Student Happenings 2016-2017
Congratulations to Kendal Armstrong who received a MVP runner up scholarship and Ruth Walters who received a season finale scholarship for the junior room at Velocity dance convention.
Congratulations to Ralph Walters for first runner up MVP for the boys in the mini room at velocity!!!
Congratulations to one of our alumni! Christy McAuliffe who was accepted into the River North Dance Chicago Summer Program!
Congratulations to Meggie Martin, who was accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive! This is a huge honor and very exciting for such a hard working young lady!
Best of luck to Mackenzie Belanger, Lindsay Roberge, and Mikayla Kuphal, who auditioned and were accepted for The Rockettes Summer Dance Intensive!
Meggie Martin, Kendal Armstrong, Mackenzie Belanger, Ava Delisle and Angie Danowski all auditioned and were accepted to The Art of Movement Summer Intensive.
-Margaret Martin was chosen for Breakout Artist Finalist at Nuvo and was awarded a scholarship at the Art of Movement Convention for her excellence in Tap.
-Kendal Armstrong was awarded a scholarship at the Art of Movement Convention for her excellence in Contemporary.
-Mackenzie Belanger was chosen for Standout Artist in Jazz/Contemporary at Nuvo and was awarded the highest scholarship in the Senior Room at the Art of Movement Convention.
-Alison Szymanski was awarded the second highest scholarship in the Senior Room at the Art of Movement Convention. She will be attending the I.D.E.A. Summer assistant teacher-training program.
-Parker McCarron was chosen for Die Hard Dancer at Nuvo and awarded a scholarship.
Alumni-Rachel McAuliffe competed for the University of Michigan Dance Team and placed 10th in the nation.
Alumni-Brianna Tori competed for the Michigan State University Dance Team and placed 12th in the nation.
KSD Takes Hollywood!
Over the holiday break we were asked to bring a small number of advanced dancers to the first annual Hollywood Dance Invitational in Santa Monica California, which was sponsored by Kids Artistic Revue (“KAR”)! It was a fabulous learning experience for our dancers, who were able to take class with Brooke Lipton (choreographer from the hit TV series, “Glee”), participate in a mock audition and class with Disneyland choreographers and casting agents, meet with Clear Talent Group, and participate in a photo shoot from which KAR selected photography for
Their 2016 promotional ads. We are so pleased to have these kinds of opportunities available to our dancers and look forward to providing more great opportunities for our dancers in the coming year.
Congratulations to our amazing KSD Seniors who have chosen colleges for next year!
Jen Schultz will be attending Grand Valley State University.
Kayla Cary will be attending Grand Valley State University.
Kayla Smith will be attending Oklahoma City University where she will major in dance.