Ann's has a full school year of classes based on technical training to build skills and learn new steps. Focus is on training the body, teaching posture, traditional use of head, arms (Ports de bras), exercises for quick movements, maintaining turnout, and knowledge of steps. In the process of following traditional dance etiquette in class, students learn life lessons that stay with them, give them confidence and assist in other parts of their life. Classes are small (limited to 10) and students receive a lot of individualized training. Dancers are awarded medals and trophies for various years of training. Many start at age 3 and continue until graduation from High School. Ann has been training dancers for over 50 years and many bring their children back because of the experience and memories they have with Ann.
Ann Bergeron is the founder and Artistic Director of Ann's Studio of Dance (formerly ABC Studio of Dance) which has served Cheshire County since 1964. Ann's training began with Sunny Seymour at the age of 5. Growing up, Ann participated in many local shows in Keene and Surry and was a regular in the Gilsum Minstrel Shows. In addition to dance and cheering, Ann did choreography for the High School Drama Club. In 1964 Ann started to teach out of her parent’s home on Old Walpole Road and presented her dancers in recitals in Surry and at St. Joseph School in Keene. In 1976 the Studio was established as ABC Studio of Dance on West Street. Ann took classes and exams with "Dance Masters of America" passing with the highest marks. She also spent several years studying the Royal Academy Syllabus of Ballet from England and has put students through the exams. Over the years, Ann has studied with many Master Dance Teachers and her students have attended conventions to further their knowledge of dance, studying with top teachers from around the world. Ann has had students compete at competitions taking home Silver and Gold medals. Some of Ann's dancers have gone on to study dance in College, and perform and teach dance. Ann brings a love and enthusiasm for dance together with technical dance expertise that creates an unequaled experience for her students. Ann continues her dance education with the best educators in dance. Ann holds certifications from Dance Masters of America in Ballet, Jazz and Tap.
Ann is founder and owner of Danse4me songs for teachers of dance!
BELOW ARE PHOTOS FROM ANN'S HISTORY SINCE 1964