​​Gail,
It was such a pleasure teaching for ADTNJ this past weekend. I had a wonderful time working with all of the dancers!! Also, your organization is run so seamlessly. I appreciate how organized and helpful everyone was. It was an absolutely perfect day! Thank YOU for inviting me to share my love of dance with everyone.
Hope to see you soon.
Take care,
Michelle Barber - Master Jazz Fusion Teacher - January 2017



Gail,
Thank you so much for having me a part of the weekend. There was so much positivity throughout those rooms today and I am so grateful I could be a part of that. 
Everyone seemed like they were there for the same reason- to share in the love of dance and education. I could not say enough good things about you, the organization and studios who attended. 
Please feel free to reach out to me if you ever need an instructor again. I enjoyed it so very much!
All my gratitude,
Shelly Hutchenson - Master Jazz Teacher - October 2016


Hi Gail,
Thank you for having me be a part of your weekend. The students were wonderful. It was nice to teach such eager and respectful dancers. 
Thank you again!
Bridget Whitman - Master Hip Hop Teacher - October 2016


Thank you so much for having me! It was wonderful!
 Jessica Epting - Master Ballet Teacher - October 2016


Dear ADTNJ Board Members, My name is Julianna Marsh and I was awarded 1st place at your Frances Chalif Senior Scholarship this year for Jazz. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the opportunity to audition, and for providing me with a very generous scholarship. It was rewarding to have not only my dancing, but my teacher, Ms. Kathryn's, choreography recognized. It has truly been a pleasure to attend your workshops throughout my years at the Dance Carousel. I always enjoy myself and leave feeling inspired. I'm really looking forward to coming back this October to perform at the workshop. Thankfully, I'll be nice and close! I have recently decided that I will be attending The College of New Jersey this fall, and I am very lucky to have your scholarship money to use towards college supplies. 
Thank you again for all of the memories and experiences over the years. 
Sincerely, Julianna Marsh 2016 First Place Senior Scholarship Winner


Hello Gail!!! What an amazing event!!! You were all so welcoming, the students worked so hard, and I truly felt a love for dance throughout the whole day!!! I am very happy Jason introduced me to your organization and excited to come back in the future! If any teachers are interested in connecting with me more please do not hesitate to give my email (Skay711@gmail.com) as I would love to keep encouraging and growing the New Jersey Dance Community! Thank you again and it was wonderful to meet you!
Happy Dancing! Sarah-Katrina Clark - Master Hip Hop Teacher - January 2016


Hi Gail, Thank you so much!  ADTNJ exhibits everything that I love most about dance.  Bringing people together to share a passion who might never get to dance together otherwise.  Teachers continuing to educate themselves in order to raise their game.  I'm always honored to be asked to come work with students and teachers alike and hope I can come back again in the future.  You are all doing great work and I hope you can continue to run these events for a long time to come!  
Best wishes, Jason Marquette - Master Theater Jazz Teacher - January 2016


Dearest Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey,  Thank you for a wonderful day of classes. You and your students were an absolute pleasure to work with. I knew how fantastic your students were going to be, because the TEACHERS were amazing! Thank you for being so great and exciting and hungry for movement. Your students were so beautifully behaved and their excitement for class and dancing was absolutely contagious. It was wonderful to see you again, Gail, and all your many outstanding teachers, proctors and helpers. Thank you all for your kindnesses. Have a wonderfully successful year, and I hope to see you all again in the future.
Much love, and many thanks, Ellie Potts Barrett - Master Modern Teacher - October 2015


Oh Gail, What a lovely workshop... So positive and spirited! Everyone , staff and attendees so nice. Congratulations to you and thank you for letting me share my passion for ballet with your clients and their dancers.
Warmest Regards, Jamie Salmon - Master Ballet Teacher - October 2015


Thanks so much for having me Gail, the students and teachers were lovely :)
So great to see you again! Congrats on a great event, hope you can get a chance to relax tonight! Cheers :)
Lisa Hopkins - Master Tap Teacher - October 2015


