Our talented Little Sparks and Sparks traveled to Secaucus, New Jersey from July 31st through August 3rd. These 6 dancers qualified for this prestigious honor by competing at a regional Nexstar competition in May 2019. At this regional competition they were awarded a Wild Card Golden Ticket to the competition for receiving 1st place champions in the Intermediate Petite Small Group Category. Artistic Director, Justin Sears-Watson also received an Excellence in Choreography Award for the dance piece performed called “Hope”. In Hope, the dancers are dancing about their hope for a more inclusive and peaceful world.
Jewel, Jada, Jenesis, Samiyah, Thai, and Araiah were able to take advantage of this opportunity with fundraising by their parents and donations and extra help from friends and family. Little Sparks and Sparks parents worked extremely hard researching costs and were able to raise funds for the dancers. They even received brand new warm ups donated by Samiyah Grady’s parents Robert and Jasmine Grady. The girls absolutely loved them and they’ll be seen this year at many competitions. Jenesis Clark’s mother Tierre Clark organized a Zumba fundraiser, and Araiah Jones mother Elyshia Jones was able to reach out to a famous comedian who donated a large sum, as well. As you can see, when we love, work together and leave out the hate, there is so much we can accomplish!
In Secaucus, the dancers, Jewel, Jada, Jenesis, Samiyah, Thai, and Araiah stayed at the Meadowlands Plaza Hotel with various parents and guardians. Co-owner and Executive Director Will Sears-Watson and Artistic Director Justin Sears-Watson accompanied the dancers on this trip as well. The dancers were able to visit Gibney Dance where they rehearsed and visit Time Square, Union Square, Central Park, and many other New York City landmarks. They competed Friday morning and although they did not make top five, they did receive an Excellence in Modern Technique Award! We are so proud of our dancers and are so excited to see where the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 dance season takes them. Congratulations Sparks and Little Sparks! We couldn’t be more proud of your beautiful dance journey to World Dance Championships!
Fall registration is now open! If you register before August 12th you will avoid tuition increases. Please email email@example.com or call 317-820-5820 and ask for Will for more information.
YOUTH COMPANY AUDITIONS!!
AUGUST 10TH 11:45AM-2:00PM
If you’d like to be a part of our Phoenix Rising Dance Youth Company, Auditions will be held Saturday August 10th from 11:45-2:00pm
5-7yr olds 12-12:30pm
8-9yr olds and Embers 12:30-1:15pm
10-12yr olds and Little Sparks, Sparks 1:15-2:00pm
12yr-16yr olds Sparks and Rising Phoenix 2:00-3:00pm
If you have questions about which time your child should attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-820-5820 and ask to speak with Justin concerning auditions.
TINY DANCER MAKE UP CLASS
IF YOUR CHILD IS ENROLLED IN TINY DANCER CLASS, IT WAS CANCELLED JULY 20TH. BE SURE TO BE AT THE MAKE UP CLASS FROM 10:30- 11:15 AUGUST 10TH RIGHT BEFORE AUDITIONS!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUE PATRONAGE AND SUPPORT!!
Justin David Sears-Watson