Passport to Adventure
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The Cannon Arts Dance Studio was a buzz with activity from July 6-10, as dancers of all ages experienced a variety of dance adventures in ballet, tap,clogging, tumbling, and contemporary genres.

"It was so much fun to see our young students enthusiastically twirl and turn on the dance floor, some for the very first time. The excitement was palpable as they received a stamp in their 'passports' each day," according to Ms. California, studio owner. Camp attendance doubled from just a year ago!

Teen students , under the adept direction of Amy Huffines, enjoyed the new four hour intensive style format which allowed them ample time to develop their technique and explore self expression through choreography. Ballet and contemporary classes were augmented with tap, jazz, and yoga, giving the participants a chance to broaden their movement vocabularies.

Although many of the older students are classically trained, one of their favorite classes was clogging, taught by instructor Lydia Smith. Lydia and her sister Anna, will be returning to the studio this Fall, teaching clogging, combo classes, and hip hop. Senior Camp director Amy Huffines will also be returning as the contemporary teacher , but will add ballet to her teaching duties, along with Rachel Vasser. Two of the studio's senior students will also be assuming teaching roles with James Bessant reprising his role as tumbling instructor, and Caroline Scott taking on beginning ballet.

This year's theme, Starry, Starry Night, promises to be one of the most innovative yet. Choreography will be based on famous paintings. Registration for Fall classes will take place at the studio, 119 W. Main St, Aug. 12-14 from 4-6 p.m. Classes begin Aug. 17.

For more information; contact Cannon Arts Dance Studio at 615 563-9122, visit our webpage at,or email us at


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