Monday, August 20, 2012

Summer News

This past summer was full of growth, inspiration and many memorable moments.  CMC was always full of students, teachers and artists.

We had multiple camps including princess camp, cheer camp, rock-star camp and teen dance camp.  Students returned to continue learning while new students arrived to be apart of the CMC family.  Every camp had a fun-filled performance at the end of their session.  While our adorable princess campers just followed along, our teen dance campers choreographed their own dances to perform.  With a different master class once a week during the teen dance camp, students learned to embrace new teachers and styles.

We also traveled to Chicago to attend Kate Jablonski's summer intensive, Camp Kate.  There, Halle Ferry took the beginner classes while Emily Gaffga took the advanced session.  The girls danced for three days straight for six hours each day.  There were about twenty-five students in Halle's camp while there were seventy in Emily's.  We met many amazing dancers as well as got the chance to be taught by a internationally known choreographer.  There was a performance after each session where they showed the dances they learned and scholarships were given.  Our Emily Gaffga received a Contemporary Stand-Out Scholarship for $100 off next years camp!  We cannot wait to go back next summer!

In the beginning of August, we traveled to New York City with a group of our teenage dancers! There we took classes at Broadway Dance Center for three days.  Everyone took around nine classes and learned from some of the most famous teachers in New York.  When we weren't dancing we went out to dinner to bond as well as saw a performance from Tracie Stanfield's Company.  On our last day in New York we all took a stroll around Time Square and took dance pictures.  Not only did we have fun doing this, people walking by had fun watching us!

This past weekend we hosted an Open House to benefit a CMC family member.  There was dancing, a DJ, raffles and family fun.  Many people showed up to support this cause and we are very thankful for our students and families.

Overall, this summer has been one to remember.  We cannot wait for our fall season to kick off!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer Master Class Series

Creative Movement Center presents... Our 3rd Summer ANNUAL MASTER CLASS SERIES
Every Monday this summer, we have hosted amazing master classes taught by
professional dancers and artists from around Cleveland . 
 Thank you to our talented line up of teachers & to all dancers who have come out to share in their love for dance!  We conclude the 2012 series with two more classes -
Monday, August 13 : Musical Theatre with Katie Nejman
Monday, Aug. 20 : Hip Hop with Nate Smith   6:30-8:00 pm $12 drop in fee
Check out some pics from our
Hip Hop Master class with Kris Terry and our
BBOY class with SWIFT ALI !