Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Open for ESOA Art Exhibition

On August 1, 2019, please come and join our dance troupe in our performance to open the ESOA (English Speakers of Ashkelon) Annual Art Exhibition!

It’s sure to be a funfilled event for everyone!  Come out to support our dance troupe as we perform a heart-warming and inspirational lyrical routine followed by an old school Hip Hop routine both choreographed by yours truly, Monica the Taptutor and performed by our dynamic dance troupe. 

The event starts at 7:00 p.m. at Beit ha Am (בית העם) located at 6 Ha-Nasi St in our beautiful hometown, Ashkelon.

 

 

 

Following the Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe will be a magnificent showing of local artists’ work from sculptures to paintings and more. 

For more information about this event visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ESOAshkelon/

or you can contact me at bat.of.zion1970@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

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Caruthers Dance Dynamic Duo Sisters Smashes the Competition

Congrats to my nieces Madisen and Kya on your big win, D’Eirre for the amazing and creative choreography and for the great job that the entire dance troupe did in competition.

This particular hip hop routine won Double Platinum, 5th Place Overall Routine and selected for the Entertainment Award out of 120 other routines!!! Keep up the excellent work!!!

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Kings and Queens Accepting the Torch

I couldn’t think of a better way to end the African American History Month other than to post something inspirational that shows the continued spirit of African Americans despite the struggles that we have and are still overcoming from the injustices of discrimination. Just like our ancestors, we will continue to push forward!!!

These children have received the torch and are running with it!

Hope this vid brings you hope for the next generation. Also to have gratitude for those that sacrificed so much for us to have the privileges that we have today. This is evidence that if we live each day with the intent to touch the lives of others, there is a huge positive impact on humanity.

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A Huge Thank You

A great big thank you to all of our supporters who donated and to the parents for your ongoing commitment to help our children to succeed. We finally received the tap and jazz shoes for our Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe!!!!

All of the dance troupe students are excited and learning their new routines for upcoming events. Now with our more professional look, we hope to expand the number of performances we are able to present.

To Make a Donation to Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe

You can donate any time you want and as many times as you want. The dance troupe is in need of more costumes, lighting equipment, hip hop shoes, tumbling mats and a tap board. To donate, you can give in increments of $10 by increasing the number in the box at the bottom left then click the below "Pay with PayPal" button. For example, to give $20, increase the number to 2. We appreciate your support!

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Stars of Heaven & Lion Cubs Dance Troupe

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A Winning Team!

Congrats to all of my Caruthers Dance Studio Family on your recent winnings in the Stage One Competitions this month!!!  Hard work always pays off!

Exciting videos coming soon!

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Stars of Heaven Dance Troupe

Presenting the Stars of Heaven Dance Troupe

Hope this short vid brings some joy to your day.  Had fun making it with these precious beginners and look forward to seeing their continued growth in the future.  A big thanks to them, the parents, our beautiful community here in Israel and family and friends abroad.

 

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Multi-Talented Teen Asha Berry

Multi-talented phenomenal teen, Asha Berry holds a 4.4 G.P. A and is # 8 out of 315 in her graduating class. How she finds the time to be on the varsity cheerleading squad, member of the Thespians Society, Cappies ( theater critique group), National Honors Society, student council, college ambassador, advanced orchestra and theater,concert choir and Caruthers Creative Center Dance Studio Sr. Dance Troupe Member I will never figure out! She recently was a member of her high school swim and dive team.  She has already earned two years of college credit classes, dreams of majoring in theater at NYU or the University of Chicago next year and has been dancing since the age of two.  She is lettered in choir, theater, and orchestra, and has played roles in the play Oklahoma. Other high-lights to her already impressive list include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Stage Door Dance Competition, and the musical, Hairspray.  Asha has superior ratings at district choir contests, does all of this while working part-time at HyVee for over a year, and helps take over receptionist and teaching responsibilities at Caruthers Dance Studio.

Asha was also given the Nirm Brooks award for being the girl with a perfect GPA of a 4.0 for every grading period all 3 years of middle school. She is also a former Girl Scout, and also received an award in her school district for being a distinguished scholar, as well as an invitation to Girl’s State.

Please give this talented teen a pat on the back for being a go getter and shattering the stereotypes of African American youth. Oh, she is also my beautiful niece so I guess I’m guilty of being a proud Aunt.

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See her in action below performing her character dance, “The Adams Family”.

So Berry Nice!

Hey all!  Just a great update on some sweet success for one of my talented nieces, Kya Berry!  She is taking the modeling world by storm!   She has been modeling with Hoffman International for the last few years and now has earned a spot with Payless Shoes in a recent commercial.  Kya recently danced with Kaufman Center as well.  She has been featured on the blog as a guest artist and is still working hard to make her dreams happen.  By the way Kya, you do “Own Your Style” and you wear it Berry well!  Please check out her recent dance video as well at national competition in which she received First Place Photogenic Double Platinum and Competitive 1st Place Award and placed 19th out of 80 dancers!  All the best Sweetie and so proud of you!

Click here to see Own Your Style Video with Kya Berry

 

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She has a very polished channel about Fashion, Make Up, Video Tips, Product Reviews and More!

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Guest Artist Maddie’s Double Platinum


My neice Maddie’s most recent performance from a national competition entry.  My family’s business, Caruthers’ Creative Center Dance Studio in Missouri, is one of the few African American owned businesses in the area that has stood the test of time. Congrats Maddie on your double platinum as well as the Competitive & Photogenic Award and 11th overall out of 80 dancers! Tough competition!

This multitalented teen was also nominated for All American in Cheer leading and made varsity squad as well as the competition team as an incoming freshman.  In addition, she excels at tumbling.  She has won numerous state band awards as well and is currently the only female trombone player.  She has recently had a dance gig with Kaufman Center and to top it off, she does all of this while maintaining a 4.0 G.P.A along with winning many academic accolades, including the President’s Academic Award.  She is an inspiration to those around her and a great influence on teens internationally.  Great job Maddie and keep it going!

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My Top 5

Tap, Tip of the Toes or Trailblazer, these artists were extraordinary people on and off stage.  Most of them were civil rights activists and teachers as well as dancers and choreographers.  Some even starred in major film productions.

This is a tribute to those paving the way in dance back in the day.  They opened doors, literally, and broke down barriers to earning a living for African Americans in this form of entertainment so that those like me can benefit from having so many possibilities today.  So, here are my top 5/6 greats that have influenced me and that have made dance such a fascinating art form to teach and study.  Did any of these make your top 5?  Click the gallery pictures to read about these iconic artists and leave a comment to let me know.