​Good morning,
My daughter, Shannon Rodriguez, will be sending a separate thank you note but I also wanted to send my thanks. The scholarship she received this past Sunday is much appreciated and will be put to good use towards her college expenses.
Thank you so much.
Sincerely,
Anna B. Baaske-Rodriguez (Mom of Shannon Rodriguez - 2015 First Place Senior Scholarship Winner)


Dear Associated Dance Teachers,
Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to perform my tap solo for the Frances L. Chalif Scholarship. I am both thankful and appreciative to receive the Frances L. Chalif Scholarship. I am honored and proud to be a recipient and to have the pleasure to perform my dance at the October workshop as well. 
This scholarship is a great way for high school students like myself to show why they dance and how much dance means to them. Dancing gives me confidence in myself and allows me to express myself through my movement and my feet. Though I am graduating high school this year, I will still continue to dance recreationally at college and hopefully continue to tap as well! Thank you for this amazing experience, I am so grateful.
Thank You, 
Elizabeth Hom - 2015 Second Place Senior Scholarship Winner


Thank you for the opportunity. We are thrilled with Morgan's scholarship from ADT of NJ ! 
I am proud to be a member of such a well run and meaningful association.
Sincerely, 
Doreen Graham-Padilla (Teacher of Morgan O'Shea - 2015 Third Place Senior Scholarship Winner)


Hello Gail!
Thank you so much for inviting me to SHARE THE DANCE. YOU and your organization are delectable.  Organized, friendly, positive, etc. etc. - - and so many teachers dancing!  WOW!!!
Jeff Shade - Master Musical Theater Jazz Teacher - February 2015


Gail,
Thank you so much for having me this year. It was a great day! Please forgive me taking a little longer to respond, it's been a hectic week.
I very much enjoyed teaching the students from the studios that attended. They were all very eager to learn and had great classroom etiquette. 
Please keep in touch, talk to you soon. 
Evan Ruggerio - Master Tap Teacher - February 2015


Hi Gail,
On behalf of Darren and myself we both want to thank you so much for having us this year. The convention was wonderful as always and thank you for treating us like family. We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you again for having us be part of something so special. It truly was an inspiring day. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. 
Best,
Neil Schwartz - Master Hip Hop Teacher - February 2015


Hello Gail,
I truly had such a wonderful experience teaching at ADTNJ! Thank you so much for having me be a part of it all and I'm certainly looking forward to joining you again very soon! 
Warmest,
Ashlé Dawson - Master Contemporary Teacher - February 2015


Hello Gail. 
Thank you very much for having me again, I had wonderful time with all the young wonderful dancers.
Happy dancing!
Chio (Yamada) - Master Jazz Funk Teacher - October 2014

​​Thanks so much Gail. I had a blast as always!
Justin Boccitto - Master Tap Teacher - October 2014


Hi Gail,
Thank you so very much for having me come teach today! I had a blast and hope all the dancers did as well. It is so great to come back and bring the knowledge I have accumulated from NYC. The dancers were very receptive to what I had to say and teach. It was also great to see you and everyone from the board. I love being with you all. I think it is a wonderful organization and I look forward to working with you again in any capacity I am able to. Best, Casey Mauro - Master Teacher February 2014


Gail, I received your email and card of thanks. It is I who should be thanking you for such a well produced event. Everyone was so kind and welcoming...and the kids were great! Thanks again. I look forward to seeing you and thanks again for everything, Jason Warley – Master Teacher February 2014

Thank YOU! It was such a fun time and thank you for taking such good care of us! Glad to hear everyone enjoyed the classes. 
Hope to see you soon :) Jim Cooney - Master Teacher February 2014


Gail!
Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of the workshop.  Chio has spoken highly of the organization in the past so I was excited to experience it for myself.  I commend you and your team on how well run everything was and I loved the energy from the students... and in every room!  Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future. :)  Q Pittman - Master Teacher February 2014


Dear Gail,
OMG, I had so much fun.. esp with the lil' juniors!!
You're right.... dancing keeps you young !!
I look forward to working with you all again!!
And bring the students into STEPS this summer!!
AND thanx for letting me bring in and promote the CDs and the Ballet Gliders!!
Best, KAS 

