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Partnering Classes With Yosbel Delgado-Hernandez at Debra Sparks Dance Works

Partnering Classes with Yosbel DelgadoYosbel Delgado

Yosbel Delgado-Hernandez began his training at the E.V.A. (vocational school of arts) in Cuba.  Mr. Delgado’s first professional position was at the Camaguey Ballet in Cuba.  He then began dancing at the world renowned Ballet Nacional de Cuba (Cuban National Ballet) under the direction of Alicia Alonso.  He stayed for two years and performed featured roles in many works including Swan Lake and Don Quixote.

In 2002, Mr. Delgado came to the United States to join the Pennsylvania Ballet. Since then he has performed featured roles with the Pennsylvania Ballet in The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Taming of the Shrew, Dracula, Firebird, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, The Concert, Kazimir’s Colours, Carmina Burana, Five Tangos, Nine Sinatra Songs, Western Symphony, Messiah, Fearful Symmetries, The Four Temperaments, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Carnival of the Animals.

Partnering Classes are being held every Saturday and Sunday at the Debra Sparks Dance Works, 51 Walnut Avenue, Newtown PA

DSDW Adds New Teachers for 2017-2018

New Teachers at DSDW 2017-2018

DSDW remains on the cutting edge with added dance professionals!!!
Welcome our new teachers for 2017-2018!

Melissa Byrd
We are so proud to welcome back Melissa Byrd to DSDW! She trained with Miss Deb for 14 years and now returns to share her talents with our students. A cum laude graduate with a double major in dance and communications, she brings both a strong technical and educational influence to her classes. Melissa’s teaching background includes UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance, Massachusetts Dancers Tour, Five College Dance Department, and many more renowned schools and institutes. Her theater experience boasts numerous ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern  performances with highly recognized contemporary choreographers. Melissa was a featured dancer with Valley Forge Dance Theater, Philadelphia Femme Collective, Pioneer Ballet, Manhattan Research company, Debra Sparks Dance Works and many more. We have a incredible year ahead with this caliber teacher!

Jenny Daino
Miss Jenny brings 14 years of teaching experience, great enthusiasm and a professional background in a variety of dance styles to DSDW!  She is certified in the Dance Educators of America Teacher Program and has trained with Master teachers throughout the USA. We now have another terrific addition to our teaching staff and look forward to many years of creative and positive learning strategies in our classroom with our Miss Jenny!

Amanda Page
Creative, exciting, challenging, encouraging, professional and dynamic describes our new, inspiring teacher! She is a dancer’s dancer who can  perform and create at the highest of professional levels. Able to execute  Broadway levels in technique as well as performance and choreography, Amanda brings a new spark to the Debra Sparks Dance Works!  With the most prestigious schools for training and performance, Amanda has been recognized as  the highest scoring performer in numerous national competitions in the USA. What a great addition to our already exemplary teaching staff!

DSDW Teacher Jenn Rose WINS Barrymore Award!!!

DSDW Teacher Jenn Rose WINS prestigious Barrymore Award for the Choreography of Theatre Production Black Nativity.

Miss Jenn Rose, teacher and choreographer at Debra Sparks Dance Works, won the Barrymore Award for her work in the production Black Nativity at Norristown’s Theatre Horizon.  She had received 2 nominations for the prestigious Barrymore award this year.  She was also nominated for the choreography of The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales at the Arden Theatre Company of Philadelphia.

The Barrymore Awards are a nationally recognized symbol of excellence for professional theatre in the Philadelphia region. Each fall, theatregoers and artists honor that year’s Barrymore nominees and award recipients at the annual Barrymore Awards Ceremony.

Miss Jenn has been an instructor at Debra Sparks Dance Works since 2011, where she teaches Musical Theater, Contemporary, and Street Tap classes.  With her extensive experience choreographing numerous Regional Theatre productions which earned her 3 previous Barrymore nominations for a total of 5 so far, she brings an abundance of professional expertise to the classes that she teaches.  It is quite a privilege to have Miss Jenn on staff at Debra Sparks Dance Works.

More Mommy and Me Classes Added

mommyandmeThe Debra Sparks Dance Works adds two more MOMMY & ME classes!

Our Sunday Mommy & Me class has been so successful that we have added classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays during the day!  The Tuesday classes will begin on October 25th and the Thursday classes will begin on October 27th.  

Little dancers, ages 18 – 24 months, can get a jump start on their dance careers while moms or dads get a workout and enjoy their little superstars!  Mommy and Me dance classes are a great way to get out of the house with your little one and socialize with other new moms.

