2019 Cecchetti Ballet Exam Success!

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Congratulations to all of the Cecchetti Ballet Students who tested this week. For the past 5 weeks, THIRTY-TWO DDD dancers and Miss Laura prepared for Cecchetti exams for Grades I – V and Teacher Grade V.   All who tested passed their exams, including fifteen dancers from different studios who traveled to DDD to test. Congratulations to the girls and a …

Keira Chapman: Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

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Incoming DDD freshman Keira Chapman attended the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp on scholarship this summer. Located in Michigan’s Manistee National Forest, Blue Lake’s dance program is designed to challenge young dancers, and enhance their current level of training through a diverse curriculum. Dancers receive five hours of daily instruction that includes courses in ballet technique, contemporary/modern technique, point or …

Ashlyn Wentworth: Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp 2019

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Incoming DDD freshmen Ashlyn Wentworth attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan’s Manistee National Forest this summer. According to the camp’s website, their dance program is designed to challenge young dancers, and enhance their current level of training through a diverse curriculum. Dancers receive five hours of daily instruction that includes courses in ballet technique, contemporary/modern technique, point or …

Alex Hathaway at DDD

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Alex Hathaway will be offering classes Thursday, June 28. 2:00-3:30 13 & over ballet/contemporary with Alex Hathaway  $18 4:00-5:30 12 and under Jazz with Alex Hathaway  $18 Background Information Alex Hathaway, from Commerce Township, MI has taught and created at studios in Michigan, Kansas and Pennsylvania and has judged across the country. As a concert dancer he has performed the …

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 …