Guest Artists Light Up DDD in August!

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Guest Artists Light Up DDD in August! DDD brings a master class series right here to Alma each August.  We provide top notch talent with amazing classes that are both convenient and economical.  They will be teaching classes throughout the month of August and setting some choreography on our Elite competitive team members. The guest artist series kicks off with …

Teacher Highlight: Rachel Pawson

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DuHadway Dance Dimensions is welcoming back to the studio DDD alumni Rachel Pawson.  Miss Rachel will begin teaching classes this fall.  We are excited for her to share her knowledge gained from her many experiences. A 2013 graduate of Alma High School and 2017 graduate of Oakland University, Miss Rachel pursued her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance. According …

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 …

Motor City Tap Fest 2017

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Motor City Tap Fest was founded by Denise Caston to create a thriving tap dance community in Michigan. Now in its 10th year, Detroit is a top destination for tap dancers every summer. Charlie DuHadway will be attending this 4 days of Master Classes with leading tap artists in the industry August 9-12 at Wayne State University.   He will …

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 …

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 …