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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Practice, Practice, Practice!
I have often thought how much strength it takes to dance so beautifully with such grace. It is grueling to submit your body to what is required in order to bring the beauty to this art form. Excited to be embarking on a wonderful journey, teaching not just dance, but also about not giving up even though sometimes life gets hard. Anything worth having takes work and commitment.
Thank you my beautiful ballerinas in the making for your inspiration and enthusiasm. What a blessing you all are!
Sharing stories of truth through Poetry, Song and Dance
with the use of artistic expressions through voice, movement and words
(Logo: by talented artist Mykael Terry)
Beloved One is a newly formed group featuring Akilah Mosley, Nikia Browne and yours truly, Monica Terry. We recently performed our trio act of Poetry, Song and Dance for The Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) which was hosted by the daughters of Adinah Dorfman (Elana & Aviva Dorfman). The subject was Freedom of Speech in honor of their mother, held in Jerusalem, Israel on December 21, 2016.
We would be happy to perform for your special occasion as well. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our site at http://belovedone.wixsite.com/beloved1
(Photo: Left Monica Terry- dancer & choreographer, blogger; Center Nikia Browne- singer, composer & music producer; Right Akilah Mosley- poet & playwright)
Check out the new tap video!
Getting a little faster and adding to our knowledge in this session! Practice, practice, practice!
Check out these new steps and combinations to build on your knowledge of the taps steps we have done so far!
Continuing on with Tap Session 4 where we learn how to incorporate toe step and cramp roll into a combination! Keep practicing and please subscribe to my YouTube!
- The pace is picking up a little….keep practicing and add these new steps to your workout!
Please remember to do the warm-up as well as sessions 1-2 before doing this one and remember….practice makes perfect!