© 2019 by The Ballroom, 50 Main St, Harrison, ME 04040  |  (207) 583-6964

Celebrating

OUR 26TH YEAR! 

 
 

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ABOUT

The current Harrison Block Building was built in 1923. The Ballroom and it’s adjoining rooms were used by the Rebekahs and Odd Fellows as their meeting rooms. It also served for town meetings and festive social gatherings. In 1994 Nan Brett became owner of The Ballroom. Its purpose, now, is to provide an arena to nurture a spectrum of movement, expressive, and performing arts techniques. The Ballroom’s 2,000 square foot main floor, mirrored wall, great acoustics, and 16-foot-high ceilings with molded plaster decorative work, provides a great venue for movement classes, performances, meetings and social gatherings. In addition to the original Ballroom, in 2001 Nan purchased the neighboring function room which had been converted to residential and office use in the 1970s. Extensive renovation has restored this room to its original beauty. The addition of this large room with kitchen facilities has allowed for further expansion of classes and functions at The Ballroom.

The Ballroom, located in the Harrison Block Building,
was built in 1923.

FACILITY RENTAL

The Ballroom’s spacious studios are available to rent for classes, workshops, functions and performances. Sound systems are available in both studios, tables and chairs are available to rent and there is a piano in one studio—perfect for a class, music lessons or recitals. 

Call Nan Brett at 207-583-6964.

NAN BRETT, DIRECTOR

Nan earned her BA from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York majoring in Psychology with a minor in dance. She has done post-graduate work in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology at the University of Southern Maine. Nan is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, IDEA and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance. Building upon her foundations as a teacher of Modern Dance and Children’s Creative Movement, Nan became an ACE Certified Fitness Instructor in 1986 and has maintained her accreditation since. Always a strong believer in the health enhancing qualities of movement, Nan has been teaching movement classes since 1980. Nan is a December 2018 graduate of the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts - earning her certification and licensure through the State of Maine as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

 

FACULTY

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Nan Brett discovered her passion for dance as a young student in Boston, MA. She continued with her dance studies as an undergraduate at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY majoring in Psychology & Dance. It was during this time that she studied with many respected members of the dance community who helped to shape her foundational beliefs about the importance of excellence in dance education.

NAN BRETT

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Sergei Slussky discovered Ballroom Dance while he was a student of Fine Arts in Yaroslavl, Russia. Drawn to the world of competitive ballroom dance, Sergei joined the Dancesport Formation Team "Vesna," touring in Russia, Poland and Romania and earning top honors in many events. 

SERGEI SLUSSKY

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Juliette Lauzier Bridges joined The Ballroom dance faculty in 1998 bringing her talents for teaching Ballet, Jazz, Modern & Tap. Juliette has had extensive training and teaching experience through the Maine State Ballet school where she is a faculty member and, in addition, is a soloist with the Maine State Ballet Company (having danced with MSB since it's inception). 

JULIETTE LAUZIER BRIDGES

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Becci Webb became a part of The Ballroom’s dance faculty in 2006. Becci began her dance training at the Maine State Ballet at age 3 but really caught the dance/performance bug when she was Clara in The Nutcracker at age 10. Becci eventually became a featured soloist at the Maine State Ballet and continues to serve as a summer faculty member when her busy schedule allows. 

BECCI WEBB

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Imari has been Bellydancing professionally for over 25 years and as a teacher has shared her passion with thousands of women throughout New England. Imari is the director of New England’s premier Bellydancing troupe-Imari & the Sahara Desert Dancers. This beautiful, powerfully feminine Bellydance troupe is made up of women of all ages, sizes and walks of life. 

IMARI

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Erin Hamlin joined The Ballroom faculty in 2007, teaching Ballet, Jazz and Modern. Erin was first introduced to the world of dance as a child and danced as a teen with the Full FX competition dance team at the Studio For the Living Arts in Gray, ME. Erin continued her dance training at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY where she received her BA and extensive training in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Voice, Acting and Choreography.

ERIN HAMLIN

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Rose Heggeman began her personal yoga practice in 2002. As she became more deeply committed to yoga Rose undertook yoga teacher training culminating in the Tula Institute Yoga Teacher RYT-200 certification in 2016. In addition to this, Rose earned her BA degree in Health Arts and Sciences from Goddard College in 2016. 

ROSE HEGGEMAN

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Tegan Bullard joined Ballroom’s Dance faculty in 2017. Tegan grew up learning Belly Dance under the tutelage of her mother, collaborated with Naya’s Trance Belly Dancers in Portland, Maine and then branched out to Variant Jazz with Debi Irons at Art Moves Dance Studio.

TEGAN BULLARD

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Karianna Merrill is a dancer and singer from Norway, Maine. She grew up dancing at Art Moves Dance Studio and is currently a member of the Art Moves Dance Ensemble. She participates in the Creative Exchange and has danced in collaboration with dance companies from Natal, Brazil.

KARIANNA MERRILL

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The newest member of our dance faculty is Jasmine Rondeau. Jasmine began dancing at the age of three, joined The Ballroom as a Kindergarten Ballet/Tap student and continued dancing at The Ballroom studying Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern & Tap until her 2018 graduation. 

JASMINE RONDEAU

CONTACT US

The Ballroom, Block Building

50 Main Street, Harrison, ME 04040

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