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DCG Elite 2012 Competition Results:
VIP Competition Results: 1st Place Overall Mini Division Large Group (jazz), 1st Place Overall Junior Large Group (Hip-Hop), 5th Place Overall Junior Small Group (Jazz), Outstanding Acro Award (Junior-Duet), Entertainment Award (Senior-Tap), Costume Award (Junior-Acro Small Group), Energy Award (Overall Studio Performance Award)! Congratulations Dancers!
DANCE MACHINE Competition Results: 1 Diamond Award, 4 Platinum Awards, 5 High Gold Awards, 1st Place Overall Junior Duo/Trio Division (Acro), 1st Place Overall Teen Duo/Trio Division (Pointe), 1st Place Overall Petite Division Large Group (lyrical), 1st Place Overall Senior Division Super Group (Tap), 3rd Place Overall Junior Division Super Group (Hip-Hop), 3rd Place Overall Petite Large Group (Jazz), 3rd Place Overall Junior Division Large Group (Contemporary), 4th Place Overall Junior Division Large Group (Jazz), 5th Place Overall Teen Division Solo (Tap), 7th Place Overall Division Junior Small Group (Acro). Photos from this competition posted below!
Congratulations Cecchetti Ballet Examination Students! You have worked so hard and your examination results are outstanding this 2012 season! DCG is proud of the commitment you have made to the art of dance and we are so proud of each one of you!
2011 Competititon Results and Performance Videos!
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DCG is very proud and would like to congratulate the following student accomplishments during the 2010-2011 dance year:
Congratulations to the students that travelled with Ms. Jeanne to the International Cecchetti Ballet Intensive Summer Study, Michigan 2010 and 2011. Ms Jeanne would like to say, "Congratulations on your personal levels of success throughout the program, your performances were simply outstanding, so, thank you, and congratulations on receiving 1st runner-up to the National scholarship for 2011 and 2nd runner-up to the National scholarship for the 2012 summer instisive study. You were incredilbe ambassadors for DCG and our community is proud of your representation."
Congratulations to Connor Speetjens for her acceptance into North Carolina School of the Arts, Contemporary Dance Program 2011-2014.
Congratulations to the students that participated in the Open Space Cafe production of Tommy, July 2011. DCG is proud to hear that the show was a tremendous success! Congratulations on another great acheivement!
Congratulations to the all the students that participated in the Destination Broadway Intensive Study, NYC, July 2011. DCG is very proud to hear that several of you were placed into the advanced level dance program after your day 1 auditions! DCG is really proud of each of you!
Acceptance into New York University, Tisch School of The Arts, New Studio on Broadway: Music Theatre and Acting, Fall 2010 and Fall 2011
Acceptance into University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dual Degree Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts Dance Degree in the Llyod International Honors College
Student Participation in the 2010 and 2011 Cecchetti Council of America's National Ballet Examinations (with a 100% pass rate).
Acceptance into The Radio City Music Hall Rockette's 2010 and 2011 Summer Intensive Study, NYC.
Acceptance into numreours local theatre companies including The Community Theatre of Greensboro, Open Space Cafe, Community Theatre of High Point, Gallery Player's of Burlington, The Barn Dinner Theater and more!
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DCG Elite Competition Dance Team 2012
2011 Spring Recital Photographs
Nutcracker Suite 2011-12 (Act I)
Nutcracker Suite 2011-12 (Act II)
Nutcracker Suite, Rehearsal Fun
Cecchetti International Ballet 2010
2010 Spring Performance Photographs
Faculty photos new and old
Master Classes with Guest Artists
Our Youngest Dancers
Tumbling Classes are popular and fun!
Great fun in our challenging classes - Jazz Musical Theater.
"The Cecchetti Method is the only ballet technique that I have found to be kind to a dancer's body. It provides a precise system for training and teaches the terminology of ballet. I completed Grades I-V as a student and I feel this is what got me accepted to The Juilliard School.
As I went on to the professional dance world…the auditions I would attend 9 times out of 10 began with a ballet combination. I performed as a Radio City Rockette, and who would think you’d need ballet training to do high kicks?! The Rockettes are all about precision and with my Cecchetti training I was able to achieve the proper arm and leg positions that precision dancing requires, with EASE!
I then went onto perform in the Broadway revival of 42nd Street, a heavy tap show. What was the first thing we had to do for that audition? Ballet! Cecchetti got me the job!!!
I am now finding that many students do not know the basic steps and terminology of ballet that follow through in jazz, tap and lyrical. I stopped teaching the “tricks” and introduced the Cecchetti Method to my students. The rate of improvement accelerated. The system of the Cecchetti method allows a dancer to develop their body and mind in a few short years. Today I am busy preparing 45-50 students a year for their National Cecchetti Ballet Examinations. The most important thing I see is how interested and excited the kids are to learn and how they recognize the benefits that Cecchetti gives them.”
Jennifer Marquardt-Waldner, NYC