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Rocky Hill Life Article about Alyce and all of her accomplishments.


June 25, 2017

Lined up and ready to take the stage for their first ballet recital are 3- and 4-year-olds from the Alyce Carella Dance Centre in West Hartford.

January 15, 2017

Alyce Carella Dance Center strives to teach, inspire, and develop students’ confidence in a welcoming, nurturing environment. The Hartford-area studio provides children with a valuable introduction to proper unification and integration of mind and body. Dedicated, passionate instructors make the classroom, rehearsal, and performances a positive and rewarding experience for every student. Alyce Carella Dance Center welcomes students of all skill levels to embrace a love of dance by offering lyrical, tap, ballet, contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, and combo classes.

February 25, 2016

Paige Lopes, 8, of West Hartford, left, and Amaya Torres, 8, of Wethersfield, rehearse a mirror image Arabesque in lyrical dance class at Alyce Carella Dance Centre Thursday afternoon. These 7-10 year-olds are rehearsing for an upcoming recital. ​

The West Hartford Patch

February 06, 2014

SBS' 2014 Snowflake Ball
The Snowflake Ball was a big hit Friday, January 31, with Saint Brigid School's (SBS) students and faculty. Well, Ms . Laura Rugar or Ms. Laura (as she likes to be called) and her daughter Brittany, instructors at Alyce Carella Dance Center, graciously led the class.

November 19, 2012

Surprise proposal inspires romance, staging by local businesses
Beth Cottone, the owner of Wave Lengths Salon (which shares space with Kimmy’s), had a few ideas of her own to help make the experience more romantic for the young couple from Avon. Sitting in Cottone’s chair at the time was client Laura Rugar, a dance instructor at the Alyce Carella Studio of West Hartford. Rugar pitched in her two cents — and 12 dancers preformed a wedding proposal flash mob dance to help make the event even more memorable. 

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February 26, 1997

Miss Alyce At The Tap Room
Well, of course, there are the girls. They are here on weekday afternoons, fresh from school, their books and coats in the hallway, their tap shoes on. The girls wear leotards, or at least a few of them dress that way. Some of the slightly older ones wear sweatshirts that say, ``101 Dalmatians,'' or ``UConn Huskies,'' or ``Just Be Happy,'' which makes Miss Alyce a tad unhappy. She tells her students, ``You wouldn't go to a soccer game dressed like a dancer.''  Read more...

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