Me with Team K.
Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive 2014!
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
So I just got back this week from teaching Master Classes in West Union, Iowa. West Union where? Yep, West Union Iowa, population 2,486 according to the 2010 census. The unincorporated town is so small that it shares a zip code with the next town, shares the sheriff from the neighboring town writing traffic tickets part time, and use to have a dog designated as “The Mayor of West Union” until he was murdered… woof woof!
Anywho, upon arriving to Cedar Rapids Airport, a super tiny airport about an hour and a half from West Union (with only six gates), I was greeted at the runway with row after row of hay bales! I mistakenly called them tumbleweeds… ooops…., but I was happily corrected by my new found friend, Sabrina Schmitt who picked me up at the airport an hour and a half away from the school!!!! Check out the soy bean crops pictured behind me and Sabrina when we were eating at her family’s bar and restaurant………
Sabrina Schmitt is the vibrant and lively owner of Expressions Dance Studio of West Union, Iowa. A busy young dance professional herself, Miss Sabrina amazingly runs four locations in four separate towns! Anywho, Sabrina Schmitt contacted Joffrey Ballet School and I was matched with her fabulous dance studio to come teach a three-hour Master Class workshop in Jazz. Well, what an honor! The students at Expressions Dance Studio were so wonderful, so attentive, so nice, so passionate. I had a blast and loved every minute of it! I was so moved by their passion that I stayed a little extra longer to watch and help shape-up their competition solos and duets. Many of the young dancers choreographed their numbers by themselves. I was impressed!
Look, the hospitality was so fabulous that I got presented with this fabulous sign!!!!
Anywho, Miss Sabrina is the bomb! I gotta commend her dedication. She has the energy of the Energizer Bunny to run up and down the county roads from school to school teaching dance, preparing competition routines, and booking community performances for her students like the State Fair. She’s doing great work (and I say “the most important work”) by providing performance opportunities for her students, let alone introducing her students AND her community to the art of dance in an area quite remote from the type of dance opportunities one would find in a big city including the opportunity to even see dance professionally performed. Kudos to Sabrina! You Rock, Gurl!!!!
I would like to give a special shout out to Expressions Dance Studio instructors, Miss Shelly Abernathy and, my assistant for the day, Miss Angel (Angelia Walvatne) who worked the dance floor with professional prowess. Muah!
Photo of Miss Angel and Candice Michelle Franklin
Photo of Sabrina’s Mom. That’s the serving window to the back patio deck of Sabrina’s family restaurant and bar, Alpha Tap! Umm Umm…. Good…………….
Photo of Miss Sabrina and Candice Michelle Franklin mad sweaty after class. We look soaked! This is what you look like when you go to WERK, my friends…
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Almost time for the Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary
Summer Dance Intensive.
“Locked Outta Heaven” Crew
Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary
Summer Dance Intensive 2014July 28 – August 15NEW YORK CITY
Once again, I will be returning to the Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive 2014! I will be teaching almost everyday July 28 – August 15. Auditions for my piece will be at 4pm on Monday, July 28. I’m looking forward to a great summer of fun, creativity, passion, and dance. I can’t wait to see my old students and make new friends…..
Photo on the Joffrey Summer Dance Header is my piece, “Souls of Nola” –music by Dizzy Gillespie
”Locked outta Heaven” from my Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Summer Piece Last Year 2013.
Master Class with
Candice Michelle Franklin
of the Joffrey Ballet School New York City
Jazz & Contemporary Program
July 16, 2014
3pm – 6pm
Expressions Dance Studio
112 1/2 E. Elm St. West Union, IA 52175
Can’t wait for my next master class teaching assignment this week! The Joffrey Ballet School Master Class Instructor Tour will be sending me to the far deeps of Iowa. We get it in!
I will be teaching a three-hour dance workshop at Expressions Dance Studio in West Union, Iowa. My class will include teaching a full class of Jazz technique through across the floor, plus two combos of contrasting styles.
For more information, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/276553869183573/
Friday, July 11, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Master Classes in Jazz Dance with Candice Michelle Franklin
Center for Performing Arts Summer Dance Intensive
August 18 – 22, 2014
I’m very excited to announce that I will be teaching master classes as a guest teacher daily at the Center for Performing Arts Dance Studio and Acting School in Methuen, Massachusetts!
See you all very soon!
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Candice Teaching Master Classes in Milwaukee again!
Just taught two master classes, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Milwaukee at Young Dance Academy for the second time. You guys are crazy talented from the little ones to the teens. Awesome as always, fantastic technique,excellent school! Always an honor to teach you guys. Simply Milwaukee’s finest. Til next time………
Master Classes with Candice Michelle Franklin Sponsored by
Dance Prodigy Booking
August 23 – 27
I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching master classes in Jazz near Vancouver in Lynden, WA August 23 – 27! I will be teaching Master Classes in Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Contemporary as well as a teacher’s class during my stay. Looking forward to seeing everyone soon!
On Tuesday, July 1, I was in Milwaukee and taught two master classes for four hours at the beautiful school, Next Step Dance Studio, one class to the young dancers and one class to the teens. This school is run by Terri Sinani who is doing an awesome job with her students.Super Amazing Job, Ladies! I see a lot of dance in your future. I had a blast
teaching you.... so much talent in the room! Til next time…..
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
I’m so excited to be guest teaching in Vancouver, B.C. Canada this summer at one of Vancouver’s finest ballet conservatories, Pro Arté Centre! I can’t wait to see these beautiful dancers in action. I will be teaching August 27 – 29 three classes of day of various levels of lyrical and jazz. Hope to see you there!