Triplett Dance Academy

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What’s Happening at TRIPLETT

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Some great videos from our past performances are available at:   Triplett Dance Academy site: www.youtube.com

DANCE CONCERT 2018 : If you would like to see our dancers perform and see first hand what Triplett is all about, our Dance Concerts will be June 1 at 7pm, , June 2 at 2pm and 7pm and June 3 at 1pm at the BCIT in Medford, NJ.

March 10, 2018:  Wow! We had two dancers chosen the Title winners at Celebration Talent Competition,  they were Destiny Cruz, pointe solo  and Abbey Male, lyrical!

March 4, 2018: At On Stage America’s Regional competition in March, Triplett dancer, Destiny Cruz,  was chosen by the judges as the Title winner of the Junior age 10-12 division. She performed a beautiful pointe solo by her ballet teacher, Melanie Schmidt. Congratulations to Destiny and Melanie!

The Competition dancers were  at Beyond The Stars in February . There to cheer them on was their choreographer, Bob Tyler from Koresh Dance Co., and Triplett alumni, Mary Weiss. Thanks to all of our company dancers for their hard work and great performances.

Our competition group started off their season in January with great classes and lots of  fun at West Coast Dance Explosion in Reston, Virginia.

October 2017: Our young ballet students had a great day of classes at the Peabody Conservatory of John Hopkins University participating in a ballet seminar with Barbara Weissberger, founder of the Penn. Ballet. Barbara shared her secret to a long, active, energy filled life, “Well, Dance!”.

Madison  Dabravalskie has been accepted into the U. of North Carolina’s School Of The Arts high school program for the Fall 2017 program.  It is a fabulous opportunity to continue her training and we are all excited for her.

MARCH 26, 2017  Wow! They’ve done it again! Destiny Cruz is the junior Title winner and Lauren Weiss won the senior Title winner at the Step Up 2 Dance and Nexstar Dance Competitions. Congratulations to Lauren, Destiny and all of our  soloists.

MARCH 6, 2017 Our dancers are back from On Stage America Competition with some great acknowledgments from the judges. The dancers won a special award for technical skills in all forms of dance. They share that award with their wonderful teachers, Melanie, Bob, Cat, Irina, LaCeda and Ashley. That’s Destiny Cruz in the photo. She won the top score and title in the Jr division with her beautifully performed lyrical solo. To all of our groups and soloists, the entire studio is rooting for you and proud of all your success!

FEBRUARY 11, 2017 Congratulations to our competition dancers on their great performances at All American Talent. Senior title winner, Lauren Weiss did a fantastic job with her solo.

Here are some pictures from the VIP Dance Competition this week end.  The dancers won 7 first place awards!!!  Madison Dabravalskie,  won top score out of  56 solos in the  junior division with her contemporary solo, “Square One”.  Great going, Maddie!   Other soloists placing in the top ten were, Senior division Mary Weiss, and Sydney Raley, teen division, Caitlyn Kresky, and Lauren Weiss, and  in her very first solo performance, Junior Division,  Destiny Cruz.    Thank you, choreographers. Bob Tyler, Melanie Schmidt, Rochelle Haynes, Caterina DeSumma, Mary Noel Kilgallon, LaCeda Nelson  and Ashley Johnson. All of our groups and soloists did a great job with their wonderful new choreography for this season.  Check back for results as our 2016 Competition season rolls on.

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 At West Coast Dance Explosion on Feb 6, two of our competition groups placed first,  the teen tap “Three Little Birds” and senior tap, “Water Fountain”.   Great work dancers and congratulations to choreographer, Rochelle Haynes.

Thank you, Costume Gallery, for the scholarship award to Triplett student, Amanda Smalfus. Amanda was one of 19 students chosen from across the country to receive a dance scholarship in honor of Beverly Miller, the founder of company. The great people, at Costume Gallery have always been there to help our studio since we opened our doors in 1983! Congratulations Amanda, we are all so proud of you, you deserve this wonderful recognition.

Our dancers attended the Dance Masters of America, Chapter 25 workshop/scholarship workshop last week-end. All of the dancers did a great job and several came away with awards and scholarships.  Meg Tippin won a cash award for the best overall scores in ballet, tap, and jazz. Maddie Dabravalskie won the teen jazz award, and Caitlyn Kresky won teen tap. Kaylee Corrato, Destiny Cruz and Alexa Burychka won scholarships to future DMA workshops. Great going, girls!!

LOOK FOR TDA DANCER, DESTINY CRUZ,   IN THE MOVIE, “THE QUITTER”  WHICH IS PREMIERING NEXT WEEKEND IN NYC.    HERE IS A LINK TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR THE MOVIE,      https://www.facebook.com/TheQuitterMovie       SHE LOOKS TERRIFIC!!!!   HAVE FUN AT THE PREMIER, DESTINY!!!  IF YOU MISS HER IN “THE QUITTER” LOOK FOR HER ON THE FINALE OF “BOARDWALK EMPIRE”.  

THE BOB TYLER FAN CLUB!  Dancers from TDA contemporary classes congratulate their teacher, Bob Tyler, after his performance with Koresh Dance Theater in July.  You were great, Bob!!

Bob Tyler & dancers after Koresh Perf.

 

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