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The Studio was featured in The Sentinel to speak about The Nutcracker. The Sentinel interviewed The Studio, CPYB, and PRB about The Nutcracker and what performing one means to them. See the link to the article below.
Publishes on December 7, 2013
The Studio was featured in a September article of Macaroni Kid. See the link to the article and full text below.
September 18, 2013
Harrisburg and West Shore
News & Events
Community Service & Dance Go Hand-in-Hand
What do preparing meals for residents at the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey and dancing the classic ballet Peter Pan have in common? They are both integral parts of the learning experience for dancers who attend The Studio in Enola.
Providing quality dance instruction is the primary focus of The Studio, but performing community service work runs a close second. This is by the design and preference of Studio Owner and Artistic Director Jennifer Turner Long.
“While instilling the lessons of beautiful dancing, it is also our goal to help form confident, able, thoughtful young people,” Turner Long said. “Completing community service projects exposes our dancers to the larger world and the needs that are part of our world.”
It is Turner Long’s hope that her students will develop a lifelong passion for service, and continue to find opportunities to share with those in need.
Sometimes, the dancers roll up their sleeves and tackle hands-on projects like collecting care packages for our troops overseas, and working directly with the children of military families who have recently returned home.
Other times, students lace up their dance shoes to perform. They have entertained residents of the Country Meadows Retirement Community and the Kinkora Pythian Home on many occasions. Last spring students twirled the day away at the Second Annual Senior Prom at Country Meadows, organized by The Studio. Both students and residents had a wonderful afternoon!
Students have put on benefit performances at local events like the Pennsboro Pumpkin Fest, the Marysville/Rye Public Library, and have even lent a hand staffing an event at Susquenita Elementary School.
The Studio is also an avid supporter of the American Literacy Corporation, based in Harrisburg and led by local children’s author Floyd Stokes.
Turner Long estimates that her dance students participate in at least six community events a year.
“No service work is mandatory, but I bet we have 100 families that participate in at least one event every year,” she said. “I’m proud to say it has become part of our culture.”
“I have been very richly blessed in my life,” Turner Long said. “In gratitude, I hope to pass on the importance and ability to love and serve your neighbor.”
The Studio recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Over the last decade, The Studio has become a premier center of quality dance instruction offering classes in ballet, contemporary, pointe, tap, jazz, and hip hop for all ages and skill levels.
There is still time to register your child for dance classes at The Studio this fall! For more information, call or e-mail The Studio at (717) 614-1942 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Your Calendar!
Dancers from The Studio will perform
“The Nutcracker” Ballet
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m.
Rose Lehrman Performing Arts Center, HACC
Tickets will be available soon!