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Happendance 2014-15 Season Schedule
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Happendance School

3448 Hagadorn, Okemos

Chloe Duryea

Teaching special classes

Mon.-Tues., Dec. 29-30




Happendance School News:
Special Holiday Classes over the break feature Ballet Guest Artist Chloe Duryea

Holiday Break is from December 22 through January 4, but the School will offer special classes for intermediate to advanced ballet students on Monday and Tuesday, December 29-30, with three classes per day (you can enroll for either day or both). Chloe Duryea, a former student at Happendance School, is a recent graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. She graduated with Highest Distinction, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Ballet with an Outside Field in Kinesiology. While dancing with Indiana University Ballet Theatre, Chloe was featured in Twyla Tharp's 'Sweet Fields', Dwight Rhoden's 'Dear Frederic', and as Princess Aurora in Act I and Act II of 'The Sleeping Beauty'. She was also given the opportunity to perform George Balanchine's 'Nutcracker Pas de Deux' as well as Robert Rodham's 'Snow Scene' with the Indianapolis School of Ballet. Chloe has taught several classes for IU's Pre-College Ballet Program and at the Indianapolis School of Ballet.

Please pre-pay and enroll promptly for Special Holiday Classes so that Happendance can confirm if there is sufficient enrollment to hold each of them. You may do so by clicking HERE.

That is also the page where you can see a full schedule of classes and plan your enrollment or re-enrollment for Winter Term, which will run January 26-March 28.

You are always welcome to call the office at 517-333-3528 to discuss class placement and enrollment, and to obtain other assistance and information.

First Fri Dec

Next up:

December 5

Class 4-5:15 PM

Performance 5:30 pm

Happendance Studios

3448 Hagadorn Rd., Okemos

Danielle Selby

First Friday Series

The series continues December 5th with a "Modern Master Class" with the Happendance Pros, Patty Villanueva (Artistic Director) and Danielle Selby (Assistant Director) -- a special opportunity for you to better master the art of modern dance, at the modest cost of $20 per student. To enroll and pre-pay for the workshop, click HERE. Note that you do not have to register in Happendance School to enroll in the workshop.

The class is followed at 5:30 with a performance by Happendance 2 of an outstanding sampling of its "Collected Works." Admission is free, with donations welcome.

Mark your calendar for the rest of the 2014-15 First Friday Season, and check back in February for more details each month: (No January event), February 6, (no March event), April 3, (no May event), and June 5.

To Go Team

Happendance To Go Team

2014 Season

Happendance To Go Team

The cast of Happendance To Go Professionals (Patricia Villaneuva, Deanne Rivera, Danielle Selby, Josh Smith) and dancer extras have worked hard to launch the 2014-15 concert which the team performs in schools and educational settings. The concert theme this school year is "The Power of Words," and dances include "Simple Machine" and "Gabustle." The acclaimed 2013 book, Gabustle Makes my Body Hustle, is not only featured in the show, but a free copy will be given to the school for each show booked.

Click here to learn more about Happendance To Go -- performances of the 50-minute show and movement experiences led by outstanding Happendance teachers, to enhance the learning process for classroom groups. Book soon to claim your grant funds which can subsidize up to 2/3 of the cost of each show. For booking information, call the Happendance office at 517/333-3528.

Happendance 2 and Company Apprentices for 2014-15

This year's Happendance 2 members are Marie Adrian, Rose Albrecht, Lia Baldoni, Ginny Cainstraight, Ayla Foster-Fishman, Katrina Granger, Kaylee Henderson, Roja E. Mullins, Sophie Parks, Rachel Ramsay, Jennifer Ruth, Audrey Spitzfaden, Sarah Stone, Jared Thompson, Brenna Van Haren, Maija Weaver, Dalee Yang and Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson.

All were accepted into this pre-professional/pre-collegiate company of dancers age 12-18, after an audition process in June. They explore the world of professional dance while performing pieces choreographed by diverse mid-Michigan choreographers, and gaining hands-on experience in choroeography and concert production. Read more about Happendance 2.

Accepted for the Happendance Professional Company apprentice program were Lena Shuptar, Aiden Foster-Fishman and Abbie Smith. The opportunity is open each year to high school juniors and seniors with strong technique and performance skills, to study and perform with Happendance professionals in various performance opportunities, which historically have ranged from in and around Michigan to New York City.


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You can also earn additional rewards, both in savings for you as a purchaser, and the donations that flow through to Happendance, from your use of To get started, go to (and bookmark) Or, if in, on the home page, under the search window, click on 'Shop Online, Support Your Cause'. Once there, enter Happendance as your charity and click Verify. If Happendance is already your default charity, just start shopping! A percentage of what you buy at the available stores will automatically be donated to Happendance, at no cost to you!

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Happendance in Action

A selection of videos on YouTube are now accessible through this website! See performances by the professional company, the To Go Team, Community Dance Project, and Happendance School students! Click here to go to that page.

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Happendance receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The Happendance mission: To stimulate support for the art of dance through performances and educational programs. To broaden the accessibility of dance to a diverse community and promote dance for lifelong physical and mental fitness.