Our talented group of teachers come from all different backgrounds of dance, yoga, gymnastics and personal training. All our teachers are an enthusiastic, fun group who have a passion for what they teach and working with children. Whatever type of classes you choose for your school, we have designed them to foster a fun healthy approach to exercise through dance, creative movement, yoga, and KATS all while learning the proper technique for each. Our mission is to help children develop the beginning of a life-long, fun relationship with exercise!
Dena L. Carbone, Owner, CYT, CPT
As a child Dena was a competitive gymnast. Her passion began with exercise then. It blossomed into running and then finding yoga 21 years ago. After becoming certified in Yoga 16 years ago Dena opened her first studio and YR was born. She founded a new style of yoga called ropaNa Yoga. It is a healing, unique style of yoga that will bring you deep into each posture taking your practice to new heights and redefine what your practice means to you.
Dena is also a Certified Personal Trainer, She created and designed our fabulous KATS classes. Dena is a firm believer that the key to a healthy lifestyle starts at a young age. Teaching our kids that exercise is fun is the first step and that's what our classes are all about. Dena wants to help jumpstart your children's healthy fun relationship with exercise that will see them through to adulthood.
Dena lives in Springvale with her husband and three beautiful girls.
Madison Rank began her dancing career at the very young age of 2. She studied ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, tap and hip hop with various studios in the Monadnock Region. After graduating high school, Madison attended Franklin Pierce University and graduated with a degree in marketing and advertising. While at FPU she joined the dance company and continued her training with renowned instructors such as Regan Messer and Donlin Foreman. She now makes a living as a dancer instructor with studios in Hillsborough County. Her greatest joy is sharing her passion of dance with children of all ages
Maddie, (in the middle), has been playing soccer competitively since she was 4. Playing all the way through high school at Pinkerton Academy she was on the varsity soccer team. Maddie also ran on the track team for Pinkerton. She brings to YR a very athletic perspective to our classes. She is well versed in the athletic training needed for good health and fun!Ash
Ashley has been dancing since the age of 3 and has been sharing her love of dance for the past eight years. Ashley grew up dancing under the direction of Jennifer Rienert at New Hampshire School of Ballet. In 2012 she graduated from Dean College with a degree in Dance. During her time at Dean College she had the privilege of training under Jill Silverman, Bryan Steele, Gregory King, Kelly Peters, and Laura young. She was also a part of Dean Colleges prestigious Pointe and Modern Companies. While attending Dean College Ashley studied Dance History, Rhythmic Analysis, Dance Composition, Dance Anatomy, Creative Movement & Pedagogy. Ashley has performed many lead roles in her dance career such as Dew Drop Fairy in the Nutcracker. In 2014 Miss Ashley graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with her Bachelor Degree in Psychology. Ashley currently teaches at studios across New Hampshire and loves spreading the joy of dance to young minds!
Lily Palmitessa bio coming soon