The SW Committee CCA will be offering classes on Saturday, August 9th at The Dance Movement with Dayna Meixell, June Smith, and Kaarlo Lawler. Classes start at 3:00 with Dayna Meixell to 4:45. Dayna will conduct a technique class of her favorite Cecchetti studies. June Smith and Kaarlo Lawler will teach from 5-7. Their class is a request and review class with both Kaarlo and June teaching. Please send your requests and reviews to [email protected] by August 5th, so that June and Kaarlo have time to prepare.
The Dance Movement is located at 10301 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75025
These classes are being offered to SW Cecchetti Council members. The cost of both classes is being covered by the committee. We hope you can join us!
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Our SW Committee CCA performance of Tchaikovsky Waltz has been re-scheduled to a later afternoon time, 3:52 pm. We are getting skirts for the performers. Dayna M. has been coordinating the rehearsals. More info regarding Dance Planet directions and agenda is forthcoming. Click here for the Dance Planet web site.
The SW Committee CCA Dance Planet18 performance has been scheduled for an April 12 performance at 1:24 pm. The title of the work is”Tchaikovsky Waltz.” It’s not too late to join the dance! Stay tuned for rehearsal info. Don’t forget to fill out the form to participate. Questions? Send me a note, [email protected] or speak with Ms. Meixell.
As part of the Dance Council of North Texas, the SW Committee CCA will participate in Dance Planet 18! on April 12-13, Dallas, TX. Advanced students (or those Intermediate Two students given permission to take the Variation class) who attend the Southwest Committee’s March Seminar will have the opportunity to perform at the annual Dance Council of North Texas Event—-Dance for the Planet. They will learn the dance choreographed by Ms. Dayna Meixells, present it at the end of seminar showcase, attend a mandatory rehearsal at the Dance Movement and then perform at Booker T. Washington. Dancers may enjoy the dance event on their own as desired. Please download this form for more information and permission to participate.
The SW Committee CCA joined the Dance Council of North Texas this year. The Dance Council has been in motion for forty years in the North Texas area promoting and encouraging all aspects of dance. “DCNT provides artistic, educational and cultural opportunities to people of all ages, ethnicities and abilities through dance festivals, master classes, scholarships, professional recognition, adaptive dance programs, collaborations and partnerships. DCNT is an organization of professional and non-professional dance companies, independent artists, teachers, performers, movement specialists, students, dance enthusiasts and businesses.” We look forward to being a part of the Dance Council of North Texas.
The SW Committee CCA welcomes Yulia Llina from the Denton Dance Conservatory. Yulia comes from the Kiev Ballet School in Kiev, Ukraine. After graduating with honors in 1999, Ms. Llina danced as a soloist with the St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre under Boris Eifmann, and then the St. Petersburg State Ballet Theatre under L. Jacobson. In 2010, Ms. Llina was awarded a diploma of recognition from the St. Petersburg Committee of Culture for the preservation of the best traditions and creative contribution to the development of Russian ballet. She has danced leading roles in “Giselle,” “Swan Lake,” “Carmen,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Nutcracker,” and other more contemporary works. Throughout her dance career, Ms. Llina performed extensively touring Europe, the United States, Canada, South America, and Asia. She has contributed immensely to the Denton dance community and we look forward to having her join us!
The SW Committee CCA is offering two Teacher Scholarships for members in good standing to attend the Teacher’s Summer Seminar in Michigan, July 13-19, 2014. Members who have passed Grades I-IV are eligible to apply for a $250.00 scholarship and members who have passed Elementary-Diploma are eligible to apply for a $500.00 scholarship. Deadline for scholarship submission is March 22, 2014. Notification of award will be April 1. The SW Committee must know if the teacher will be attending the Summer Seminar by April 15. If the teacher cannot attend, a runner up will be selected. To apply for this opportunity, click HERE to download a pdf application form, and submit it to the following email: [email protected]
Karla Harris is the former Owner/Director of Northbrook Dance Centre and Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre North, a regional ballet performing company. She danced in NYC with the Radio City Rockettes after graduating with a BA in foreign language from Millikin University. She holds her Advanced Teacher’s Certification with the CCA and is a Permanent Examiner and Liaison Officer.
Ms. Harris teaches ballet, pointe and the Cecchetti syllabus work throughout the Chicagoland area, as well as guest teaches at the CCA International Summer School at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.