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It's the best show in town

We need A MIRACLE

Support The Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre Today!

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Unless we can raise $10,000 by July 10, 2013 the Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre will be sold in a Sheriff's Sale

 

Total raised so far... $3,540

We need $6,460 to save the school

One Check can do it!

Help us!

 

 

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THE WATSON-JOHNSON DANCE THEATRE


 

Published on Jun 25, 2013

The Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre was founded in 1990 to introduce aspiring dancers and performers from the Mercer County area to the world of dance. For over 23 years WJDT has been a community staple and interacted in the lives of thousands of young people, giving them an outlet to not only express themselves through the fine arts but also build lifelong relationships. Under the direction of Ms Carol, WJDT has won many national competitions and groomed some of the finest dancers in the area, many of whom have gone on to dance professionally. Unless we can raise $10,000 by July 10, 2013 the Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre will be sold in a Sheriff's Sale and closing it's doors forever. In today's times where more and more fine arts programs are being cut and our children have less programs to keep them off the streets we can not afford to lose this gem within our community. Please give your donation to help Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre continue to touch the lives of aspiring dancers as the premier dance institution in Trenton, NJ.

 

 

 

WE NEED $10,000 TO SURVIVE

 

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TODAY!

This is an all or nothing...This is an all or nothing goal . If we do not reach it you will not be charged. Please help us reach our goal one dollar at a time!!! #helpsaveWJDT

Ms. Carol

Artistic Director - Founder

B.F.A. Howard University 1980

A Member of the Washington DC Jazz Network

 

Available for Bookings

Tours , Concert Halls, Theaters, Museums, Performing Arts Centers

Festivals, Schools, Universities, Workshops etc.

Contact US

 

Ballet - Pointe - Tap - Modern - Jazz - Hip Hop

 

 

 

PAST PERFORMANCES AND STUDENTS

 

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WORLD PREMIERE

 

 
Trenton New Jersey's Premiere Dance Institution
 
Over 20 years of Excellence 
  
 

 

1015 Prospect Street
Ewing Township
NJ, 08638

609.403.6070

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"FOUR WOMEN"

Over 49,860 views on YouTube 

Choreography by Carolyn Watson-Johnson

 

 

 

A few former members who've gone on to Stardom

 



THE UNDENIABLE BRANDEE STEPHENS

 

Photo: 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.

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.

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Shayla-Vie Jenkins 10 yrs old 2nd season at Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre "A Star in the Making"

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Currently a member of the 

Bill T Jones Artie Zane Dance Co.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

TIANA

 

 

 

Trenton dancer steps into $100,000, sheds over 63 pounds on television show 

 

DANCE YOUR A** OFF

 

 

 

 Latoya James

 

 

LaToya James began dancing at the Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre at age 10

and continue up to college (Howard University).  She later became a teacher and

recently open her own dancing school.

 

 

When the competition began June 7, James weighed 217 pounds.

 

 

 

 

By Monday’s finale, she had shed 63.6 pounds.
That, and her combined dance scores, made her the clear-cut winner.

 

 

 

 
 
Oh God! I did it....

 

Throughout the years Ms. Carol has worked in many

productions as actress, dancer and choreographer touring cities in the U.S. and Europe

fancydance1957@hotmail.com

 

 

Bring the Gospel to your organization!

School performances include churches, colleges, universities,

fraternities, musicals, festivals, concerts, civic organizations and
government dignitaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George III, Nadir & Tahir Johnson
The Johnson Boyz

 

 

HUSH, hush, somebody's callin my name...

oh my Lord, what shall I do...what shall i do?

Many of her former students have gone to dance with some of the most prestigious dance companies in America from Bill T. Jones, Philadanco, Alvin Ailey, Major Hip Hop Artist & Cheerleaders for Profession basketball and football teams across America!

 

 

Allan Harmon

Philadanco

 

 

 

TEMPLE HARMON

 

 

LaTashia Edwards

 

 

 

LaShonna McRae

 

 

 

 

I teach Zumba @ Watson-Johnson Dance Theatre

Call studio for info:             609-403-8476       or             609-937-2201      

 

Theresa Twisdale

 

 

 

Kiara Johnson

 

 

 

Boss Chic

Rap Artist


 

 

 

 



 

ALRED DOVE
Friend, Teacher, Choreographer WJDT
Howard University

His brother...
 

 

ULYSSES DOVE - RIP

Ulysses Dove (1947 - 1996) was one of the most innovative contemporary choreographers of the past half century.

Dove was born January 17, 1947 in Columbia, South Carolina. He began his dance training at Boggs Academy in Georgia. Dove gave up his premedical studies at Howard University to transfer the University of Wisconsin and study dance with Xenia Chilistwa of the Ballet "Kirov Ballet". He then transferred to Bennington College where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in dance in 1970. He then moved to New York City and was offered a scholarship to Merce CunninghamSchool as well as a position in the company. While in New York he performed for Mary Anthony, Pearl Lang, and Anna Sokolow. Alvin Ailey asked Dove to join his company in 1973 after seeing Dove perform in Sokolow's Rooms. Dove soon became Alvin Ailey's principle dancer and became renowned for his ability to command the stage with a powerful and dramatic clarity. His choreographic debut came in 1979 with the piece "I see the moon…. and the moon sees me." He then left Alvin Ailey the following year and became the assistant director at the Groupe de Recherche Choreographique de l'Opéra de Paris from 1980 to 1983. Dove then became a freelance choreographer, working for companies such as the Dutch National Ballet, the Basal Ballet, American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet,and the London Festival Ballet.



 

 

 

ARTIE ASHE, R.I.P.

 

Friend, Teacher - Choreographer WDJN

 

 

R.I.P.

 

(Both killed in a auto accident)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard University

6 Month European Tour with the Broadway Music "RAISIN" 1979
(First row: Wynona, Geoffrey Newman, Stephen Scott, Nate Barnett,
George V Johnson Jr, Carol Watson-Johnson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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