Students from Movement Arts Dance Academy in Royal Palm Beach have been busy over the past several months participating in competitions and events throughout the state, in addition to finishing the school year with the academy’s eighth annual recital.
More than 200 students performed in this year’s recital, “That’s Entertainment.” Two performances were held at Royal Palm Beach High School on Saturday, June 13, and included students age 2 through adult. “That’s Entertainment,” the opening number, featured the Synergy Dance Ensemble performance and competition team.
The Synergy Dance Ensemble, under the direction of Kelly Todd Grandusky, attended the Kids Artistic Revue competition this spring, where its routines received “Top First Place.” The tap company also received the high score in its division and level.
The students stayed busy performing at local events, including the Junior League Holiday Marketplace, the South Florida Fair, the Alzheimer’s Day Care Center in West Palm Beach and the We Care Kids Fair at the Palm Beach Zoo.
The studio’s fourth annual music recital was held at Union Congregational Church, under the direction of piano and voice instructor Mary Grisanty, and was followed by a student appreciation day.
It is not too late to register for summer camps. There are a limited number of spaces available in both mini camps and full-day camps, held through the end of July. Mini camps are for students ages 3 to 5 and include classes in ballet, tap, and hip-hop/tumble, in addition to arts and crafts, games and story time. Full-day camps are for ages 5 to 11 and include classes in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater and cardio training, in addition to arts and crafts, games and movies. Both include a party on the last day of the camp, and the full-day campers will showcase the routines they learned.
Summer classes are also being held for students age 2 through adult. Class sizes are limited, and parents are able to view the class on closed circuit television in the lobby.
A summer dance intensive for serious dancers, age 8 and up, will be held the week of July 27. It will include ballet, pre-pointe, variations, partnering, stretch and strengthen, cardio training, tap, jazz, leaps and turns, hip-hop, lyrical and more.
Visit www.movementartsdanceacademy.com or call (561) 792-9757 for more info.
ABOVE: Movement Arts students performing in the eighth annual recital.