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…)
Our last competition of the season has come and gone! It was a great one. So many of our dancers had their best performance of the year. We also had quite a few dances in the overall awards!
Personally, I’m not tired of these dances yet. I could watch them performed again and again, but this weekend I started to get excited about next season. Our dancers are performing better than ever. They’ve grown - and it’s time to ask more of them. The dances they were ready for at the beginning of this year aren’t the dances they are ready for now. I’m proud of their development and progress this year and excited to give them new challenges.(more…)
We’re so proud of Vera for her success in this year’s Reflections contest. Vera won the award for Dance Choreography in Grades K-2 at Granite Elementary. She’s since moved through two more rounds and most recently won Region 17 which includes ALL of the Canyon’s School District!(more…)
When I was growing up, Santa use to bring me the same thing year after year. Every Christmas I’d look forward to opening a new leotard and a ballet calendar. The tradition started when I was 10 years old and lasted through high school. The leotard always fit within dress code, but had a little something about it that made it special. They were some of my favorite presents every year and stoked my love of ballet.