Allenettes Dance Company
The "ALLENETTES" Dance Company has been around for 25 years. Loralyn Gaughran started this Dance Company to give more opportunities to our students to perform outside of the studio. This company is for dedicated dancers ages 7-18. You must take ballet, tap and jazz to be eligible to audition. We have performed all over New Jersey at Nursing Homes, Veterans Homes, SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE, HERSHEY PARK, THE NJ DEVILS GAME, ROCKETTE EXPERIENCE IN NYC, Somerset Patriots Games, Breast Cancer Walks, and many festivals and other walks. We go to a BROADWAY SHOW in New York City every year and take a workshop with a Cast Member from the show. We provide workshops and master classes for the students throughout the year. We have had many Professional Dancers come to our studio to give MASTER CLASSES and we have attended workshops such as Associated Dance Teachers of NJ, The Pulse of NYC and the Rockette Experience in New York City. Check out our page for some past workshops and pictures.
Loralyn Gaughran - Artistic Director, Owner and Dance Teacher
Loralyn Gaughran began teaching full time in 1991. Her Mother, Lois Allen, started the studio in 1955. Loralyn took over in 1991, and then opened up our second location in Bridgewater in 2010. Loralyn began by attending school at Kean College where she was in the Kean Dance Theatre Company performing in many shows and Musicals such as West Side Story and Dames at Sea. She traveled abroad and studied British theater in London, England. Loralyn continued her education in dance at The Pineapple, in London. She then went on to perform professionally as a dancer on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Upon her return to the USA she transferred to Oklahoma City University, where she was an honor student and performed with the American Spirit Dance Company directed by Jo Rowan. She graduated with a Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree from OCU. She studies at Broadway Dance Center and Steps n NYC. She has attended multiple dance workshops including, The Pulse and Associated Dance Teachers of NJ. She is certified with Dance Educators of America, and is a member of Associated Dance Teachers of New Jersey. Loralyn is a recent Breast Cancer survivor and wants to thank all of her students and their families for being there for her during the most difficult time of her life. The two studios have always been like her second and third home and she loves her students like they are her own.