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Recital 2015, "The Giving Tree"

We are more excited about this theme than from years past because this year is all about our CDC family giving back to the community. From now until June, we will have several planned activities for the studio to get involved in as a group and also will encourage all of our students to individually give back.

 

Each month from January-June we will focus on a specific charity or cause

  •  January – Richmond Friends of the Homeless –donate canned goods, clothes, your time
  • February – Sending love – Cards for Hospitalized Kids and Caring Kids Cards
  •  March – Stuffed Animals (Chesterfield Fire Stations and Children’s Hospital Foundation)
  • April – Earth Day (cleaning up the community)
  • May – Animals (RAL, Southside SPCA, Sanctuary Rescue, & C.A.R.E.)
  • June – FEED 23112 (canned goods, toiletry items, etc) Traveling Tutus (costumes/shoes)

 

Help fill our tree!

We have a list of ways to give back and also want to see how many creative ideas our students can come up with on their own. We would like to document all of their efforts so every time your child gives back, please do the following:

  • Notify the office at CDC and your child will add their name and what they did to our tree. Let’s see if our tree can overflow with giving!
  • Take a picture or short video documenting what they did. Post your picture on Instagram and use #cdcgivingtree! Please send the pictures to Katherine@chesterfielddancecenter to be featured in a special presentation for recital 2015.

"To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - R.W. Emerson


    Richmond Friends of the Homeless Holiday House 


CDC wins #1 spot in Style Weekly's Family Favorites

Chesterfield Dance Center was chosen as one of Style's Family Favorites by readers, under two categories: #1 "Favorite Dance Lessons" AND #3 "Favorite Place to Celebrate a Birthday"! Thanks to our CDC family & friends for showing the love! 


Owner, Carrie Hughes, featured in Article


CDC Wins the 2010 Best of Midlothian for Dance Instruction

CDC has won the Best of Midlothian Award for Dance Instruction for the 2nd year in a row!  (CDC also won in 2009 and 2011 & 2012)

 

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chesterfield Dance Center Receives 2010 Best of Midlothian Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

NEW YORK, NY, December 15, 2010 -- Chesterfield Dance Center has been selected for the 2010 Best of Midlothian Award in the Dance Instruction category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

SOURCE: U.S. Commerce Association

CONTACT:
U.S. Commerce Association
Email: PublicRelations@uscaaward.com
URL: http://www.uscaaward.com


Brandermill Green Market

Looking for fresh, local produce and other fabulous goodies?  Look no further than the Brandermill Green Market!  Every Saturday from 9 AM -12 PM in the Market Square shopping center (May-September, weather permitting)


CDC Alum, Connor Senning, to perform with JUNK

Connor Senning, alum of CDC, is now a full company member with Brian Sanders' JUNK!  Come out to see the company perform Sanctuary in the Philly Fringe Festival (Philadelphia, PA) September 3rd-18th, 2010.  Discounted and group rate tickets available! We would love to get a group to go up together!  Call or email the studio if you are interested!

 

http://www.pafringe.com/details.cfm?id=12746

 

This is where the lost take charge.

Take a wall fourteen feet high and one hundred and twenty feet long and make it into a stage. This is the set for Sanctuary, a dance of intense movement, ritual, and mistaken assumptions about the past from celebrated choreographer and Festival favorite Brian Sanders. Sometime in the future, a group of people inhabit a blown out, old industrial architectural relic from the past. They have chosen this place as a safe-haven, looking to recreate something from the past that is missing from their lives: a previous, purer way of life—the ever elusive sense of “the way things used to be.”

Sanders turns this wide visual expanse into an exquisitely choreographed mix of danger, force, and beauty, as his lost tribe brings to life a vision of what this place once was, with a new set of rules and rituals.

"Sanders, a former dancer with Momix, is witty, deadpan and a master of the absurd—but he also remembers the dance element."
Ellen Dunkel, The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

Direction and Choreography Brian Sanders Lighting Terry Smith Interactive Sculptures Alex Gartelmann Performers Gunnar Clark, Greg Holt, Amanda Lenox, John Luna, Shadou Mintrone, Sinéad O’Neill, Connor Senning, Dujuan Smart Jr, Billy Robinson, Brian Sanders