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April 2019 Newsletter Summer 2019 Brochure SPRING 2019 RECITAL Dress Rehearsal Schedule Spring Performance Show Date Assignment Spring Performance Survival Tips Performance Tights List

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Elizabeth Shaffer – Costume Director and Public Relations Director

Elizabeth Shaffer, Kate Price’s mom wears many hats at the Academy of the Arts. She is the Costume director for our studio and for the Jackson Dance Company. She and her staff design, sew, order and alter all of the beautiful costumes used in the Academy and JDC performances. Elizabeth is also our Events manager,…

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Kendall Stephens – JDC Assistant Tap Director

Kendall began dancing when she was 3 years old. In the years that she studied at the Academy of the Arts she trained in tap, ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, modern, and gymnastics. She was a member of the Jackson Dance Company for 7 years, and worked at the studio assisting and teaching classes during that…

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Christina Perry – Assistant Artistic Director JDC Rehearsal Director

Christina has been dancing for 20 years and her passion for dance was inspired from her early training under Betsy Carr, Marjorie Randazzo, and Melissa Ray at Dance Arts Academy in Traverse City, MI. She then earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Performance at Butler University’s prestigious Jordan College of the Arts…

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Important Dates 2019-20

September 3 Classes begin October 15 Tuition Due, 1/3 Costume due, Christmas Performance fee due October 31 Halloween! No Dance November 15 1/3 Costume balance due November 26 Final day for fall dance November 27-30 Thanksgiving Break December 1-6 Christmas Performance, rehearsals TBA December 7 Christmas Performances at Western High school December 15 1/3 Costume…

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