Performing Arts Program for Ages 3-5
We are so thankful and blessed to still be a part of the AFS family, as it was an easy choice to continue weekly lessons. Rhiannon developed such a true love for music and dance by receiving the most exemplary training available for early childhood development; this concept has a major impact in the elementary educational system.
If you are looking for a unique, highly reputable, inspirational facility to maximize your child’s potential, the Preschool Performing Arts program is a decision you won’t regret!
AFS – West
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:45am-11:45am
Number of Classes
3 days per week
AFS – North New!
Tuesday and Thursday 8:45am-11:45am
Number of Classes
2 days per week
There is an annual $125 supply & registration fee.
Meet your Head Instructor: Carolyn Palffy Becker
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, May, 2012 Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.83
Frederick County Public Schools Frederick County, VA Substitute Teacher 2010 – Present -Substitute teacher for grades K through 12, all subject areas. Implemented and taught lesson plans while utilizing classroom management skills.
National Dance Institute New York, NY Trainee Teacher Assistant 2012-2013 -Trainee Teacher Assistant at NYC public schools with their 3rd grade classes and special education students learning fundamental dance movements. Responsible for recording notes and blocking for each session.
Tuscarora High School Marching Band Frederick, MD Dance Instructor (2011), Colorguard Technician (2012) 2011-2012 -Taught beginner ballet and jazz dance technique. Choreographed dance portions to be included in field show.
Brunswick High School Marching Band Brunswick, MD Dance Instructor 2009- 2010, Indoor Colorguard Lead Instructor 2010 -Taught beginner ballet dance technique and choreographed dance portions to be included in field show. -Designed, wrote, taught, and rehearsed an indoor colorguard show utilizing flag, rifle, sabre, and dance elements.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Carlisle, PA Resident Advisor Summer 2009 -Supervised a hall of nineteen females, ages 12-14, providing care, guidance, and support to the residents on a daily basis. Participated in staff training, weekly meetings, and organized RA office areas.
DANCE PERFORMANCE National Tours Sesame Street Live: Abby Cadabby/Dancer/ VEE Corporation Let’s Dance & Can’t Stop Singing Spokesperson/Trainee Performance Dir. National Tour of Super WHY! Live: Alpha Pig/Dancer S2BN Entertainment You’ve Got The Power Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Miracles Principal Dancer Dir. Christopher D’Amboise Kings Dominion: Unstrung Featured Dancer MoonMaxx Productions Promenade Dancer Robert Battle Chor, GMU Dance. 2016-2017 National Tour PAWS PATROL: Dancer and Manager.
National Dance Institute Teaching Artists Training Program 2013 (Received full scholarship to attend program) National Dance Institute Teaching Special Populations Teacher Training Program 2013
***In addition, Miss Carolyn has an extensive musical background with many years of training.