After leading a worship dance team at her church for many years, Celeste Masson felt impressed upon by the Lord to introduce and teach other children and young adults how to worship the Lord through dance. In 2008, Celeste founded the Great Joy School to fulfill this vision. Her backround is primarily in worship dance, and her passion lies in teaching lyrical where she feels she can best express her love for the Lord.
Cindy Spooner has more than 20 years of dance training and teaching experience, primarily in hip hop, jazz, tap, and gymnastics. She studied at Keene State College as well as various studios in NH and MA. Cindy has been with the Great Joy School for 3 years, and feels blessed to be able to use her training in a way that honors and glorifies God.
Becky Mitchell was the Director of the Community School of Dance at Stetson University. She danced and taught for the Southern Ballet Theatre, under the direction of Vasile Petrutiu, and has had the pleasure of training and working with many wonderful teachers and schools. Becky is passionate about helping her students grow and learn, and loves to choreograph and worship the Lord with dance.
April began dancing at age 2, and has continued to dance in various different forms for over thirty years. She has trained in many styles of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and modern. April graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rivier University. She has also trained, competed, and coached roller dance skating. She enjoys worshiping the Lord through music and dance and loves to assist others in their own worship experience.
Audrey has been dancing for over 15 years. Trained in the styles of lyrical, jazz, tap, contemporary, and pointe, her primary focus has been ballet. For the past three years, Audrey has led the worship dance team at her church, and has taught at several beginner/intermediate dance camps. In 2016 Audrey began participating as assistant teacher for various styles of dance at The Great Joy School, and now as an official teacher- values being able to use her passion to help students honor and glorify the Lord through dance.