Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Proud to highlight: Kemper Dance Academy, Colorado Springs, CO!

We are so proud to feature Kemper Dance Academy in Colorado Springs.  ColoradoStrong's own founder, Taylor, graduated from KDA before moving to L.A. to pursue her dance career following high school.  KDA has been a wonderful supporter of our organization and you can even purchase our wristbands and bumper stickers at the studio!  Please read on to learn more about this amazing Colorado Springs dance studio!

Mission Statement:

Our goal at KDA is to provide quality and professional instruction to all types of dances in a positive and friendly atmosphere. Whether our dancers are training to be professionals or just dancing for their enjoyment, the benefits are endless. At KDA, we strive to create not only well-rounded dancers, but well-rounded people with poise, confidence, discipline, and of course physical strength and endurance.

We offer training in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Tap, Hip Hop and Much More. Classes available for Ages 18 months-Adult.

Jeni Kemper graduated from the University of Arizona in May 2005 with a BFA in Dance. Her early training in ballet, jazz, modern and tap came from several studios in Colorado Springs, CO. She has had the opportunity to work with Mia Michaels, Debbie Allen, Bill Hastings, Sherry Zunker and several other world-renown choreographers. Jeni received a full scholarship to Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, as well as the opportunity to study intensively with River North Dance Company. Upon graduating, Jeni worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line as a dancer and dance captain in the production shows. She has choreographed for the Colorado Children’s Theatre Productions, D-11 Productions and many more rewarding experiences. Jeni has been a mentor and instructor to many students throughout the U.S. and enjoys sharing her love for the performing arts. She has received many Top Choreography Awards at numerous dance competitions. Many of her students have received scholarships and top awards throughout the US. Jeni Kemper’s main focuses for the studio is help students with either their career as a dancer or help them realize they are able to stay in the dance world but not have to be a dancer (i.e. PT, Agents etc.) Jeni was never directed in the right direction while she was growing up and only thought dance as a hobby. When she was accepted to the University of Arizona it opened her eyes that dance is not just a hobby. All the hard work and money Jeni’s parents put into dance can be well spent. Jeni wants to help her students realize these things. Plus with the many connections she has, Jeni can helps her students make great connections while they are still trying to figure out what they want to do with their lives. Her greatest pride is seeing her students grow and getting into a college or seeing them push for something they really believe in.

Just for fun, I can't help but add in a link to my favorite piece Taylor was a part of for KDA's Senior Dance Company.  It was choreographed by the amazing Kevin Maher. (For those that know her, she is the "robot" carried in from your left)  It won Platinums and the very top overall awards when competed at multiple competitions. Enjoy!:

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Photo Credit: JCM Photography

ColoradoStrong/KDA Color in Motion 5K Team!

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