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September 23, 2012

Longtime dance studio shows off newest move

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Racine also studied at the Giordano Dance School in Montreal, Dance Olympics in New York City and Dance educators of America, also in New York City.

She was a Section VII gymnastics champion from 1977 through 1979. Racine said she started student teaching at the Langlois-Racine Dance School in 1975 and has helped run the school with her sister, Ann Racine Rabideau, who has since left the business, in 1979. 

She has offered instruction throughout the North Country and often assisted with choreography at area schools. Racine said she even offers lessons and choreography for people who are about to get married.

Cohen and Healey have been student teachers at the school for several years. They have also taught dance at St. Mary’s Academy in Champlain.

Cohen has an associates degree in liberal arts from Clinton Community College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Plattsburgh State.

She said her children make the fourth generation of dancers in the family.

Healey has an associates degree in liberal arts from Clinton Community College and is pursuing a criminal-justice degree with a minor in sociology at Plattsburgh State.

Renovations are under way at the Pine Street studio. That includes work on the floors, woodwork, ballet bars and mirrors, as well as an expanded parking lot.

Classes start the first week of October. Call 563-5979 to enroll or for information.

Email Dan Heath: dheath@pressrepublican.com.

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