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OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE

Safety is our Priority

All of us at  Open Space are taking all necessary measures outlined by local, state, and CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our staff and students.

That is why we are now offering a choice of in-studio or virtual classes your child can take right from the comfort and safety of your home.  To see the other steps we have taken, visit our COVID-19 Response page.

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OPEN SPACE

Proudly Serving the South Shore and Upper Cape for Over a Decade

We have officially entered into our 12th year in the community, and are so grateful to all the families that have helped us get here!

 

Now, more than ever, we are  committed to specializing in providing affordable dance instruction in a wide range of genres for students of all ages in a family atmosphere - the cornerstone principle  the studio was founded on- and one of the reasons we were voted Plymouth's "Most Loved" dance studio for four years running!

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CLASSES WE OFFER

Choose The Best Fit For Your Family

With the exception of our Acrobatique and Dance Team programs, all other classes are available in-studio or online!

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RECREATIONAL CLASSES

These classes provide you with the option to attend classes in-studio, while still practicing social distancing and all other safety precautions, or the option to log in from home and attend the class online!

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DANCE TEAMS

Our teams compete regionally, nationally and globally in addition to performing in the annual recital, spots on the  Hip Hop, Petite, Mini, Teen, Junior,  and Senior Elite Dance Teams are by audition only, and placement is based on age and ability at the studio's discretion.  If your child is interested, please speak to one of the instructors for more details.

 
 

FALL CLASS SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2021 - WEEKDAY CLASSES

MONDAY

Parent & Tot
9:00-9:30AM
Preschool Dance I
9:30-10:15AM
Preschool Dance II
10:15-11AM

Acro Level I
4:30-5:15PM
Teen Elite Team
5:15-7:15PM
Senior Elite Team
7:15-9:15PM

TUESDAY

Intermediate Ballet
4:30-6PM
Teen/High School Ballet
6-7:30PM
Lyrical 7+
6-6:45PM
Jazz 7+
6:45-7:30PM

WEDNESDAY

Kinderdance
4:30-5:15PM
Kindergarten Hip Hop
5:15-6PM
Boys Hip Hop
6-6:45PM
Intermediate Elite Team
6:30-8:30PM
Musical Theatre 7-12
6:45-7:30PM

THURSDAY

Elementary Dance
4:30-5:15PM
Hip Hop Level I
5:15-6PM
Jr Hip Hop Team
6:15-7:15PM
Sr Hip Hop Team
7:15-8:15PM

FRIDAY

Pre-ballet
4:30-5:15PM
Mini Elite Team
4:30-6PM
Junior Elite Team
6-8PM

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2021 - SATURDAY CLASSES

AM

PM

SATURDAY

Parent & Tot
9AM-9:30AM

Preschool Dance I
9:30-10:15AM

Preschool Dance II
10:15-11AM

Kinderdance
11-11:45AM

Preschool Tumble Time
11-11:45AM

Acro Performance Team
11:45-12:45PM

Elementary Dance
11:45-12:30PM

Acro Level II
12:45-1:45PM

Contemporary Level I
1:45-2:30PM

Leaps, Jumps & Turns
(suggested for dance team members )
2-3PM

Acro Level III
3-4PM

Contemporary Level II
4-4:45PM

Musical theatre 13+
4:45-5:30PM

OUR TEAM

NICOLE PURTELL

Director/Owner

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Nicole Purtell has been dancing since the age of 3 and began dancing competitively at the age of 8.  She always knew she wanted to be a dance teacher and began student teaching at the age of 12.  Nicole studied dance in the Renaissance Arts Program at North Quincy High School.  She has studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, and Musical theatre.

 

Nicole holds certifications through CLI Studios, as well as USA Gymnastics Preschool Program and Acrobatique. She is currently a member of the accessibility committee for Liberate Artists ensuring inclusive, accessible dance experiences regardless of economic boundaries.

