DANCENTER NEWS AND EVENTS
Things are always happening at Dancenter! It may be a special master class or a special performance. Check back often for updates on the latest events that effect our studio.

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Annual Show 2015


Esmeralda - Lejla Martin - Platinum
The Carnival - Rachel Daly and Catherine Rayhill - Platinum, Judges Award for "Creepy Clever Choreography", 1st place overall, Ultimate Choreography Award
Clown - Lejla Martin - Platinum, 3rd place overall, Invitation to National Finals
Once Upon a Dream - Sophia Putrello - Platinum, 7th place overall
Winter Song - Megan Ruffalo - Platinum, Judges Award for "Lovely Lines", 1st place overall





Dancenter Received the BEST Christmas Gift Ever!!!


Parents Night Out!!!


WE WELCOME: Emily Wallace to the 2014-2015 Dancenter Faculty!!



Look who it is..... !!! Dancenter Alum Cristiana Cavallo http://www.lehrerdance.org/dancers/

Cristiana Cavallo is from Utica, NY and began dancing at the age of 3. She received her training from local and guest artists at the Dancenter and at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute School of Dance. Cristiana graduated in 2014 from the University at Buffalo with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Sociology. As a UB student, she was a member of the Zodiaque Dance Company for three years and performed in various Musical Theatre productions, including "It Goes Like It Goes: The Music of David Shire" and "Grease". She has choreographed for many student productions and was the Director of Dancer's Workshop. She attended numerous summer programs, including NYSSSA , Thodos Dance Chicago Intensive, and Steps Summer Study. During her senior year, Cristiana was chosen for the LehrerDance Observership, allowing her to train with the company and gain valuable insight into the professional world of dance. Cristiana couldn't be happier to be in her first season with LehrerDance.


2014 - COMING TO DANCENTER THIS SUMMER!




2014 Recital - Shine!

See pictures here!


Marrone Photography Fashion Show

Support the RIde for Missing Children by attending the 1st annual Marrone Photography Fashion Show on May 6th at 7:30pm. Hotel Utica $10


Preschool Winter Sesh 2014!

See pictures here!


DANCE WORKSHOP WITH LATOYA BROOKS!

Dance Captain for the Knick City Dancers & Dancenter Alumni!

** WATCH LATOYA IN ACTION FROM THE WORKSHOP!!!

See pictures here!


WE WELCOME: Janelle Colon-Robinson to the 2013-2014 Dancenter Faculty!!

WE MAD THE OD! READ ABOUT ONE OF OUR STUDENTS HERE!

SNOW WHITE AUDTIONS!

CONTEMPORARY CLASS WITH TREVOR JONES 2012!


SEE PICS HERE!

NUTCRACKER 2012!

PHOTOCONTEST 2012!

BIBOTI 2012!


SEE PICS HERE!


YOUNG INTESTIVE!




PRINCESS CAMP 2012!

See pictures here!

DANCENTER HAS MOVED!


RECOMMENDED SESSION!!



Cristiana Cavallo Alumni as Cha Cha in Grease!



MASTER CLASS WITH SABRE!


SEE PICTURES HERE!

CINDERELLA 2012!




INTENSIVE WITH A SPECIAL GUEST!



SLUMBER PARTY AT DANCENTER!!



PICTURES FROM THE NUTCRACKER 2011!



United Cerebral Palsy American Girl Fashion Show Luncheon Fundraiser
See pictures here!




JUNE 2011 - PRINCESS CAMP!



CONGRATS!!!
Congrats to Sophia Putrello for being accepted into the American Academy of
Ballet Summer Program 2011!


JESSICA NOVILLO - BELLY DANCING INSTRUCTOR!
Belly Dancing will also be offered at Dancenter in the Fall!
Read more about Jessica here!



AFRICAN DANCE WORKSHOP - 2011!

See pictures here!


AUG 2011 - INTENSIVE!

See pictures here!


AUG 2011 - INTENSIVE!

See pictures here!
Summer Intensive 2011


JUNE 2011 - INTENSIVE WITH DANCENTER ALUMNI LATOYA BROOKS!


RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY! MARCH 14, 2011! READ MORE ABOUT THE MOVE HERE



OUR OWN LATOYA BROOKS WILL BE DANCING IN NBA ALL-STAR GAME!!!

Brooks set to dance at NBA All-Star game Utica native Latoya Brooks was one of eight women selected to dance at the 2011 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles. The game will be at 8 p.m. Sunday on TNT. In addition to attending festivities prior to the game, she will be dancing during the opening performance by Lenny Kravitz and the half-time show performed by Rihanna.

READ THE STORY HERE:http://www.uticaod.com/community/x1343505450/Community-News-for-Feb-18-2011

CONGRATS TO ANISSIYA THOMPSON!

Anissiya Thompson landed a role in a local commercial called "CNY Fit Kids". She tap dances in the commercial. Dancenter would just like to congratulate one of their very own! Look for her in the upcoming commercial!

CONGRATS!



MASTER CLASS WITH KNICKS CITY DANCER LATOYA BROOKS!



