Discover your inner dancer through expressive movement in a class catered to your needs and learning style.

Carla Otero’s Dance Philosophy

I believe that everyone has the ability to explore movement and dance. Each person has a uniqueness when moving that makes discovering dance all the more enticing for each individual including myself. In my role as instructor and choreographer, I enjoy watching how adults, teenagers and children alike take the steps I am demonstrating for a specific choreography and add their unique quality of movement.

Those are the moments when great ideas and signature moves take form and continue to evolve into a masterpiece all flourishing from one step and concept that was shared with them. This field is an everlasting learning curve. The more I impart my knowledge, the more I learn from my dancers and students. It is a beautiful circle that unites us and has no end.

What Services
Do We Offer?

Private Lessons

Through one-on-one training sessions we will be able to cater to your needs and format a curriculum specifically for your movement style and body type. You will see the transformation after each personalized lesson and be amazed at the potential for dance you possess.

Choreography

Are you thinking about preparing a dance for a special event and want to impress all in attendance? Having a choreographed routine will be sure to make you the star of the event! This option is great for weddings, sweet sixteen’s, bat or bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, or really any celebration you want to make a splash at.

Group Lessons

Interested in taking dance, but would feel more comfortable having some friends with you in the studio? Group lessons are a great way to break the ice and workout. Groups size ranges from 3-5 individuals.

Corporate Training

We work with you to identify your corporate goals and pinpoint existing problems requiring resolution before we conduct your training session. We then create a dance session that meets your needs and timing.

What’s New on Carla’s Blog

Summer Intensive: Finding the Right One

Summer vacations are a great time to try new dance styles, to head to a summer dance intensive either at your studio or elsewhere. Exposing yourself to new teachers will enrich your technique and broaden your movement repertoire. Don’t get me wrong, it is important to...

Getting Recital Ready

Recital season is upon us! The moment you as a dancer have been waiting for and have worked towards the entire dance season. This is the opportunity to show off how much you’ve learned and improved on stage in front of an audience. Here are some quick tips to get you...

Warming-up with a Quick Ballet Class

In addition to warming up by doing a bit of cardio and breathed through-stretches before a performance or competition, one additional way to warm-up is by doing a combination of ballet moves to get you ready. Since ballet slowly builds up in intensity and progresses...

How to Select the Right Ballet Slipper for YOU?

Selecting a ballet slipper can be a daunting task if you haven’t done it before, and even if you have some experience in this department nowadays there are so many options that having a guide can be a blessing. Ballet slippers vary in style, material, sole, and color;...

Dos and Don’ts of Cross-training for Dancers

To start off it is important to understand the dancer body. As dancers we strive for lean muscles and core strength, so this means that when you think about cross-training outside the dance studio, think about exercises that will help you continue shaping and...

3 Dance Season Resolutions to get you on the Right Track

September is finally here, which means you’re probably gearing up to start the new dance season. You’ve rested up for some weeks in the summer and continued to stay active and trained in the hopes of coming back re-energized and ready to hit that ground...

Reflections: Dancing Through Adulthood

Life throws a lot at you, every twist and turn can be something new, but is also is an opportunity for new experiences. So far 2017, has felt this way. However, I don’t think I would be able to feel like I am keeping my head “above water” if I didn’t have...

Summer Intensive: Finding the Right One

Summer vacations are a great time to try new dance styles, to head to a summer dance intensive either at your studio or elsewhere. Exposing yourself to new teachers will enrich your technique and broaden your movement repertoire. Don’t get me wrong, it is important to...

Getting Recital Ready

Recital season is upon us! The moment you as a dancer have been waiting for and have worked towards the entire dance season. This is the opportunity to show off how much you’ve learned and improved on stage in front of an audience. Here are some quick tips to get you...

3 Techniques to Memorize Choreography

Now that the dance season is underway, you may be learning new choreography for the wintertime performances. One question that I’ve encountered is what is the best way to memorize choreography for a show. First off I want to preface this with…everyone...

3 Dance Season Resolutions to get you on the Right Track

September is finally here, which means you’re probably gearing up to start the new dance season. You’ve rested up for some weeks in the summer and continued to stay active and trained in the hopes of coming back re-energized and ready to hit that ground...

Reflections: Dancing Through Adulthood

Life throws a lot at you, every twist and turn can be something new, but is also is an opportunity for new experiences. So far 2017, has felt this way. However, I don’t think I would be able to feel like I am keeping my head “above water” if I didn’t have...

Carla’s Dance Moments

“This field is an everlasting learning curve. The more I impart my knowledge, the more I learn from my dancers and students. It is a beautiful circle that unites us and has no end.”

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