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Personalized Dance Recital Bears and more!

Posted by DWDancer10 on May 1, 2015 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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Dance recital bears are available for you this year!  They also offer t shirts and jewelry that can all be personalized!  Get your order form in the office or from your teacher soon!  Order forms are due 5/27/15 so the bears can make it here in time for the big show!
Get your order form here:
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Competition Season Has Arrived!

Posted by DWDancer10 on February 26, 2015 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

We want to wish the members of our own Showstoppers Dance Troupe GOOD LUCK at their upcoming competitions!

Feb 28-Mar 1: Superstars Dance Challenge at the Dulles State Office Building

Mar 6-8: Dance X Plosion Talent Tour at the Dulles State Office Building

April 10-12: Ticket to Broadway Dance Competition at the Indian River High School Auditorium


All competitions are free for spectators so come out and support our dancers!

Christmas Gift Ideas!! Order your recital t-shirts NOW!

Posted by DWDancer10 on November 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Head to these websites to purchase your recital t-shirts NOW.  

Student shirts: http://www.booster.com/danceworldstudent

Parent shirts: http://www.booster.com/danceworld2

PURCHASE YOUR RECITAL T-SHIRT TODAY!! SOME OF THE PROCEEDS GO BACK TO HELP OUR STUDIO! THEY MAKE GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFTS! ORDER BY DECEMBER 8TH!



Northern Ballet Company

Posted by DWDancer10 on September 20, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Does classical ballet interest you? A company of dancers craving to learn the proper technique in a professional setting. If you are interested, the Norther Ballet Company is for you. I am looking for dancers who are eager to expand their knowledge of this art form. I expect to see a drive and a passion for the class, willing to go the extra mile to strengthen and listen. And have fun of course Not only will this be a ballet company, but a performance class that will touch on audition techniques and rehearsal etiquette. This class is for intermediate and advanced dance students who have had previous ballet training. Classes will begin the first week of October. I will be looking forward to seeing who wants to join this group and start a wonderful ballet adventure.

 

Day: Thursday night 6-7:30pm hmmmm

Cost: $15 per class ($60/month)

Attire: Leotard and tights. Tights matching shoe color. Dance shorts, skirts, or form fitting tops also allowed.

 

If you have any questions or are interested in private lessons please contact me at (315)408-3210 or email [email protected]

 

Katy Michael

Northern Ballet Company Director

Summer 2014 Dance Classes and Camps

Posted by DWDancer10 on April 8, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (1)

2014 Summer Dance Classes and Camps

“Frozen” Summer Camp- Crafts, Snacks, Dance Class, Reading, Music and Mini-Performance Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday July 22, 23, 24 9 am -12 pm $65 per camper

Sign up by June 20th!

BEGINNING LEVEL CLASSES

Mondays- July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18, 25

Hip Hop Ages 4-6 yrs 1-1:30 pm

Disney Jazz Ages 4-6 yrs 1:30-2

Hip Hop Ages 7-11 yrs 2-2:30 pm

Modern Ages 7-11 yrs 2:30-3 pm

Creative Movement Ages 2-4 yrs 4-4:45 pm^

Ballet/Tap Ages 4-6 yrs 4:45-5:30 pm^

Tap/Jazz Ages 4-6 yrs 5:30-6:15 pm^

Adult Ballet/Jazz Cardio Ages 16 & up 5:30-6:15 pm

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL CLASSES

Mondays- July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18, 25

Ballet Ages 7-12 yrs 6:15-7 pm^

Tap/Jazz Ages 7-12 yrs 7-7:45 pm^

Wednesdays- July 9, 15, 23, 31 August 6, 13, 20, 27

*Hip Hop Ages 12 & up 1-1:45 pm

*Afro Jazz Ages 12 & up 1:45-2:30 pm

*Modern Ages 12 & up 2:30-3:15 pm

*Broadway Jazz/Theater Ages 12 & up 4-4:45 pm

*Clogging Ages 7 & up 5:30-6:15 pm^

*ADVANCED LEVEL CLASSES

*Co-Ed/Partnering Ages 12 & up 3:15-4 pm

*Lyrical/Contemporary Ages 12 & up 4-4:45 pm^

*Tap/Jazz Ages 12 & up 4:45-5:30 pm^

*Ballet/Pointe Ages 12 & up 6:15-7 pm^

*Advanced Level Classes are Showstopper level classes. If you are interested in joining Showstoppers Competition team please consider one of these classes.

Solos, Duos, Trios or Small Groups available from 3-5 pm Mondays with Rachel A.

Solos, Duos, Trios or Small Groups available from 4:45-7:45 pm Wednesdays with Rachel A.

