Refinery29 Shows Ballet Some Respect!

Refinery29 Shows Ballet Some Respect!

The dance world on the internet has been going crazy for the past 24 hours because of a recent video posted by pop culture mega channel, Refinery29. Refinery29 covers all sorts of topics whether it be breaking news, fashion, music, films, etc. In their series called Lucie for Hire, one of the execs. named Lucie […]

Happy National Dance Day!

Happy National Dance Day!

According to the calendar, July 29th is the U.S.’s annual National Dance Day! While this isn’t a widely observed day like your more traditional holidays, we think it should be! We are a dance academy, after all! So, let’s a look back a dance through the ages! Since the earliest of times, people have been […]

Master Class Day 3: Chrissy Eltvedt

Master Class Day 3: Chrissy Eltvedt

Day 3 of Plainfield Dance Academy’s Master Class Week will be on 7/27 with our special guest instructor, Chrissy Eltvedt! Eltvedt has worked with various dance companies across the U.S. performing everything from traditional ballet to contemporary to interpretive ballet. Plainfield Dance Academy is very excited to welcome her to teach the students of our Advanced Ballet […]

Master Class Day 2: Samuel Opsal & Anthony Rosario

Master Class Day 2: Samuel Opsal & Anthony Rosario

Wednesday 7/26 will be Day 2 of Plainfield Dance Academy’s amazing Master Class week featuring various special guest instructors! Let’s see who tomorrow will bring us! Samuel Opsal Originally from Pullman, WA, Samuel Opsal started dancing at 16 years old. As time has gone by, Opsal made his way to the Ballet 5:8 company in […]

Master Class Day 1: Jennifer Grund!

Master Class Day 1: Jennifer Grund!

Jennifer Grund is a nationally renown dancer and teacher in the world of ballet. For twelve years, she performed as a full company member of Dayton Ballet and has danced in such shows as Romeo and Juliet, the Nutcracker Ballet, Dracula, and An American Cinderella. Once retiring from dancing, Grund began teaching and has done […]

Student Spotlight: Shelby Vennekotter

Student Spotlight: Shelby Vennekotter

2017 marks the 14th Annual Seoul International Dance Competition. The Seoul International Dance Competition is an annual competition in Seoul, South Korea where dancers from all over the globe travel to compete and introduce the arts and culture of their homes. This year, we are proud to announce that Plainfield Dance Academy’s very own Shelby […]