Established in 2005, we specialize in the highest quality of dance & fitness inspired education, offering every-body infinite possibilities of true creativity, expression and wellbeing.
We are here to motivate, create and lead to inspire with our team of instructors who have a genuine love of teaching. We strive to support a well-rounded student to become successful in all other areas of life.
An ever-growing dance community of compassionate teachers, students & families focused together on making a difference in the quality of our future. The gifts that our dance training bestows will last a lifetime.
A full curriculum of dance classes for beginner through advance, starting at age two, in an atmosphere that is positive, supportive and promotes a genuine sense of self-esteem for our girls and boys.
Our dance season runs September – June, with additional workshops through the summer. Our students are invited to perform in our year-end recital with the option to perform in and around our community.
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.
JOANNE (GIASULLO) IDARRAGA - DIRECTOR
Dancing at an early age, Joanne danced her way into the company ensemble as one of the youngest members to perform all around New England. 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 group 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 mindfulness, empowerment, and balance, which can be acheived through the art & skills of yoga and dance.
With an extensive dance, fitness and nutrition background, Joanne is happy to share her experience and passion 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