Syracuse School of Dance

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Training healthy dancers...mind and body


The Syracuse School of Dance, under the direction of MaryPat Speno, offers quality training in Ballet, Pointe,

Jazz, Modern, Tap, Hip-Hop, and Musical Theatre to children, teens & adults of all ages and skill levels. The

philosophy at SSD is that one can train a dancer, mind and body.. that people thrive in positive and nurturing

environments.The teachers are experienced professionals possessing the unique ability of bringing out creative

self-awareness in their students through personal attention in a relaxing, non-competitive atmosphere. Students at

the School start with Creative Movement classes and progress to concentrated training in the other dance forms.

Adult classes offer an appreciation of dance and an opportunity to maintain a flexible, strong, and expressive body.

Classes are diversified, challenging and designed to develop coordination, muscular strength, correct posture and

flexibility in conjunction with technical skills and a sensitve awareness for creative bodily expression.


Owner & Artistic Director
MaryPat Speno 

A popular, talented and energetic teacher, Mary Pat has taught at the SSD since its conception. She performein musicals

 for Salt  City Playhouse  and Syracuse Musical Theatre  and choreographed for the “Festival of Nations”, Jamesville-

Dewitt Schools, wathe creator and director of the Dance Workshop Ensemble; and participated   in     the     Baldwinsville’s

Arts in School" program. MaryPa alschoreographs for ice skaters and has been part of the Litz Team Skating Seminars    in

  Lake    Placid. A long-time     student of Lorraine Havercroft and Gus Giordano (Chicago), Mary Pat has also studied at Le

Ballet  Jazz, Montreal, and Alvin Ailey, New York City. She will teach Jazz and Ballet, and serves as Artistic Director of the

Syracuse Contemporary Dance Company.


Voted New Times


"Best of Syracuse" Dance Program


Providing quality training with expert teachers for over 30 years

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