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Dance Elite is located on Staten Island

in the town of Annadale.






About Dance Elite

We have been in business since August 1995.
The idea behind Dance Elite is to enrich children to the art of dance,
as well as build self esteem, positive physical expression
and just enhance their physical well being.

It is our sincere hope that all of our students will benefit by being involved  in our school.
We also strive to keep your dance experience with Dance Elite fun and affordable.
We offer a wide range of dance classes which include, Baby Rhythm from age 2,
Tap, Jazz,  Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Modern.
Baby Rhythm classes are held mostly weekday mornings and  Saturday afternoons.
Classes are held at various times for all ages throughout the week.







Miss
                    caroline

Caroline Orlando, owner

Caroline Orlando is the director of Dance at Miss Caroline�s Dance Elite for 18 years. Just starting dance at the age of thirteen, she was instantly recognized and became a leader for her fellow dancers after only two years. Soon after, she was a part of the Queens Community Dance Company and The Ralph Lew Ensemble. Continuing her passion for dance, Caroline opened up her own dance studio encouraging the same dream and devotion to children and young adults. She introduced a creative and cultural environment for others, but also established a special dance education program for those in need. She is associated with Special Olympics, The Grace Foundation, The Batten's Foundation, and Hope & Heroes. She believes that all dreams can be achieved with willpower and dedication. When one walks through the door, Caroline sees the importance and originality of each student and will ignite the inner star in each of them. For Miss Caroline it's all about the children.



Duke

Thomas "Duke" Spellacy, owner

Duke has been Miss Caroline's business partner from the moment Dance Elite was established in August 1995. Upon graduating Tottenville High School he entered SICC and also worked as an electrician apprentice to learn the electrical trade. In 1978 he entered the NYC Fire Department and continued working as an electrician for B & B electric and Marrone electrical and also started a children's personalized story book business in 1990. When asked if he would be Caroline's partner in a Dance School , after careful consideration he realized that it would be an ideal partnership with each of the partners having their specialized individual areas of responsibility. Duke doesn't dance because he has two left feet, but he is very serious about all other aspects of the studio being well organized.



Miss Kerri

Kerri Bosso, instructor

Kerri Bosso began dancing at Dorval Dance Center at the age of 7, and starting competing at the age of 8. She joined the Dance Elite Family in 1999 as a competitive dancer within the Senior Troupe and quickly moved on to become an Assistant Instructor at the Dance Elite. In 2005, Kerri joined the staff as an Instructor and currently teaches recreational and competitive classes for students ranging from ages 5 through 15. For the past three summers, Kerri has been the choreographer for the YMCA Summer Camp where her students have performed biweekly over the course of each summer. She received a Bachelors of Science Degree and Masters of Science Degree in Childhood Education from the College of Staten Island as well as her Special Education Certification.



Miss Dana

Dana Christensen, instructor, office staff

Miss Dana has been dancing for 21 years at Mrs. Rosemary's Dance Studio. For the past 10 years, she has been on the Richmondette Kickline. During this time, she has trained with former Rockettes. She studied ballet at the College of Staten Island. Miss Dana joined the Dance Elite staff four years ago.Besides dancing, she is a pre-school teacher. Miss Dana loves working with children and opening their eyes to wonderful world of dance and learning.



Miss Kelly


Kelly Fasone, instructor

Kelly Fasone started her dance training at the age of 6 at various dance studios in Brooklyn before moving to Staten Island. She then continued at Debbie�s Dance Corporation and has been at Miss Caroline�s Dance Elite since they opened in 1995. She has studied ballet/pointe, jazz, tap, modern, and hip-hop under various teachers/choreographers and has danced competitively in each of these genres. She has been teaching for over 15 years and currently teaches the senior competitive jazz, tap, pointe, and hip hop classes. Her classes have received numerous high scores and special awards at various dance competitions. She has also choreographed performances for the Annadale Tree Lighting Ceremony. Kelly graduated from Wagner College in 2001. She is a CPA and a Vice President at Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank�s logo is �Passion to Perform� which is applicable to the dance world and to Kelly�s classes as she encourages her students to dance from the heart.




Miss
                    Erika


Erika Martoni, instructor

Erika started dancing in 1994 at Miss Caroline's Dance Elite. She continued there as a student until 2007, dancing competitively from 2002-2007. In 2007 she went off to study television and film production at Seton Hall University, where she spent 4 years being a member of the Seton Hall Dance Team and serving as captain during her junior and senior years. Some of her responsibilities included: choreographing all on-and off- campus production numbers; starting her team's philanthropy "Dancers Against Cancer'; and managing, organizing, and participating in the end of the year recital. Erika was also one of the first members of the first-ever Seton Hall Cheer Dance Team, dancing at all men's and women's basketball games held at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. After her graduation in 2011, Erika continued her dance career when she signed with the Newark Bears Baseball Team as a member of their first dance team, The Honey Bears and is currently in her 3rd season. In 2011, Erika also came back to her Dance Elite family, this time, as one of our hip hop instructors. Erika currently works at The Wendy Williams Show, a motivational dancer for AJH Entertainment, and is one of our hip hop instructors at Dance Elite.




Miss
                Katie
Katie Morelli, instructor assistant, office staff

Katie Morelli began dancing at the age of 3 with Miss Debbie's Dance Corporation. She joined Dance Elite in 1995 and danced competitively for the Dance Elite team until the age of 21. She became an assistant instructor at the age of 13 and is presently also part of the office staff at Dance Elite. Katie is a NYC Board of Ed Certified Universal Pre K teacher at the South Shore YMCA during the school year, as well as the YMCA summer camp.



Miss
                Adrienne

Adrienne Scudero, instructor, office staff

Adrienne's love for dance started at Mrs. Rosemary�s Dance Studio where she danced from age 4 to 17. She performed in many stage productions while a member of the Holy Rosary Theater Group from age 12 to 16. Always wanting to be involved in a beauty pageant, she entered the 1987 Mrs. New York America Pageant and placed 4th runner-up. From 1999 to 2003, Adrienne entertained as a back-up dancer with 1950�s recording artist, Vito Picone & the Elegants. From 2001 to 2003, she was an assistant ballroom dance instructor. Her love for entertainment wasn't just limited to being in front of the camera, but also behind the scenes camera work. Adrienne is a featured dancer on the intro to �Vito Picone�s Let the Good Times Roll�, a variety show currently airing on Staten Island Cable�s Community TV. As a producer for Staten Island Community TV, she is part of the production crew for �Vito Picone�s Let The Good Times Roll�. She has hosted, as well as commentated, for many celebrity golf outings which aired on SI CTV. From 2007 through 2009, Adrienne was choreographer for St. Clare�s Science Program, where they were featured at Ecology Day at the SI Mall each year, winning awards and grants for the school. Adrienne joined the Dance Elite Family as a �Dance Mom� in 1996 where her daughter danced for 13 years. Her relationship grew into a lasting friendship with the DE Family as she joined the office staff in September, 2002. Currently, Adrienne is an office manager for Dance Elite, as well as a teacher of ballet and tap to our students between the ages of 2 and 10.