Performances By Children,
For Children
Children five years and older are invited to
participate in the  Student Performances that
include class demonstrations and
choreographed dances, usually set to a story.  
Students are not required to perform but
encouraged to do so. Class time is dedicated
to the further development of the curriculum with
an extended study that becomes a dance for the
student performance.
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All photography used by permission
O. Morel and E. Boilini
In Residence: Michiana Dance Ensemble
Bonnie, Robert
Swinston and David
Vaughn of the
Merce Cunningham
Dance Company
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Location and Directions
Our Faculty
Our Unique Vision
Quality Multi-Disciplined
Training for All Ages
Bonnie Boilini Baxter inducted into the Community Hall of Fame
"Bonnie has been an inspiration and the moving force for dance in the
South Bend area for almost 40 years. She is a founder of the Southold
Dance Theater in South Bend. In 1975 she opened the Dancenter in
Granger, a studio dedicated to training both modern dance and ballet. Ms.
Baxter, who grew up in North Judson, was named artistic director of
Southold in 1982 and held that position for many years. In that capacity,
Ms. Baxter developed youth concerts, performing for thousands of school
children each year. For many of the children, it was their first experience
with dance. She used live music through collaborations with the South
Bend Symphony Orchestra
Elkhart Symphony Orchestra
South Bend Regional Museum of Art
Firefly Festival, South Bend Heritage Foundation and other organizations."
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Michiana Dance Ensemble
Performed At Wellspring's RadFest
(574) 850-0042
Everyone Moves -- Classes for
All Ages
As we move through space in time,
everyday we dance.  A movement
experience at an early age can enrich and
encourage the natural mover in all of us.
Children are wondrously creative. Dance
can further stimulate self expression,
employing both the body and the mind.
Creative movement for children
encourages the ability to focus, increases
discipline and develops body awareness
and alignment.
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Performance Workshop
Spring 2016
Summer Camp Registration
Space is Limited
3, 4 and  5 year olds
Dance and Art Workshop
Dancers will explore dance, visual arts and crafts. The schedule includes two
Movement/Dance classes
and two Art/Craft projects.  Snack is included. The classes will be filled with energy,
creation and excitement!   
Come join us!      

5 - 10 year olds
Dance and More
The camp will include Modern Dance, Ballet/Character, Technique, Composition,
Improvisation, and
Seminars on Costuming, Set Construction and Make-up.  
Camp presentation is on the last day.    
9:30 to 11:45
June 13 to 16
August 1 to 4
Fee $100
9:30 to 2:00
June 13 to 17
August 1 to 5
Fee $165
Great Show, Dancers!