Solos, Duos, Trios or Small Groups available from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Wednesdays with Heather M.^

*Denotes Showstopper level classes

^These classes only meet during the month of July

Wedding Prep/Ballroom Private Classes available!- choreography of first dance or bridal party dance offered

 

Class Descriptions

Posted by DWDancer10 on March 28, 2014 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Ballet - the basis of all forms of dance; an artistic dance form based on an elaborate formal technique, characterized by gestures and movements of grace, precision, and fluidity.

Tap - a form of dance characterized by a tapping sound that is created from metal plates that are attached to both the ball and heel of the dancer's shoe. These metal plates, when tapped against a hard surface, create a percussive sound and as such the dancers are considered to be musicians.

Jazz - a smooth, modern form of dance characterized by technique such as kicks, leaps, and turns based in African-American vernacular dance as well as Caribbean traditional dance.

Lyrical - a dance style that combines elements of Ballet, Modern, and Jazz dance techniques commonly set to popular music with vocals. The name lyrical comes from the word "lyrics" because dancers use the lyrics of a song or music to inspire them to do certain movements or show expression. The goal of a lyrical dancer is to use gesture, facial expression, and controlled movements in order to execute their movements and emotions.

Hip Hop - a social dance style choreographed to hip-hop music based in the art of popping, locking, and breaking using isolated movements, focusing on separating parts of the body. Often freestyle in nature.

Pointe - a strict style of ballet danced on the tips of the toes with special shoes that have a wooden box in the toe.

Pointe - a strict style of ballet danced on the tips of the toes with special shoes that have a wooden box in the toe.

Broadway/Musical Theater - a style characterized by using any form of dance and complimenting it with vocals performed by the dancer

Modern - a style of theatrical dance that rejects the limitations of classical ballet and favors movement deriving from the expression of inner feeling based on principles of fall and recovery as well as contract and release

Clogging - Clogging .uses the rhythm of the music and is a mix of tap steps, Irish dance and square dancing all wrapped up in one. A clogger dances on the heel of the tap shoe more than a traditional tap dancer. Dancers will learn the basic clog and partner steps to current country hits. Dancers may wish to invest in a clogging tap shoe which consists of a jingle tap, however, the jingle tap is optional

Pre-School Combo - an introduction to dance, based in ballet, focused on developing gross motor skills, listening skills, and social interaction with peers. Dancers use creative play within the dance curriculum. This class integrates Tap and Ballet or Jazz and Tap.

Pre Kinder-Dance - an introduction to movement, loosely based in ballet, focused on exposing young students to their peers to develop social interaction as well as working toward developing some gross motor skills. This class integrates Tap, Jazz and Ballet.

ADULT CLASSES: offered at varying times

BALLET/WORKOUT CLASS-Wll incorporate ballet barre excersizes as well as stretching for great health benefits.

ADULT CLOGGING/TAP-NO experience needed. Great workout and leg shaper!

ADULT HIP HOP- Int/Advanced level- will workout and then have a great time learning different choreography.

Contemporary Jazz/Lyrical-ages 18 and up - NO experience needed. Great workout and leg shaper as well as stretching for great health benefits.

Congrats Showstoppers! DXP 2014 Results!

Posted by DWDancer10 on March 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are our DXP Watertown, NY 2014 results:

Chasing Cars: Nicole and Trisha, Extreme Gold, Judges Award: BBF Award

Counting Stars : Meaghan, Extreme Gold

Payphone: Matt, Extreme Gold

Dream: Hailey, Extreme Gold

Book Of Love: Jenna, Extreme Gold, 1st Place Junior Lyrical Solo, 2nd Place Overall High Score Junior Solo

J'ai Ho: Sarah, Extreme Gold, 1st Place Junior Modern Solo, 5th Place Overall High Score Junior Solo

You're Never Fully Dressed: Hailey, Extreme Gold

Top Of The World: Emily, Extreme Gold

Lights: Junior Co., Extreme Gold

Jungle Boogie: Mini Co., Platinum, 1st Place Petit Jazz Small Group,

Hallelujah : Jenna and Calleigh, Platinum

The Chipmunk Song: Hailey, Kayli and Sarah, Platinum

Suit And Tie: Hailey and Kayli, Platinum

Royals: Elite, Extreme Gold

Hit The Road Jack: Tap Co., Extreme Gold

Knock On Wood: Production, Extreme Gold

Shake Senora: Calleigh and Meaghan, Extreme Gold

Why Don't You Love Me?: Meagan, Katy and Sammy, Extreme Gold

They're Coming To Take Me Away: Mackenzi, Gold

Miles To Go: Alaina, Extreme Gold

Easy; Bradlee, Platinum, Mr. Dance-X-Plosion 2014 Highest Scoring Overall Senior Male Solo

Heat Of The Moment; Trisha, Extreme Gold

Magic: Bradlee, Extreme Gold

CONGRATS DANCERS!! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!

