"The ADE teaching team provides children with an opportunity to explore the world of dance, to learn and experiment with technique, and to enrich their appreciation for the various forms of the art. Our teaching philosophy incorporates creativity and stage performance to enhance strong technical development and an innate understanding of dance as a performing art. Our class sizes ensure individual attention and a strong student-teacher-parent relationship" - Colette Brazier, ADE Directer & Principal
"One of the special features of ADE is that in our teaching team we have teachers and assistant teachers that started as students. The long term loyalty of ADE students and parents is something that I am very proud to celebrate."
"Words cannot express the joy felt by parents and the ADE teaching team during performances, as we watch each student shine in their own unique way." - Colette Brazier.
Colette sees students' time at ADE as part of their life education, "Children have a natural creativity that they bring to the studio. ADE seeks to teach them the tools to express themselves as dancers, while also exposing them to a structured education setting. At ADE they learn to respect their teachers, focus on what is being taught, incorporate constructive critique, and address performances with maturity and a sense of responsibility. Our students, of all ages, learn to value the challenge in pursuing a creative discipline, and the importance of a sense of achievement. Whether learning to be prepared and in proper dance attire before entering the studio, or how to stand in first position, our students are taught invaluable life lessons that will help them throughout their lives."
ADE's success is a result of the continual support and dedication of ADE teachers, students, parents and the New England community" - Colette Brazier.