One of our neighbors brought this event to our attention and there’s a lot more going on here than just a local performance of the up and coming local talent. First, this is an effort organized by a choreographer with some heavy credits in the dance world, Michelle Donelson Renda, founder of the Hoboken Dance Academy.
(The depth of talent in this town never ceases to astound us.)
Michelle’s local effort began in 2006 and includes instructors with credits to some of the biggest Broadway productions including: Phantom of the Opera, Stomp, Drumstuck, Les Mis, Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Cleo Mack, Pasqual Rekoert’s Flexicurve, New Jersey Ballet, Royal Ballet London, North Carolina School of the Arts and the Tulsa Ballet.
Tickets for this December 19th performance are available for purchase online via their website.
In addition to this effort, the Hoboken Dance Academy offers a scholarship program. Its first recipient, Saquan Williams is moving on to begin college. A search for the a new scholarship candidate is now underway and will step into the role next summer.
All proceeds go to support the Hoboken Shelter.
Hoboken Dancewas founded by Michelle Donelson Renda July of 2006. Ms. Donelson Renda had a simple dream of bringing a NYC dance education to the Hoboken Community. Hoboken Dance Academy offers a true dance education that has now reached beyond Hoboken. We currently serve students from Academy trained in the art of teaching dance. Hoboken Dance Academy’s teaching philosophy is that each student will be given the opportunity to learn dance in its purest form. The curriculum builds itself upon technique, terminology, pedagogy and execution. We believe that all of our student’s are individuals and have their own reasons for entering our dance program and our goal is to give them a proper dance education whether their goal is to dance professionally or as an extra curricular activity. We believe that all children can be taught and learn in an academic and expressive environment. Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, Seacaucus, Union City, West New York, Bayonne, Fort Lee and NYC. We also have former students from the Peridance children’s program and Broadway Dance Center children’s program. Ms. Donelson Renda has also been able to obtain some of the finest teaching artists from Manhattan that not only have graced some of the most prestigious stages in NYC and beyond but also have been Hoboken Dance Academy builds strong dancers with an appreciation for dance as a true art form.