Dance Dimensions, LLC

834 Federal Road
Brookfield, CT 06804

Dody Flynn
Director's Resume

Dody Flynn (Owner/Director)
Miss Dody has been following her passion for dance since the age of six. She is a graduate and a Bachna Scholarship recipient of Dance Masters of America Teachers Training School. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design.

Dody has been a certified member of Dance Masters of America, a highly respected dance teacher organization founded in 1894. Dance Masters of America has chapters throughout the United States. As a member of Dance Teachers’ Club of Connecticut, Chapter 18 she has served as a director on the executive board, 2nd Vice-President, 1st Vice-President and President.

Also involved with the administration of Dance Masters of America (DMA) at the National level, she currently is the National Second Vice-President as well as holds positions as: DMA Parliamentarian, By-laws Committee, National Examiner, and along with Miss Amy, her sister, serves as head tabulator for the Title Pageants at the DMA National Convention. She has also held the following positions with them; National Director and from 1998-2014, she served as an administrator, coordinating the “Test-to-Teach” certification program of the DMA Teacher Training School held each summer at the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo).

For the Danbury Music Centre’s production of “The Nutcracker” she worked as the props coordinator for nine years and has held the position of Associate Choreographer for the past eleven seasons.

Dody is also the director of the Dance Dimensions Competition teams. Her students have won many awards including judges specials, high score, choreography, scholarships and title winners. She also has worked as an adjudicator for regional dance competitions.

This past year Dody is also part of the review committee for the Wingman for Dance program, which is sponsored by the Dylan’s Wings of Change Foundation.  This foundation was established to honor the memory of Dylan Hockley, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school on 12/14/12.  The foundations mission is to help children with Autism and other related conditions achieve their full potential and the Wingman for Dance program is just one of the many projects geared towards making that happen.

She resides in Sandy Hook with her husband, Herb and their two children Kira and Logan.

Kelly Bates
Kelly has been dancing for twenty-four years, starting at Dance Dimensions at the age of four. She is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a degree in History and certification in Elementary Education. While at Central Miss Kelly was a member of the International Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi, as well as a member of DanCentral, a student dance group. During this time she had the opportunity to dance with The Albano Ballet at Mohegan Sun Arena and danced twice at the 5X5 College Dance Festival at the University of Saint Joseph's College.  This is Miss Kelly’s sixth year of teaching at the studio. Miss Kelly currently works in the Danbury Public School System.

Sarah Beck
Sarah began dancing at the age of four in Oxford, Pennsylvania: primarily studying ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, and pointe.  She participated in the annual local production of “Nutcracker,” the Delaware Dance Festival, the Chester County Dance Festival, and competed throughout Pennsylvania.  After graduating from high school Miss Sarah attend Bloomsburg University where she studied Elementary Education with a concentration in mathematics.  While attending college she continued her love of dance by participating in lyrical, ballet, jazz, and hip hop classes with the Bloomsburg University Dance Ensemble.  After two years of being a member of the ensemble, she became the ballet teacher and captain of the Bloomsburg Competition Dance Team for two years.  After college Miss Sarah co-directed her local production of the “Nutcracker” taught at two area studios.  This summer Miss Sarah got married and moved to Connecticut, and is excited to be part of the Dance Dimensions family.

Lauren D’Aquila
Lauren began her dance training at Dance Dimensions at the age of five. For 13 years she studied various types of dance such as Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Lyric, Jazz and Hip Hop. At age six she joined the Dance Dimensions Competition Team and competed for 13 years, and now helps with choreography for the competition dancers. This year Miss Lauren took on the recreational competition team and can’t wait for next year! She has also attended numerous dance workshops and national conventions thru Dance Masters of America and Dance Educators of America.

Lauren danced in the Danbury Music Centres production of The Nutcracker for 8 years in various roles such as Lead Chinese, Marzipan and Snow Court.

Lauren was a member of the Brookfield High School dance team for four years. Through the dance team she danced in various shows such as Stand By Me to raise money for the Wounded Warrior’s Foundation. She then went on the study dance and theater at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. This is Miss Lauren’s seventh year as part of the Dance Dimensions teaching staff and she loves every minute of it and is so excited to be celebrating her 22nd year with Dance Dimensions.

