Triplett Dance Academy

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What’s Happening at TRIPLETT

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Ballet and Contemporary dancers can keep in shape with the open classes in August.
Here are the dates and times for the classes:

Tue, Aug. 22- 5:00-7:00 contemporary
Wed, Aug. 23- 5:30-7:30 contemporary 
Tue, Aug. 29- 5:00-7:00 ballet/pointe
Wed, Aug. 30- 5:30-7:30 ballet/pointe
Tue, Sept. 5- 5:00-7:00 ballet/pointe
Wed, Sept. 6- 5:30-7:30 ballet/pointe

The studio is already gearing up for fall classes. Join us for our in studio registration:
Aug. 23, Wed 4:00- 7pm
Aug. 30, Wed 4:00-7pm
Sept 5, Tues 4:00-7pm
Sept 6, Wed 4:00-7pmThanks to fabulous faculty and our hard working dancers, we are ready to go for Dance Concert 2017 on June 2,3,and 4 at the Medford BCIT.  Tickets are available through the studio and at the door.  Come see what Triplett Dance is all about!

 

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.

The Triplett  Summerdance 2016 schedule has arrived.  Summerdance begins June 27 and ends July 27.  Train with teachers from Philadanco, Koresh, Pennsylvania Ballet, and the Bolshoi.  Four separate workshops for different levels and ages.

Events from 2015

Triplett soloists scoring first place in their divisions were: Junior Miss Legacy: Madison Dabravalskie Senior High Score: Meghan Tippin Senior Miss Legacy: Alexa Burychka

ALL AMERICAN TALENT COMPETITION RESULTS

Junior High Score Solo- Maddie Dabravalskie Junior Miss Dance- Maddie Dabravalskie Senior High Score Solo- Meghan Tippin Senior Miss Dance- Alexa Burychka Junior High Score- “I Got The Feeling” Teen High Score Small Group- “Torn Apart” Teen High Score Large Group-“Problem” Senior High Score Small Group- “Grown Woman”

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.

Congratulations to two 2014 TDA graduates! Kelly Winters is performing with the Kutztown U dance team, and Julia Weiss is will appear in several pieces with Rider U’s dance company.

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!!

We have some great new teachers this year.  Our preschoolers are enjoying classes with their new teacher, Nicole Lydzinski.   Nicole had been teaching in Langhorne, Pa for ten years.  She is teaching preschool and basics classes.   Also new to the faculty is  Ashley Johnson.  Ashley is a former 76’ers and Atlanta Hawks cheerleader, and a  contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance”. She was sent “through  to Las Vegas” which is a  major feat as all SYTYCD fans know!  And TDA dancers are all SYTYCD fans, isn’t everyone?

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 PUTTY DANCE PROJECT

One of TDA’s  favorite teacher/choreographers, Lauren Putty,  is having the premier performance of her new company, “The Putty  Dance Project” in October.  All of the students and staff wish Lauren great success with her new venture.  We have all been fans of Lauren’s work for a long time here at the studio.   Check it out at   www.laurenputtydance.com

Triplett Dance Academy on Facebook is a great way to see the latest studio video and photos and keep up TDA news!  Check out our page.

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.

SUMMERDANCE WITH LAUREN PUTTY-WHITE!  It is always a treat for Summerdance students when Lauren Putty-White comes to teach and choreograph!  After retiring  from Philadanco in late July, she is focusing her energies as the director/choreographer with  her company, The Putty Project.  Much success from all of us at TDA!

Lauren Putty summer

ATLANTIC CITY SHOWGIRLS!   In Atlantic City for the Beyond The Stars National Competition, TDA Dancers, Alexa Burychka & Mary Weiss taking a break from rehearsal outside the Taj Mahal.

Mary & Alexa AC

May 30, 31 & June 1:  DANCE CONCERT 2014

The 31st annual Triplett Dance Concerts will be held at BCIT in Medford. Call the studio for information and tickets.  Don’t wait too long, the Sunday, June 1, 1pm performance is already sold out!!!

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MAY 17, SATURDAY: TDA DANCERS CELEBRATING NATIONAL TAP DAY WITH THEIR TAP TEACHER, ROCHELLE HAYNES, AT THE TAP TIES WORKSHOP AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE IN ALLENTOWN, PA

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