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Posted on: April 11, 2023

Dancing days are here again

Lisa Pilato Dance CenterThe website for Lisa Pilato Dance Center states that “shaping tiny humans through the art of dance” is the passion of Director Lisa Pilato Fuller.

In her four-decade career of teaching dance – 35 years at its current location, 1794 Bridge Street, in Bridgewood Plaza -- that adds up to a lot of tiny humans, some of whom are no longer tiny and have gone on to pursue professional dance careers with Disney, *NSYNC, cruise lines, television, off-Broadway productions, movies, the Boston Celtics dance team and the New England Patriots Cheerleaders.

Lisa must be doing something right, and since January 9 is International Choreographers Day, it seems appropriate to celebrate one of Dracut’s longest-running dance studios.

Speaking of choreography, at 5 feet, 1½ inches, Lisa was a bit too short to dance professionally, but that didn’t stop her from becoming one of the most highly respected and awarded choreographers in New England. She has been featured in several dance publications, and Dance Spirit magazine named the Lisa Pilato Dance Center one of its Top 50 Studios on the Move. She also judges dance competitions around the country.

Lisa even got to work with Eddie Mekka – Carmine “the Big Ragoo” Ragusa from “Laverne and Shirley” – the Tony-nominated Broadway star who passed away this past November at age 69.

Programs at Lisa Pilato Dance Center start at age 1½ up to adult. The center will host its Theatre Camp during February school vacation, Feb. 21-25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., for ages 7-15.

Call 978-459-5732 or visit www.lpdc.net for more information.

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