Winner of the 2022 Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce Next Generation Leader Award
Dancing Through Life is a safe nurturing environment for dancers of all ages, from the youngest toddlers to senior citizens. We believe that everyone can benefit from a dance class, and everyone should be given a chance to dance.
Through dance, our students improve their coordination, strength, flexibility, and musicality, but most importantly they build self-confidence in who they are. Our message to our students is: When you believe in yourself and work hard, you can do anything!
We have created the Dancing Through Life curriculum, which unifies our classes and teachers. Every class at DTL follows our syllabi, goals, lesson plans, and playlists. This, not only, builds an excellent foundation for young dancers, but it makes classes fun and filled with traditions. Each year, we evaluate students and provide dancers and their parents with a personalized written evaluation and our recommendations for next year.
Our teachers are highly qualified with college degrees in dance and/or professional experience. Even our youngest dancers have a highly qualified teacher. Our ballet teachers are ABT and Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey certified. We continue to learn and grow as teachers with courses and workshops.
Our "Marley" dance floor is cushioned and gives when landing from jumps and tumbling, saving joints from injuries.
When you pay tuition at Dancing Through Life, everything goes to support the arts. We rent our space from the New Jersey Repertory Company. We are working together with NJ Rep to provide our community with a high quality arts center.
We are more than just classes, Dancing Through Life is a family. Throughout the year, we hold parties and special events for dancers and their friends and families to socialize. We are very involved in our community and perform at events throughout the year. We have an audition-only dance company for serious students, and seasonal dance teams for recreational students.
Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, acrobatics, musical theater, and parent/child (mommy & me) classes Classes for all ages: Toddlers, Preschoolers, Elementary School Age, Teens, and Adults
Happy Trick or Treating!
No regular classes, follow recital packet schedule for sharing, dress rehearsal, and recital schedules
Brady Ceppaluni is the owner/director of Dancing Through Life. She has been dancing since age two and teaching since 2007. Brady has a BFA in dance from Montclair State University and alternate route NJ public schools teacher certification for K-12 dance. Brady is a member of the Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey and is an ADTNJ certified ballet teacher, as well Brady’s articles on dance classes for autistic children, master class etiquette, and audition do’s and don’ts are published in Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher magazine. Brady has trained at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Ballet New England, and the Pineapple Studios in London. She continues her education, as a teacher, through coursework and workshops from Acrobatic Arts, Rhee Gold, and more. Brady Ceppaluni started Dancing Through Life to give young dancers a safe place to learn, grow, and make life lasting friendships. Brady's classes are packed with diverse rhythms, movement challenges, and strength building. Most importantly, dancers leave Miss Brady's classes thinking. "That was so much fun! I can't wait to come back next week!” Brady lives in Long Branch with her husband and three daughters.
Miss Ingrid is an American Ballet Theater certified teacher. Her first serious ballet training was with Alfredo Corvino. A well-respected teacher with Julliard in NYC, his training was based after Enricho Cechetti. Later she trained with School of American Ballet which teaches the methods of George Balanchine. There she studied under Helene Dudin, Richard Rapp, Elise Reiman, and Antonina Tumkovski. She continued her studies with American Ballet Theatre, as a full scholarship student. Fellow classmates included Susan Jaffe, and Gaby Brown. Dancers such as Baryshnikov, Nureyev, Makarova, were often in the halls and rehearsing in the studios. Her professional career was with the Basler Ballet in Switzerland and Israeli Ballet. She participated in the filming of several of Heinz Spoerliâ€™s ballets for European television and other repertoire pieces which include The Nutcracker, Giselle, La Fille Mal Gardee, Serenade, Tangos, Squares, Brahms, Carmina Burana, Jeu de Carte, and others. Locally, she has performed soloist and principal roles at the Count Basie and Strand Theaters.
Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Marília Birochi Saragoça started dancing when she was 3, and never stopped! She took classes at Isadora Duncan Educative School of Dance and graduated in the Music, Movement, and Children’s specialization, then started teaching dance for children at the age of 17, and that is her passion! She studied early childhood education at Brookdale Community College. Marília competed in several dance competitions in Brazil, including Passo de Arte, one of the biggest dance competitions in the country, and won several awards in lyrical jazz, contemporary, and tap. In the USA, Marília has been taking classes at Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway. She was recently accepted into NYU’s Performing Industry Essentials Course, with a scholarship! She continues to boost her education and has taken the courses on Toddler and Preschool Dance and Tap Progressions through Rhee Gold. Her goal is to never stop growing, learning, and sharing this beautiful art that moves hearts and connects souls!
Danielle started dancing at the age of three and has never looked back. When she was nine she was invited to join a highly competitive dance troupe in Colchester, Connecticut and quickly fell in love with the world of competitive dance. She has won numerous national awards and title awards both individually and as a team. She also competed in the World of Dance competition in 2016, and won the "crowd pleaser" award. Danielle began assistant teaching dance classes at the age of 13, and was given her own classes to teach at 16. For the last six years, she has pursued her passion of teaching dance to all ages and levels of students as well as expanding on her own education. Danielle recently graduated from Monmouth University with a Psychology major and Child Development concentration. There is nothing that brings her more joy than dancing and working with kids, and she is so grateful to have the opportunity to bring her two passions together and pass them on to the next generation.
Miss Dori was born and raised in Caracas Venezuela. At the age of seven, she began training with the Fundación Gustavo Franklin. She trained in classical ballet and belonged to the school's company. During her time in the company, she performed in their annual ballet productions, including The Nutcracker, Coppelia, and Les Sylphides as a corps de ballet and soloist. In her professional career, she had the privilege of dancing with the Ballet Classico de Venezuela. Miss Dori performed in several classical repertoire ballets, including Giselle, Swan Lake, and Don Quixote. At the same time, she earned a bachelor's degree in education from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Later, she became an elementary school teacher and founded her own ballet studio, Petruska, where she taught for almost a decade and served as the artistic director. Miss Dori lives in Long Branch with her family and is super excited to be teaching and working at the front desk, at DTL!