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Sunday, September 27, 2015

LEAP - A New Dance Company For Kids!





LEAP is a unique, multi-disciplinary dance/arts adventure that offers a joyful and rewarding arts experience for young people.
                                  ****NO DANCE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY***

DDCdances is pleased to announce LEAP, a new dance company designed for children ages 8 to 13.  DDC has established this company to provide opportunities for children to study creative movement concepts, learn to choreograph, and perform their dances in professional concerts presented by DDC.

DDCdances is well known is schools and communities for their exciting classes for children of all ages and abilities.  LEAP is co-directed by Claire Call and Kristy Clement, DDC dance artists, performers, choreographers and educators.  DDC provides a positive learning environment where boys and girls experience a joyful way to explore movement through music, develop social skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination, and promote creativity.  LEAP will offer every child the opportunity to explore the arts, discover the creativity within themselves, celebrate their accomplishments, and share the products of their work with family, friends and others.

Where: Classes and rehearsals for LEAP will be held in 2 locations for 2 different dance groups.  
Commerce Dancers: American Dance Academy, 3132 Martin Pkwy, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48390
Royal Oak Dancers: Borgo School of Dance, 224 N. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067

                        ***STILL ACCEPTING DANCERS FOR BOTH LOCATIONS***

When: LEAP will meet for 9 sessions.
Commerce: Wednesdays from 2:15-4pm on Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2; Sunday Dec 6
Royal Oak : Sundays from 1-3pm on Sept 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, Nov 1, 8, 22, Dec 6

Debut Performance: Friday December 11, 2015; 7:30pm, Smith Theater, Oakland Community College, Farmington Hills Campus , as part of DDCdances professional "December Concert."

How To Join: Visit DDCdances website to download the registration form, policies and to make payment online.  http://www.ddcdances.org

Fees: Special Rate for the first 9 week session - $120; Student receives 18 hours of instruction plus the professional performance experience!

For more information contact Barbara Selinger, barb@ddcdances.org, or call DDC @ 810-444-4553

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TCD's Future

Hello,
I have some news that I need to inform you of,  now that it has been finalized as of June 29, 2015.
The studio will not be re-opening for our 5th season. 
Contributing to this very difficult decision were many things, but mainly my family.  They need way more of me than they have been getting. So in prioritizing to fix that as a family, we felt it best to close the studio and simplify by my just keeping my free-lance dance teaching work.

I have enjoyed working with ALL of you and I have been so blessed to have each one of you in my life and my kiddos.
The four years has blown by so fast and when I look back on it I see so much growth in all of us.  I will cherish the chapter of my life with you and fondly reminisce it.

I am not leaving you empty handed, I have a list of a few very reputable studios that I am confident for you to choose from that will continue to  lead your dancers on the proper path for success in the dance world if they so choose to go that route.  The list is at the end of this email.

As for me, I also will be teaching in the community through the City of Novi and with the homeschool groups I work with.  I am still available to you if you find difficulty for some reason navigating through the dance world.  I am keeping the studio number for the next year.  I will also be keeping The Complete Dancer page up on face book with updates in the dance world you may interested in.  The email will remain available but checked less frequently (every couple weeks).

Dwight & Theresa will still be teaching around the community as well and will continue with their private, group & youth Ballroom & Latin lessons.  I can always put you in touch with them directly.

I am so grateful for your believing in me and the studio over the past four years and helping make one of my dreams come true.  I have from the time I was little always wanted to own my vey own dance studio, of course in my dream it lasted much longer than this but I didn't factor in LIFE and all of it's curves and twists when I was little (then it was always a straight path).  I am so grateful for this season in my life that has richly enhanced it for the better and I can only hope that it did the same for you and your dancers. I humbly ask your forgiveness for any inconvenience I may be causing.

Thank-you for your understanding, I am forever humble in the strength and joy you have given me over the past four years.

To my dearest dancers...I LOVE YOU AS MY OWN! If you need anything, please contact me.  I will help in any way I can, I promise.  Keep dancing, I am attaching a list of wonderful studios for you to choose from and make your new home.  I visit them from time to time and I am confident in them.  They will be good to you and continue to help you become the best dancer you are meant to be. 
Never cheat in dance or life, you are only cheating yourself.  Always practice everything on both sides; you can have a favorite side but you must be a balanced dancer.  Treat your body well, it is amazing, beautiful, full of potential and will carry you gracefully through life as a thank-you. 
Never forget dance is first a love, then an art...Artists work the hardest for the most beautiful outcomes that spring forth through love.
Please keep me updated through phone, facebook, or email.  I request this with all sincerity.  You have my heart!

