The YMCA School of Dance sent 9 dancers on October 6 and 7 to the East Coast Cecchetti Conference where they learned ballet techniques from nationally renown Cecchetti certified teachers. The students are (front row, left to right): Elizabeth Slade, Olvia Atkinson, rowan Cornatzer; (second row, left to right): Francesca Martin Erin Patton, Aliya Conner; (back row, left to right): Sophia Parkins, Brianna Santiago, Jasmine Myers.
Our Junior Company dancers attended a three day dance conference through the Maryland Council for Dance where they took master classes in various dance types, including ballet, jazz, contemporary, belly dancing, African dance, Yoga, etc. After an intensive audition, Brianna Santiago won a scholarship for a summer intensive at the Morton Street Dance Center in Baltimore. The dancers performed their Gypsies dance at the student showcase. The students left to right are Brianna Santiago, Abby Crosby, Ryley Clark, Hannah Wallace, Hannah Mwendwa, Francesca Martin, not shown – Becca Mwendwa