Dance Inspirations has been inspiring children and adults to dance for over 17 years. Directed by Carolyn Silva Coskren a graduate from Plymouth State College with a degree in Theatre and Movement for Children and Minor in dance the staff of Dance Inspirations prides themselves on giving each dancer a dance education in a developmentally appropriate atmosphere.
What parents have to say:
"Our two girls have been students at Dance Inspirations for over a decade. Dance and the environment at the studio have helped make them into strong, confident, beautiful young ladies. Carolyn promotes hard-work, dedication, and respect in fun and friendly setting. If your children are interested in dance, you will not find a better environment than at Dance Inspirations."
Owner and director of Dance Inspirations Carolyn holds a bachelors of arts degree from Plymouth State University in Theatre and Movement for Children with a minor in Dance. Carolyn has taught at several New Hampshire Dance Studios, was an adjunct teacher of tap at PSU and a tap & jazz teacher at the Cary Ballet Conservatory in Cary North Carolina. Carolyn has been a guest artist at Cleveland Ballet Conservatory. One of Carolyn's favorite parts of being a dance teacher is working on costumes. Her love of costuming has allowed her to work on "So You Think Can Dance" tours seasons 2009 & 2010 in the costume department. Her choreography credits include The Wiz, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Joseph and his Technicolor Dream Coat, Anything Goes, 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, and Footloose! For over three years Carolyn has been a choreographer for the Broken Ground School in Concord NH "Kids In Action" theater group where she has worked with students in 3rd - 5th grade choreographing "Alice In Wonderland", "Beauty and The Beast" and Aladdin" Carolyn is a member of Dance Masters of America, Dance Teachers Club of Boston and Certified to Teach by Dance Masters of America. Residing in Concord NH, Carolyn lives with her husband Ryan and 2 children, Brady & Tyler.
Meghan has been dancing in the Concord area since the age of 2. She competed for multiple years earning regional and national awards. Meghan attended Keene State College where she earned her dual degree in Elementary Education and Developmental Psychology and was a memeber of the Keene State Dance Team. Currently, she is studying Special Education at NHTI and works for the Newport Middle High School. At Dance Inspirations she teaches Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Inspired Kids and choreographs for the Dance Inspirations Competition Team. Meghan also assists with the Concord Recreation Dance and Summer Camp Programs as well as camp programs held at the studio. Meghan lives in Hopkinton NH with her husband Jeff Demers
Many of you may already know Miss Stacey as she is a former student of Dance Inspirations LLC. Stacey graduated from UNH in the spring of 2015 with a Bachelors degree in Social work from the University of New Hampshire. Stacey continued her dance education by taking many dance classes at UNH and as a member of the UNH Ballet Company for 2 years. She has been substituting and teaching at Dance Inspirations for over 5 years.
Hannah Popovitch is currently a senior at the University of New Hampshire. She is working towards a dual major in Communication and Justice Studies and minoring in Forensic Psychology and Dance. After completing her undergrad she plans on attending law school. a dancer for over 14 years she has studied Pointe, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz and tap. Hannah was on the UNH Ballet Company for the past two years. In her spare time Hannah enjoys snowboarding, surfing and rock climbing.
Laurie graduated from Keene State College in 1994, earning a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Dance. She earned a Certificate in Vaganova Ballet Technique in 1996 through the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet at Bryn Mawr College. For over 23 years, she has taught dance, including owning her own studio for 9 years. She currently teaches a broad range of techniques including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Creative Movement, Musical Theatre and much more.
Elizabeth Lambert - Office Manager Bio coming soon
Lindsay M. Kirouac
A student at Plymouth State University Lindsay is working on her undergrad in Dance and Business. Lindsay has Studied tap, jazz, modern, ballet, ballroom, theater dance, African contemporary, and hip-hop. As a competitive dancer she has received multiple awards as well as placement on the the USA Tap Team. In the Fall of 2013 Lindsay studied modern dance in France for 3 months.
Amy Blanchard is trained in ballet, jazz and modern dance she is well experienced in teaching ballet, jazz and creative dance to pre-k through elementary aged children. With a back ground in Early Childhood Education and Growth and Development, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing and publishing from Emerson College she is a bright, bubbly and energetic teacher who loves working with children! Following the Leap n’ Learn syllabus, her lessons plans for classes using creative and innovative tactics to help students understand the art of movement through dance. In her spare time Amy continues to take open classes weekly at the Boston Ballet School.