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In recognition of our students exemplary work ethic, technical ability and overall excellence in class as well as competition, our school was chosen as a High Honors School at Excel in Motion. Students had to be chosen to receive Certificates based on excellence in a specific genre of dance. Our students were recognized in all genres taught, including: Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Animation. We also had 5 students compete and 5 students place in their respected top 10. We are very proud!
TDCEH Student Sam Duncan danced ,sang and acted his way into the hearts of all that watch as he took on the role of Tiny Tim in Goodspeeds A CT Christmas Carol! We are so proud of this talented young dancer and all of the great things he's accomplished. Earlier this year he portrayed young Tarzan in Square Foot Theatre Companies performance of Tarzan.
So excited for TDCEH Alimni Shawn Lesniak who joined Paul Taylor Dance back in December. Prior to this Shawn had been a member of Parsons dance and had performed with the company around the world. We are so excited for all of his accomplishments.
It’s Nutcracker Season!!!:) Congratulations TDCEH Students Ava O’Kelley, Julianna Trudden and Paloma Bandyo who are performing with Fisher Ballet Productions in their Nutcracker. Ava will alternate the role of Clara as well as Kissing Doll,Marzipan, Arabian ( understudy)and Snow. Paloma was cast as a Party Girl, Snow, Angel, and Chinese Tea.
Julianna was cast as Spanish, Angel and Waltz Of the Flowers .
We are very proud of each of you! 5 Performances December 13th-15th.
So Proud of our Dancers who came out and performed for the Annual East Haven Tree Lighting. What a fun event to celebrate the start of the Holiday Season!
Congratulations to Ava Laughlin who performed the lead role this past Summer at Godspeed as Opal in Because of Winn Dixie. Prior to this Ava performed in Goodspeeds Oliver! We are Very Proud of Her!
For years TDCEH has been supporting great causes like ST Jude Children's Hospital. Please support these Dancers who in addition to trying to raise money for dance, are also working hard to raise funds for ST Jude.
Please support our dancers and the CISC Fund!
Help our Dancers and help them help St Jude! To support our Dancers or to give a donation to St Jude please follow our link:
Proud of our dancers who are not only fundraising for themselves, but who are also helping St Jude!
NEW CLASS ALERT:
Hippy-Hop Ages 3-4 Saturdays 1:30-2pm
This 30 minute class is perfect to get little bodies moving & grooving just like the big kids!
$30 a month or combine with
Tiny Tumble Saturdays 2-2:30pm
and pay $50 a month
By Popular Demand... Boys Dance Crew is Back! All Boys, All Hip Hop, All Fun! This is not your sisters dance class!
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm $50 a month
TDC is proud to be teaching The Acrobatics Arts Syllabus! Internationally recognized curriculum! 12 Levels and hundreds of skills to keep students engaged. Flexibility,Strength,Parnering,& Tumbling skills that work seamlessly with dance. Plus our special app allows students to upload videos of themselves to compare with tutorials to help progress faster.We are super excited to offer this program to our students.
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Shout out to our students attending Sheer Elite International Ballet Intensive in NYC June 24th-June 29th! 6 Days of Intense Ballet Training with some of the worlds biggest names in Ballet!
***Summer Mastriano(Full Scholarship)
***Ashley Lynch(Half Scholarship)
***Ava O'Kelley(Half Scholarship)
***Alexis DeMayo(Quater Scholarship)
Never stop dreaming, Never stop reaching for Better!
Who is ready for Summer at TDC?
Classes are 50% filled so reserve your spot today!(203)469-8177
Six Week Mini Sessions :
Saturday’s June 22nd - July 27.
Princess Dance Camp
Ages 1.5-2.5 10am-11am
Ages 3-4 11am-12pm $75.00(6 weeks)
Age 5-10 12-1pm $75.00(6 weeks)
Join us August 19-22nd for our
Advanced /Elite Summer Intensives
Geared for the serious Dancer, looking to take their dancing to new heights! 4 Levels, Day & Evening Classes.NY & LA Guest Faculty Call us for ages/levels and Pricing!
2018 marked TDC's 60th year in Business! Think of all of the beautiful Dancers who's lives were changed for the "Better" because of Dance! A huge Thank You to our Director Miss Linda for touching the lives of so many over these past 60 years! Your contributions are many and we are all so very thankful to have had you in our lives and to have you continue to guide us, helping us all to be better dancers, better people, "Better"!
Aladdin marks Tylers 10th show and Broadway debut! Other Credits Include:
Tyler Officially made his debut on August 14, 2018, only 3 weeks after being offered the job! He was offered the hardest Dance track with the most movement, and he is featured Front Center for most of the dance scenes!
Fun fact: the dancers layer costumes to accommodate quick changes, and sometimes wear up to 4 outfits at once!
TDC Took most of the Top Awards at Spirit of Dance Awards Nationals this past July including $1,000.00 for The Judges Choice Battle Champion!
Our studio won 3 of the 4 Ultimate Champion Awards for the Highest Scoring Routines of the Entire Competition! High Score Overalls in all Age Groups for Solo/Duo/Group/Line & Production. Plus invites to perform at the Gala, and numerous Scholarships!
Petite Dancer of The Year Samantha Papa
Junior Dancer of The Year Summer Mastriano
Senior Dancer of The Year Halie Page
Ava Laughlin proudly made her debut at Good Speed Opera House when she joined the Children's ensemble of "Oliver"!
It wasn't long before she was offered the opportunity to dance with the adult ensemble, and was given a new character, "LuLu"!
Did you know Susan Stroman made her professional debut years ago at Good Speed? What a lucky group of kids!
Shawn joined Parsons Dance in September of 2017 and Tour Europe and The U.S.
Last may the company performed a world premiere by choreographer Tres Parker entitled Ma Maison. This season the company will perform new and repertory works as well as a new Led Zeppelin piece.
September the company will set off on an extended world tour, which will begin in various cities throughout China. Other countries in Clude Italy as well as Cities across the U.S.