Kathryn Sullivan - Master Ballet Teacher - October 20, 2013 

Hey Gail,
I like to thank you and your association more for giving me the opportunity and inspiration to teach for you and your students yesterday.With all of the great energy and love I received from everyone yesterday I was more than graciously grateful to perform,give back and say thank you....
See you soon...
Sheila
Sheila Barker - Master Jazz Teacher - October 20, 2013


Hi Gail!
Thank you so much for such a lovely experience! I had such a great time at your event and I can't tell you how impressed I was with how attentive and focused the kids were in every class. It was an absolute PLEASURE to teach this weekend! 
Thanks so much for asking me to be part of this wonderful event! 
-april :)
April Cook - Master Tap Teacher - October 20, 2013


Dear Gail, the Board of ADT and Members,
I want to thank you for inviting me to teach for your October 14, 2012 workshop. I cannot remember when I had a better time. The teachers were some of the most incredible and talented dancers I have worked with in a long time. What a pleasure working with them!!! After that first class, I knew how great the kids were going to be. The seniors absolutely rocked it! They were magnificent in class. The teens and the juniors worked very, very hard for me and were a lot of fun to teach. 
I had a great time. You have a wonderful organization, and I am thrilled to have been part of it for a day.
And…it was so nice to work with all the helpers from the organization. I just cannot believe how fast classes went..
Thank you again, and I do wish you all much continued success!!!!  BRAVO to you all!!!  Ellie Potts Barrett  October 17, 2012


Thank you Gail!!!  I had a ball!!!!!! Such wonderful kids and people all day.  Thank you again for inviting me.  All the best to you! xo, Michela (Marino-Lerman) October 14, 2012

Dear Gail, What a wonderful event!  Such quality with so many! The assistant in the room with the Juniors was amazing!!!  Also with the seniors!  So terrific! Dawn (Hilland) October 14, 2012


Thank YOU Gail!!!  I had an amazing time!!  Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this!! - Deborah (Wilson) October 14, 2012

9/9/10...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  to everyone for the "Dedication to Dance" award!!!  You are all so deserving of this recognition for your tireless and unending dedication to this organization and to the world of dance!  You are an amazing group of women and I am proud to be a member of this great organization!
Thank you so much!
Valerie Harman
Art of Dance Chester, NJ 


THANK YOU!!! I had such at GREAT time teaching at your convention. I know you said that you wait a couple of years before asking people back but if anyone should cancel on you again please keep me in mind. Hope to see you at BDC the next time you come up even if it is just to poke your head in my class and say HI.  Thank you again,
Deborah Wilson  - October 18, 2010 

I had a wonderful time!  What a great group of people!
Would love to come again some time!
- Diane Gudat - October 19, 2010


Dearest Gail,
As I "got ready for my morning's first class'--I spoke into the mirror and said to myself..."it's showtime"...I have been to a few other engagements since my accident, but this was the big one---I had missed yours in 2008 and it was to become "the full circle" of my two year journey....I always want to be good---but this one was immensely special.  Firebird was my first step in fully completing my "obligations" of what I had missed on this journey two years ago--I was so excited to be asked back to you guys; I feared I would never return!  I am most honored to have been with all of you, and just hope I got through to the younger kiddos as you wished <:)
You look amazingly beautiful, more so than ever, and have become my new hero!  I started jogging again!  (ugh...this morning as yesterday I was toast!) 
So, honestly, did I really get through to folks?  Even in my lesser state? I get stronger everyday and just want to thank you from my heart for believing in me, truly, sight-unseen!  You are remarkable!  I hope I did not dissappoint....
Much love to you and thank you for the most incrdible drive to and fro and fall trees and flora to the airport---NJ is truly the Garden State!
Patricia Dickinson - ​October 20, 2010


Gail,
I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was teaching today at the workshop. Everything was so well organized and put together. I just had to email you to let you know how impressed I was with the entire day!  I hope the dancers had as much fun as I did. Please send my "thanks" to everyone on staff who put this together and worked behind the scenes. What a great day! Hope to see you soon at BDC!
Thanks again!
Michelle (Barber) January 17, 2010


Hi Gail,
I'm so pleased everyone enjoyed it.  Thank you again for having mecome to teach.  Please let me know if you ever would like to have me come out again; I had a great time.
Thanks!
Jim (Cooney) January 18, 2010

