The Dancenter Out & About
The Dancenter's own Angela George is the mastermind behind one of the bet wedding proposal flashmobs ever! The flashmob took plae on June 13 in Bricktown near the Harkins Theater. Stay tuned until the video's completion to see the bride-to-be's reaction. Great job dancers!
The new babies are doing great and our mommies will be back at work soon. We have one more to go which is Jackson and he will arrive about the middle of December. In the mean time Reid and
A group of Dancenter parents declared Saturday, August 11th as the Annual clean-up day at the Dancenter. We met at 9am and worked until 2pm cleaning closets, trophy cases, windows, blinds, bars, floors, hanging lights, removing gravel & trash from the parking lot and even vacuming the roof on the playhouse. This group of parents did a wonderful job and have informed me they will be back in December to decorate for Christmas. Thank you guys for being here for the Dancenter and mostly for me because I am just getting too old to do it alone. Phyllis
Dancenter Clean-Up Crew
Christy Carpenter mother of Masami Carpenter and our wonderful accountant
Steve Jackson father of Mia Jackson
Chris Mullings father of Jordyn Mullings and husband to teacher Shelby Mullings
Heather Nelson mother of Madison Nelson
Ali Shive mother of Kylee Shive and Intermediate & Pre-pointe t teacher
Kevin & Leslee Smith father & mother to Mackynzie Smith. Kevin is the tumbling coach and Leslee subs.
Andrea & Brent Williams mother & father of Camryn & Casey Williams
Brady Smith brother to Mackynzie Smith
Ethan Shive brother to Kylee Shive
Kylee Shive senior student and the only one to show up.
Thanks Crew you guys ROCK!!!!!!!
In February 2012 four of our students walked away with Awards from the Hollywood Connection Regional Convention. Keelie, Brooke and Austin all attended the National Convention.
Keelie Romo Hollywood Makeover Award
She received a makeover/photo session at the National Convention in Hollywood.)
Kaelynn Gardner Vip Award
She receives a free convention in Tulsa in January 2013.
Brooke Foster Stardom Award
She is able to attend all conventions free for the 2012 Convention Year.
Austin Nieves HC Award
Austin will be assisting and working with the Hollywood Connection Staff at the Tulsa Convention Jan. 2013.
Austin Nieves ICON Award
Allowed Austin to compete for the ICON Award at the Hollywood National Convention.
Austin Nieves FAME Award
Austin Received this award at the National Convention in Hollywood this past July and with it came the Movement Talent Agency Award. Austin is now represented by the DDO Talent Agency in Hollywood, California.
The Senior-Teen students participated in the 2010 Ugly Sweater Christmas Party organized by Ryanne Tate. They played "Dirty Santa" along with other games and festivities. The following students were chosen by the staff to be the winners of the "Ugly Sweater Contest" 1st place Tiffany Feese, 2nd place Kristen Privette, and 3rd place Zarah Cobb. Thank you to all that participated and made this a fun event.
The Dancenter competition students attended the Monster's of Hip Hop Convention November 20-21, 2010 in Kansas City, MO. The Monster's faculty brought a wealth of experience, both in performance and teaching. Original Monsters faculty member, Rhapsosy brought a level of creativity, not to mention humor, that is rivaled by few. In addition to running her own company, Rhapsody: The Company, she has choreographed for artists like Beyonce, Cassie & Jay Sean. Tabitha & Napoleon Dumo have taken the industry by storm from thier work with SYTYCD & Jennifer Lopez to directing the Jabbawockeez 'Las Vegas show MUS.I.C. Tabitha & Napoleon have also taught with Monsters from the beginning. Marty Kudelka's resume reads like a who's who in the entertainment industry having worked with Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and countless others. Speacial guest faculty David Moore joined the Monsters family by choreographing for, and in 2010, co-directing the Monsters LA Show. He has also worked with artisits such as Sean Kingston, Busta Rhymes, Hannah Montana, and served as a judge and choreographer on SYTYCD in Germany and the Ukraine. From Monsters Next Generation, 2006 Show Alumni Lyle Beniga. Lyle has worked with Missy Elliot, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale & Hilary Duff. He also had the opportunity to perform on the Michael Jackson tribute during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. The students were challenged and came away with new styles of hip hop and lots of career information for the future. Saturday evening we all attended the Club Stylz show in the main ballroom. The "Boom Crew" (Zarah Cobb, Tiffany Feese, Randi Mattox, Austin Nieves, Devin Payne, Ryanne Tate, Ronnie & Zachary Treadway) performed a Hip Hop number. Austin Nieves also performed his solo. When it was time for the evening Battles one of our dads Ray Lujan father of Max Lujan won the "Parent Battle" and walked away with a Convention Scholarship for son Max. Ray did an outstanding job of showing us some old style Hip Hop. Sir Dymond Taylor took 3rd Place in the" Intermediate level Battle" and he also brought home a Convention Scholarshipp. All and all it was another fantastic adventure and we look forward to doing it again next year. Slide Show to follow.
