This is a group of dancers at DancEnergy who help our Dance teams to be successful recreational dancers. The following are the dancers that are a part of the DancEnergy Collaborative and the responsibilities they have agreed to uphold as a part of the collaborative.
Danielle Sullivan, Pam Quinn, Colleen Barter, Cyndy Milne, and Camryn Santiago
The members of the DancEnergy Collaborative:
- Can be leaders of the Dance Teams
- Can be in charge backstage at competitions when the dancers are getting ready (can give direction with make up, hair, costumes, and any dance team rules including the use of cell phones)
- Can help choreograph team and solo routines
- Can be in charge of practices and team events should Lisa not be available
- Can be there to support the teams
It is agreed that the members of the Collaborative will not deal with any parent issues. All parents should address their concerns to Lisa only. All dance team members will be told of Dance Team rules and will know that those who are a part of the Collaborative have been asked to reinforce the rules. Changes to the DancEnergy Collaborative can be made throughout the dance season and all changes will be shared with the team members and their families as they occur.
How long you have danced with us: Started class in 1989 and been with Dancenergy since. 29 years in all. Recitals, competitions, community service, choreography, student helping, teaching.
What you do for a living: Teach third grade in the Billerica Public Schools since 2006
College / Masters: Bridgewater State College Bachelors of Science in Education, Lesley University M.Ed and currently pursuing an Education Specialist Degree in Adminstration: Planning and Policy at University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
My name is Pam Quinn and I’ve been part of the Dancenergy family for the past 20 years. I’ve been part of the dance team and collaborative for the past several years. I am the 'Miss Fix-it' at the studio and also take care of the music and the sound system at the yearly shows.
When I'm not at the studio I work as an associate director for an Early Enrichment center. I’ve have happily worked there for the past 12 years.
Colleen Barter has been part of the Dancenergy family since she has been three years old. She is a Special Education Teacher at Tyngsborough Elementary School. Colleen is also a student at Fitchburg State University, working on a second masters degree in special education.
My name is Cyndy Milne and I have been part of the DancEnergy family since the beginning. The motto “Self Confidence Through Dance” is tattooed on my wrist. I could not think of a better more inclusive environment than DancEnergy for my girls to develop a love and appreciation of dance.
When I am not dancing or competing with DancEnergy I work as an Educational Coordinator for a child care center in New Hampshire. I am also enrolled at Granite State College pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/ Early Childhood Special Education.
Camryn Santiago will be going into her seventeenth year as a dancer at DancEnergy. She has assisted Lisa in all of her dance classes as an instructor and choreographer, as well as a mentor. She is attending Rivier University, pursuing a degree in Elementary Education.