Christmas Has Arrived at DDD!

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We celebrated our shared love of dance today with alumna Kayla Tabor, as she is home from California for Thanksgiving break.  She started the day with a combo class sharing West Coast Choreography. Maddy DuHadway, also home from Grand Valley State University, joined in with the festivities of the day. Mr. Rob and Miss Jillian provided a pizza lunch before …

DDD Tappers Take Class from Thommie Retter

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DDD tappers Ella Bielicki, Hannah Bonacci, Miranda Bloomquist, Marissa Bloomquist, Gwen Breidinger and Sydney Moreland traveled to Center Stage Dance Company in Northville to take a master level class with Broadway star and award-winning choreographer performer, Thommie Retter. (November 19) Thommie Retter is finishing a 3 1/2 year run on Broadway with Billy Elliot The Musical.  When not on stage, …

Happy Thanksgiving from DDD Dancers and Teachers

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Thanksgiving is a few days away and the dancers are doing what they love to do…dance!  However, none of this could be possible without the help and support from parents who provide this amazing opportunity for their child(ren). So, here is a THANK YOU to all of the moms, dads and grandparents who help bring the joy of dance to …

Competition Makeup Session at DDD

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Today’s Mary Kay Makeup Class was a success as dance mom and professional beauty consultant Samantha Allen provided an Elite tutorial session. The items listed below are the basics of what you need for performances/competitions. The items with a * are required shades through Mary Kay that you would need to order. If you would like to purchase all of …

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 …

Dance United 2017 A Success!

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Dance United was a great event once again!  The event raised over $55,000 for United Way of Gratiot and Isabella counties.  Our DDD dancers lit up the VIP hour with tap, jazz and contemporary performances.  Miss Jillian’s team – Pete and Emma – were 6th overall in fundraising and danced to Do You Love Me from Dirty Dancing. Thank you to …

The Big Apple Tap Festival Highlights 2017

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Miss Jillian and Mr. Charlie DuHadway traveled to New York City to perform at the Big Apple Tap Festival the weekend of November 10-12, 2017. “We experienced so much style, history and genuine love for the art of tap dance.  It was very inspirational and full of good friends and tremendous spirit!  Performing on stage with my son (Charlie) was …

A Sunday Afternoon of Master Tap Classes

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Mr. Charlie took Elite dancers Katy Arnold, Emma Buschle, Mackenzie Houghton, Taylor Murphy and Chloe McKinley for an afternoon of master tap classes at Center Stage Dance Company in Northville.  The Detroit Tap Repertory hosted master teachers Aubrey Cheek and Vikas Arun Sunday. Aubrey Cheek is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in New York City.  She was one of …

Modern Class Opportunity

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A modern class was taught by DDD alum and Grand Valley State University dancers Maddy DuHadway and O’Malley Ferguson. This class was offered at Spotlight Dance Academy in Grand Haven.  DDD Elite dancers Reagan Avery, Ashlyn Wentworth, Gwen Breidinger and Ella Bielicki enjoyed learning something new from their DDD alumni dancers.

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 …