Why Dance With Us?



At KBSD, 'It's All About The Kids'! Through ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acro, and more, students are encouraged to discover and grow their creative awareness.

We provide a family-oriented atmosphere with an approachable staff to help with all aspects of the studio. Our instructors are friendly, educated, and proud to be providing quality dance education to each and every dance student.

We are proud to inspire students to be the best that they can be through dance technique and positive life-skills. Our instructors focus on each dancer’s learning needs while providing excellence in dance training, as well as developing solid teamwork, self-esteem, and professionalism. KBSD students are accepted into high school and college dance teams and programs, and carry their life skills learned with us into their futures.

KBSD would love you to be a part of our dance family. Kathryn Barnett invites you to come by to visit the studio and learn more about our programs. Visit KBSD Facebook page for Open House details.



Meet the Teachers

Providing an approachable, friendly staff to help with any aspect of the school.

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Kathryn Barnett

Director

Mrs. Barnett has a Bachelor’s from Plymouth State University and a Master’s Certificate from Dance Educators of America. She is trained in teaching Radiant Child Yoga and directs a public charter school's dance and yoga program. A three-time recipient of Who’s Who of America’s Teachers, a student-nominated award, Mrs. Barnett is committed to the development and the well-being of her students. Not only does her award-winning choreography get requested at gala events and industrials, she is highly involved with her community, presenting her dancers at many events year-round. Mrs. Barnett is most proud of the KBSD graduates who go forward to become wonderful people and contributors to a greater society.

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Gab Barnett

Asst. Director

An honors graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Miss Gabrielle holds a BFA in Jazz Dance Performance. Her award-winning choreography has been performed at venues and industrials across the tri-state area. She has more than 10 years teaching at KBSD, as well as at area high schools and at the 2008 National High School Dance Festival. Miss Gabrielle is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the Say Dance Collective, which performed in Philadelphia as a part of Brian Mengini’s ‘Hope Dances’ Dance for Dreams Gala alongside dancers from the Trey McIntyre Project, the Boston Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet and in New York City at Carnegie Hall in collaboration with the Pacific Opera.

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Gwen Baum

Originally from New Jersey, graduated from the Boston Conservatory in May of 2014, Summa Cum Laude, with her B.F.A in Contemporary Dance. There, she performed works by José Limón, Tommy Neblett, Diane Arvanites, Doug Varone, Twyla Tharp, Francesca Harper, and Mark Morris. During her time at the conservatory, she also had the honor of performing for The American College Dance Festival Association’s national conference at the Kennedy Center, in Washington D.C., and premiered two original choreographic works on the Boston Conservatory Mainstage. Most recently she has been involved with projects commissioned by The Moving Beauty Series, working specifically with choreographers,Sandra Kramerova, and Juan Michael Porter II, performed with Dante Brown|Warehouse Dance, and is currently a member of Kizuna Dance Company. Gwendolyn has trained in various ballet and modern dance disciplines, as well as improvisation, partnering, and somatic practices.

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Sheryl Andrzejczak

Sheryl began dancing at a young age at her mother’s dance studio, Carol Elaine Dance Studio, which she is now the owner, director and choreographer since 1995. She is also the director and choreographer of the Howell, NJ PAL dance studio which started in 2013 as well as an acrobatics and hip hop choreographer for KBDS since 2008. In addition to teaching at the studios, she has been teaching pre-school students at their school since 2007 and assisting a local elementary school with their performing arts program. Sheryl received the leadership and most promising dancer award while attending Middlesex County College and is always continuing her education by attending workshops and master classes, including lessons at the Broadway Dance Center and Monsters of Hip Hop. Miss. Sheryl has been trained in gymnastics, ballet, tap, acrobatics, hawaiian, jazz, and hip hop.

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Classes

Kathryn Barnett School of Danceis dedicated to:
The instruction of excellence in the performing arts. The development of a solid sense of self-esteem through dance education and performance. Inspiring young people to be the best they can be. Furnishing opportunities to explore and appreciate dance and other aspects of the performing arts. Providing an approachable, friendly staff to help with any aspect of The Studio.

Dance Classes

There is something for every dancer at KBSD! We offer classes in classical ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, and acro, with pre-school through...

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Preschool Programs

At Kathryn Barnett School of Dance, we understand the importance of introducing children to music and the arts at a young age.

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Traveling Troupe

We offer two levels of the award-winning Barnett Traveling Troupe. First, our Competition Team, winners of the prestigious...

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Master Classes

All students are invited to participate in Master Classes. This is an exciting way to work with the nation's leading teachers and choreographers.

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Annual Showcase

Dance is a performing art. Performances need to be viewed to be truly appreciated. Choreography and costumes are age-appropriate. This...

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Private Lessons

Available at a special rate. Please contact the school for details. Cancellations of private lessons must be made 24 hours in advance...

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Contact Us



Kathryn Barnett School of Dance

534 Route 35 South - Union Square Mall
Red Bank (Middletown) NJ

Tel: 732-747-9552
OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Friday: 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: closed
Please visit our Facebook page for announcements and weather closing information

EMAIL
KBSD@KBSDdance.com
DANCING GIFT CERTIFICATE
(available any time of year) call 732-747-9552
for details and to order
Traveling Troupe Parents Association Website