The Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts offers instruction in the performing arts under the direction of veteran dancer/actress Victoria "Vic" Lloyd. With a history of over 30 years, the "Centre" is now located on Rt. 25 in both Gorham and Limington, Maine, where it enjoys the reputation of providing quality educational opportunities, as well as sharing the joy of the arts with its surrounding communities.
What We Do
With classes for students ages 3 to 93, and levels from beginner
through professional, the Centre teaches a wide variety of subjects
in dance and theatre - including ballet, tap, hip-hop,
contemporary/lyrical, ballroom, gymnastics, drumming, musical
comedy, and more. Our classes provide the opportunity to develop
sound technical skills, to expand creativity, and to build
self-confidence and true appreciation
for the performing arts.
The Centre of Movement Competition Team provides an opportunity for the serious dance student to grow in performance skills. The team travels to Regional and National Dance competitions and workshops with Master teachers. Travel to Master Classes is available to intermediate and advanced students as well as team members. Students also have the opportunity upon reaching certain ability and interest levels to participate as a class demonstrator or teacher’s assistant and eventually train to be a teacher. Students are also encouraged to choreograph, direct, and develop and use other related talents.
Are you a dancer who likes to choreograph? Would you like to showcase your dances? For information of how to enter your choreography, contact the Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts at 839-DANS
Choreographies will be grouped by age and category such as number of dancers in piece, style and length of choreography.
Voice Lessons Now at the Centre
The Center is now offering voice lessons with our new vocal coach, Paul Stickney. Paul Stickney has been a voice instructor for 20 years. He holds a BS in Music Education and has taught in public and private schools. Paul is experienced as a church organist, choir director and has directed small vocal ensembles in jazz, Broadway, and barbershop. Paul studied voice with Eileen Farrell. He has sung many musical theater roles and performed with the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Paul is Vice President of the Maine Chapter of the National Associations of Teachers of Singing. In the studio, emphasis will be on breathing, proper placement of the voice, blending registration, vocalizing the entire voice, and singing age and appropriate literature.