Rosemarie Moretti Graham and Mary Lou Moretti Lloyd
We founded Romar Dance Studio in 1976 in order to share our love of dance with our local community. After studying with the late Constance Reynolds at Ballet Theatre of Scranton, we ventured back to Old Forge to share our appreciation for the art of dance.
Our staff at Romar utilizes a graded system of teaching which allows for the steady progress of each student. We are dedicated to the proper teaching of our students and focus on teaching correct terminology that will be used throughout the young dancer’s education. At Romar, the teaching of ballet is the core to each dance discipline. Quality in technique and performance, along with hard work and discipline, are the foundation of our studio. Our staff provides both group and individual attention so that each dancer can see their progress and measure their accomplishment.
Romar’s goal has always been to provide a friendly, non-stressful, family atmosphere for our students. We have always made it a point to get to know not only our students, but also their families, in order to foster this atmosphere. It is our hope that we can pass on our love of dance to each student who travels through our doors.
From very humble beginnings, the Studio has continued to flourish near its original location. From our first “single” show, we have expanded and now produce four annual performances. Today our recitals include:
- The Petite Dancer – This show includes all of our dances age three to seven in our Pre-Ballet, Pre-Jazz and Pre-Tap programs.
- Ballet Danse – This show includes all of our intermediate through advanced Ballet and Pointe students.
- Stepping Out – This two-night show includes all of our intermediate through advanced Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary/Lyrical and Tap students.
Proceeds from our Annual recitals are donated to area charities. Throughout the years our charities haven included: the Crippled Children’s Society of Lackawanna County, the Easter Seals Society, Saint Joseph’s Center, and the Kiel Eigen Trust Fund. Additionally, our students are often invited to perform at various local events.
It has been our pleasure to share our love of dance with our hometown and the surrounding communities for over 41 years. And, it is our joy to continue teaching the next generation of dancers!