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Artistic Dance co-owner inducted into Dance Educators of America

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Alette Chase, co-owner and co-director of Artistic Dance Unlimited, has been inducted into membership of Dance Educators of America.

Chase achieved member status by completing oral, written, and demonstrative testing in the areas of ballet, anatomy and music theory. The ballet test required knowledge in the French, Vagonova and Cecchetti syllabus.

Chase passed all tests with honors. Dance Educators of America is a prestigious dance professionals’ organization established in 1932. It is dedicated to the quality and teaching abilities of its member teachers and enhancing the education of students.

Alette Chase trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts under the world-renowned ballet instructors Melissa Hayden and Diane Markham of contemporary dance fame. She completed a summer in Los Angeles, Calif., at the Rodnunsky Arts Center.

Chase continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After working as an instructor and choreographer in North Carolina, Chase moved to Maryville. In 2000 she opened Artistic Dance Unlimited with friend and business partner Ursula Margolis.

Margolis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and is a member of various dance organizations including the Royal Academy of Dance and Dance Masters of America. Chase and Margolis stay busy with the A.D.U. Performance Company as well as the 300-plus students enrolled at their studio.

Chase says she is proud of her latest dance accomplishment and feels it is important to always continue her education in the art of dance so that her students can benefit from her knowledge of the ever-evolving dance world.

The A.D.U. Dance Company competed at the Dance Educators of America Regional competition held in Knoxville on Sunday March 25th. The competition in Knoxville kicked off the Company’s competition season.

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