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DAC Alumni Now a Patriot's Cheerleader

by Karyn Edison

The Dancing Arts Center is proud to announce that former student Jensine Rich has joined the New England Patriots Cheerleader squad for the 2013-2014 season. 
Rich began her DAC career when she was four, starting with creative movement classes, and then continued with dance instruction for another ten years. During that time she studied ballet and modern dance techniques, and even attended jazz classes, which she says were her favorite along with a Flamenco class she took during DAC’s summer program. 
“The aspects of DAC that inspired me the most were the teachers,” says Rich, who recently earned her master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of New Hampshire. “All of the teachers were amazing, kind, and supportive towards my dance career. DAC also taught me discipline and to keep working towards my dreams.”

(Photo credit: Keith Nordstrom)
Rich cheered for Pop Warner football in Framingham and then for her high school team.
“I have always been a huge Patriots fan, and felt that it would be a great next step in my dance career to keep dancing,” she adds. 
“It is wonderful to see how our students succeed in life after their work here,” says Dancing Arts Center Director Karyn Edison. “It is exciting to see what a student can achieve not only through year-round dedication to dance but also from the life lessons DAC strives to teach. We are very proud of Jensine and wish her the best.” 
Rich says her role as a professional cheerleader requires her to practice Tuesday nights and Saturdays to prepare for the upcoming season and for promotional appearances throughout the community.  Currently, she is focusing on a trip to St. Lucia that the Patriots cheerleading squad leaves for on June 6.  
About the Dancing Arts Center:
The Dancing Arts Center, located in Holliston, Massachusetts, provides instruction in 
classical ballet, modern dance, improvisation, character, hip hop, pointe, pas de deux, and choreography, and offers a variety of other performance-related classes through the year.  DAC’s teaching foundation is based on the philosophy that good dance training awakens the senses and stimulates emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. It believes in nurturing each student’s desires, and enhancing their love of dance, through creative expression, exploration, and discovery. 
Its small class size fosters careful, and progressive development of each student’s artistry. For more information about the Dancing Arts Center (dance school), Dancing Arts Academy (academic and dance day school) or the Dancing Arts Ensemble (not-for-profit performing company), contact the director, Karyn Edison at 508-429-7577 or visit the website