Dawn's School of Dance started our 30th Anniversary Celebration doing what we love...traveling and dancing! We kicked off the DSD Legacy Tour with an alumni trip to New York City. Nineteen alumni of all generations joined Dawn on a whirlwind weekend in the Big Apple that included a picnic in Central Park, singalongs at Ellen's Stardust Diner, quiet reflection at the 9/11 Memorial, a jaunt on the Staten Island Ferry to visit Lady Liberty, and loads of sightseeing along the way. They proved they've still got it when they dusted off their dancing shoes and took lyrical and hip hop classes at the Broadway Dance Center. The group also experienced the biggest blackout the city has seen since 1977 -- NYC just couldn't handle the power surge generated by the DSD Legacy Tour! Watch the video on our 30th Anniversary page.
Six brave advanced dancers auditioned for the Rockette's Summer Intensive programs to start the year off with a high kick! All agreed that it was a great experience. We will hear back soon if any of these lovely ladies will have an opportunity to study with the Rockettes this summer. Previously, we have had two students attend the mini-intensive.
Students of the year McKenzie Lockett and Samantha Martin auditioned for the Rockette's summer programs this winter, and then received an invitation to their mini-intensive. Both students were able to attend and travelled to NYC for the 3-day workshop June 22-24. They learned Rockettes routines as well as tips of the trade from their instrutors, who were veteran Rockettes. This awesome opportunity was a memorable trip! We are super proud of our mini-Rockettes!!!
Dawn's School of Dance participated in National Dance Day, an event hosted by the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Students were encouraged to learn a short dance and submit a video to the Dizzy Feet Foundation along with students from across the country. This year it was presented by So You Think You Can Dance all-stars and Mackenzie Ziegler from Dance Moms. Our students met at the studio on July 30 to learn choreography and perform routine. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated. A special thank you to Madison Nguyen for organizing and hosting the event. The video looked great!
Dance for the love of dance. We like to travel and enjoy every step!