Meet some of the wonderful instructors who help make our dance floors a fun, welcoming, inspiring place to learn (more info about instructors coming soon)
Carla is the founder and creative director of LindyCentral back in 2005. She relocated from CA to PA in 2015 and has reopened LindyCentral with the hopes of building a strong, welcoming dance community for all ages and levels. She has taught swing dancing as an invited quest instructor all over the world from Australia to China and all over the US and more. She has choreographed on the hit t.v. series "So You Think You Can Dance." Before raising a family, Carla competed internationally earning title such as World Lindy Hop Champion, US Open Swing Dance Champion, International Lindy Hop Champion and more. Come check out her fun, inspiring classes soon.
It is with great excitement that we welcome Alice to our teaching team. She is part of the creative kids corner hosted by Lindy Central and will be offering music and movement classes to our littlest ones. Check out the upcoming Kids Music and Dance exploration classes happening in November and December.
Alice Charland is originally from Carlisle PA. She began studying piano at the age of 6 and voice at the age of 14. Throughout her upbringing, Alice participated in various musical groups well known in the area such as the Susquehanna Youth and Children’s Choral as well as PMTA and PMEA festivals. After high school, Alice went on to study Music Education at Pennstate with an emphasis in voice and completed her education by student teaching in Cumberland Valley School district. After the completion of her degree, Alice moved to NC where she took a position teaching k-5 general music at an inner-city Charlotte school. Here she enjoyed teaching children to sing, dance, and play classroom instruments such as the recorder, xylophones, and rhythm instruments. She also lead the children in putting on mini musicals. After teaching here for 3 years, she moved up to the greater Boston area and taught k-5 general music and middle school chorus. In addition to her two public school teaching experiences, Alice has taught private piano lessons for 12 years, and preschool music classes for 3 years. She also lead children’s music at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, and sings at the Life Teen mass at Good Shephard Catholic Church on a weekly basis. Additionally she holds an orff-schulwerk level 1 certification and a valid PA teaching license.
One of our Balboa and Lindy gurus. More details coming soon....