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The Danielle McKee Dance Company has opened its doors for the fall season.
Throughout the two month summer break, the local dance company expanded, adding an additional 2100 square feet of studio space and new teachers. With more than 120 students, the dance company is one of the largest in the area.
“I could not be more humbled or blessed by the outpouring of support I have received from the community and parents here in Paris,” Owner/Instructor Danielle McKee said. “They have taken a childhood dream of mine and made it a full reality for me. I cannot wait to see where this new season will take us. We have even more space and new teachers. To see this art come alive here in Paris is the most rewarding of all.”
The studio is currently enrolling for the 2013-2014 season, McKee said.
“Classes start at age 3, up until age 17,” she said. “From beginner ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop and cheer, there is something for every dancer.”
The dance company is also heavily involved in our community. DMDC dancers donate time to deliver food every Friday for the Lamar County Human Resources Council’s Meals on Wheels project, as well as performances free of charge at many of the nonprofit events in the area.
“I believe community and giving back are extremely important and want to teach that to all of my dancers, which is why we not only volunteer our time, but also give 100 percent of any competition winnings to Meals on Wheels in support of what they do,” McKee said.
If you missed the Danielle McKee Dance Company at the 2013 United Way Block Party, look for them at the following community events: Dylan’s Drivers Rides for a Reason, Light the Eiffel Tower Pink, the Pumpkin Festival and the Zombie Walk.
The DMDC national champion competition teams will be performing at the following competitions this season:
For more information contact Danielle McKee by phone at 903.249.4460, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by the studio at 39 West Oak Ave. — behind Sonic on North Main Street.
By Josh Allen, eParisExtra