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Raising the Barre to Host So You Think You Can Choreograph

Raising the Barre is proud to host So You Think You Can Choreograph. The event will feature dancers from Tiffany’s Dance Academy, ages 11-18, as they perform student choreographed dances. Donations will be accepted at the door and there will be food and beverages available to purchase. The funds raised will benefit the Raising the Barre Scholarship Fund. So You Think You Can Choreograph will take place at Tiffany’s Dance Academy of Livermore on Friday, November 17, 2017, at 6:30 pm.

This year will be Raising the Barre’s third year presenting college scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Former member, Connie Zhou, was the first recipient in 2015 and was awarded $6,000. Zhou enrolled at Duke University in their pre-med program and is also pursuing a dance minor. Last year, three members received a total of $5,000. Karlie Teruya, one of last year’s award winners, now studies film at the University of Southern California.

Tiffany Henderson, the owner of Tiffany’s Dance Academy, founded Raising the Barre in 2013. “This is such an awesome way for the kids to get together to do something challenging and positive. It brings the community to together to foster a feeling of togetherness and Raising the Barre allows our children to be a positive and vibrant influence in the lives of many people throughout the Bay Area.”

For more information about So You Think You Can Choreograph, please contact Robbie Teruya by email at robbie@tiffanydance.com or by phone at (925)-583-2806.

Background:

Raising the Barre is a non-profit organization started by Tiffany Henderson and Tiffany’s Dance Academy, which aims to better the community through dance. The group consists of dancers ages 11-18, and its goal is to provide members with the skills and opportunities they need to make themselves compassionate, responsible, confident and strong leaders. Members must complete service and session hours as assigned by a faculty member who mentors them through their projects.

Tiffany’s Dance Academy is a dance studio founded in 2001. Tiffany’s Dance Academy emphasizes excellent training in classical ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and hip-hop. Tiffany Henderson, owner/director, graduated from the University of Arizona, Magna cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 1998. She has performed professionally with the Arizona Jazz Dance Ensemble at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Additionally, Tiffany Henderson has also performed in Amsterdam and Japan. She performs bi-annually with the Bay Area Dance Company. Her dance studios have been featured in Dance Informa, Dance Studio Life Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, The Contra Costa Times, and The San Francisco Chronicle. They participated in Disney’s 2006 ABC TV Christmas Special with Ryan Seacrest and have won the Bay Area Parent Magazine Family Favorite Award five times. For more information, please see www.tiffanydance.com.

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