The northeastern pa. academy of dancing WAS FOUNDED IN 1975 AND FIRST OPENED IN THE KINGSTON CORNERS BUILDING.
ITS' SECOND HOME WAS ACROSS THE STREET IN  THE OLD KINGSTON THEATRE WHERE IT HAD TWO ENORMOUS DANCE ROOMS PLUS A PIANO AND VOCAL ROOM.  SCHOOL SECRETARY WAS MARIA WORONKO. 

NOT LONG AFTER OPENING THE STUDIO, FORMER rOCKETTE, BARBARA WORONKO ANZALONE BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF THE PRECISION TALENT COMPETITION.  THE COMPETITION HOSTED SOME OF THE BEST DANCERS AND STUDIOS ON THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. 

AS A FORMER MISS PENNSYLVANIA USA, AND WINNER OF A MYRIAD OF TITLES INCLUDING THE NATIONAL TITLE OF MISS POLISH AMERICA, BARBARA WORONKO ANZALONE BECAME A PAGEANT CONSULTANT FOR MISS AMERICA PRELIMINARY CONTESTANTS AS WELL AS MISS USA CONTESTANTS AND VARIOUS TEEN COMPETITIONS. 

AN ACTRESS AS WELL AS DANCER, BARBARA APPEARED IN A NUMBER OF SUMMER STOCK PRODUCTIONS FOR JOHN KENLEY INCLUDING "oKLAHOMA" AND "wALKING hAPPY" WITH tOMMY tUNE.  sHE APPEARED IN A tv COMMERCIAL WITH mgm SUPER STAR, mICKEY rOONEY, FOR rAY-o-vAC bATTERIES.  iN ADDITION, SHE PLAYED THE PART OF nURSE pRITCHETT IN THE aBC tv SERIES "dARK sHADOWS" AND LATER APPEARED IN THE ctv SERIES "hARMONY pARK" .

bARBARA'S STUDENTS HAVE COMPETED EXTENSIVELY IN PAST YEARS AND HAVE BEEN HALL OF FAME WINNERS AND OVERALL COMPETITION WINNERS.  tHEY ARE STUDIO OWNERS, TEACHERS AND bROADWAY PERFORMERS.  tHEY HAVE PERFORMED IN THE hULA bOWL, oRANGE bOWL, AND dISNEY wORLD.  oN TELEVISION, THEY HAVE BEEN IN A VARIETY OF PBS SPECIALS INCLUDING "cHRISTMAS iN THE GREAT NORTHEAST" FILMED AT THE KIRBY CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS, "PENN STATE PROUD", "VON TRAPP/ANZALONE FAMILY SPECIAL" FROM STOWE, VERMONT AND SEVERAL OTHERS.

BARBARA'S PASSION FOR DANCE ENABLES HER TO CONTINUE TEACHING THOSE STUDENTS WHO SHARE HER PASSION FOR AN ART FORM WHICH CONTINUES TO GROW.  HER INTENTION IS TO MOTIVATE, INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE THOSE WHO NOT ONLY LOVE TO DANCE, BUT THOSE WHO 'MUST' DANCE!



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