I really enjoyed being there, teaching and sharing my voice... 
THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME AND GIVING ME THE CHANCE TO SHARE MY PASSION!
HUGS!
Luis Salgado
Founder/Director of R.Evolucion Latina, 
Dare to go Beyond! January 19, 2010


Thank you Gail -
I really enjoyed the day - everyone was nice & the students were very enthusiastic. I was impressed with the talent of these Jersey schools, particularly the teachers & I would love to be considered for future master workshops....hope to see you at some point & we do need to get together for coffee or a drink at some point.
All the best -
Jay T January 26, 2009


Thank you Gail!  I had a WONDERFUL time, I think I am still on a "high" from this weekend.  I have to tell you I thought the convention was BEAUTIFULLY run.  Even my husband noticed that.  Highly organized and efficient and both parents and students seemed to be having a great time. I've taught at other conventions that felt chaotic, to say the least. Not so with ADT.  I had a BLAST!  The kids were great.
Kudos to you and your staff for a job well done- I was so impressed.  I had so much fun I would love to do more of these in the future. Please keep me in mind for next year, and if you have any contacts in the convention circuit, please let me know who I should write to, I would love to do more teaching of this kind and spread my love of Theatre Dance and Tap to children everywhere!
Thanks again for everything, the hospitality of everyone at ADT was outstanding.  Thank you for saying Joe and I make a lovely couple,  I love him so much, he has always supported my passion for the theatre. He's a good man, like your Mark.  We are lucky girls:) :) :)
All the best to you Gail...
Love, Lainie (Munro) January 27, 2009

Hi Gail,
Thank you for your kind words as they are much appreciated. We always enjoy teaching at workshops and conventions. Performing was a new one and we have not done so for a while so it was fun. We would love to have as many of your members as possible attend our conference as you are the kind of teachers we are looking for. Eager, enthusiastic with the mind set to learn. I can see that with your association of teachers. Once again congratulations on a well run event and we hope to see you soon.
All the best,
Steve & Angela (Sirico)
January 30, 2009

Hey!
I had a GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT time at your ADT function on Sunday!  OH YEAH!
Thanks for having me - - and thanks for the great meal, too!  I LOVE TO EAT!
Please let me know if you have any ideas for OUTLETS for me to share the dance, whether doing master classes, audition workshops, speaking, training teachers, etc.
THANK YOU!
Jeff Shade
October 23, 2007



Dear ADTNJ Board Members, My name is Julianna Marsh and I was awarded 1st place at your Frances Chalif Senior Scholarship this year for Jazz. I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for the opportunity to audition, and for providing me with a very generous scholarship. It was rewarding to have not only my dancing, but my teacher, Ms. Kathryn's, choreography recognized. It has truly been a pleasure to attend your workshops throughout my years at the Dance Carousel. I always enjoy myself and leave feeling inspired. I'm really looking forward to coming back this October to perform at the workshop. Thankfully, I'll be nice and close! I have recently decided that I will be attending The College of New Jersey this fall, and I am very lucky to have your scholarship money to use towards college supplies. 
Thank you again for all of the memories and experiences over the years. 
Sincerely, Julianna Marsh 2016 First Place Senior Scholarship Winner


​Hello Gail!!! What an amazing event!!! You were all so welcoming, the students worked so hard, and I truly felt a love for dance throughout the whole day!!! I am very happy Jason introduced me to your organization and excited to come back in the future! If any teachers are interested in connecting with me more please do not hesitate to give my email (Skay711@gmail.com) as I would love to keep encouraging and growing the New Jersey Dance Community! Thank you again and it was wonderful to meet you!
Happy Dancing! Sarah-Katrina Clark - Master Hip Hop Teacher - January 2016


Hi Gail, Thank you so much!  ADTNJ exhibits everything that I love most about dance.  Bringing people together to share a passion who might never get to dance together otherwise.  Teachers continuing to educate themselves in order to raise their game.  I'm always honored to be asked to come work with students and teachers alike and hope I can come back again in the future.  You are all doing great work and I hope you can continue to run these events for a long time to come!  
Best wishes, Jason Marquette - Master Theater Jazz Teacher - January 2016


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