Allegro Dance is a boutique style dance studio aimed at bringing premier dance training to Oakland County. Established in 2016, Allegro Dance offers private coaching and classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Hip-Hop, Creative Movement, and Mommy & Me. We offer both recreational and pre-professional divisions of classes. We have enjoyed watching our dance family grow from 75 students in May 2018 to 266 students as of January 2019! We look forward to watching our dancers progress from year to year!
Director and instructor at Allegro Dance, Jenn Montie has been teaching dance since 2003. She credits most of her training to teachers Patricia Squire Lorenz and Leif Lorenz. For the last eight years, she has been assistant director for a local youth ballet company and decided it was time to start something of her own! She has performed in and has set numerous Ballets including "The Nutcracker", "Swan Lake", "Coppelia", "Grad Ballet", and "Les Sylphides".
Since 2008, Jenn has been fully certified in STOTT Pilates Levels 1 & 2. During the day, you can find her training clients at Equilibrium Pilates Studio. Her knowledge of Pilates enables her to train dancers in a safe and effective manner.
In 2015, she became certified as an American Ballet Theatre instructor. Jenn loves to pass her passion of dance onto young dancers. Along with emphasizing proper technique, her goal is to develop artistry and confidence within each dancer. From her years of teaching, she has formatted each class to be physically and psychologically appropriate for that specific age group and level. This allows each child the best opportunity to grow, learn and develop their dance technique safely and without feeling overwhelmed. Jenn sees it as her job to ensure that every student that dances with Allegro Dance, whether a recreational dancer or a serious dancer that may want a career in dance, receives premier dance training so that they have the ability to do whatever they choose with their knowledge of dance!
Emma Seidel, a West Bloomfield native, began her dance training at local studios. In high school, she began training under Samm Shelton, Michael Lemanski, and Jodie Randolph whom she credits much of her pre-professional training. Before entering college, she was named The Sean Anderson Performing Arts Scholar from rapper Big Sean.
Emma spent her summers training under renowned artists and companies. She was awarded a full scholarship to Complexions Summers Intensive for two consecutive summers, Brighton Dance Festival, Art Lab J, and New Dance Fest. After high school, Emma decided to pursue her degree in Dance at Point Park University in Pittsburgh. She is currently a student at Wayne State University studying Public Relations with a minor in dance.
Emma can be seen in music video "Incessant Love" by singer Ashley Garza, “atleastthatshowIrememberit..." a dance on film by Sean Hoskins, a Dance Moms Commercial and a P.S.A. for CW50 featuring Upstander. She has a love for the stage and live audiences. She has performed with RobinSon Dance Company, Chelsea Ballet, Michigan Ballet Theatre, Pure Existence Dance, The Conservatory Dance Company, and X2 Dance.
Emma is the creator of G.I.R.L.S, a program focused on empowering young girls to create their dreams and have a voice. Emma is excited to join the Allegro family and eager to push your dancer to be the best individual and artist that they can be.
Victoria’s love for dance started at the very young age of 4 right here in the metro Detroit area. She continued studying various styles of Ballet with Cecchetti being her main focus. She has taken student exams l-VI alongside Tap, Jazz and Musical Theater.
After graduating, Victoria got hired as a performer at Walt Disney world in Orlando Florida! Before her pixie dust wore off she got offered a chance to move to Australia and continued her teachings. While in the land down under, she got to train at the Sydney Dance Company and got certified in AusDance Practical Teachers Course in Perth. After moving back to Michigan in 2016, Victoria continued her long love of Cecchetti and successfully took her Teachers exams l-IV. Additionally, her work at competitions have received multiple stand out judges awards for choreography, costumes, entertainment and storytelling. Victoria is excited to be back in her hometown that instilled her love and passion for dance. TEACHING DANCERS THE VALUE OF DEDICATION, DISCIPLINE, RESPECT AND HARD WORK IN BECOMING A CLASSICALLY TRAINED DANCER WHILE INSTILLING A LIFELONG LOVE FOR THE ART AND HISTORY OF DANCE is Victoria’s passion that she hopes to share will all students of all ages and levels that she works with. She recently got certified in Progressing Ballet Technique and is constantly looking for ways to excel her teachings.
Ms. Lindsey is originally from South Carolina and graduated from The College of Charleston in 2009. Since then, she has worked as a travel agent for Destination Weddings and Romance Travel. After 8 years of moving around the country while her husband was a U.S. Navy pilot, she settled down in Bloomfield Hills in May 2017. She has been with Allegro Dance for 2 years and is so welcoming and friendly to all of our dance families!
Allegro Dance is located at 6405 North Telegraph Road in Building H-4 inside the Bloomfield Medical Village.
Our spacious studio is equipped with modern dance floors that aid in shock absorption and help avoid injuries common among dancers.
Our lobby is equipped with a large TV that displays the dance class that parents can watch via a closed circuit camera system! We have a small boutique stocked with hand knit dance sweaters and leg warmers, tights and Allegro Dance apparel.