The Dance Effect offers professional dance instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Acrobatics. Beginning through Adult Levels, Group Classes and Private Lessons. Our Nationally recognized Competitive Company travels the country attending Conventions, Workshops and Competitions. We provide a quality, well rounded education for each of our students.
The most enjoyable aspect of this work is being a part of a students growth and watching them learn and progress. As individuals, we learn at different speeds and with different styles. When a student achieves a goal that they have set for themselves, there is no greater joy!
Excellent experience with Jennifer Efre at The Dance Effect. Jennifer is and amazing teacher who is very knowledgeable. She is always striving to develop a complete dancer.
Ms. Jennifer Efre puts care and love into teaching our children the proper ways of stretching and dancing. My daughter trusts that she is preparing how to be a professional dancer with Ms Jennifer's guidance... Thank you for all that you do.
The most important thing is to perform an evaluation. This helps us see where the student is in their training and understand how to move forward. Each student is different, so it may take a couple of classes but knowing and understanding how your students learn is important.
I have been trained in all styles of dance for over 30 years, having experience in performance dance, competitive dance, choreography and costuming. I have been the Artistic Director/Company Director and Choreographer at The Dance Effect since 2003. I studied dance in college and continue to further my education by attending conventions and workshops throughout the year.
I have worked with ALL types of students. Everything form competitive dancers who learn 5 or 6 days a week, to dancers who want to take a class or two and that works for them! Most students start out shy, but they open up as they learn the process of becoming a dancer. I teach dancers ages 3-adult at all levels. I have worked with recreation dancers all the way to seriously competitive dancers.
My dancers went to Nationals this summer and earned national championship titles. I am proud of the work they do!
Best advice for a new dancer is to be patient. Nothing happens over night, if you work hard anything is possible!
For competitive or more advanced dancers, keep pushing to be greater than yourself!
Most importantly, find a teacher and or school that makes you feel comfortable. Dance is our time to express ourselves, and we must feel relaxed and comfortable with our instructor!
A student should always know what style of dance they would like to learn, and how far they want to take it. You don't have to decide on a profession now, but have a plan and goals in mind. You don't have to learn dance to make a career out of it, but if a career is what you want then you have to take those extra steps to make your dream become reality!