 

In addition, she holds several certifications working with children with special needs. Nicole has experience working at the Bridge Center and Home for Little Wanderers. She has been teaching dance for the Town of Plymouth Recreation Department for 11 years. Nicole has a wonderful reputation for building long-lasting relationships with her dance families and offering unique opportunities to her students. Nicole is excited to begin her 12th season as one of the most affordable and accepting studios in Plymouth, MA

Brittany Purtell

Assistant Director

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Brittany has been dancing since the age of 2, receiving training from Lisa’s Dance Studio in Quincy MA, and Paula Coffey Dance Center in Bridgewater MA. Brittany has competed in hip-hop, tap, pom, and jazz, as well as learned skills in ballet, lyrical, and pointe. Brittany joined the OSS team in 2014 and instructs elite teams, holds technique workshops throughout the year, teaches adult drop-in classes, manages social media, and other day-to-day tasks for the studio.
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Patricia Hall Loring

Ballet Technique Instructor

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Patricia Hall Loring studied as a scholarship student with Boston Ballet under the direction of E Virginia Williams and also performed many musical theatre kids roles in summer stock and on early Boston television.  Ms. Loring studied early childhood education and special needs  at Cazenovia College and Lesley University. She was the Associate Director of the Children’s Ballet Workshop in Hingham MA (Nan Cogswell Keating, Director) from 1982 -1998 which later merged with the Boston Ballet School at its Norwell location. 

 

Ms. Loring became a full time faculty member of the Boston Ballet School from to 1999 -2011, specializing in Elementary Technique, Summer Intensives , Children’s Program, Citidance, and Adaptive Dance with yearly onstage choreography. Ms. Loring partnered with acclaimed ballet pianist, Steven Mitchell to produce a CD/DVD, “On You Mark, Get Set, Dance!” that is geared for teachers introducing dance to new students. It is distributed though Danceables.com and iTunes.

 

Ms. Loring has been instructing ballet at the studio for the last 4 years and our students have benefited greatly! She is excited for the upcoming season and we are so grateful for her expertise and guidance at Open Space!

Amy Boucher

Hip Hop Instructor

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Amy is beginning her 10th season with Open Space Studio! Amy has been singing, acting, and dancing most of her life. She has a unique background as she is the lead singer of a local band and interpreter at the Plymouth Plantation. She has been the AFAA Certified Group Exercise instructor since 2013 and enjoys teaching dance fitness and strength training. 

Danielle Savoy

Youth Instructor

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Danielle is beginning her fourth year of teaching at Open Space Studio! She began performing at the age of six, going on to perform in local productions of The Nutcracker. Danielle earned an Associates degree in dance education from Deans College in Franklin, MA. She also has a minor in dance from Bridgewater State University. Danielle’s wonderful daughters also dance at the studio. She instructs the preschool and Kinderdance students. Danielle’s students adore her and we are so lucky to have her educating the littles!   

Alyssa Dore

Acro/Contemporary Instructor

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Alyssa is so excited for her second year with Open Space! She has a Bachelors degree from Bridgewater State University specializing in Dance education and Musical Theatre Performance. She has been dancing since the age of 2 and was lucky enough to begin competitive dance at the age of 9. At the age of 15, Alyssa had begun teaching dance in the public and private sector and has even choreographed for Whitman-Hanson’s High Frequency show choir and the Medway high school production of Anything Goes! She has been in numerous productions such as Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, Newsies, Fame!, and more.
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Chris Purtell

Business Operations

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Chris has been the office and I.T. manager for Open Space for over a decade. Chris designs the website to be easy to use while capturing the important highlights of the day-to-day happenings and major events at the studio. Additionally, Chris creatively designs the programs and recital tickets each year without fail! He also assists with important tasks in and out of the studio and on show days. Chris’ hilarious sense of humor and friendly demeanor make our dance families feel comfortable! We are so lucky to have him on our team, there is no better fit in our studio!

Hannah McIntosh

Alumni/Instructor

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Hannah graduated from Plymouth South High School and will be a freshman this year at Springfield College in the Physician Assistant program. Hannah has been dancing since she was 2 years old and competed for 7 years on the studio’s Senior Elite team. Hannah has won many awards for her talent over the years and is a fabulous role model for our students. Hannah was a member of her high school’s dance team for 4 years and was captain her senior year. 

Maddie McWhirk

Alumni/Instructor

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Maddie has been part of the Open Space family for many years. She was a member of the senior elite competition team, during which time she won numerous awards for her technique and skills. She additionally assisted in the teaching of other classes before graduating from Plymouth South High School in 2020. Before graduating, she was a member of the Plymouth South Dance Team, and had the opportunity of being a captain for both the fall and winter season of her senior year.

Maddie is now a sophomore attending Bridgewater State University studying Elementary Education and Sociology, and is continuing dancing on the BSU dance team. She is so excited to be back at Open Space Studio to hopefully give the students the same love for dance that the teachers she had gave to her.