Alterations Expert at DDD

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Alterations expert Pamela (Pam) Fitzpatrick has been part of the DDD family for many years, as her daughter is a 2017 alumni.  Pam continues to work behind the scenes at DDD fitting and altering Nutcracker costumes and competition costumes.  She works many hours to make everything just right for each and every dancer.  Her time, skill and attention to detail …

Parent Involvement at DDD

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The annual Elite Experience is scheduled for January 27 with shows at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Alma College Heritage Center.  The Elite Experience showcases the upcoming competition pieces for family and friends, while also providing an opportunity for dancers to perform live before heading to competition. A wonderful part of the Elite Experience is the lobby display …

NYCDA 2019 Competition Results

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Teen Marissa Bloomquist started our competition season off Friday night with a Platinum for her tap solo Mr. Sandman.  She was also awarded an Outstanding Execution award and an Outstanding Style award. Saturday’s competition was equally successful with the following GROUP results: Mini jazz group “Clap Snap” was awarded a Gold, 3rd place overall in small groups and the Super …

NYCDA Convention 2019

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It was a wonderful weekend at NYCDA at the Lansing Center! The convention began with Friday night sessions with Twyla Tharp modern classes with a Tharp company member – Kelly.  Dancers were then up early Saturday morning starting with a quick team meeting at 7:40 a.m. before breaking into levels to take classes until 2:30 p.m.  Classes resumed Sunday morning …

Elite Experience 2019

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Mark your calendars!  Elite Experience will be Sunday, January 27 at the Alma College Heritage Center.  Dancers will be taking the stage at 1:00 p.m. and again at 4:00 p.m. This not for profit performance is intended to help our children prepare for the upcoming competition season by allowing them to perform their routines on stage in front of an audience …

NYCDA Regional Convention 2019

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New York City Dance Alliance Regional Convention at the Lansing Center is here! January 4-6, 2019, dancers from DDD will take multiple classes Friday, Saturday and Sunday in tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, lyrical and hip hop .  To view the schedule for juniors and teens/seniors, click here. Friday night will feature junior and teen solos, while Saturday night will feature …

TAPspeak in the D!

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Miss Jillian, Mr. Charlie and many of our DDD dancers will be performing in TAPspeak Sunday, December 9 at the Hilberry Theater at Wayne State University.  Guest artist and Tap 24.7 owner Suzy Guarino-Hall provided an opportunity for dancers to audition to be part of this professional show.  Since then Miss Jillian, Mr. Charlie and dancers have been working every …

Nutcracker is HERE!

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Come on out and watch DDD dancers at one of the following performances: December 3 – Santa Supper at St. Marys School at 6:30 p.m. December 5 – Dance Out Day beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Ithaca North and ending around 3:00 at the Medilodge in Mt. Pleasant. December 10 – Masonic Home Chapel at 6:30 p.m. December 13 – …

Pistons 2018 in Review

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Dancers had quite an experience dancing in the new Little Caesar Arena Friday, November 30th at 6:30 p.m.  Dancers also had the opportunity to take photos with the Pistons Dance Team members and watch the Pistons crush the Chicago Bulls. Teacher Kalie Dickman did an amazing job choreographing the piece for the Pistons pre-game show! With the team consisting of …

Dance United 2018

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DDD has been invited to provide entertainment for Dance United, which is an fundraiser for the CMU United Way campaign.  DDD is honored to be asked to perform 2 pieces at this event, “Rogue River” and a Tap Club piece. Miss Jillian is also coaching for one of the teams performing and battling for fundraising champion of the event. WHAT:  …