Welcome to the first edition of the Team TDC Blog! Team dancers and their supporters will be updated on the latest team news including progress in team rehearsals, choreography, events, and competition information/results. Concurrently, general studio updates will be published in the Weekly TDC Blog. Read the TDC Weekly and Team TDC Blogs and stay up-to-date!
The first round of visiting choreographers has been scheduled and travel arrangements finalized! We are hosting the renowned New Orleans choreographer Maryann DeAngelis and southern superpower Glen Jenkins. Read their incredible bios below!
Travel details for another sizzling jazz and contemporary choreographer and a revered tap choreographer are in the final stages. We will add weekends with two additional visiting choreographers, if applicable to your team or dancer’s choreography needs. Stay tuned for the big “reveal”! Times for choreography sessions with our visiting artists are forthcoming. Please reserve the followings weekends, if possible.
Maryann DeAngelis: 8/6-8/9
Glen Jenkins: 8/12-8/16
Solo, duo, and trio choreography sessions have started! TDC dancers are already learning their choreography with local and Bay Area choreographers. Other TDC team dancers are selecting their music and working with visiting choreographers this summer. Way to go, dancers!
This week, Laura and Tia continued to audition dancers and add new TDC team members. Our rosters are brimming with fabulous, eager dancers ready to work hard and have fun!
Tiny tanks for our most petite mini-team dancers and TDC tiny dancers have arrived! If your dancer is interested in a slimmer fitting tank, these are a great option. Sizes 4T, 5/6, and 7/8 are available and in stock.
TDC Capezio shorts, logo cinch sacks, two additional styles of logo tanks, and BPA-free TDC water bottles continue to fly off the shelves. You may wear these spirited, colorful items to TDC classes and during performances, conventions, and competitions. Logo wear is available for purchase online through Studio Director and directly from Laura and Tia. Items are available for in-person delivery.
We are awaiting the arrival of our Augusta steel-gray motion flex sample size jackets. Customization options will be detailed online. These lined, durable cadet-style jackets will be available for custom orders and purchase through Studio Director. Team TDC dancers may wear these jackets over costumes at performances, competitions, conventions, and as removable warm-up to class. Marianne’s Creations, LLC is hard at work making these a truly special addition to the TDC clothing line.
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First Glimpse at Visiting Choreographer Bios:
Maryann DeAngelis is a seasoned, sought-after choreographer and instructor in jazz, tap, lyrical, musical theatre, contemporary, stretch and strength, and tumbling/acrobatics at studios in Louisiana, Florida, California, Arizona and Alaska along with a guest instructor in Texas, New York, Maryland, Ohio, Alaska, and China.
Maryann is the former Director/Owner of Dance Fusion in Arizona. While residing in Florida, she worked at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Capones and more! Maryann appeared in the American Idol movie “From Justin to Kelly” and also in a Texas celebration for Kelly Clarkson. She has performed in many industrials and also at Super Bowl XXXVII with Styx and Sting. In addition, Maryann has been an assistant on numerous conventions, such as Tremaine, Dance Caravan, and Dance Olympus. Maryann has also been a judge/convention instructor for ADA, NTG, and VIP and is currently judging for Bravo. She has danced at the Edge in LA and the Broadway Dance Center in NYC, both on scholarship. Currently, Maryann is teaching in Louisiana, on the exclusive sub list at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, and has recently worked with the hit TV show Dance Moms. She also frequently works on choreography with Olympic Ice Skating hopefuls in California.
Maryann’s choreography has won top honors at Regional and National competitions for the past 9 years. Her style & energy have made her one of the most sought after master class teachers today.
Welcome to TDC, Maryann!
Glen Jenkins’ elite training and career encompasses dance, voice, and piano. He was a 1998 recipient of the Alabama State Piano Sonatina Scholarship allowing him to perform with the Alabama State Symphony at age 18. Turning his focus to dance, Glen is a former “Mr. Dance America 2001”, former principal dancer with “Souletry Performance Ensemble” out of Panama City, principal dancer with “Alabama Contemporary Dance Company”, dancer for the Nationally Televised “America’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program”, and Finalist to “Mr. Senior West Coast Dance Explosion” held in Las Vegas. He has performed with artists such as “Third Phaze” and Billy Gilman. His performance credits include Eastern Shore Choral Society and extensive roles in musicals (“CATS”, “Oklahoma”, “Fantastics”, “Best Little Whore House in Texas”, and “Fiddler on the Roof”). Glen has been a guest Teacher/Choreographer for studios & organizations across the United States. Glen’s choreography has been awarded the highest honors and has been featured on ESPN & Oxygen cable networks. He is currently on staff with Broadway South Dance. His former dancers can be seen in many collegiate dance lines, teaching in local studios, dancing in Vegas & NYC, Tokyo-Disney, Cirque de Souleil-Spain, and performing on Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Welcome to TDC, Glen!