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Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble

Contact Name: Cheri McKeever

Address:

4216 Sutherland Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37919 United States

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Phone: (865) 207-1954

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The Tennessee Childrens Dance Ensemble continues to prove a child’s capacity to match aprofessional level of artistry. It is the Ensembles mission to provide opportunities for children to excel in dance and to teach children that only through hard work, dedication and a heightened sense of discipline is this excellence possible. The results have been over 30 years of children performing modern dance masterpieces on stage and creating their own masterpieces in life beyond TCDE. AND WE WILL CONTINUE To function as a professional modern dance company, setting a high standard of excellence in dance using artists 8-17 years of age. To assist local and state tourism and chamber of commerce officials in recruiting corporations to locate within our area. To represent the State of Tennessee, the nation, and the world as dancing Ambassadors of Goodwill.To pursue excellence by aggressively marketing itself to family audiences using TCDE’s unique young dancers as positive role models for children worldwide. To assure that every child, regardless of financial ability, can participate in and attend Ensemble performances. To do all of the above in a positive atmosphere that empowers children to make meaningful decisions, teaches them to be honorable people, and gives them problem-solving skills that prepares them to be future leaders. To be a resource for educators and the general public by producing performances which raise the expectation of excellence in dance.


Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Annual Spring Concert

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

TCDE performances last approximately one hour from our repertoire of professional choreography, using diverse music, costumes, and illustrating various dance forms such as modern dance, jazz and ballet. For many underserved children, this may be their only exposure to this type of dance. Students are given an understanding of the art form of dance, and learn to distinguish between forms. The impact of children being taught by their peers is powerful and a lasting positive motivation for children to reach their dreams. We educate children so they understand with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.

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Program Title: In-school Performance

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

TCDE performances last approximately one hour from our repertoire of professional choreography, using diverse music, costumes, and various dance forms such as modern dance, jazz and ballet. For many underserved children, this may be their only exposure to this type of dance. Students are given an understanding of the art form of dance, and learn to distinguish between forms. The impact of children being taught by their peers is powerful and a lasting positive motivation for children to understand that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible. Performance day and time will be worked out with school.

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