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Dance lessons

Dancers Dreams Inc dance studio opened their doors in 1994 to train students on a professional level while still having fun. Most students will not go on to be professional dancers, but there is so much to be learned from dance classes: poise, grace, confidence, flexibility, rhythm, musicality, creativity, general overall well-being, and learning to be a team player; just to name a few.


We are conveniently located near all areas of Pasadena and are a perfect location for dance lessons in Maryland.


Our Maryland dance studios offer two (2) large dance studios with padded floors, full wall of mirrors and barres along the other three (3) walls. There are viewing windows for the parents to watch classes. We offer a fun, safe and clean environment for your student to learn. Our building also has a large parking lot.


If your student is on a more serious level, we offer a competition group. All students accepted into the group are placed according to ability.


The main season runs from September to June and we are open 6 days a week, Monday through Friday during the evenings and Saturday during the day. In January we open new classes for students on Saturday afternoon.


Dancers Dreams Inc has an annual recital for the students to showcase their talent and an opportunity for them to show off what they have learned through the year. Our six (6) week summer session starts the Tuesday after July 4th and ends with a picnic and performance at a local area park.


Dancers Dreams Inc has been in the Pasadena area, offering dance lessons in Maryland for

21 years. Our classes are a great way to exercise and relieve stress while still learning the art of dance. So come on in and try a class for free for a “STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION."


The owner, Gail Charney, is a member of the Cecchetti Council of America and is a second generation dance studio owner with second generation students coming through her doors. She started teaching dance lessons in Maryland because she loved to dance and wanted to share the joy and benefits with everyone who wanted to learn.


There is no greater pleasure than watching students grow through dance. Our staff have all been previous students and trained by Dancers Dreams Inc, and are eager to share their passion and joy of dance with students.


Our classes are fun, exciting and a great way to exercise. Students can come in to try a class for free at our Maryland dance studios with no obligation to enroll; but once they try a class, most students want to come back for more. We make all students feel like a STAR.


Our staff members have all been previous dance students and are eager to pass on their passion and joy of dance with their students.


Our Staff Members Include:


Gail Charney - Gail started her dance training at the age of six.  Throughout the years, Gail has taken many master classes from teachers all over the U.S. She also won the award “Best All Around Dancer” by Dance Masters of America. Gail was 15 years old when she taught her first class. She fell in love with the notion of passing on her passion of dance to other students. This led her to take a “Teachers Training” program at Kent State University and pass their exam. She also, was examined in the Cecchetti Method for Students Levels1 through 5 and Teachers Levels 1 through 5 and passed those exams with commended and highly commended results. In 1994 Gail decided to open Dancer’s Dreams Dance Studio, with her husband John, to bring the joy of dancing to the Pasadena area. Gail and Dancers Dreams Inc have trained many students who have gone on to pursue their dreams of dancing on a professional level. Gail is also proud to note that she is now teaching many second generation students.


Kristy Ward - Kristy has been dancing for 33 years and has been teaching at Dancers Dreams Inc for the past 16 years. She began dancing at the age of 5 and has studied ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, modern, and hip-hop. Kristy received her childhood dance training from Edna Lee Dance Studio before going off to college. She attended Salisbury State University where she received degrees in Elementary Education and Dance. She danced for Salisbury University’s dance company for four years and taught at D’Ann Dance Studio in Salisbury. Kristy served on the executive council for the dance company, trained under many professionals in the business such as Bob Rizzo, and choreographed numerous student pieces. During her college dance experience, she was chosen to represent SSU’s dance company at Nationals in Kentucky. Upon returning to Pasadena, in 1995, she continued with her dance instruction at Dancers Dreams Inc. Kristy teaches age 6 through adult. She also choreographs and teaches for the studio’s competition team. Her dances have won numerous awards. Kristy is the mother of three (3) children who also dance at the studio. She can’t imagine having a more rewarding career and loves passing on her passion for dance to each of her students.


Holly Graff - Holly started dancing in 1987. Her first dance class was with Parks & Rec where she studied ballet and tap. At the young age of 4, Holly found her passion for dance. Throughout the years, Holly studied at numerous dance studios. In September of 1997, is when she took her first dance class at Dancers Dreams Inc. Since then Holly has been a student here at the dance studio learning ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop. She danced for North East Senior High School for four years. In 2005, she began teaching hip-hop and in 2008, she started teaching jazz and tap. Holly still teaches all three styles of dance and loves every bit of it.


Linda Grimm - Linda has been dancing at Dancers Dreams Inc since 2005. She began taking dance classes during her senior year of high school and continued into college. Linda studied modern and jazz dance at Anne Arundel Community College and then transferred to University of Maryland, Baltimore County to further explore ballet and contemporary styles. A few years ago she performed in a short film production for the Frederick Film Fest. Linda enjoys teaching younger students and adults the joy of dance.


Stephanie Manikas - Stephanie has been dancing at Dancers Dreams Inc since she was three years old. While growing up, she participated in numerous other sports and activities but decided to make dancing her primary focus when she joined the Dancers Dreams Inc dance troupe during seventh grade. She competed for two years with the studio and then went on to join her high school dance team at Archbishop Spalding High School. Stephanie has taken lessons in each style of dance the studio offers, her favorites being tap, ballet, and jazz. She began teaching in the summer of 2011 after assisting a class the previous year. In addition to teaching, Stephanie continues to take lessons at the studio and thoroughly enjoys performing.



Call 410-360-8318 to try your first dance class with no obligation, including tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballet and more.

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