Performances By Children,
For Children
Children five years and older are invited to participate in the  Student
Performances that include class demonstrations and choreographed dances,
usually set to a story.  Students are not required to perform but encouraged to
do so. Class time is dedicated to the further development of the curriculum with
an extended study that becomes a dance for the student performance.
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All photography used by permission
O. Morel and E. Boilini
In Residence: Michiana Dance Ensemble
Bonnie, Robert
Swinston and David
Vaughn of the
Merce Cunningham
Dance Company
Location and Directions
Our Faculty
Our Unique Vision
Quality Multi-Disciplined
Training for All Ages
Bonnie Boilini Baxter inducted into the Community Hall of Fame
"Bonnie has been an inspiration and the moving force for dance in the
South Bend area for almost 40 years. She is a founder of the Southold
Dance Theater in South Bend. In 1975 she opened the Dancenter in
Granger, a studio dedicated to training both modern dance and ballet. Ms.
Baxter, who grew up in North Judson, was named artistic director of
Southold in 1982 and held that position for many years. In that capacity,
Ms. Baxter developed youth concerts, performing for thousands of school
children each year. For many of the children, it was their first experience
with dance. She used live music through collaborations with the South
Bend Symphony Orchestra
Elkhart Symphony Orchestra
South Bend Regional Museum of Art
Firefly Festival, South Bend Heritage Foundation and other organizations."
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Michiana Dance Ensemble
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(574) 850-0042
Everyone Moves -- Classes for All Ages
As we move through space in time, everyday we
dance.  A movement experience at an early age can
enrich and encourage the natural mover in all of us.
Children are wondrously creative. Dance can further
stimulate self expression, employing both the body
and the mind. Creative movement for children
encourages the ability to focus, increases discipline
and develops body awareness and alignment.
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