Cece Friend
Teacher

Cece is a Colorado native and danced locally since she was a little girl. She grew up studying ballet, jazz, hip hop, breakdancing, lyrical, modern, and contemporary. (Miss Dena and Miss Janelle were her teachers!) She danced both competitively and non-competitively for many years. She also enjoyed gigs as a professional dancer for a corporate entertainment company, where she has performed as a giant dancing broccoli and a fairy ballerina elf, among other things. Cece is engaged to be married, and she is mom to two beautiful kids. Cece is thrilled to be back home with her dance family!ย 

How To Be Successful In Miss Cece’s Classes

PRE-PRIMARY TAP/BALLET

Hi, Parents! You are the reason your dancers will love coming to class. Thanks so much for modeling a fantastic attitude and helping them arrive prepared! Please take your dancer to the bathroom before class, even if they say they do not have to go. Secure their hair, but leave fancy barrettes and headbands at home. (Sometimes we stand on our heads.) Help your dancer put on their tap shoes before class. When the lights are on, we’re ready for you. Come on in and help your dancer find a cubby. Take the ballet shoes and water bottle out of the dance bag and set them in the cubby, so they’re ready to go. Label everything if you hope to get it back. ๐Ÿ™‚ Leave toys at home. We love it if you arrive 5 minutes early to class, but not sooner. Once your dancer is ready for class, please kiss and go quickly. Stay invisible to your dancer for the duration of class- it really helps them focus and creates the best learning environment. We will end class on time by cleaning hands and passing out stickers. We’ll wave you in to help your dancer collect their things so we can start the next class. Thanks!

PROGRESSIVE PRE-PRIMARY 5/6

Hi, Parents! You are the reason your dancers will love coming to class. Thanks so much for modeling a fantastic attitude and helping them arrive prepared! Please take your dancer to the bathroom before class, even if they say they do not have to go. Secure their hair, but leave fancy barrettes and headbands at home. (Sometimes we stand on our heads.) Help your dancer put on their tap shoes before class. When the lights are on, weโ€™re ready for you. Come on in and help your dancer find a cubby. Take the jazz shoes and water bottle out of the dance bag and set them in the cubby, so they’re ready to go. Label everything if you hope to get it back. ๐Ÿ™‚ Leave toys at home. We love it if you arrive 5 minutes early to class, but not sooner. Once your dancer is ready for class, please kiss and go quickly. Stay invisible to your dancer for the duration of class- it really helps them focus and creates the best learning environment. We will end class on time by cleaning hands and passing out stickers. Weโ€™ll wave you in to help your dancer collect their things so we can start the next class. Thanks!

JAZZ

Hi, Dancers! Please arrive 5 minutes early to begin stretching. I will meet you at the door to dismiss the class before and invite you in. Find a cubby to put your bag and water bottle in. Arrive prepared by dressing in a leotard and tights (convertible, stirrup or footless are best for these classes), with hair secured. Jazz students will need jazz shoes. Please come to class ready to work hard and sweat! ๐Ÿ™‚

BALLET, POINTE/PRE-POINTE

Hi, Dancers! Please arrive 5 minutes early to begin warming up. I will meet you at the door to dismiss the class before and invite you in. Find a cubby to put your bag and water bottle in. Make sure your hair is secured! Ballet students should absolutely wear a bun. Come prepared by dressing in your black leotard and tights, with the proper shoes for your style of dance. Let’s get ready to work hard and have fun!