Some of The Dancenter students and parents offered their time to help with remodeling one of our classrooms. Following a scheduled competition rehearsal Ali Shive and Melissa Hall served the students hot dogs. Alyzabeth Barbalace, Madison Hall, Austin Nieves, Ronnie & Zachary Treadway along with Tanner Nieves removed 1050 sq ft of floor. Dads John Nicholson & Kenneth Burnett helped with the sprung floor and storage. The remodel will be finished by the time classes resume from our Thanksgiving break. The classroom remodel was to give more space to our growing Zumba Fitness classes that meets 4 times a week.
Seventeen of our Dancenter families traveled to Branson, MO this past weekend. Showstoppers has been one of our favorite conventions & competitions for many years. This year we had classes with Mary Ann Lamb dance star of 16 Broadway Shows. She was absolutely amazing. Miss Amanda was seen on the floor learning the dances with the Advanced students. Someone new to us this year was Keltie Colleen a former Rockette, NBA dancer and Disney movie Enchanted. She was a fresh new face with lots of information for dancers getting ready to enter the professional world of dance. She too was amazing and had a personality to match. Trina Simon, Radio City Rockette, Broadway dance Choreographer was a wonderful treat for our girls. She had the most amazing legs that went on forever. And last but not least the ever so handsome Geo Hubela, International dance star, America's Best Dance Crew and MTV host carried the weekend with multiple classes due to the fact that our Queen of Hip Hop Miss Dena Rizzo became ill with the flu. Doing what he does best he taught amazing routines to the Jr's & Sr's. Miss Lori even participated in his class along with Miss Amanda. They were ready and eagar to dance with the kids. It was a relaxing and fun filled weekend.
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Here is The Dancenter’s own Taylor McArthur’s dance with the NBA OKC Thunder Jr. dance team “The Rain Drops!”
See link below to watch the performance of the NBA Thunder Jr. Dance team “The Rain Drops!”
Competition students at The Dancenter benefit from attending fitness classes twice weekly.
The Dancenter caught up with some of our students getting ready for Halloween.
Some senior students spend Sunday afternoon at Old Navy looking for costume accessories.
Early Saturday morning Rocko Gentry (The Dancenter resident Bboy) left for an audition at Busch Gardens in Florida. Dancenter friends and family will miss his talents but we are glad that he has the opportunity to showcase his artistic abilities at Busch Gardens. We are proud of his accomplishments in the dance world. www.buschgardens.com
Dancenter students performed at the annual KOMA FAMJAM at RiverWind Casino. Instructor Cameron Graham performed to Michael Jackson representing the 1970's, Austin Nieves, Ronnie & Zachary Treadway along with Rocko Gentry did Break dancing representing the 1980's and Zarah Cobb, Tiffany Feese, Randi Mattox, Devin Payne and Ryanne Tate represended the 1990's with a Hip Hop number. Dancenter family and friends enjoyed the evening with Ronnie Kaye and all his friends from KOMA.
Lori Treadway traveled to New York City this summer with 9 students, 1 instructor, and 2 mothers to attend The Pulse National Convention. They rented an apartment for their 8 day trip and attended numerous dance classes at The Pulse, Alvin Ailey and Broadway Dance. On their off days they toured 3 city college campus seeking information for our graduating seniors. Austin Nieves attended on scholarship and along with Ronnie Treadway they both performed in the Intensive Performance. The Dancenter's Boom Crew (Zarah Cobb, Tiffany Feese, Devin Payne, Ryanne Tate, Randi Mattox, Austin Nieves, Ronnie Treadway & Zachary Treadway) performed in The Pulse Gala. They enjoyed a lot of site seeing, an 80's Broadway Play and shopping. They returned all pumped and ready for a new dance season at The Dancenter.
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