Company Yearbook 17-18
August: The 17-18 Company season begins with an Intensive for Divisions B, C, & D! Dancers took 20 hours of classes in styles ranging from Ballet to Fosse to Tap, Hip Hop and more from guest master Instructors!
September: Company members and families gathered gently used dance clothing, shoes and accessories to send to a dance studio in suburban Houston whose families were greatly effected by hurricane Harvey. Company dancers made cards for the Houston dancers and our outreach committee volunteers packed up stacks of boxes!
Company dancers also had their Kick-off party in September - bowling & pizza!
September 29 - October 1:
University of Arizona Jazz Dance Showcase and Invitational Concert
Six of our high school Company dancers (Alexis, Anabelle, Ashley, Kevin, Maya, and Olivia) were invited to perform a dance choreographed by Miss Leah at the University of Arizona September 29th. These dancers also attended an audition and took workshop classes all weekend with UA Dance Department faculty and guest instructors.
Miss Jenny and Miss Leah chaperoned, and the group was able to catch up with former Company dancer Zoe, currently attending UA as a dance major, and former JDC instructor Miss CJ, who is completing her MFA in dance at UA. What an amazing weekend!
October: Company Photo Shoot
Time for the serious JDC Company group photo...and a little fun!
November: So many things!
- Did you know that 18 of our Company members are class assistants too?
We love that they give up some of their free time to help other dancers!
Here's Kevin stretching with a dancer in our Ballet 1 class.
- and finally, before we go on our Thanksgiving break, we have a themed Spirit Week. Here are a couple photos from Pajama Day and Dress Like a Different Sport Day!
- Competition costuming is in full swing! Here are some of the
Division C dancers getting an idea of what their Le Freak costume will look like.
February: Radix Chicago!
Most of our dancers competed their solos, duos, & or trios, and all Company dancers danced their hearts out during an incredible weekend of workshops/master classes!
Several of the JDC Company dancers received awards, ranging from Jr Male Core Performer (Erick, center), to 4 Cutting Edge Ballet Scholarships!
January: Solo, Duo/Trio Dress Rehearsal
Here's a sneak peek at many of the dancers competing solos, duos &/or trios this season!
February: Group Dress Rehearsal
A busy February continued with the Group Dress Rehearsal sneaking in between snow storms!
JDC has dances competing in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, and Open categories again this season.
Group Dress Rehearsal begins with a gift from Miss Jenny, what we call our Warm Fuzzy gift - this year it's awesome cozy JDC Company flannel pj pants!
OnStage NY regionals in South Lyon, MI
Just some of our exciting results...
Class Act Award: Mini/Junior
Critic's Choice (Mini): I've Got My Love
Entertainment Award (Mini): Bring It Back
Entertainment Award (Junior): Are You Ready
Critic's Choice (Teen): These Arms of Mine
Overall High Scores:
Minis: I've Got My Love
Teen: These Arms of Mine
Miss & Mr Onstage NY runners up:
Bianca - Junior
Ashley - Teen
Kevin - Senior
VIP Dance Regionals: Chicago 1 March 16-18, 2018
Talent On Parade Dance Regionals
at the Genessee Theater in Waukegan
April 27-29, 2018
VIP Nationals - Orlando, FL
Artistic Dance Exchange:
Bloomington, IL March 24-25
Alexis, Olivia, and Ashley attended the optional ADE convention weekend and competed their solos & duo.
They worked hard, had a great experience, and earned accolades such as:
Improv winner (Alexis)
Excellence in Class Award (Olivia)
Studio Intensive Award
Cutting Edge Studio Award
Congratulations, and way to represent!!!