One of Jennifer's popular MD Hall classes is Hip Hop Street.

Jennifer S. Gooding, owner, instructor of The Annapolis Dance Academy has been a dancer since the age of 2. She got her start at Sellers Studio of Dance in Wheaton, MD where she studied Tap/Jazz & Ballet.  After years of instruction & performing, Jennifer started student teaching where her love for dance really come through by instructing others.

After high school, Jennifer went to college, became a Registered Nurse where she specialized in Labor and Delivery for 8 years. Once her education in Nursing was over (BSN), Jennifer got back into dancing full steam where she was introduced to Ballroom Dancing, her new found love. In April of 1996, Jennifer opened the Annapolis Dance Academy part-time in addition to her nursing job and worked both simultaneously for 6 years.  In addition to the studio, Jennifer taught at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts from 1996-2004 and now has returned to teach Ballroom dancing once again.

In 2002, Jennifer took the leap by leaving her nursing career behind to teach Dance full time and has never looked back. Jennifer is certified through the NADTA and NDCA and has completed her bronze and silver level teaching certificates in American Style Ballroom & Rhythm.

She and her husband & partner, Jim have participated in the Virginia State Ballroom Championships for years now, and Jennifer continues to take students through Testing and Competition as well. The studio also participates in Bi-Yearly Recitals to showcase her students.

Jennifer Gooding's Classes This Season

  • Instructor Name
    Jennifer Gooding
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    306
    Member Price
    $120
    Non-Member Price
    $145

    Enjoy a great workout as you learn styles of jazz while working posture, alignment and balance.  Groove and move with style! No class Sept 26.

  • Instructor Name
    Jennifer Gooding
    Ages
    3-6
    Room Number
    301
    Member Price
    $120
    Non-Member Price
    $145

    Ice cream scoop!Airplane wings! Tiger Tail! These are all words to describe rules of how to use your posture and placement for dance. Kids will learn basic dance skills while developing fundamental skills in flexibility, posture, core and balance. Be amazed at what your “littles” will be able to teach you about your own posture! Short 6 week sessions. Kids may take one or all sessions. Great for boys too. Contact Annapolis Dance Academy for questions: annapolisdanceacademy@verizon.net. Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department. No class Oct 5.

  • Instructor Name
    Jennifer Gooding
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    306
    Member Price
    $45
    Non-Member Price
    $70

    Learn the basic dance steps of East Coast Swing Dancing in this Sunday workshop.  Lead/Follow and twirl your way into a new way to socialize.  Ladies-Wear your swingy skirt if you like and dancing shoes.  Men-comfortable clothes and shoes.  Ballroom shoes optional! Questions:  Contact the instructor, Jennifer Gooding of the Annapolis Dance Academy at 410-757-8860.

  • Instructor Name
    Jennifer Gooding
    Ages
    3-6
    Room Number
    301
    Member Price
    $120
    Non-Member Price
    $145

    Ice cream scoop!Airplane wings! Tiger Tail! These are all words to describe rules of how to use your posture and placement for dance. Kids will learn basic dance skills while developing fundamental skills in flexibility, posture, core and balance. Be amazed at what your “littles” will be able to teach you about your own posture! Short 6 week sessions. Kids may take one or all sessions. Great for boys too. Contact Annapolis Dance Academy for questions: annapolisdanceacademy@verizon.net Class policies are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department. No class Nov 23.

  • Instructor Name
    Jennifer Gooding
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    306
    Member Price
    $120
    Non-Member Price
    $145

Jennifer Gooding

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