Dazzle is a preschool/early childhood ballet program
for the ultimate princess. Our instruction is Dazzle Creative Dance & Movement specializes in teaching children ages 1-6.
We bridge the gap between creative dance and creative learning all in one using education tools such as counting, learning to dance to rhythm, using the alphabets,and colors in the movement process. We explore movement in ways that are age appropriate.
Operating as usual
Let’s Skate Dancers!!!!! I’m here waiting for you…..Ms. Toni 🤎🩰
Mrs. LaKenna we are so very proud of you.
Meet Lakenna Booker, our Founder, and Head of School!
Mrs. Lakenna Booker, MAT, has an extensive background in STEM education with nearly 15 years in urban education. She's published The 5E's of Inquiry-Based Science with Teacher Created Materials, Inc. The Parkway Village community is home for Mrs. Booker, and where many of her childhood memories were made. 🏘️
She attended Goodlett Elementary School and graduated valedictorian from Sheffield High School in 2002, both located in the Parkway Village community. Through philanthropy from the Memphis Rotary Club, she attended Phillips Exeter Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Exeter, NH. The experience showed Mrs. Booker that education looked different in other places and that genius is relative.
After completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin, she joined an alternative teacher licensing program through the University of Memphis. 🎓 Mrs. Booker quickly understood her purpose in life is to teach and unlock opportunities for others through the impartation of knowledge.
After almost a decade in the urban classrooms and schools, Mrs. Booker joined the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship to train, lead, and found Memphis Merit Academy in response to the literacy data in the Parkway Village community.
As the Founder and Head of the School of Memphis Merit Academy she oversees, sets, and monitors the overall instructional, operational, and financial direction of the school. Mrs. Booker has successfully secured more than $3 million in private, federal, and foundational philanthropy since the commencement of the organization to deliver on the mission of Memphis Merit Academy Charter School. 🤩 Mrs. Booker is unapologetic about the work of starting a high-performing charter school in her childhood community.
Mrs. Booker is excited to lead Memphis Merit Academy in accomplishing so much more in the future!
See every at the Skating Rink. Bring the babies out and let’s have fun before it gets cold.
Mark Your Calendars…..Let’s Have Fun & SKATE!!!
Flash Back to a beautiful African piece choreographed by Mrs. Mac. She crafted such wonderful work for the girls. Our sweet girl Mila lead the pack. Ms. Toni has watched this video so many times as a proud momma. This is “Kou Kou”.
Mrs. Mac thank you for what you have done for our girls. You created a memory that will never be forgotten.
This little girl was really working in our rehearsal. Throw it Back. Go Kennedy Girl.
We were rocking and rolling this morning for Zoom Ballet. A sweet welcome and thank you to all my virtual sugar babies.
Little Sprouts Preschool
Miss Muffin House of Love
Dream Academy Preschool
Great job beautiful Girls. The stage makes us nervous but the final product is always AMAZING. This is what they hear on stage when filming for a virtual show.
The Ballet Barre is helpful yet a task. We have been working in the Twinkle Toes Ballerina II class on building our combinations.
As dancers, our bodies and minds have several moving parts all at once. Kelsey has to remember the combination, listen for musicality, know when to change from one position to the next, all while keeping her arms in 2nd. Great job girl. 🤎🩰
Open to Everyone….. Skate with Us Friday 9/23 at the Cordova Skate Center. The entire family is welcome. Be festive/Dress out…
Bring Skates or Rent them. The girls will be excited to meet you.
Oh, could they stay this little. 🤎🩰We love our tiny dancers.
Excited about this week of learning. See all my tiny dancers in class. Register for our virtual online class fall session starting September 8th. dancers education
Welcome to The Kennedi Show 🤎🩰, brought to you by Ms. Toni 🤣. We hope this puts a smile on your face. She is a natural, and a superstar. Love to see these tiny dancers in their own element. Enjoy!!!!
This week’s story with our Tiny Dancer’s “Goodnight Little Dancer.” Literacy and Movement. Storytime is a great way to begin class as the student settle in.
Today is TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY and this one is very dear to us. A’Kayla, watching you develop before our eyes has been beautiful to watch. It’s more than ballet here….developing little dancers both mind and body.
Virtual Class Sessions start next month. Hope to see you online.
Pathways!!! Pathways!!!! We’re working on Pathways!!! This end of class activity was great for our students.
This exercise works on balance, control, movement, feet/eye coordination, direction, and high levels.
