Is committed to providing professional, quality dance instruction is a safe and family oriented environment. We believe that a positive faculty develops positive students. The combination of praise, encouragement, and an expert faculty provides the best learning environment for students to develop dance skills, as well as poise and self confidence which will follow for a lifetime.
Paula has been an instructor at her family owned dance studio for over 30 years. She has extensive training in all genres of Dance, Baton Twirling, Acrobatics, and Pageant Modeling.
She is a graduate of Stroudsburg High School where she was a member of the gymnastics team and feature twirler for the Stroudsburg High School Band.
She has many accomplishments as a performer, instructor, choreographer, and judge. Her performing experience includes stage, television, benefits, pageants, and dance & baton competitions, where she has won numerous state, regional, and national titles. She was a regular performer on the Al Alberts Showcase and the Chief Halftown television talent shows. She was also featured in Who’s Who of Baton Twirling.
Her choreography experience includes many dance & baton twirling competitions, Rainbow Mountain, and the Pocono Lively Arts production of “Seussical”.
Paula is a certified teacher and judge for the performing arts. A member of the National Baton Twirling Association, World Baton Twirling Association, AAU, Twirling Unlimited, and the Performing Arts Alliance.
Paula has her Act 34 ( State Police record check) , Act 114 (FBI criminal record check), & Act 151 ( Child abuse) clearances.
Better known as Miss Shirley, opened her dance studio" Miss Shirley's Studio of Dance" in 1950. She later changed the name to Briganti Family Studio of Dance when her two daughters Perrie & Paula joined the business. for over 60 years Miss Shirley has been a recognized studio owner, instructor, and choreographer who is best known for her award winning "Shirlettes" Baton Corps. Today she is Co-Owner, along with her daughter Paula Briganti McCormick, of the Briganti Studio of Dance where she is a very active participant. Miss Shirley can always be found spreading her love and knowledge of dance to all she comes in contact with.