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, …

DDD Dancers to Perform with Third Coast Dance Company

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Third Coast Dance Company, TCDC, will present “In The Blue Hour”, a modern dance performed by a company of professional dancers and 23 local dance students from Gratiot County on Saturday August 5th at 7:30PM and on Sunday, August 6th at 2:00PM in Shepherd. During the month of July, TCDC artistic directors offered a free choreography intensive at Alma College …

Art Review by MAC TV Network

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To view the Art Review episode which aired on channel 187 the first week of July, please view the video below.  The segment about DDD begins at about 5:45 and runs till about 20:00.  This video is a little different than the video on our homepage.  Enjoy and thank you MAC TV Network! 223326300  

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 …

Our Studio, Our Home

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What happened at DDD this week? Lots of cleaning and maintenance. Mr. Rob rented a carpet cleaner and cleaned carpets for HOURS – literally hours. We painted the office/room A lobby area. We worked on replacing the damaged tile in the locker room and more. We had a few make-up/bonus classes for Cecchetti grades II, III, IV and a rehearsal …

Featured Choreography

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Charlie DuHadway’s intermediate hip hop tryout piece was selected as the Staff Pick at No Bull Sports.  Katy Arnold posted to this website for female athletes.  Click on the link above to view his choreography.  Way to go, Charlie! According to No Bull Sports website, No Bull Sports was founded to unite, support, and enrich the lives of high-school female …

Recital 2017 DVD

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Order Your Recital 2017 DVD The recital DVD’s that were ordered before and during the recital have been delivered or are on their way very soon. You can still order one. Check out this sample video with just a few of the great moments. Thank you DW Video. Order yours today.

Suzy Guarino-Hall Visits DDD

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Suzy Guarino-Hall visits DDD June 27-29th to offer intensive tap classes and choreograph a competition piece for the 2018 season. Suzy Guarino-Hall Biography Photo credit:  Motor City Tap Fest Suzy has been busy in the dance and entertainment business for more than 20 years. Originally from Chicago, she now resides in Phoenix AZ. She has appeared in print work, industrial films, and …

Elite Team 2016-2017 Recap

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2016-2017 Recap The 2016-2017 season has come to a close.  The team competed at NYCDA, StarQuest, Celebration, and Spotlight traveling to Lansing, Toledo, Milford and Grand Rapids.  There was a lot of individual growth, as well as team growth this year.  As Jillian reminds dancers and parents, it is art.  It is live art!  A dance is never the same …

Postgame Detroit Pistons Performance Recap

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Postgame Detroit Pistons Performance Recap DuHadway Dance Dimensions Elite Team performed October 23 at the Palace of Auburn Hills during the pregame show for the Detroit Pistons.  Here is your Postgame Detroit Pistons Performance Recap!  The Elite Team has sixty dancers ranging in age from eight to eighteen.  In the weeks leading up to the performance our choreographers, Charlie DuHadway …