Kelley will be teaching a few classes at our summer dance intensives (see description below). To register for our dance intensives, please click here.
Kelley Atlee has been dancing for over 40 years. She was a long time student and graduate of the LaPierre School of dance in Reading where she studied under the direction of Margaret LaPierre in ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical. She was a 1989 graduate of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and received the Marjorie Duff ballet Scholarship. She studied dance at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and spent her summers at José Mateo Ballet Theatre in Cambridge, MA and Jeanette Neill dance studio.
After graduating college she returned to the LaPierre School of Dance where she taught predance, ttechnique in ballet, tap and jazz to school age and college students, and beginner classes for adults. She has also been a guest instructor for the Portsmouth School of Ballet dance teacher summit.
Kelley is a certified CORE BARRE™ Fitness instructor, and has also completed a 16hr. course in AIS-Active Isolated Stretching-THE MATTES METHOD~ by Aaron L. Mattes. She has spent the last five years teaching barre classes all over the seacoast and is currently employed at Thrive for Women in Exeter and Wentworth By the Sea Country Club in Rye.
Core Barre is a 60 minute, high energy, low impact, fat burning workout. Its focus is on intensive isometric movements that sculpt the thighs, tone and firm the buttocks, flatten the abdominals and define the arms. Focused stretching to lengthen, tone and increase flexibility compliments a total body workout. Core Barre incorporates current biomechanical principles of STOTT Pilates, Ballet and general fitness concepts and is available to all fitness levels. The exercises are designed to be effortless, graceful and energy generating, creating a meaningful and purposeful rhythm, that is attuned to our bodies and its surroundings. The movements exercise the body in such a manner that does not cause injuries or further promote imbalances. Rather it strengthens and re-programs the body to move in the way it was naturally designed to. A perfect workout for those that safely want to change their appearance and have fun doing so!