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Colleen taught a Workshop in Phoenix



Colleen taught a Jazz & Tap Festival in Milan Italy

 June 29 

Fred Kelly would have been 100 years old today.

Aug 20

Colleen and Yvonne taught Master Classes in Virginia

 Recent Events 


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  Dance For Life  

Fred Kelly's dance shoes

are displayed on the

Wall of Fame at Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom, which gave him credit for introducing the cha-cha-cha and mambo to NYC's Dance Scene. 


The Fred Kelly Foundation.

In order to honor her father, Colleen has set up a Scholarship that is awarded yearly to a promising young dancer. Donations are tax deductible and you can start by purchasing a DVD of Fred Kelly.


Donations may also be made directly to The Dance Council, but make sure you specify it is only for The Fred Kelly Foundation.

Colleen Kelly Beaman

Colleen Kelly Beaman is a third generation member of the famed Irish-American Kelly showbiz family which originated with her grandmother, Harriet Curran Kelly, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in the early 1930s and gave us such notable entertainment personages as her father Fred Kelly of Broadway and uncle Gene Kelly of Hollywood.



Colleen’s career as a dancer began in the New York City area, studying and teaching at Fred Kelly Dance Studios. According to family lore, Colleen began tap dancing at age two when she appeared on stage with her celebrated father, Fred Kelly . By 16, she had appeared as a stand-in for Barbara Streisand in “Hello Dolly” and for Patty Duke in “Me, Natalie.” At age 20, Colleen relocated to Tucson and attended the University of Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater/Music and a Master's Degree in Education. She embarked on a career teaching students to "dance Kelly style" and earned her Educational Doctorate in 2000.

Colleen with her parents,
Fred & Dottie Kelly

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Yvonne Lovell

Fred Kelly introduced Colleen and Yvonne to each other in 1999. Born in London, England, Yvonne began performing at age 4 and competing at age 5. At age 9 she won the All England Medal for tap dancing. 

With Colleen's and Yvonne's combined lifetime experience as professional dancers, certified teachers and dance seminar leaders, they can be a catalyst and powerful tool in helping you achieve your aspirations in dance--whatever they may be.



Fred Kelly was a Lambs Club Member


The Lambs Foundation, founded in 1943, is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, and donations are considered tax deductible to the extent provided by law (please check with your tax advisor). The Foundation is supported solely by donations and bequests, and manned by an all-volunteer staff. The Foundation supports theatrical non-profit organizations, arts education, development of new works and emerging talent, and arts based charities.


In 2015 The Lambs Foundation disbursed grants to The Actors Fund of America, The Vineyard Theater, The Episcopal Actors Guild, The Pearl Theater, The York Theater, The Theater Hall of Fame, the GI Film Festival, and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation NY Actors Center.


The Lambs Foundation has co-hosted events with The Shakespeare Guild, The Dorothy Parker Society, the Al Hirschfeld Foundation, and Harvardwood…..and has provided free rehearsal space for the Utopia Opera Company, and free meeting space for En Garde Arts, the Dutch Treat Club, and the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition.


Please help us by making a tax-deductible donation to The Lambs Foundation. Donations may be made online at, or by mailing checks payable to THE LAMBS FOUNDATION INC, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019.


Another way you may help is when shopping online at use their smile program, selecting The Lambs Foundation. They will donate .5% of sales at no added cost to you.


Please consider forwarding this to your email list and copy/pasting on your Facebook page. Every dollar goes direct to our programs, and the smallest donation helps!


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