Back Handspring Clinic


We are SO PROUD of our very own Kayla Brunson!!!!!!!
She made the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS CHEERLEADING TEAM!!!!!! Way to go Kayla!!!!!!


Hannah Winship recently attended the Pulse Dance Convention/Competition in Boston, MA. She had a great weekend and won a two part scholarship!!! 1- to a PULSE convention next season, and 2 - invitation to their Summer Intensive!!!!! Congratulations Hannah!!





A big congratulations to Jordan Remillard! She attended the ASH Dance Convention/Competition in New Brunswick, NJ and was awarded "The Technical Excellence" Award for her acrobatic solo. Great job Jordan!






Congratulations to Brooke Hill, Laina Cleaves, Hannah Winship and Julia Hall for being called up to demonstrate with the master teachers in the tap, contemporary and lyrical classes at the Ambition Dance Convention!! We are so proud of them! In addition to that honor, Brooke Hill was awarded a paid solo entry to their competition, Laina Cleaves received a scholarship to their 2015 convention and Hannah Winship was chosen by all 5 judges to return next year as an apprentice teacher! Great job girls, keep up the good work!

It was an exciting day at the Turn It Up Dance Convention in Mystic, CT!! Hayley Caliri, Thiago Pacheco, Ashley Round and Meghan Smith were the proud recipients of full scholarship awards for the TIU 2015 convention! What a great way to kick off our competitive season!

Eight McKeon students recently participated in the Turn It Up Dance Convention in Mystic, CT as assistant teachers. Charlotte Beaudrot, Julia Hall, Cassidy Baratta, Brooke Hill, Laina Cleaves, Hannah Winship, Hannah Smith and Katie Baratta were chosen out of hundreds of dancers at the TIU National Dance Competition this summer for this fantastic opportunity. They assisted with various levels and genres of dance and were also able to take some classes as well. Job well done girls!

This past summer at the Turn It Up Dance National Championships, Hannah Winship was chosen
to participate in the Master Teacher Assistant Program at their Springfield, MA convention in October!
Hannah did a wonderful job demonstrating for her peers in various classes as well as
taking a few classes herself! Great job Hannah, we are very proud of you!

Hannah Smith, a 10 year student of McKeon Dance Center has been chosen by the International Dance Organization to represent the IDO at the World Tap Dance Championships! The competition will be held in Riesa, Germany in December and will include dancers from 35 countries and five continents.

To be selected to compete at the IDO World Tap Championships, Hannah had to first qualify at a regional event where she won a platinum medal at the Headliners Dance Competition. She then had to submit a video dance to audition with IDO, and was then selected from thousands of other audition and video performances.

Once in Germany, Hannah will have to advance through four rounds of competition in order to bring home the gold. She is competing in the junior soloist division with a tap style performance to the music entitled "Flight Of The Bumblebee"

Hannah is proud to represent the US Tap Team and is looking for your support through either company sponsorship or donations. Please email leannesmith@charter.net for information.

We are very excited for Hannah and wish her the best of luck!!


Back Handspring Clinic

Gymnastics Clinic

Would you like to learn or improve your Back Handspring?

McKeon’s holding Back Handspring Clinics on the following Monday’s:

October 13th
November 10th
December 8th
January 12th
February 9th

From: 7-8:30pm

Cost: $20 each or
5 clinics for $90

Clinic Includes:

• Proper Technique
• Explanation of technical facts and body position
• Progressions in and out of back handspring

Click here to view/print the Back Handspring registration form




McKeon Dance and Gymnastics
3A Spaceway Lane  •  Hopedale, MA 01747  •  (508) 473-8166  •  mckeondanc@aol.com

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