Rising Stars Technique
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Studio II


This class is a ‘non-recital’ class used to re-enforce ballet and contemporary technique as well as concentrate on leaps, turn, flexibility and strengthening. *Pre-requisite: Dancers in this class must be enrolled in a regular weekly Ballet or Contemporary class.
What to wear: 


  • This is your chance to wear any style and color dance or workout wear you want! Provided it is appropriate and tasteful at all times.
  • Please wear any color tights and bring your ballet, jazz & contemporary shoes each week.
  • Hair pulled back.
Teacher bio: 

Deanna Carpinteri

Deanna Richardson Carpinteri has been a dance educator for over twenty-nine years. J&D Dance Academy was established 23 years ago by Deanna-'D' and her sister Jodi-'J'. Together the sisters created a wonderful studio for dance in the beautiful town of Reading. As the establishment rapidly grew to include all-star cheerleading teams, Jodi became the owner of J&D Cheer & Dance of Woburn and Billerica. Deanna became the owner of J&D Dance Academy of Reading. Dancing since the age of three, Deanna began her teaching career at the young age of sixteen. She graduated from the “Dance Teachers Club of Boston-Teacher Training Program” in 1994 and has since been on the faculties of many area dance studios teaching ages three to adult, beginners up to the more advanced dancers. Deanna believes that the balance of structure, discipline and fun as well as the quality of training presented in each class makes J & D Dance Academy of Reading an enjoyable place for both students and their parents. Deanna continues to train and provide fresh new techniques for her students.