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Third Annual Day of Dance in Gloucester

Sunday, August 14  

Join us for our third annual Day of Dance at MAGMA - Movement Arts Gloucester  (5th floor of Brown's Mall). 

* Single class, Half Day or Full Day options available * 

 ** FREE Sunday parking at all street meters and parking lots in Gloucester! **

For more information, contact Jeannette at




Jeannette Neill founded and was the Artistic Director of the Jeannette Neill Dance  Studio. For almost 40 years, her studio was a supportive and encouraging  training ground for aspiring and recreational dancers. Jeannette was also Co Founder and Executive Director of Boston Youth Moves, a pre-professional teen  dance program. In addition, she was one of the Artistic Directors of The Boston  Summer Dance Festival. 

Jeannette has been on faculty of many well-known dance institutions including: The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston Youth Moves, Powered By Dance Summer Programs, Boston Conservatory, Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts; local colleges and universities, such as Harvard University, Boston University, Emerson College; Boston Ballet Summer Dance program and Broadway Dance Center in New York City. Her national and international master classes and workshops have taken her to Palermo Italy, Goteborg Sweden, Tokyo Japan, Monterrey, Mexico. 

Jeannette is an enduring and moving force in the Boston dance and cultural community. She continues to share her talents through scheduled open classes, master classes, workshops and more.

Sarah Swift
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Sarah Slifer Swift is the director of Movement Arts in Gloucester Massachusetts (MAGMA) and has been on faculty at Boston Ballet School, Boston Conservatory, Salem State University, George Washington University, Amsterdam College of Art/School for New Dance Development, Scotland’s National Center for Dance/Dance Base, and Liza Indiciani Studio of Dance. Slifer Swift performed as a dancer with several dance companies and choreographers in the United States and in Europe, and has received several grants and awards for her choreography, including a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship.



Associate Professor of Dance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee


Jim Viera has been a leading teacher and choreographer in the Boston area for more than twenty years.  In addition to The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, he has served on the faculties of The Boston Summer Dance Festival, The Boston Conservatory, Jacob’s Pillow, Walnut Hill School of Performing Arts and The Harvard Summer Dance Festival. 


Jim served as Artistic Director of Boston Youth Moves. In fact, it was Jim’s vision that was the catalyst for the formation of Boston Youth Moves in 1990.


Jim also served as Associate Artistic Director of the Wheaton College Dance Program.  As a choreographer for ACE Entertainment, he has choreographed opening numbers for Rita Moreno, Gregory Hines, Grace Jones and Harry Connick, Jr.  Jim has also choreographed industrial films for Digital Equipment, and live industrial presentations for Intellution, Champion Sportswear, Pioneer Investments, PUMA, Jordan’s Furniture and EMC Corporation.

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Sue began her dance teaching career at the age of 15 at The LaPierre School of Dance.  Early on in her professional career she became a faculty member at The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio and Boston Youth Moves, where she was inspired by so many passionate dancers. Sue retired after a 37 year career of performances, instruction, and choreography.  She continues to share her valuable experience and dynamic lyrical choreography with many others through master classes.

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