Welcome to The Brandywine Center for Dance
and the Performing Arts!
Bonnie Castagna, Director
A talented performer and gifted choreographer, Bonnie is also a dedicated and inspiring instructor. She studied in New York City and the Broadway Dance Center and Steps, and has completed post-graduate studies with Betty Jones, the world-renowned Julliard instructor. Bonnie received extensive training in all dance disciplines and has danced professionally with the Windward Ballet Company, Dances We Dance Company, Hawaii, and The Chez Dance Company in New Jersey. Ballets in her repertoire include The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia and many others. Since her teaching career began in 1978, many of her students have gone on to seek performing arts careers. She was also the Director and Choreographer for Casablanca's Show Biz Kids.
The Studio Philosophy
Students at the Brandywine Center for Dance and the Performing Arts are encouraged to participate in family-oriented productions. A yearly recital, full-length Winter Ballets as well as Parent Visitation Days and other professional performance opportunities provide students with the self-confidence and presence that is fostered in our center through all of its activities. Classes are age-appropriate and children learn in a positive, esteem-building environment. Emphasis is placed on technique and choreography is developed at each level to display and enhance skills learned during each class. Each student, from youngest to oldest, is an integral part of our program.