The Dancenter News
Congratulations to Dancenter students Kristen Privette & Zarah Cobbfor making the University of Oklahoma Pom Squad for the 2013-2014 year. The students endured a tense and grueling try-out process that lasted for several months and can be seen cheering along the sidelines this season. Great job ladies!
Congratulations to the following students on scholarships awarded at this year's conventions and competitions!
Pulse Protege NYC - Ronnie Treadway
Monsters of Hip Hop Millenium Dance Scholarship - Sir Dymond Taylor
Hollywood Connection Convention Scholarship - Kaelynn Garnder
Hollywood Connection Year Long Convention Scholarship - Emma Jackson
Hollywood Connection Nationals Scholarship - Brooke Foster
Hollywood Connection Hollywood Make-Over Scholarship - Kellie Romo
Hollywood Connection HC Dancer, Icon & Fame Awards - Austin Nieves
Creating Opportunities Scholarship - Austin Nieves & Kylee Shive
Encore National Scholarship- Kristen Privette
Encore Elite Dancers & National Scholarship - Zarah Cobb
On February 11, 2012 Danielle Payne was crowned Miss Black Oklahoma University. Dani has been a student at Oklahoma University for 2 years and is a former student of The Dancenter. Among her many talents she studied dance and piano for over 10 years. She is the daughter of Thelma and Rodney Payne and sister to Devin Payne. Her Dancenter family is so very proud of her accomplishments in life. May God be with her through out her travels in life.
Our senior dancers recently returned from their summer trip to NYC. The dancers attended classes at the Alvin Ailey School, Broadway Dance Center, and The Pulse Dance Convention taking classes from world-renowned choreographers such as Brian Friedman (X Factor, America's Got Talent, Britney Spears), Dave Scott (Step Up movie series & SYTYCD), Brooke Lipton (choreographer for Glee), Robert Hoffman (lead male in Step Up 2 & YouTubes's Urban Ninja), Tessandra Chavez (SYTYCD), & Tyce Diorio (SYTYCD). The dancers also performed a hip hop routine in The Pulse NYC showcase. Student Ronnie Treadway recieved a year long Pulse Pro-Protege scholarship to tour with the company assisting the choreographers and staff.
The Dancenter will be having a day camp during Christmas Break for those who still have to work and need a warm safe place for their child. Space is limited so register now so we can save you a place. You will need to bring a sack lunch and we will supply the snacks, drinks and art supplies.
Monday December 27th thru Thursday December 30th.
Monday January 3rd & 4th.
Hours: 7am to 5pm
Fee: $25 daily (Bring a sack lunch) Camp fees are due up front on the first day of camp.
Need a day to shop if you call in advance we can take drop ins.
Drop In Rate: 1/2 day $20 Full day $30
Skylah Graham 11 years old use to dance competitively with the Dancenter. Three years ago her family moved to the Houston, Texas area and she came back to visit with the Hall family. Skylah traveled with us to the Monster's of Hip Hop convention last weekend in Kansas City, MO. This young lady has to be one of the sweetest and most polite children on earth. She was enjoyed by staff, parents and friends. We miss her and hope someday she will return to The Dancenter.
Sommer Fisher Samilton gave birth to twin girls on Wednesday, November 2nd. With mom Sharon by her side the twins arrived beautiful and healthy. Bryleigh and Brenlynn are home now and doing well.
Ryanne Tate, senior dance student at The Dancenter was accepted to the dance program at Oklahoma City University for the fall semester. Receiving a $6,000 Scholarship for dance and she is waiting for the announcement of the dollar value for her ACT score. Ryanne's dream school for dance has always been OCU and now all her hard work in dance has proven to be a great asset. Dreams do come true when you work as hard as Ryanne has done for the last 11 years here at The Dancenter. Congratulations to Ryanne and her parents for this great accomplishment in her life. Thank you Arika & Kelly for all your support through out the years.
Miranda's Dancenter classmate, teachers, friends and family gathered at the Dancenter to shower her with lots of gifts and love today.
Miranda Hales and Chris Smith have decided on a name for their little guy that will arrive in late December. Beau Caden is expected to arrive soon after Christmas. He received lots of cuddly cloths and blankets to start the year off with. Watch the website for the big announcement and hopefully we can get a few pictures from Mommy.
The Dancenter had a wonderful turn out Saturday morning at the Zumbathon "Halloween Party In Pink" for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We had 2 full hours of Zumba Fitness and lots of great costumes. Our first guest was Lady Gaga (Dana Keblish) who also won the raffle. Michelle & Ashley Chick did a great job representing the Dancenter Mother & Daughter Team. We made a lot of new friends and we hope they will all visit our Zumba Fitness classes again in the future. The Dancenter is planning it's next Zumbathon the week following New Years so we can get back on track after the holidays and drop those dreaded pounds. Zumba Fitness Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday at 6pm and Saturday at 10am. We are planning to add additional class times so watch for the update soon.
The Dancenter was named "Studio of the Year" at the Destined 2 Dance Awards Saturday evening (October 16, 2010) at the Cox Center. Also honored were Zarah Cobb for Best Female Dancer, Ronnie Treadway for Best Male Dancer, Cordell Weathersbee, II for Best Contemporary Choreographer and Austin Nieves for Best Hip Hop Choreographer. The "Boom Crew" (Zarah Cobb, Tiffany Feese, Austin Nieves, Devin Payne, Ronnie Treadway and Zachary Treadway performed a Hip Hop number and Cordell Weathersbee, II performed a contemporary number. Congratulations to the students and staff for this wonderful accomplishment.
Ronnie Treadway was selected as one of just 50 High School Students in the state to serve on the 2010-2011 State of Oklahoma Superintendents Student Advisory Council.
The State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council is comprised of 50 members who provide input to the State Superintendent on key issues affecting school performance and reform. Members are advisors and act as liaisons between the State Department of Education and the students of Oklahoma. The Council meets three to four times a year and is representative of Oklahoma geographically and racially. Members range from freshmen to seniors and are selected on a competitive basis.