The entire program at the Dance center is under the direction of Paula Coffey, who has taught dance for over 50 years. Paula is a member of the Professional Dance Teachers Association; a board member of Dance Enterprises of New England; former President of the National Association of Dance and Affiliated Artists; former member of both the state and local Arts Council; Director of “Capeway Danscamp” – a resident dance program at Bridgewater State College; Chairman of the local Distinguished Young Woman (Formerly Junior Miss) Scholarship Program; director and performer for many local musical shows; graduate of John Robert Powers School; participant in Dance Olympus, Dance Caravan and Northeast Dance Workshop; a member of the East Bridgewater Business Association; member of the Metro South Chamber of Commerce; recent participant in the Broadway Experience at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Paula has been featured in the National dance magazine “Dance Teacher Today” and in the Enterprise in their “Women in Business” section. The Dance Center was chosen as the Readers Choice #1 Dance School in the Metro South Region five years in a row!
Each week we get a chance to visit with your children – most of them dancing, but many siblings also come on a weekly basis to wait in the front hall or to observe class. I meet the dads, many grandparents, and special visitors. I am also a proud mother and grandmother and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to my family.
Paula and her husband, Jim are the proud parents to two sons, Jim III and Craig. Jim and his wife Denise are the parents of four – Kylie, Kirsten, Kendall, and Cullen. Jim & Denise are the owners of Busy Bee Childcare in Whitman and East Bridgewater and Busy Bee Jumpers.
Craig and his wife, Kristina reside in Cohasset with their son Dylan and daughter Sadie. Craig is Co-founder of O2X Summit Challenge Series. O2X designs training and continuing education plans for corporate, athletic, municipal groups and individuals.