A full house and a great show. The fans were lined up and packed in to get an autograph from the dancers after the show. It was great to see them enjoying the energy and friendships of a great performance.
The dance studio has become a second home for Lucas and now Penny. They spend countless hours there, making and growing friendships, trusting the teachers, directors and studio, and exploring their love of dance. For almost the whole time we’ve been at Creative Dance Center we’ve known Gabrielle as the studio director. Her compassion and kindness balances the demands and stress of competitive dance, giving all the dancers, especially mine, the foundation they need to be vulnerable, to take risks and to grow. In celebration of Gabrielle’s and Joe’s upcoming nuptials, the studio planned the most special and sweet faux wedding. No detail was missed and all the dancers were able to celebrate and share in their joy.
Creative Dance Center’s Nutcracker in a Shell is an abbreviated, updated take on the classic and a festive community event. The performances raise funds for CDC’s non-profit IPAYouth, an organization dedicated to supporting dance education. With only ten rehearsals, over sixty dancers and one dress rehearsal the dancers have to be ready to perform. It is a lot of work, a lot of waiting, a lot of coordination and a lot of details. And it is a lot more than just a performance.