Amy DeLoughy
Amy has been studying dance since the age of four and has been a staff member of Dance Dimensions for the past 24 years.  She is a certified member of Dance Masters of America as and has served as the Treasurer of Dance  Teachers Club of Connecticut, Chapter 18 for the past 16 years. Amy is a Certified National Examiner for DMA and serves as Head Tabulator for Scholarship and National Title Pageants for the Dance Masters National Convention. Amy also serves as chairperson for the Dance Masters of America finance committee.

Amy is an Assistant Director of the Dance Dimensions Competition Teams, winning many awards including high score, choreography, judges’ specials, scholarship and title winners Amy holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Accounting and is employed by GE Capital in Danbury, CT.

She resides in Sandy Hook with her husband Mark and their three children, Ashlyn, Mark and Riley as well as her nieces Brianna and Hanna Linden.

Elissa Eggers
Elissa began her dance training right here at Dance Dimensions. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Art History and Dance.  While in school Elissa was a member of the St. Louis based dance company, The Slaughter Project and also performed with Dream Dance Contemporary Arts in LA. Elissa has attended various summer programs at the American Dance Festival, The Ailey School, and Broadway Dance Center. After graduating she continued her training in the Independent Study program at The Ailey School in NYC. Most recently she was a member of the Big Muddy Dance Company in St Louis MO. She is so excited to be teaching for her forth season at Dance Dimensions.

Michelle Estrella
Michelle started dancing at Dance Dimensions when she was 4 years old! She took classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop and was a member of the Competition Team for 10 years. After graduating from high school, Miss Michelle attended Marywood University and graduated with a degree in early childhood and special education. She is returning for her 2nd year working as a tutor at Hill and Plain Elementary School in New Milford. Miss Michelle is very excited to be back among her dance family as an instructor.

Marissa Fraser
Marissa has been taking dance at Dance Dimensions since the age of three, when the studio first opened. She was a member of the competition teams for two years under the direction of Beverly Legge. After high school Miss Marissa began teaching classes at Dance Dimensions. She has also earned her Dance Masters of America certification in Ballet.

Miss Marissa is a graduate from Western Connecticut State University with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and History as well as a Masters degree in Education with an option in reading. She currently teaches third grade in the Danbury Public School System. Miss Marissa resides in Brookfield with her husband Michael.

Michelle Dennis McCarley
Michelle began dancing at Dance Dimensions at the age of three and has studied ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, lyric, hip hop and tap. At the age of six she became a member of the competition team. She is a graduate of Springfield College with a Bachelors degree in dance with a minor in business management. While at Springfield College she was a member of the Springfield College Dancers where she served two years on the board as secretary and President. During her senior year Michelle was the co-director of their spring student dance concert. To further her dance education she has attended national dance conventions and workshops through Dance Masters of America, New England's College Dance Festival and the National Dance Educators Conference.

Along with teaching at the studio, Michelle works as an administrative assistant at Putman Hospital in New York. Miss Michelle currently resides in Danbury with her husband Aaron and son DeSean.

Anna-Lee Pflomm
Anna-Lee has been taking classes at Dance Dimensions since the age of four; primarily training in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern and Hip Hop. She was a member of Dance Dimensions Competition Team and Brookfield HS dance team for ten and four years respectively. 

Anna-Lee continued her dance education through college, was a member of the Bloomsburg University Dance Team and taught her peers in their student run Dance Ensemble.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree, Miss Anna is thrilled to have completed her fifth season at her home studio as a dance teacher.

Paula Taylor
Paula began studying dance at three years old. She has studied tap, jazz, modern dance and yoga. Miss Paula was the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Dance Ensemble at Fairfield University. She has more than 20 years of experience teaching dance. Miss Paula is a certified yoga instructor. She especially enjoys working with young dancers and introducing students of all ages to experience modern dance and yoga.

Miss Paula has a B.S. in Physics from Fairfield University. She resides in New Milford with her husband, Chris, and three children, Eli, Kimi, and Scott.