Monthly tuition, $30.00

Contact the office via email to register!

Starting the New Dance Year with New State of the Art Flooring

Debra Sparks Dance Works New Flooring Just In!!

The Newtown studio has the newest state of the art sprung dance floor that absorbs shock and helps prevent injuries!  The cushioned interlocking sub floor with 2 layers of elevated, non-slip  marley is ranked best in the industry for 2016 dance flooring! This is the type of flooring used by professional ballet and dance companies in the world!

A dance floor needs flexibility and energy absorption to protect a dancer from injury and that is why sprung dance floors are superior.  Sprung dance floors have just the right amount of “give” to them because the dance surface is separated from the sub-floor by air.

The top layer of the dance floor is also important.   A  marley floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface for both recreational and professional dance studios.  A marley floor is not slippery but it allows dancers to slide, with a degree of controlled slip.  This surface reduces the risk of slips and falls.

Former DSDW student Keith Wilson, who danced in Cats on Broadway had this to say about the flooring:   "I can attest to this being an amazing floor to dance on. One like this was installed at Disney for "Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage" and the injury rate went way down. No more shin splints or sore ankles. It was like dancing on a cloud!"

We're so excited to have the best flooring available for our dancers!

Calling New Moms for Debra Sparks Dance Works Mommy and Me Classes

CALLING ALL NEW MOMS!!

The Debra Sparks Dance Works now has MOMMY & ME classes!
Little dancers, ages 18 – 24 months, can get a jump start on their dance careers while moms or dads get a workout and enjoy their little superstars!

Monthly tuition, $30.00

FIRST CLASS FREE!!

Contact the office via email to register!

More Success Stories at DSDW!

Congratulations Lauren and Camille

GREAT NEWS FROM TWO OF OUR DSDW GRADUATES!!

Our Camille has been chosen by the Bolshoi Ballet to train with this most prestigious school in Russia for this upcoming season! We are so proud of you and know your future will be one of greatness!
We love you, Camille!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Lauren has just been hired as a Radio City Rockette in NYC’s Christmas SpectacularShow!!
We love you, Lauren and we couldn’t be more proud of all your successes!!!

 

 

Debra Sparks Dance Works Wins Big at The Legacy Dance Competition!!

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And The Winner Is … DEBRA SPARKS DANCE WORKS!!!!

Bucks County, PA. is bursting with pride! 

With over 500 entries, and three days of great competition, Debra Sparks Dance Works dancers come out on top!   Again!!!

Of all advanced entries at The Legacy Dance Championship Competition, DSDW claims highest scores in the following:

  • First Place Soloist, Charlotte Erickson
  • Title Winner, Charlotte Erickson
  • Title First Runner Up, Kelly Lenge and Shea Doran
  • Title Second Runner Up, Paige Aita
  • First Place Duo/Trio, Big Finish
  • First Place Large Group, Edelweiss
  • First Place Line, Burlesque
  • Controlled Elegance Award, Cara Kohlmayer
  • Broadway Bound, Zara Tabackin
  • Expressive Award, Paige Aita
  • Entertainment Award, Charlotte Erickson
  • Musical Theater Award, Bombshell
  • Classic Award, Shea Doran
  • Most Entertaining Dancer, Hope Aita
  • A List Award, Phoebe Cramer

And then the announcement of the Scholarship Recipients! DSDW are winners again!!! Scholarship Awards: Paige Aita, Christina Chingas, Kate Fahey, Danielle Hughes, Kate Sargent,   Mary Auletta, Ali Chapman, Julia Erickson.

And, that’s not all…. 

  • The Choreography Award was announced and presented to Miss Debra!!!!!!!
  • The Most Professional Dancers on and off stage was awarded to DSDW dancers!!!!!

Bravo to Debra Sparks Dance Works’ dancers who continue to prove they are ‘The Best of the Best’ !

 

Debra Sparks Dance Works Newtown PA (215)579-5678

Debra Sparks Dance Works 51 Walnut Ave in Newtown, Bucks County, PA, offers Classical dance training in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, lyrical, and more. DSDW provides lessons for students of all ages. From Pre-School to Pre-Professional, there is something for everyone at DSDW. Dance students come from Newtown, Yardley, New Hope, Solebury, Upper Makefield, Lower Makefield, Langhorne, Richboro, Holland, Warminster, Warrington, Montgomery County, New Jersey, and surrounding areas.