The students were grouped & timed to move and complete it in 20 seconds. It’s amazing to see how they change their movement quality when they are trying to beat the clock. 🤎🩰
We are still counting down…..2 days until our in person studio classes begin. 🩰
Movement Stations are great in keeping class going. The dancers can work on technique in such a FUN way. In this video the dancer’s have moved up on their Pas de Chat. In previous videos, we use a flat Poly Dot. This progression using the foam prop helps the dancers to jump higher.
Hi Sugar Babies…..Let the countdown continue!!!🤎🩰🤎🩰
Ms. Toni wants to see her sweet dancers online for morning ballet for ages 2-6. Preschool & Homeschool. You can register for the FALL Session which begins in September. https://dancestudio-pro.com/online/index.php?account_id=25207
We are 6 days down tiny dancers . 🤎🩰👧🏽
7 day countdown until we see those smiling faces.
Little dancers the countdown begins….8 more days until we are back in dance class, in person August 8th and Virtually September 8th. Excited to see our sweet dancers.
We are counting down the days of us all being together again in the studio and virtually. 8 days to go dancers. Preschool/Early Childhood Ballet program for ages 2-9. Join us in person starting August 8th or Virtually September 8th for our morning Zoom classes
We are on a countdown to a fantastic dance season. 9 days left until we see those smiling faces. Hope everyone is having a great summer. -dance
The Colors of Summer Recital Video & Stage Photos are available for purchase. #2022
Directors, join us in our preschool roundup Fall ballet class session. *Home School Tiny Dancers too * Email [email protected] for details.
Thank you Ms. Aiyanna for loving, teaching and making an impact on our students. We love you and appreciate all your dance magic.
To the girl who we’ve watch grow since 13 months. She carries herself like a lady in and out of dance class. To the girl who loves to make Tik-Toc dances and the only girl in her sibling crew. Gabriel, our sweet ballerina, We hope you had a fantastic recital day. You were
beautiful to watch. Always Graceful & Strong
Thanks to everyone that supported the student virtual recital today. It was such a wonderful show.
To the girl who is always ready, shows kindness to her dance classmates and has such a beautiful spirit…….Princess Ballerina Estelle. Bravo on a great recital!!!!
Directors, join us in our preschool roundup Fall ballet class session. Email [email protected] for details.
Tiny Dancer Ballet Instructor Needed for Afterschool Program. Send resume to [email protected]
Happy Feet Wednesday from our tap girls. Class Besties 👯♀️
We are few days away from our month of May classes. Be sure to sign up and join us online.
Let’s hear from our studio owner, Ms. Toni. 🤎🩰 Our Fall Waitlist is on our site. Subscribe to our Channel and follow us on Instagram @dazzle_babyballerinacertified
A sweet Flashback Friday to our virtual recital, Colors of Summer. Our mommies and sugar babies did such a great job.
May sign up is here. We are ready to see new faces join us online for class. Our preschooler are a joy. 🔗 in Bio
Registration is now open for May!!!! Virtual/Zoom Ballet Class every Tuesday morning.
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Our very own University of Memphis Dance Alum, Ms. Aiyanna LaRue. Our students are so thankful to have you as a teacher, leader and educator.
Hi Dazzle Friends!!! Make sure to check out Disney On Ice next month.
Limited Presale Open Disney On Ice on Sale Now
Kammy’s legs are so strong. We’ve had her since 2. This combination includes 1st position feet, Tendu (stretching the foot and pointing the toe, all while brushing the floor) as she lifts coming back to first position. The legs never bend in this combo as the arms go back and forward from 3rd position arms. Great Job
Toddler Tulips: “If you’re happy and you know it.” We love starting class with familiar songs to get the girls and parents warmed up. Great job girls. New Day Time Classes Coming Soon. 🩰
We so wished classes could have resumed by Saturday but cheers to the Snow ❄️ Queen 👸🏽 we will close the Studio for the remainder of the week. We pray everyone is safe and warm. We are also praying for TX and others. We love all of our families and ballerinas.
A Real Life Ballerina Barbie....only at Dazzle.
Hey Guys!!!! We have taken a break. We are back. More videos will be loading on our Youtube Channel. Here is a small combo from Ballerina Makayla in 4th Position. Although so simple, we have a plethora of vocabulary here. Starting in 4th Position Feet & 2nd Position Arms, A Port-de bras from an Open 4th position arms. A rond de jambe ( of the leg) to the 2nd position feet and a Fifth Position Arms to Close.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our little Gingerbread Ballerinas. #dazzle
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