Jacey Brimhall danced at Dance Concepts 2007-2012. She studied and performed ballet, jazz, and contemporary. Jacey was on our competition team and was also a member of Hillcrest High School’s drill team. Since graduating, Jacey has done multiple service trips abroad. We’re so proud of the way she has chosen to work for the good of others when she could otherwise spend her summers relaxing, and the confidence she shows traveling to these distant places. Keep reading for our interview with Jacey about her trips since graduating.(more…)
Misty Copeland has lived a fascinating life. Life in Motion tells the story of her unlikely beginnings with ballet. Starting out at the Boys and Girls Club wearing gym clothes instead of a leotard, she danced with other students much younger than she. Later, Misty moved to a ballet school where she left her family and lived with her teacher there. We learn about the difficulties of making it in a professional company and even hear about how she met and became friends with Prince.(more…)
We are deeply proud of so many of our dancers who have come through Dance Concepts. Not because they have all gone on to have professional dance careers - few do - but because they go on to be confident, capable people who contribute so much to our world. Our new series “Where Are They Now” will highlight our past dancers and let you catch up on some old friends you may remember watching perform.
Lucy Hutchins (then Lucy Bergstrom) was a Dance Concepts dancer from 2005 (the first year Erica owned DC and Julie came on as our first teacher) through 2010. Lucy now is the founder and owner of Moby Thrift. Together with her husband, she’s fighting sweatshop labor, encouraging a sustainable future, and making fashion more fun and affordable. We interviewed Lucy to learn a little more about her journey:(more…)
Another recital is in the books! Our dancers were brave, supportive and loving towards one another and I couldn’t be more proud! The feeling of accomplishment and camaraderie you feel emanating from a class right after they come off the stage is one of my favorite things.(more…)
We sat down with the choreographer and costume creator for Game Over, Tiffany Morse, and learned a little more about what went into making the dance. Game Over, performed by our Ballet A Competition team received a High Point award at Releve and Best Costume at Step Up.(more…)