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WJDT Fall Registration
REGISTRATION is taking place throughout the rest of the summer for next season. Accepting students ages 3 through adult. Come in or call 609-403-6070/609-227-6348
"NUTCRACKER CAFE' AU LAIT"
11:00-12:00am ~ Ages 4-6
12:00-1:30pm ~ Ages 7-11
1:30-3:00pm ~ Ages 12-17 (Int/Adv Pointe and non-pointe dancers)
3:00-4:00 Adults (Maids, Butlers, Party Scene Parents)
*All students must wear ballet attire for the auditions.
Girls must have their hair pulled back or in a bun.
*Please PRE-REGISTER by calling WJDT at 609-403-6070 or 609-227-6348.
*Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your audition time for check-in and to warm-up.
*The cast list will be posted and emailed one week after auditions.
*All students participating in The Nutcracker must be registered for a minimum of one ballet, jazz or modern class at WJDT through December 15.
We look forward to meeting all who want to participate.
Dance is a discipline that exercises the mind as well as the body.
With over 21 years of success, WJDT feels the experience in dance should lead students positively in other areas of their lives.
Artistic Director - Founder
B.F.A. Howard University 1980
Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre
1015 Prospect Street
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: (609) 403-6070
A few former members who've gone on to Stardom
Brandee Stephens (left)- Fergie (center)
Brandee joined the Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre at the age of 8. After a move to Atlanta, GA, she auditioned to perform with then Lil' Bow-Wow and got the spot as a dancer for his tour. Over the years, Brandee has had the opportunity to perform with a plethora of recording artists sucha as Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Ne-Yo and the Blackeye Peas. She is now making her mark in the dance world as a dancer/choreographer for the pop sensation Fergie, touring the world, performing in major concerts. Brandee has also appeared on television and in music videos.
Shayla-Vie Jenkins 10 yrs old 2nd season at Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre "A Star in the Making"
Currently a member of the
Now ranked by Dance Magazine as one of the top 25 dancers in the world
Shayla-Vie Jenkins, originally from Ewing, NJ, began dance training at Watson Johnson Dance Theater and Mercer County Performing Arts School. In 2004, she graduated with honors from Fordham University. She has performed with The Kevin Wynn Collection, Nathan Trice Rituals, The Francesca Harper Project and Yaa Samar Dance Theater. In 2008, she was featured in Dance Magazine’s “On The Rise” performers. Ms. Jenkins joined the Company in 2005.
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Pharoah Sanders (born October 13, 1940) is a Grammy Award-winning American jazz saxophonist.
Saxophonist Ornette Coleman once described him as "probably the best tenor player in the world." Emerging from John Coltrane's groups of the mid-1960s Sanders is known for his overblowing, harmonic, and multiphonic techniques on the saxophone, as well as his use of "sheets of sound." Sanders is an important figure in the development of free jazz; Albert Ayler famously said: "Trane was the Father, Pharoah was the Son, I am the Holy Ghost
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Put it this way: Jazz is a good barometer of freedom… In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country.~~~Duke Ellington
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Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums
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I think the idea is now for blacks to write about the history of our music. It's time for that, because whites have been doing it all the time.
It's time for us to do it ourselves and tell it like it is~~
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A saxophonist, composer, producer and educator, Bobby Watson grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. He trained formally at the University of Miami, and he proceeded to earn his doctorate on the bandstand -- as musical director of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers.
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New York Post observes that he is "...one of the very finest young guitarists working today."
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