Tribe Dance Center-previously known as, Kate's Dance Company Plus- formally opened its doors in the Fall of 2020. Tribe is a recreational and competitive dance studio with a boutique flare. The staff are dedicated to bringing quality dance education to Monson, Ma and fostering the love of dance among children. Tribe is a home for all students, from the serious dancer to students who wish to dance purely for their enjoyment. Step foot in our new state of the art facility, shop our boutique store front and begin to make memories with us!
At Tribe Dance Center we welcome all students, and feel that each dancer can find the proper fit for them within our studio. Our various programs allow each student to find the commitment level that is right for them, while still learning and growing as a dancer. Tribe prides itself on having a qualified faculty that provides excellent training, while creating a family atmosphere.
Boutique Brands: Glyder, Beyond Yoga, good hYOUman, Effortless Apparel, ALO, Bella+Canvas
Kate Cavanaugh, Assistant Director
Jenna Kelley has been in the dance industry for twenty five years. With numerous regional and national wins, she began her teaching career at the age of 14. She has won countless choreography awards and has choreographed at both the recreation and competitive level. She has completed her Bachelors of Arts in Communication through Worcestor State University and is certified through Acrobatic Arts.
Kate has been a studio owner for 25+ years. She has spent many years on the stage; singing, dancing and acting with the Monson Summer Theater program. She has choreographed many productions such as Grease, 42nd Street and West Side Story to name a few. She has also trained with the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and is certified through the Teachers Training School and Acrobatic Arts.
Graycen Legere began dancing at the age of 3 and quickly gained an interest in tap and hiphop. She spent years competing locally and nationally winning top awards with her dance team. She then became an assistant teacher in hiphop classes with kids of all ages. She continued her teaching in college at the University of Rhode Island as the hiphop teacher for the universities dance company for 4 years. She loves working with kids and is looking forward to sharing her love and passion for dance with the students. She is proud to be apart of The Tribe Dance Center!
Maria was born in England and came to the USA in 1995. She was a Cechetti Scholar, attended the Royal Ballet School, and rose to the rank of Soloists with the company. Her experience broadened with some West End runs, including Annie and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Prior to coming to the states, she taught in a Residential Special School, High School English History and dance. She holds a diploma from Dance Teachers of America and a masters degree in Movement Science and Education; recently moving from teaching at elementary level to Tantasqua High School.
Kaleigh Cavanaugh is a 20 year old currently enrolled at the University of Rhode Island. She is studying pre-med and is also a member of the URI Dance Team aka "Ramettes." She started her dance journey at the age of 1, and has been choreographing since the age of 13. Kaleigh is a multi regional and national title winner, and was featured on the reality TV show Dance Moms. She has spent many years teaching classes and assisting master teachers in all styles of dance and is very excited to bring all of her training into the Tribe Dance Center.