Dreamworks Performing Arts Center Opened in 2014, (originally Dance Dreamworks) and is a growing dance and performing arts school run by genuine, passionate people, dedicated to providing a positive, unique, and meaningful experience for every child. Dance education at our studio is founded on proper technique, age-appropriate choreography, correct terminology, and dance etiquette. Classes are formed around each dancer’s current needs and goals, to better foster individual progress and permit students to excel in an array of classes. Collaboration with theater programs and other complimentary studies create well-rounded opportunities.
- Warm and positive atmosphere
- Studio-wide rewards for positive behavior and dedication
- Assistant teaching, student choreography, and solo opportunities
- Unique, challenging, and entertaining dances
- Leveled leotards, students "graduate" into their next classes with new colors!
- Fun events for all ages (Hair & Makeup tutorials, workshops, in-house shows, etc.)
- Beautiful, age-appropriate costumes that children feel comfortable in
- Reasonable length performances
- Quick e-mail access to staff
- A Member-only communication page, shared upon registration
- Quality dance instruction that lasts a lifetime
- Students with us 4 years or more upon graduation get free tuition for adult classes!
Owner/Artistic Director, Teacher
Amanda spent her youth dancing, training in multiple styles. She discovered her love for teaching through apprenticeships, choreographing theatrical productions, and founding a dance program out of the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club.
Amanda studied at both Franklin Pierce University, and Cape Cod Community College and now holds an AA in Dance and Theater, with additional studies in Business. Amanda was part of a pioneer "Teaching Dance for Children" course, a member of Raven Thunder Dance Team, as well as FPU Dance Company and the Winter Dance Concert.
Amanda has been spreading her passion for dance through non-profit organizations, after school enrichment programs, drama club productions, and in studios throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod.Since she began teaching, she has instructed students of all ages, ranging in all abilities from recreational to competitive. Also a licensed Cosmetologist, she has found creative ways to integrate her passion for hair and makeup into the dance classroom. Being Late Deafened, Amanda takes pride in being a Deaf-friendly School with specialty programming during the summer, and interpreting and providing equal access for deaf and HoH Dancers and families throughout the dance season. Having an avid love for pointe shoes, Amanda has spent countless hours studying the structure, various brands, and how to successfully and safely place a student "en pointe." She has assisted in each pointe shoe fitting of her dancers, and continues to gain insight through pointe shoe conventions.
Outside of DPAC ownership, Amanda trained and performed with Coastal Dance Company from 2012-2014, in classical and contemporary works, and was a member of Kinetic Synergy Dance Company in 2015. She is also the former Director of theater in Brookline, and Choreographer for Drama in Plymouth Public Schools, as well as Break a Leg Theater Works. Currently, Amanda frequents NYC as a performer with New York Deaf Theatre, as well as Freelance work. Recently she founded Dance Dreamworks The Company, providing opportunities for serious adult dancers to train and perform.
Outside of the Dance Industry, Amanda is working on publishing her Memoir- Shape-Shifting Distortions, working with Hope, her Service Dog in-Training, preparing for her speaking engagement for South Shore Women's Conference where she was chosen to be a panelist out of over hundreds of applicants, and spending time with her family.
Heather joined Dreamworks in Season 5. She is our behind-the-scenes/tech expert.Heather has worked in the corporate world providing top-notch training classes on various topics and industries for over 15 years. Heather is a dynamic multi-passionate entrepreneur. She owns and operates GrassRoots Advertising, is an Empowerment/LOA Coach with her business RISE, started Collaborative Connections (an Airbnb model for office space) as well as her latest passion for furniture refinishing.
Heather implemented many of our new systems and has significantly reduced our paper footprint and related costs. Heather is all about efficiency and working smarter not harder. She handles many of the financial aspects as she also has a background in finance. She is often working on multiple projects for the studio to constantly improve and streamline our processes. She enjoys working with all the DDW families to improve their experience and to help us to continue to grow our studio.
Emily has been dancing since early childhood, training in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, and modern. She began teaching dance in 2005, volunteering as co-director of a dance program at the Plymouth Boys and Girls Club with Amanda Singer. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, and a B.A.Com. in Dance Education from Bridgewater State University. She was a dancer and choreographer for Bridgewater's Dance Company. She also studied stage costuming, lighting, and set design, and worked backstage for several dance and theater productions
Emily continues to take classes whenever possible to further her experience as a dancer, and strengthen herself as a teacher, and has done so with Skooj-Koreo, Gregg Russell, Boston Ballet School, and other local studios, as well as dance seminars hosted by Rhee Gold. She was also a dancer on local company Dance2Save for 5 seasons, helping several charities through dance shows and Celtics performances.
Outside of her work at the studio, Emily works full time in a public kindergarten classroom as an Educational Support Personnel. Teaching children is simply her passion and she looks forward to seeing her students every week! Miss Emily is currently putting the finishing touches on her upcoming wedding.
Heather does not have a formal dance background but will be training for her upcoming wedding waltz for her summer 2020 wedding. She also is learning ASL and considers herself a life-long learner. Heather prides herself on helping and empowering businesses and individuals to RISE.
McKayla Willett Admin/Teacher