Recommended studios (random order):

Piazza Dance- Northville, MI (Dance Masters of America member)
www.piazzadanceco.com

American Dance Academy- Commerce, MI (Dance Masters of America member)
www.theamericandanceacademy.com

Dancing Feats- Farmington, MI  (Sue Clayton, the Ballet Mistress is incredible and Ms. Nicole taught here as well)
www.dancingfeats.net

Pointe Counter Pointe Dance Center- Garden City, MI (Dance Masters of America member)
www.pcpdc.com

Timberlane- Northville, MI (mostly Ballet studio and I know many dancers here)
www.timberlanedance.com

Academy of Russian Classical Ballet- Wixom, MI (Strictly Ballet studio)
www.russianclassicalballet.com
 
The Dance Shoppe- Waterford, MI (my cousin's studio & Dance Masters of America member)
www.thedanceshoppemi.com

All of these have summer classes, workshops or intensives for you to check out.  The exception is Timberlane.
I will not be running a 2nd or 3rd session.  Please check out on of these wonderful studios.  These are the studios that I personally feel comfortable having my children dance at, and I have learned of through my dance colleagues or fellow membership through Dance Masters of Michigan and the last studio listed; I personally trained at. 

Peace Love Dance, 
Ms. Joie

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Session 1 Summer Classes!





This week we started our session 1 classes for June15- July 2!

These are the classes that are running if you would like to join them...

Mondays
Ballet For Ice Skaters 4pm (for description click the Summer Classes & Workshops tab)

Wednesdays
Youth Group Ballroom 4:45pm
Pre-Ballet/Tap 5:35pm

Thursdays
Pointe 4pm
Ballet Technique 4:40

You may pay for classes online via Square.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BOGO 50% off!


"Tree"
What are you doing this summer to keep up your dance skills?  Come join us! You have one month left for an awesome deal...
Our Summer schedule is up and we are ready for registration too.  We will be running our Summer classes in 3, 3 week sessions this year and our prices reflect that as well.  Also we are running a special from now until May; BOGO 50%  off a second class in the same session.

Check out our summer schedule here.

Monday, March 30, 2015

100 Days of Dance Celebration

Woo!  OK, it is almost here...Our 100 Days of Dance Celebration, you made it!!!! Read on...





100 Days of Dance Celebration is Tuesday April 7th from 7-9pm.  This is a free event to celebrate the 100 days of dance that have passed since the start of the year.  This event also serves for a time to introduce our studio to new potential dance friends.  We will need your help getting the word out about our great studio and helping it grow.  Please invite and bring some friends.  We will have a face book event page set up to help out with this.

 Other Notes:
  •   We are CLOSED April 3-6 in observance of Easter.
  • Our Summer schedule is up and we are ready for registration too.  We will be running our Summer classes in 3, 3 week sessions this year and our prices reflect that as well.  Also we are running a special from now until May; BOGO 50%  off a second class in the same session.
  • We need your help on Memorial Day in morning until about noon.  TCD participates in the Novi Memorial Day Parade and in order to stand out and be a success, we need you to walk with us in the parade.  More information to follow as the date gets closer.
  • Picture Day is May 9th from 2-4:30pm, this is mandatory.

For many other important dates, please check under the "Dates of Note" tab.  Thank-you!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Get "Jiggy" With It & Other Important Things

Let's have some fun!  The week of March 14 - 20 we challenge you to wear your GREEN and get crazy creative by making up a little jig that the leprechauns would be proud of and share it with your dance class.  Please keep it short, no more than a minute in length.
Looking forward...
  • TCD will be represented in the Detroit Dance Collective & Kristi Faulkner Dance Co. Collaborative at the end of March. If you would like to see the show please ask Ms. Joie for more information.
  • TCD will also be represented at Michigan Dance Challenge Ballroom competition on March 26th.
  • April 3-5, TCD will be closed in observance of Easter.
  • 100 Days of Dance Celebration is Tuesday April 7th from 7-9pm.  This is a free event to celebrate the 100 days of dance that have passed since the start of the year.  This event also serves for a time to introduce our studio to new potential dance friends.  We will need your help getting the word out about our great studio and helping it grow.  Please invite and bring some friends.  We will have a face book event page set up to help out with this.
  • Our Summer schedule is up and we are ready for registration too.  We will be running our Summer classes in 3, 3 week sessions this year and our prices reflect that as well.  Also we are running a special from now until May; BOGO 50%  off a second class.
  • We need your help on Memorial Day in morning until about noon.  TCD participates in the Novi Memorial Day Parade and in order to stand out and be a success, we need you to walk with us in the parade.  More information to follow as the date gets closer.
  • Picture Day is May 9th from 2-4:30pm, this is mandatory.

For many other important dates, please check under the "Dates of Note" tab.  Thank-you!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Fitness Classes For Adults

NOTICE: We have adjusted our format and we are no longer offering fitness classes for adults. After much reflection, we have decided it is best for our studio at this time.  Thank-you to all of you that have supported the fitness classes for adults.

We do offer Hip-hop/Breakdance for adults on Saturdays at 12:45pm!  =D