Dollhouse Dance Factory crowns top dancers

Dianna Williams

JANS – Dollhouse Dance Factory, LLC is the newest dance studio within the city of Jackson. The Dollhouse Dance

Robert Williams

Factory is located at 1410 Ellis Avenue. It is owned and operated by Robert Williams &  Dianna Williams. The studio’s Dance Director Mrs. Williams has been teaching dance within the Jackson community since 2002 as well as providing costume design and choreography for several JPS high schools and the local university auxiliaries.

Mrs. Williams is most known for the dance team that she is founder, choreographer and sponsor of called the Dancing Dolls, LLC.  Upon the opening of the Dollhouse Dance Factory on August 23, 2010,  the studio began to thrive and encounter a numerous amount of students.

The classes offered are    Pre-Ballet (ages 4-7), Pre- Majorette (ages 4-7), Majorette 1&2 (8-18), Hip Hop (8-18) & Jazz Funk (8-18). The students began to achieve tremendously through the teachings of the studio.

On December 12, 2010, four students from the Dollhouse Dance Factory were rewarded for their tremendous efforts and crowned as a part of the first ever Miss Dollhouse Dance Factory Royal Court. These students are Makalah Whisenton, McKenzie Haggard, Summer Butler and Deja Thompson.

Makalah Whisenton

Miss Dollhouse Dance Factory, Makalah Whisenton is a 4th grade Honor Roll student at Highland Elementary School and an active member of her church. She is a junior waitress at Greater Bethlehem Temple Church, a member of Panther Sport Club Cheerleaders and Girl Scouts of America. Makalah was enrolled in the Majorette I class at the Dollhouse Dance Factory where she excelled greatly and earned numerous special recognition awards at this year’s dance recital.

Miss Dollhouse Dance Factory 1st Runner-Up,

McKenzie Haggard

is a 3rd grade student at McWillie Elementary School. Mckenzie is a part of the McWillie All Star Choir, a 3-year violinist and is active in the Jackson Praising Dance Ministry. She is a former member of the Golden Dazzlers and also takes ballet from the Mississippi Ballet Department. McKenzie was enrolled in the Majorette I and Hip Hop classes at the Dollhouse Dance Factory. She also has a high spirited and bubbly personality and is very popular amongst the students at the Dance Factory.

Summer Butler

Miss Dollhouse Dance Factory 2nd Runner-Up, Summer Butler  is a K4 student at University Christian School. Summer was enrolled in the Pre-Majorette class at the Dollhouse Dance Factory. Summer has a sweet and open spirit that makes her unique in every way. Summer is the Dance Factory’s most memorable student and the program is looking forward to dancing with her in the Spring.

Miss Dollhouse Dance Factory 3rd Runner-Up,

Deja Thompson

is a 5th grade student at Gary Road Intermediate School. She is a praise dancer at her church, a member of the Beta Club, Girl Scouts and a volunteer at the Stewpot. Deja was also on Honor Roll and Principal’s List. Deja was enrolled in the Hip Hop and Majorette I classes at the Dollhouse Dance Factory. Deja is said to be one of the Dance Factory’s most tenacious students and a tremendous joy to have as a student.

The Dollhouse Dance Factory promotes high esteem, a positive self worth, determination, persistence and also encourages high academic achievement and leadership. The Dance Factory prides itself in being able to do these things as well as teach its students the art of dance. Their annual dance recitals and awards provided for their students show their undeniable dedication to their goal to provide encouragement to each student as well as provide a performance outlet for their students and parents to applaud the efforts of their children. To the Dollhouse Dance Factory, “Dancing Isn’t Just A Sport…It’s A Way Of Life!”

For more info, visit www.doll housedancefactory.com; call 601-969-4000 or send an email to dollhousedancefactory@yahoo.com.

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