Nutcracker 2017

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Nutcracker season is here!  The dancers are excited and practice has begun to prepare for the multiple shows DDD performs throughout the area. Why We Dance “The Nutcracker” “The Nutcracker” ballet has been a holiday tradition for more than 125 years. Numerous ballet companies around the world stage the famous ballet every December. Both children and adults enjoy the magical …

Cecchetti Ballet Day

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Twenty five DuHadway dancers took classes from master ballet teacher and Cecchetti examiner Miss Julie Merkle.  Classes were held at Spotlight Dance Academy in Grand Haven.  Miss Jillian and Miss JoElla Fitzpatrick (DDD alumni and dance major at Wayne State University) attended the workshop and took teacher class to start the day at 8:30 a.m. Miss Jillian was VERY proud …

Meet our Cecchetti Teachers

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Jillian DuHadway Jillian DuHadway has been teaching ballet for 25 years at DDD.  Since 1994, she has been preparing students in the Cecchetti Method and sending students to be formally tested.  Cecchetti training is a rigorous method which pays careful attention to the laws of anatomy. It develops all of the qualities essential to the dancer: balance, poise, strength, elevation, …

Cecchetti at DDD

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Congratulations to all of the Cecchetti Ballet Students who tested this week. For the past 5 weeks, 33 DDD dancers and teachers prepared for Cecchetti exams for Grades I – V, Teacher Grade I, and Teacher Grade III.   All who tested passed their exams!  Congratulations to the girls and a BIG THANK YOU to Miss Jillian and Miss Laura …

Why Should I Take Cecchetti?

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From a former DDD dancer to instructor at DDD by Laura Lowe, August 6, 2015 I cannot tell you how many times I complained to my mom about having to go to Cecchetti  classes in the summer when I was 8 years old. I hated ballet and did not see any point to it whatsoever. Ballet wasn’t fun, and you …