We are dedicated to the art of teaching dance for more than 30 years, the goal at PLANET DANCE is to develop each student's confidence, character and talent while promoting an enthusiastic and healthy atmosphere.
We are proud to be serving the Lowell/Chelmsford Area since 2005! Offering dance instruction for ages 2 through adults; promoting health and wellness with our group fitness and dance classes for children, teens and adults! Our dance season runs from September - June with monthly tuition rates.
JOANNE (GIASULLO) IDARRAGA - DIRECTOR
Dancing at an early age, Joanne danced her way into the company ensemble as one of the youngest members performing all around New England. While teaching and choreographing since 17 years old, Joanne continued her training in the Boston area under various dance masters and artists. She currently continues her dance education at dance conventions and workshops around New England each year. Her choreography has won many awards and recognition in the competitive circuit.
Joanne is nationally certified as a fitness instructor, nutritional counselor, and personal trainer through the AFAA program (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America). Also, licensed to teach ZUMBA fitness and Zumbatomic-structured to promote health and wellness skills for life.
In addition to the dance world, as a registered Hatha Yoga instructor, Joanne shares her passion through teaching strength, balance, and enlightenment, which can be acheived through the art of yoga and dance.
Since the opening of Planet Dance in 2005, the excitement, growth and development of our dance family is undoubtedly due to the many happy families in the community. With an extensive dance, fitness and nutrition background, Joanne is happy to share her experience and love with PLANET DANCE to offer something special to her students.
JANET GILDAY - Ballet, Pointe
Janet has been an innovative instructor of dance for over 35 years in the Merrimack Valley area. She owned and operated the Janet Gilday School of Dance in Dracut, MA for 17 years. She has shared exquisite ballet and pointe training with hundreds of students who have gone on to perform professionally as well as become wonderful choreographers and teachers. She attended Boston Conservatory as a dance major and continued to develop her own technique with some of the best in Boston. Miss Janet's most influential peers are Wayne Stuart of the Royal Academy of Ballet in England and her very own beloved instructor Miss Shirley Terrill of Lowell. Janet continues to share and enjoy the ballet experience with today's young up and coming dancers. Planet Dance is thrilled to welcome Miss Janet!
Madeline Corcoran - Irish Step
Chrissy Gill - HipHop, Fitness
Angela Bissett - Jazz, Contemporary
Amanda Chandonnet - Children's classes
Ashley Cedorchuk - Children's classes, Jazz, Musicial Theater
Cat Chadwick - Contemporary, Jazz
Krysta Maglio - Contemporary, HipHop, Tap
Vattana Thach - HipHop
Jaime Rodriguez - B-Boy Breakdance, Fusion HipHop, Acro
Kelly Smith - Lyrical, Tap, HipHop
Breanna Stewart - Lyrical, Musical Theater