the
number of hours of lessons per week. If more than one member of a family dances, the hours are
combined so that the family receives a family rate.
NOTE: Please note that although the fee is calculated based on the number of hours danced per week, it
is actually a prorated rate broken into monthly payments, and the amount of this payment does not
change whether the dancer gets an “extra” day of dance because there are five Mondays in a month or
the dancer dances only three weeks in a month because of school vacation. Also note that if a dancer
misses a class because of a holiday or illness, she or he can make it up any time in the same month.
Registration Fee: There is a one-time per family registration fee of $25 for new students.
The Dance Works
1600 Osgood Street, Osgood Landing
North Andover, MA 01845
Web site: www.TheDanceWorks.us
All instructors at The Dance Works are fully certified professionals who take pride in sharing their love of
dance by combining superior training with a positive attitude. They have studied extensively with the
finest teachers, both nationally and abroad. Instructors maintain their skills by attending special classes,
conventions, and seminars throughout the year. Our instructors offer a variety of specialties to ensure
that our students get a well-rounded dance education as they progress.
All instructors at the Dance Works are members of Dance Teachers Club of Boston and Dance Masters of
Gina Buehler, Director: Miss Gina is the Director of The Dance Works. A graduate of Dance Teachers’
Club of Boston’s teacher training course, a member of Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston, and Dance
Masters, she acquired The Dance Works studio in 2001 and since then her students have won hundreds
of gold medals and other awards at numerous dance competitions.
Paula Callahan: Miss Paula is a graduate of the Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston's teacher training school
and a member of their organization. She furthers her dance education by attending classes and
workshops in many cities across the country including Boston, New York, Buffalo, and Chicago. She has
danced since she was 3 years old, but realized early on that she would rather share that love of dance
through teaching than anything else. After 38 years of teaching dance, she continues to get great
enjoyment out of watching students develop through their love of dance.
Julie Callahan: Miss Julie is a graduate of the Dance Educators Training Course and is an active member
of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston. She also continues to be a competitive dancer. She and her
students have both been honored with numerous gold medals and special awards. In addition to teacher
at The Dance Works, Miss Julie is involved in the Timberlane Dance Team and Timberlane Players,
choreographing numbers for shows and competitions.
Tanya Lumb: Miss Tanya trained and certified with Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston and has been
teaching dance for five years. She has studied dance from the time she was three. During years of
competitive dance she won numerous gold and silver medals.
Heather Camelo: A former Miss Dance of America, Miss Heather has danced in New York at the Apollo
Theater, San Francisco, Florida, and Boston in industrial shows for Nike, Adidas, the Boston Celtics, the
Red Sox, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and the Kiss 108FM concert. Miss Heather has been teaching for 20
years and is also a licensed and certified massage therapist and nationally certified personal trainer.
Allyson Yennaco: Miss Allyson Yennaco is a choreographer and dance educator with more than 18 years
of teaching experience in all major forms of dance. She trained at the Broadway Dance Center in New
York City, and also studied the Zena Rommett Floor Barre Technique for corrective body alignment and
injury prevention at BDC and at Steps on Broadway. She is most influenced by her modern training
under artists from the former Dance Space Center in SoHo (currently known as Dance New Amsterdam)
where she also studied anatomy and kinesthetic body awareness. Miss Allyson is a member of
AAHPERD, NHAHPERD (American Alliance and NH Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and
Dance), and the NDA (National Dance Association).