MMDC and Divine Divas are very proud announce that tons of school supplies and 31 back packs were donated to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). A foundation that works with abused and neglected kids in the Prince George's County Foster Care system. Click here to know more about CASA in Prince George's County.
Rest In Peace our Princess Warriar, Journey B. Butler.
On Thursday, July 7th, we said goodbye to this beautiful angel. This #PrincessWarrior who was appropriately named Journey. This is the first time we've lost a student and wouldn't wish this pain on anyone. In February, Journey was diagnosed with a rare form of Kidney Cancer called RMC. RMC is aggressive and is prominent in young, African Americans who carry the sickle cell trait. Normally it isn't detected until Stage 4. In January, Journey began having severe back pains and she couldn't hold any food down. The doctors didn't know what was going on. Finally, at Children's Hospital, she was diagnosed.
Journey was a fighter. She didn't let her diagnosis crush her spirit. She recorded a CD before her passing and on Wednesday 6/29, when she was given 24 hours to live, she fought and held on until 7/7. She's in a better place and thankful she's not in pain anymore, but we ask you to pray for her family and for our dance family as many of our students are dealing with death for the first time.
Also, if you could take a minute to sign this petition and spread the word, we would be eternally grateful. RMC could be detected prior to stage 4 with yearly ultrasounds for those with the sickle cell trait. This could save a life, or at the very least prolong one.
Just as parents are an integral piece of the puzzle for their children to be the best they can in academics, the same holds true for dance. Dance education is just that – AN EDUCATION! We need parents to be connected, active and involved in order for all of the students to succeed. This year, we are starting the MMDC – DPA :) – Dance Parents Association. Among other things, the DPA will help plan our activities, beginning with our homecoming month and masquerade party. If you are interested, please leave your name, number& email at the front desk!
Saturday, October 14- Sunday, October 15: Craze Dance Convention at Radisson North Baltimore in Lutherville-Timonium, MD.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Groove Dance Convention at Crowne Plaza in Annapolis, MD.
Friday, January 5 – Sunday, January 7, 2018: The Pulse and Camp Pulse in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18, 2018: Revel Convention in Baltimore, MD.