Especially under the circumstances of the past couple months! Way to persevere and prove yourself!

Congratulations Dancers! You raised over $3000 for the American Cancer Society!

Posted by DWDancer10 on March 21, 2014 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Local dancers including our own Showstoppers raised more than $3000 at Dance for Life Friday January 24th, 2014.  Great job!

Summer Classes and Camps!

Posted by DWDancer10 on May 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer classes and camps are posted on our Summer 2013 page!

We have weekly classes!

We have fun summer camps!

We have intensives for more dedicated dancers!

We have beginning level adult classes!

We have a wedding prep/ballroom class!

We have classes for ages 2-adult!

We have affordable rates and a positive atmosphere!

If you are interested in joining the Showstoppers competitive dance team, please take one of our summer intensives and see if it is for you! Contact Miss Heather at danceworlddancestudi[email protected] for more information. We are looking for members ages 7-12 and 13+ with at least 2 years dance experience. We are also looking for dancers ages 4-6 for our *NEW* Mini-Showstoppers Program!!

 

 

Congratulations to the Showstoppers on a successful competition season!

Posted by DWDancer10 on May 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Dance-X-Plosion: Watertown, NY March 1-3, 2013 (High Platinum is the highest award)

"Everybody Talks" Meaghan G, Platinum, 3rd place Tap Division solo,

"Belief" Bradlee D, Platinum, 2nd place Overall solo,

"You Are" Alaina K, Platinum,

"White Waters" Michaela C, Extreme Gold

"After School Clean Up" Jenna B and Calleigh T, Platinum, 1st Place in Character Division, Judges Special Award: The Fun! Fun! Fun! Award, 5th place Overall in the Duet/Trio category

"Soldiers" Matt D, Extreme Gold, 3rd place Overall Junior Solo

"If I Was Your Boyfriend" Sr. Co., Extreme Gold, Special Judges Hot Hot Hot Award,

"I Won't Give Up" Showstoppers Elite, Extreme Gold, 8th place Overall Senior Small Group,

"Paradise" Showstoppers Production, Extreme Gold

"A Thousand Years" Jenna B, Extreme Gold, 1st Place Junior Ballet Solo,

"Someone Like You" Hailey H, Gold,

"Hometown Glory" Trisha C, Extreme Gold, 5th Place Overall Senior Solo,

"Yellow" Meagan D and Mackenzi C, Extreme Gold, 1st Place Teen Lyrical Duet/Trio, 2nd Place Overall Teen Duet/Trio

Starpower: Syracuse, NY May 18-19, 2013 (all out of 5 stars)

"You Are" Alaina K, 4 3/4 stars

"Belief" Bradlee D, 4 3/4 stars, 5th Place Overall Senior Solo

"Come So Far" Alaina K, 4 3/4 stars, 1st Place Senior Musical Theater Solo, 8th Place Overall Senior Solo

"Gotta Get Through This" Meaghan G, 4 3/4 stars, 1st Place Senior Jazz Solo

"After School Clean Up" Jenna B and Calleigh T, 4 1/2 stars

"Soldiers" Matt D, 4 1/2 stars, 1st Place Junior Modern Solo

"Everybody Talks" Meaghan G, 4 3/4 stars, 1st Place Senior Tap Solo

"A Thousand Years" Jenna B, 4 3/4 stars, 1st Place Junior Ballet Solo, 6th Place Overall Junior Solo

"Someone Like You" Hailey H, 4 3/4 stars, 1st Place Junior Lyrical Solo, 9th Place Overall Junior Solo

"Devil Went Down to Georgia" Calleigh T and Meaghan G, 4 1/2 stars, 1st Place Senior Clogging Duet

"Yellow" Meagan D and Mackenzi C, 4 1/2 stars, 1st Place Senior Lyrical Duet, 1st Place Overall Senior Duet/Trio

"If I Was Your Boyfriend" Sr. Co., 4 1/2 stars, 1st Place Senior Character Small Group, 4th Place Overall Senior Small Groups, Special Judges Award: Nerd Award

"I Won't Give Up" Showstoppers Elite, 4 1/4 stars, 1st Place Senior Lyrical Small Group, 5th Place Overall Senior Small Group

"Paradise" Showstoppers Production, 4 1/4 stars, 1st Place Senior Lyrical Large Group, 6th Place Overall Senior Large Group

"O...Saya" Showstoppers Production, 4 1/4 stars, 1st Place Senior Lyrical Large Group, 8th Place Overall Senior Large Group

CONGRATS ON A SUCCESSFUL SEASON DANCERS!! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!

 


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