• About Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy  - Vernon Connecticut

    Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy (GD&PAA) has been the Hartford area's premiere dance studio for the past 50 years. Proper dance and performing arts training is beneficial in so many ways. Thorough technique promotes good posture and coordination, muscle strength and flexibility. Good training promotes musical appreciation and artistic and creative expression as students learn to channel their energy constructively. Dance and theater arts training encourages poise, style and polish, giving a healthy respect for one's body and mind. Discipline learned in the dance and theater classes can be applied to life and school work as students learn to be better organized and gain responsibility and admiration for themselves and for the others in class.

    Classes are held in a wide array of dance genre and performing arts programs. Two fully appointed dance studios with specialized dance flooring Dancers and Company Performers and are involved in community outreach and service, enrichment activities, special appearances, collaborative and volunteer engagements such as Relay for Life, Special Olympics, Vernon Community Arts Council (VCAC), performances for The Bushnell, Senior Moments Presentations, Library lecture demonstrations, GD&PAA family field trips to musicals and productions, dance workshops, Master Classes, National Dance Conventions, and more!

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  • Linda Regulbuto — Owner / Artistic Director

    Linda Regulbuto is the Owner and Artistic Director of Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy in Vernon, CT. After 22 years as owner, director and administrator of Steppin’ Up! Dance Studio & Companies and...


  • Patrice Logan — Instructor

    Patrice Pudvah Logan holds a teacher's certificate in Dance Pedagogy from the Hartford Ballet. She continues to train at University of Hartford Community Division, Broadway Dance Center and master classes throughout the region...


  • Nicole Michaud — Instructor

    Miss Nicole has worked at the Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy (GD&PAA) for the past eight years teaching jazz, tap, contemporary and hip hop! A lifelong student of the GD&PAA, Miss Nicole has studied various...


  • Miss Courtney — Instructor

    Miss Courtney has been dancing since the ripe age of two and began her journey with GD&PAA when she was twelve years old. Prior to her instruction at GD&PAA, Miss Courtney trained as a competitive dancer in...


  • Trish Reagan — Instructor

    Miss Trish has been dancing at Grossi since 2005,  Previously she took jazz and tap while growing up in Worcester MA.  She is a graduate of George Washington University with a BA in Communications and currently works as a...


  • Melissa Strauss — Instructor

    Melissa Strauss is a certified music teacher who has been in the school systems for 13 years teaching chorus, drama and music. She holds a Bachelor’s in Education and a Master’s in Curriculum writing. She has directed and...


  • Ashley Garcia — Instructor

    Mrs. Ashley Garcia has been dancing with Grossi Dance & Performing Arts Academy since 2013 taking Jazz and Tap. Previously she studied and performed for over 20 years with Woodbury Academy of Dance, Dance Magic and the...


  • Anna Strauss — Instructor

    Miss Anna is a graduate of GD&PAA and has been dancing at the studio since the early age of the five. Prior to instruction, Miss Anna was also a lead dancer in the Senior Performance Company and rose through the...


  • Ashley Jones — Instructor

    Miss Ashley is a graduate of GD&PAA and attends Central Connecticut State University. She has been dancing since she was 2 and began dancing with GD&PAA in 2010. She was an original member of the company and was...