No Class on 2/15/14

Due to the recent inclement weather and the compromised transportation needs of our students, there will be no class tomorrow (2/15/14).

*Dance Students- Keep stretching and praying and praying to stretch! See you next week.SnowBus

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Back to Class!

The sunshine has melted most of the snow away everyone! Now it’s time to praise dance! We cannot wait to see all of our young dancers tomorrow for the official start of our spring 2014 dance session!

Dancers: Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and to bring a water bottle. It’s time to move!Snow Melt

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Rescheduling

Unfortunately, the start of the Kainos Dance winter/spring 2014 dance session must be rescheduled. The new dance session start date is Saturday, February 1, 2014 (11:30 AM-12:30 PM). We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Dancers: Keep stretching for the heavens above!

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Thank You!

many-thanksWe would like to thank everyone who supported our t-shirt fundraiser. Fifty-four of our t-shirts were purchased, and you helped to raise over $500 for our spring 2014 dance presentation. God is good!

We are blessed to have such support from the local Richmond, VA community as well as Florida, New York, The state of Washington, Texas, Georgia and Panama (Country). If I missed your location, please forgive me.

The funds will go towards purchasing t-shirts and streamers for our dance students. We will also continue to work on making sure that each dancer has a pair of ballet shoes in time for the spring presentation (March 29th). We have partnered with a non-profit company named “Heels In Harmony” in order to make this a possibility.

Again, thank you! May God continue to bless you and your family in the new year!

 

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“The voice on the phone belonged to Masazumi Chaya, the associate artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and he had a startling proposition. Would she — Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, 55 years old, former Ailey superstar and current artificial-hip owner — come out of retirement to dance at a special performance on New Year’s Eve?”

By SARAH LYALL
Published: December 24, 2013

The New York Times full article link- With Willing Spirit, a Reprise for Ailey Dancers

A version of this article appears in print on December 25, 2013, on page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: With Willing Spirit, a Reprise for Ailey Dancers.

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We could use your help…

Every year Kainos Dance has a final presentation in the spring, and every presentation always improves upon the last. One area we have never lacked in is spirit, passion and a desire for excellence. The area we have always struggled in is uniforms and costumes. Does God still show up during the presentations? Yes! But, this year we would like to make sure that each of our students has a dance uniform as well as colorful costumes and streamers. Please check out the link below to take part in our fundraiser. Thank you!

Click here to participate in our fundraiser: Kainos Dance Uniform and Costume Fundraiser

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Misty Copeland“If American Ballet Theatre has its way, its beautiful soloist will soon become even more well-known. Ms. Copeland, who is African-American, is helping launch Project Plié, a national initiative to be announced Friday that is aimed at boosting diversity within ballet.”

Source: The Wall Street Journal (September 15, 2013)

Complete Article: Dancing Toward Diversity

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Expect Delays…

Expect-Delays-signUnfortunately, the start date of our fall dance session has been rescheduled. We look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday, September 21st (11:30 AM-12:30 PM).

Dance Students: Remember to stretch and pray and pray to stretch. Have a blessed weekend!

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What is Praise Dance?

Praise dancing is not always the pretty, the perfect, a flowing skirt.
It shows the freeing release from a past hurt.
Taking flight through the air with faith in your heart.
Stepping forward in motion with a hidden spark.
Stretching toward heaven with a powerful praise.
Listening to the gospel beat for the rest of your days.
Praise dance should show a surrender, a struggle, a journey, a pressing through.
Praise dancing should show the power of God moving in you.

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“Something Big” Mini Dance Camp 2013

Our “Something Big” Mini Dance Camp at The Peter Paul Development Center began today! It is such a blessing to take part in PPDC’s “Summer Promise 2013″ program.

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