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Jillian’s Dance Arts

Halloween Hurrah Hosts Happy Haunters

Halloween Hurrah

Hosts Happy Haunters

Oneonta’s Teegan Buffington, Ella Harper, Aaden Lathan, Isabella Villanti, Zyair James, Micheal Grant, Quincey Speller and Nathan Woytach sit atop the Greater Plains Elementary parade float at the start of the annual Halloween Parade this evening in Oneonta. At right, Virginia Sauter, Tanya Pledger and other member of Jillian’s Dance Arts dance down Main Street to the sounds of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, JULY 8

See The Art Of Dance

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DANCE DEMONSTRATION – 10 a.m. Informative demonstration in the art of dance presented by Jillian’s Dance Arts. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. foothillspac.org

ART RECEPTION – 5-7 p.m. “Migration-Immigration: A Creative Depiction” opens depicting the arduous and dangerous path that has led many immigrant to the US throughout our history. Features the work of local artists working in water color, acrylics, oils, pen, ink, sculptures, and more. Cherry Branch Gallery, 25 Main St., Cherry Valley. cherrybranchgallery.com

Oneonta Dancers Bring Home 13 Top Prizes From Nationals

Oneonta Dancers Bring Home

13 Top Prizes From Nationals

Dancers from Jillian's Dance Arts in Oneonta brought home 13 first-place awards from The Dance America Nationals in Disney World this summer. The local dancers also achieved an overall high school for the entire competition as well as best costuming. Dancers also performed in Disney Springs along with other dancers from across the country. Participating were, from left, Alexandra Deleski, Isabella Bonnici, Kylee Stanton, Megan Catella, David Gouldin, Morgan Newman, Onilee Wilson, Allie Miller, Michelle Geasey, and Sabonne Schuman
Dancers from Jillian’s Dance Arts in Oneonta brought home 13 first-place awards from The Dance America Nationals in Disney World this summer. The local dancers also achieved an overall high score for the entire competition as well as best costuming. Dancers performed in Disney Springs along with other dancers from across the country. Participating were, from left, Alexandra Deleski, Isabella Bonnici, Kylee Stanton, Megan Catella, David Gouldin, Morgan Newman, Onilee Wilson, Allie Miller, Michelle Geasey and Sabonne Schuman
Jillian’s Arts Performs ‘Love Makes World Go Round’ Through Sunday

Jillian’s Arts Performs ‘Love Makes

World Go Round’ Through Sunday

Jillian's Dance Arts students, from left, Megan Catella, Sabonne Schuman, Allie Miller and Alexandra Deleski, all of Oneonta, rehearse earlier this week for "Love Makes The World Go Around," with performances continuing this evening at 7 and Sunday afternoon at 2 at SUNY Oneonta's Goodrich Theatre.  Tickets $12.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Jillian’s Dance Arts students, from left, Megan Catella, Sabonne Schuman, Allie Miller and Alexandra Deleski, all of Oneonta, rehearse earlier this week for “Love Makes The World Go Around,” with performances continuing this evening at 7 and Sunday afternoon at 2 at SUNY Oneonta’s Goodrich Theatre.  Tickets $12.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Dance Star Leads Class At Jillian’s Dance Arts

‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Star

Leads Class at Jillian’s Dance Arts

Members of Jillian's Dance Arts Isabella Bonnici, Oneonta, Sopjia Bonici, Oneonta, Morgan Newan, Unatego, Matraca Harman, Sidney, Christina Heegan, Oneonta,Mary KAte Catella, Oneonta, Cassidy Fetterman, Unatego, and Megan Catella, watch as Stanley Glover, Chicago, dances at their dance studio Thursday evening. Glover was featured on the 11th season of So You Think You Can Dance, and was one of the Top 20 on the show. Studio owner Jillian Skidmore had met Glover during the Dance America competition and the two became friends and kept in touch and eventually Glover offered to teach a workshop at her studio. After a ballet warm up, the company worked on modern, jazz and contemporary based dance routines. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)
Members of Jillian’s Dance Arts Isabella Bonnici, Oneonta, Sopjia Bonici, Oneonta, Morgan Newan, Unatego, Matraca Harman, Sidney, Christina Heegan, Oneonta,Mary Kate Catella, Oneonta, Cassidy Fetterman, Unatego, and Megan Catella, watch as Stanley Glover, Chicago, preforms his own interpretive dance. Glover was one of the top 20 on the 11th season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.  Studio owner Jillian Skidmore had met Glover during the Dance America competition and the two became friends and kept in touch over social media. Eventually Glover suggested the idea of teaching  a workshop at her studio and Jillian accepted. So, this evening, after a ballet warm up, Stanley, Jillian and the girls worked on routine incorporating modern, jazz and contemporary dance styles. (Ian Austin/ allotsego.com)

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