Arabesque Studio of Dance and Modeling LLC has become known for it's high quality of dance education and strong ballet program. We are your local dance studio with a family feel. Classes are kept small so personal attention to can be given to all students. We also encourage adults to take any classes they want.
We have added acrobatics/tumbling taught by an American Gymnastics Federation instructor/coach; leaps and turn classes; and Spanish Dancing; and Acting . We also are again offering private vocal lessons.
Put on your "dancing shoes", get some friends together and take Salsa, Latin, Swing, Ballroom or Line Dancing.
Arabesque has three track for dancer who range from recreational to The Company and further to those planning on a professional career in the performing arts. The Arabesque Company members perform in the community and are planning to venture into competitions this year.
Our Modeling Division is divided into three areas also. We begin with Personal Improvement/Etiquette /Modeling. Graduates can then move on to professional modeling classes. We also offer a class for adults with a emphasis on those entering or reentering the job market or who just want a new more confident "you". We also offer pageant preparation and coaching.
Arabesque may be a new studio in the Mount Holly area but it comes with over 57 years of dance experience and 45 years of modeling experience from Owner/Creative Director Linda Timmins Tuckerman. Arabesque's goal is to offer you the best in dance instruction. Technique is emphasized in all classes and at all ages. We stress proper alignment in our instruction, not only for proper technique but also to avoid injuries and promote proper posture. Classes are kept small in order to emphasize personal attention. Ballet is recognized as the foundation of all dance at Arabesque and influences many areas of life in addition to dance, such as athletics and everyday posture. It is for this reason we require all students to take ballet, except those who are taking only Hip Hop or Adult classes. We have an outstanding staff that is highly qualified and extremely experienced in both dance performance and instruction. We look for to welcoming you personally to our family and thank you for joining us in our journey to make Arabesque the best studio for Dance and Modeling.
Ms. Tuckerman stepped onto a dance floor at age three and found it magical! That magic has never waivered through years of training beginning in Denver, Colorado where she studied with Annette Gunther and Flora Pulson as well as danced with The Denver Civic Ballet, and minored in dance at the University of Northern Colorado where she earned a BA. Moving to New York brought her to Phil Black, Chuck Kelly, Harkness Ballet, Alfredo Corvino and Don Farnsworth and a career in musical theater, performing in A Chorus Line, Sugar Babies, Pippin, My Fair Lady and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She also continued a modeling career that had begun at age 14 in Denver. Following a severe dance injury she turned to teaching which has become a great love as giving the joy of dance to others is her favorite thing to do. Ms. Tuckerman also has a MSW from Rutgers University. Ms. Tuckerman will be teaching the ballet, advanced ballet, pointe, tap, Broadway jazz, beginning Ballroom and modeling. as well some jazz and contemporaryShe is so excited to have such an outstanding and accomplished staff, all with very strong ballet backgrounds, performance skills, and great choreographical creativity, in addition to years of teaching experience.
Ms. Williams comes to Arabesque with an ability to teach several types of dance including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop and spanish and flamenco dancing. A 2006 graduate of The University of the Arts Ms. Williams has performed in videos, on stage in Swing, Hairspray, Super Grover! Ready for Action, Bed of Roses, Chicago, Young Frankinstein and Joseph and the Tecknecolored Dream Coat and in Sesame Street Live. She has also choreographed and performed extensively and is a dedicated instructor. She will be teaching lyrical, advanced lyrical, advanced jazz and turns and leaps.
ss Michelle brings an exciting new element to Arabesque, acrobatics and tumbling. She is a United States Gymnastic Association coach and is USGA certified for safety. Miss Michelle also has an extensive background in dance. She danced with the New Jersey State Ballet and is also trained in Spanish Flamenco and Mexican Folk Dancing. Miss Michelle previously owned her own studio in Northern New Jersey.