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Dance Is Education


DDCdances is well known for superb dance education classes and workshops for people of all ages and abilities in schools and communities. DDC artists strongly believe that dance is a powerful means of communication that can energize communities, built self-esteem, courage, and pride. We engage and encourage each individual to create visual records of their thoughts and feelings through dance, music and literature.  

FAMILY DANCE DAY at THE HAWK

Farmington Hills Community Center

March 5, 2023, 1:00-4:00 pm


Experience the creative joy of movement with DDCdances! Family Day is an adventurous arts experience that invites family members of all ages and abilities to explore, discover, and celebrate creativity through a guided creative dance workshop. Children, parents & even grandparents can explore their own unique ways of moving in a positive environment, discover new ways of expressing themselves, and tell stories through dance! Following the workshop, DDC will perform a selection of their recent works and share insights into the creative process that inspired the choreography. Children from DDC’s youth programming will also perform and share their talents. Celebrate creativity with DDCdances at Family Day!

DDC Family Dance Day! Just one of the beautiful families dancing together! ❤️

For more information contact DDC

Email: barb@ddcdances.org 

Text or Call: (810) 444-4553

Creative Kids Dance

All Inclusive Dance Company 

JUST FOR KIDS!

No experience needed!

CREATIVE KIDS DANCE

Director: Jaiden Kruse

Location: Jeannie Zimbalatti’s School of Dance

2211 N Beech Daly Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127


New Schedule

Every Other Saturday @ 2 PM - Drop-Ins Welcome!

When: Oct 8, 22, Nov 5 ,19, Dec 3, 17, Jan 14, 27, Feb 11, 25 


Family Dance Day Performance at the Hawk

 Sunday, March 5, 1-4 PM


Special Rate for the 10 weeks - $125 or $15 single class

All classes are 1 hour each

Email DDC to receive information

Drop-Ins Register Available when when you come to class!




School & Community Residencies

What We Offer

Classes and Workshops

PERFORMANCE DEMONSTRATIONS

DDC combines an informal performance and lecture by DDC dancers in your school. This is an opportunity for students to enjoy watching dance close up and learn more about the creative process. Talk-back sessions are conducted after each performance.


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS - Creative Movement Classes K-12

Designed for students to discover and explore educational concepts and language in a non-threatening and joyful atmosphere.  DDC artists conduct guided movement explorations using ideas of time, space, and energy. Students are motivated to find new ways of expressing ideas through the use of their entire body.


MULTI-ARTS WORKSHOPS

Explores the elements of dance combined with creative writing, music and visual arts through guided exercises.


WORKSHOPS/MASTER CLASSES - (Middle/HS students)

DDC teaches all levels of technique including modern dance, jazz, ballet, and hip hop as well as improvisation and choreography workshops.


PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY EXPERIENCE - (Middle/HS students)

DDC dance artists will choreograph new works for your school dance groups. This is an opportunity for your dancers to perform in a professional venue and be seen by distinguished audiences.

Professional Development

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Community Outreach

ABOUT CREATIVE KIDS DANCE

DDCdances, in collaboration with Jeannie Zimbalatti’s School of Dance, offers a unique, multi-disciplinary dance/arts adventure for young people ages 7 to 12! Creative Kids, established by DDC, provides opportunities for children to study creative movement concepts, learn to choreograph, and perform their dances at concerts presented by DDC. 


Creative Kids Dance will offer every child the opportunity to explore the arts, discover the creativity within themselves, celebrate their accomplishments, and share the products of their work with family, friends, and others. 


DDC dance artists promote creativity by providing a positive learning environment where children experience a joyful way to explore movement through music, develop physical skills, channel energy, stimulate imagination. 


Students with disabilities are welcome to participate. 







School Residencies

Dance, Visual and Literary Arts Residencies

Creative Kids on the Move

All Inclusive Dance Classes

Philosophy & Approach

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Audiences of all ages and abilities join DDC in an improvisation. 

A community family day workshop in Detroit - dance, draw, paint, perform

Art students from the Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, observe and sketch a gallery dance rehearsal by DDCdances.

GET FUNDED


ARTS IN EDUCATION GRANTS are available through the Michigan Arts and Cultural Council. Yearly deadline is June 1. Information, applications and guidelines can be found online.