Dance Center

About the Dance Center

The Westport Weston Family Y Dance Center has been providing quality Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop and Creative Children's Classes for children, teens, and adults for over 25 years. The school offers a full spectrum of programs for students ages 2 to adult.

Lillian Cenatiempo, Director

Lillian earned a Dance Certificate from Naugatuck Valley Community College in 2007. Lillian is a native of Connecticut and began her training locally where she participated in numerous regional and national dance competitions. She continued her studies in NYC at Broadway Dance Center concentrating on Jazz, Hip Hop, and Tap with Chris Hale, Jim Clark, Frank Hatchett, Fernando, Bette Morrow, Leslie Feliciano and Rodney Moore. Lillian has performed and choreographed in productions of 42nd Street, Damn Yankees, Annie and Annie Get Your Gun to name a few and was a member of the Terpsichorean Dance Ensemble at NVCC. This is Lillian's fifth year with the Dance Center, the first as Director.

Note: There is a dress code for all classes. Check with director!

Dance Center Policy: The Dance Program meets from Sept. - June. We offer two semesters, Fall & Winter/Spring. There is an end of the year performance in June which requires a non-refundable costume fee included in the Winter/Spring session tuition. It is the parents responsibility to inform the Dance Center Director no later than Jan. 16 if their child cannot participate in the end of the year performance.

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Dance Center Faculty

Meet the WWFY Dance Center Teachers!
Danette Meigel-Cahr
Lexi LoRusso
Emily Musto
Catherine Boreen
Danette Meigel…… Danette has been a professional dancer/choreographer for over twenty years. She is a graduate of The Cultural Arts High School where she earned a Certificate in Dance. Danette has appeared as a dancer, model, and VJ on MTV’s “Club MTV” and “The Grind,” and has performed with many different professional and amateur dance troops and theater groups throughout the Tri-State area. Besides teaching at the Westport Weston Family Y Dance Center, Danette continues to teach dance at Connecticut Ballet. Danette loves sharing her dance and creativity abilities with the students at the Westport Weston Family Y Dance Center! This is Danette's fourth year teaching dance at the WWFY Dance Center! Welcome back Miss Danette!

Lexi LoRusso...... Lexi graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a B.A. in Dance and a Health Studies minor. She is a resident of Connecticut and began her dance training at three years old. She trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, and Tap at Center Stage Dance Studio in Stamford, Connecticut. In addition, she participated in DanceFest workshops concentrating on Jazz, Ballet, Theatre Dance, and Hip Hop with Jermaine Brown, Noah Racey, Ben Hartley, and Josh Bergasse. She continued her dance training at the Dance Olympus Workshops in NYC focusing on Jazz, Tap, Ballet, and Lyrical with Debbie Dee, Sarah Jo Fazio, Jay T, and Sam Fiorello. Lexi has performed and choreographed for several dance concerts at Springfield College and also participated in two company performances with Elm City Dance Collective located in New Haven, Connecticut. This is Lexi's first year teaching dance at the WWFY Dance Center and she is very excited to begin!

Emily Musto...... Emily is a sophomore at Fairfield University, studying Accounting and Mathematics. She currently teaches Jazz and Hip Hop for Fairfield University's Dance Ensemble and is an Alumnus to New Jersey's Seacoast Dancer's competition team. Emily has over 16 years of training, experience and education in various dance forms from The Dancer's Workshop located in Wall, New Jersey; She has received numerous scholarships for Hip Hop and Jazz from many different dance conventions such as Nuvo, Jump, and Dance Caravan. Emily is very excited to join the WWFY Dance Center staff!

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