Tap 5 Pre-Tap Animal Dances & Warm-Ups
Deanna Low Deanna Low began her professional dancing career at age 8 on Norfolk, Va's WTAR, appearing in a weekly TV show for 2 years. At age 16 she was touring with the 3rd Army's Holiday Show appearing all across the East and South. Deanna attended East Carolina University majoring in drama and psychology. At age 19 Deanna danced with the Radio City Music Hall's Rockettes in New York City. She appeared in the Outdoor Drama Horn in The West in Boone, North Carolina and in summer stock in North Carolina. She has choreographed for touring companies and for the Smithsonian Museum's Theatre on the Mall. She has danced in nightclubs and dinner theaters throughout the country. She studied with world famous teachers Matt Maddox, Gus Giordano, Phil Black, Margaret Craske, and Luigi. She started teaching when she was 20 opening her own studio in NC. Later, after college and a professional career she returned to her own studio business in Virginia. This studio grew by leaps and bounds and expanded to 3 locations. These studios were full to overflowing for years. During these years Deanna also taught in Day Care Schools and private Schools to augment her studio income and to get new students introduced to dance. She created Danc'Em an age appropriate dance program which she used personally in her schools in Colorado and now sells to other dance schools and around the country. From 1999 to 2001 she created the five ballet syllabuses with music by June Olson. These syllabuses have 36 lesson plans for September through May for Beginners through Advanced ballet technique. Since beginning Danc'Em Deanna has tried to create music and syllabuses to help teachers improve their classroom teaching and give them more variety in the classroom. Now we are offering three 9 month Tap Programs, A 9 month Toddler Program, a 9 month Creative Movement Program, a 9 Month Beginner Jazz program called Barbie Jazz and a 9 month Theatre for Tots program with a Pre- Ballet 9 month program coming in the summer of 2009. Deanna teaches in the Danc'Em Teacher's Workshop every summer for two days of intense study Stephen Brannen Stephen Brannen's musical background is diverse - covering many styles such as country, folk, bluegrass, jazz, rock, blues, gospel, Broadway, and classical. He has studied music theory and composition, and has a bachelor's degree in Recording Industry Production and Technology from Middle Tennessee State University. Although Stephen has played many instruments since first learning the piano at the age of eight, his favorite instruments are those with strings. He is an extremely gifted and versatile guitarist who is always in demand. More than a guitarist, he is a talented composer and producer. Stephen recorded his first album entitled 'Songs of the South' in the Spring of 2000. This album is an instrumental album featuring acoustic guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin and banjo As a parent of two young daughters, and the husband of a dance teacher, Stephen is very familiar with children's music. He now enjoys applying his musical talents to the creation of music for young dancers. Stephen lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his family, where he is guitarist for the United States Air Force Band. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys spending time with his family, riding bicycles and leading worship at church.