Teacher Interviews

How Erica Became a Dancer

My mom put my in dance for the first time when I was 3 (mostly because Nana volunteered to pay for it.) I was socially not ready to be away from her and a cried and cried until the teacher told my mom, “Please don’t bring her back anymore.”  It’s not uncommon for kids to take a few weeks to warm up for class, but I wasn’t making any progress at all.  Mom tried again when I was 4, and had about the same results.  It wasn’t until I was 5 that I was ready to be in a classroom without Mom by my side. (more…)

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How We Spent Our Summer Vacations

With some new faces on staff at Dance Concepts this year we will be doing a few blog posts to let you get to know our new teachers.  Today we asked how everyone spent their summer vacation.  Dance Concepts had a great summer session, made an appearance in a coming film, was featured on KUTV’s Fresh Living, and had the flooring in The Loft relayed.  It was a fun and full summer.  Read below to see how your favorite teacher spent her summer. (more…)

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Interview with Julie Edison

Julie with three of her studentsIf you've spent much time around Dance Concepts you probably know Julie.  This is her 6th year teaching with us.  She works heavily with the competition teams but also teaches some of our more beginner dancers.  Julie has become known for her outstanding choreography and is in high demand for solo/duet/trio work.  You can see some of her choreography here. Continue reading the interview below to learn a little more about Julie. (more…)

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Meet the Teacher-Constanza Murphy

[caption id="attachment_63" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Constanza with Missouri Contemporary Ballet"]Constanza with Missouri Contemporary Ballet[/caption] Tell us about your dance training and education: I started dancing when I was 3 at a RAD school in England: light blue leotard, pink socks, pink shoes...When I was 6, we moved to Texas where I went to an unfortunate studio until I was 10 and we moved to Alaska. North Star Ballet is where I really started to train, and I left Alaska for the University of Utah when I was 17. The U ballet department didn't take me my first year auditioning, but I was stubborn and tried again the next year. I graduated in 2007 and have been dancing around as much as possible since then! What is your favorite dance you’ve ever performed? Oh...there was one where we dressed in bubble wrap and duct tape, that was pretty fantastic. (more…)

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Meet the Teacher-Lauren Lombardi

Lauren Lombardi is a new addition to Dance Concepts this season.  She is currently teaching Ballet 4 and Ballet 5.  Learn a little more about her in the interview below. Tell us about your dance training and education: I started taking ballet lessons when I was 8 in a small studio in Connecticut by our house. My mom was my first ballet teacher. (more…)

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