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

5 Tips to Pass that Summer Dance Program Audition

Happy New Year! Now that we have started a new year that means it’s time to start thinking about summer dance intensives, ballet seminars and summer dance programs. Summer seminars are one of my favorite times of the year because of all of the exciting opportunities...

Importance of Warming-up Your Body Before Dance Class

When you are off to take a dance class no matter at what time during the day, be it morning, afternoon or night, you want to make sure to warm-up your body before class. It is important to do this to prevent any bodily injury; plus, your body will thank you the next...

Quick Tips: Working with Choreographers

Working with a choreographer is an exciting process and great learning experience. No matter if you are an experienced dancer or newly introduced to the dance world, you can apply the following tips to make sure you put “your best foot forward”. Every choreographer is...

What To Do When An Advanced Student Attends My Class?

Ever felt that you didn’t know what to do when a more advanced dancer attended your class? This happens quite frequently when dancers want to take a lower level class to focus more on cleaning their technique or perhaps they are joining in to make up for lost time...

3 Easy Steps to Improve your Dancer Feet

Not all of us are born with great dancer feet meaning defined arches, flexible toes, elongated insteps and strong feet. In order to transform your feet or to continue improving them, follow these exercises: Instep – to elongate and loosen your instep On the floor sit...

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...

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...

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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