2010 NUTCRACKER!



The Leatherstocking Ballet Company were present at the Sugar Plum Ball hosted by Faxton-St Lukes. This year's theme was Alice in Wonderland! Our girls were in costume and character, available for the entire evening to interact, dance, and for photo ops with all the attendees!



Ashley Peters - One Of Our 2010 Summer Intensive Teachers!



AUDITIONS



NEW PICTURES OF LATOYA BROOKS!


Alumni Latoya Brooks is a Knicks City Dancer! Check out some of her recent pics!

DANCENTER IS THE NEW HOME OF LEATHER STOCKING BALLET!



Good Luck Cristiana Cavallo!



NUTCRACKER 2009!


Lydia and Hannah Goerner in their recent performance in the Nutcracker.

NUTCRACKER 2009!


Congrats to Miss Cristiana Cavallo (tap teacher) for her recent performance in the Nutcracker, seen here performing the role of Arabian. Also in pic, Trevor Jones. Also, Miss Nicolette Abounader, an assistant teacher, for her recent performance in the Nutcracker.

Abaigeal McCarthy Was A Bonbon!


The performance took place on December 2009 at the Stanley Performing Arts Center.

Broadway Theaters production of "The Wizard of Oz"

Marisa Medici (8), Sophia Putrello (10) and Anissiya Thompson (9) were selected for The Broadway Theaters production of "The Wizard of Oz". Show dates are November 16th and 17th at 8pm at the Stanley Performing Arts Center. Twelve children were selected from the Utica area to play munchkins.

Alumni, Latoya Brooks is now a New York Knicks Dancer!


Look for her at all the games!

Congratulations to our students participating in the New Hartford School Musical: 42nd Street

Taylore Galinn, Meghan Leonard, Ooha Kambhampati & Jennifer Musch.

Looking for something for your toddler?

Right across the street from Dancenter is the TOT SPOT. www.thetotspotcny.com

BALLERINA BIRTHDAY PARTIES!

Find out more about!

Great job to the dancers who participated in the workshop held at the United Academy Of The Performing Arts! Three fun-filled hours of non-stop dancing! Dancers included:
Cristiana, Kaleigh, Caitlyn, Lexi, Jen, Anna, Devaney, Claire and Emily.

Congratulations to Beth and Leah

They took a 3 hour workshop taught by radio city rockette and learned choreography from the rockette repetoire, including the world famous kickline. Additionally, they went through a "mock auditio" plus had a q and a session. Ending the day was a tour of Radio city music hall.

Dancenter invited to perform at the Heritage Home in Utica!

Sunday, December 14th

Call time: 1:45
Show time: 2:15-3:15

*Dancers please arrive on time with hair in a bun/make up/earrings. All group numbers performing will wear all black-leotard/tights/shorts and all solos/duets can wear old costumes, new costumes or all black.

**Tappers-please bring duct tape as the floor may be slippery!

Dancenter invited to a master class!

Sunday December 7th
Hosted by United Academy of the Performing Arts
Glenwood Plaza in Oneida


Teachers/Adv. Students: $50
11-12 Tap
12-1 Jazz
1-2 Modern

Int. Students: $40
11-12 Lyrical
12-1 Jazz
1-2 Tap

CONGRATULATIONS SENIOR JAZZ!

For being top-scoring group and chosen to compete in the final competition battle/dance-off against other 4 top-scoring routines at the Mohawk Valley United Dance Competition.
Congratulations to Jen Musch for receiving top score for the studio.
Also congratulations to Tricia for her choreography award.



OPEN MASTER CLASS WITH FELIX LABELLA

AGES 12+
FRIDAY AUGUST 29TH
11-12:30
$20

FOR STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN OUR SUMMER INTENSIVE:

MASTER CLASS WITH FELIX LABELLA
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND
11-12:30
- this class is open to intensive students only and is free of charge.

CONGRATULATIONS SENIOR MODERN!

Our Senior Modern Class performed in a choreographers showcase as part of a C.O.R.E. dance Project in Auburn NY. They performed with other dancers from Hobart, University of Buffalo, SUNY Brockport, and Absolute Dance Company.

CONGRATULATIONS DANCENTER DANCERS!

See the Starpower results. A special congratulations goes out to
Senior Tap - On Broadway - 1ST PLACE PLATINUM - 1ST HIGHEST SCORING TAP ROUTINE
Senior Jazz - Strict Machine - 1ST PLACE PLATINUM - “GREAT DETERMINATION AWARD”
3RD HIGHEST SCORING JAZZ ROUTINE - CHOREOGRAPHY AWARD
Kaliegh Nish - Amazing Grace - PLATINUM - 3RD PLACE HIGH SCORE
“MISS TEEN STARPOWER”
Alexis Julian - Dream On - PLATINUM
And to all those that won first place against competing dances in their category!
Red Alert, Dancin Fool, Canned Heat, Hot Chocolate, Steam Heat, Swtichblade



Hall of Fame Resuts!

Here

CONGRATULATIONS Cristiana Cavallo!

Cristiana wasaccepted into the New York State Summer School of the Arts Summer residential programs for New York State high school students which provide intensive pre-professional training with internationally acclaimed artists and artistic companies.

 

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