Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A team of 19 girls were part of the "Spirit of America Dance Team" which performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
On Thanksgiving day, 19 dancers from the Medfield Dance Academy joined 600 other dancers from around the country as part of the "Spirit of America Dance Team" in the Macy's Day Parade. This was the studio's 26th performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. "There were 600 dancers and another group of 400 cheerleaders," said their dance teacher 'Miss Jenna' Cox. "They did a great job." The dancers told Patch "It was like a giant dance party...It was like we were celebrities for a week." Receive updates to this story (like when we add more photos) and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here "It was a crazy experience," said Emily Taylor, 16. "The day of the parade was amazing and surreal. It was…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Girls from the Medfield Dance Academy will once again take part in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
The Medfield Dance Academy girls will join 500 other dancers from around the country with the "Spirit of America Dance Team" in New York City to participate in the Macy's Day Parade on Thanksgiving. This will be the group's 26th performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. The parade will be broadcast on NBC from 9 a.m. to noon. The girls from the Medfield Dance Academy will be one of Macy's "Featured Stars" in this parade. The team left on Saturday and will spend five days rehearsing in NYC. On Thanksgiving morning, they will awaken to a 5 a.m. for breakfast, have a quick rehearsal, then take the subway to the start of the parade. The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season. Every year, …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Medfield Music Association has launched a “Dollars for Duke” campaign to raise funds to help cover the anticipated $12,000 cost of the Medfield High School jazz band trip to New York City for the prestigious Essentially Ellington festival and competit
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
As part of the “Dollars for Duke” campaign to send the Medfield High School Jazz Band to the Essentially Ellington competition at Lincoln Center, May 4 to 6, Jazz band members will be taking part in “Jazz ‘Round Town” on Saturday, April 7. Members of the band will be giving public performances at various locations around Medfield on Saturday, April 7, kicking off with a 9:30 to 11 a.m. performance at Blue Moon. They will also be playing in front of Needham Bank from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and at Lovell’s from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The last performance of the day will be at the Gazebo from noon to 1:30 p.m. All performances will take place rain or shine. In keeping with the campaign theme, Jazz Band members will be using top hats to collect both …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Columnist looks back at trips as a child.
My BlackBerry was cradled in my left ear. I was typing with both hands, drinking an iced coffee, watching TV news and editing copy. At my house, we call this morning. But then a voice on the other end of the phone stopped everything. While I was waiting for a conference call to start, I heard a fellow editor and his children talking about their Fourth of July vacation to the beach. Ah, summer vacation. You know, a leisurely trip to someplace fun to play in the water or go to an amusement park to eat fried dough and take a wild ride on a roller coaster, or maybe it would be a nice week of hiking and camping in the woods or seeing a big city. When I was a little kid, though, I only read about summer vacation in the books my mother gave me to…
Friday, June 24, 2011
Nicole Jaques, a recent Stonehill College graduate and Medfield High School alum, is spending her summer working in production on “Dora the Explorer” and at MTV News after earning a prestigious summer internship with the International Radio and Television
When Nicole Jaques graduated from Medfield High School in 2007, she was like many incoming freshmen at Stonehill College – “completely unsure” of what she wanted to study or want in a career – until she stumbled upon a course entitled “Mediated Communications” taught by Stonehill College communication professor Angela Paradise. “On a whim I decided to take a class [with] professor Paradise, in her first year teaching at Stonehill College,” said Jaques. “During introductions on day one, professor Paradise informed our class of her passion for children’s television, which stemmed from her experience with a program called IRTS (International Radio and Television Society), which gave her an all-expense paid summer in New York City working for …