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Empower Dance Studio Presents Pink Diamond Camp

Durham, NC – Empower Dance Studio’s PINK DIAMOND CAMP is more than just a “FUN CAMP”, young girls will receive a CULTURAL EXPERIENCE that will last them a life time and learn things that they’ll want to come home and teach their families.Pink Diamond Camp


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Join us Wednesday, July 5th – Wednesday July 12th from 9:00am until 3:00 pm for PINK DIAMOND CAMP!

Participants will receive a charm bracelet that will include 3 pink charms, indicating the completion of camp.  Every Pink Diamond Camp completed, MORE charms will be added.

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EMPOWER DANCE STUDIO is a dance studio that nurtures and fosters natural beauty, instills self-confidence, and reinforces positive images of dancers from all backgrounds.

What does it mean to EMPOWER ? How does Empower Dance EMPOWER ?

The class structure is a trinity of BODY, MIND, and SPIRIT, exploring the variety and complexity of movement.  Empower Body classes will focus on strengthening and training the body for movement.  Classes include ballet, jazz, and hip hop.  Empower Mind classes will challenge how you think about movement and dance.  Classes include modern, choreography, and performance.  Empower Spirit classes delve into the spiritual realm of movement, digging deeper into understanding and psyche of movement as it relates to worship.  Classes include lyrical, liturgical, and praise & worship workout.

Empower Dance was founded by High School Dance Teacher, Nicole Oxendine and her former student Jessica Burroughs.  As we witnessed an increased desire for dance in our community we decided to step out on faith and create a studio where FAITH EMPOWERS MOVEMENT.  We are excited to share our love and passion for dance with dancers of all backgrounds!

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Nicole Oxendine

Nicole Oxendine is the director of the Hillside High School Dance Department.  Her passion for dance spans over eighteen years.  She has dedicated her life to teaching and mentoring children and teenagers.  She produces three productions annually and choreographs for Hillside Drama productions and Durham’s Black Nativity.

Oxendine is a proud graduate of Hillside High School.  She graduated from Hollins University in 2003 and in 2012 she received her Master’s Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Columbia College Chicago.

She has worked as the Program Coordinator for A Long Walk Home that uses arts to advocate against sexual violence.  The past two summers she was Festival Services Coordinator for the American Dance Festival.   Oxendine is also a principal dancer for Bellan Contemporary Dance Theater.  In her spare time she coordinates fundraising events past events include John Avery Boys & Girls Club and the Durham Nativity School.  In 2014, she was named Spectacular Magazine’s Woman of the Year in the category of Emerging Leader.

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Jessica Burroughs

Jessica Burroughs has a passion and drive for dance that goes beyond twenty years. She has trained at Hillside High School under the direction of Lisa Wilder and Nicole Oxendine.  Ms. Jessica studied Ballet at the American Dance Ensemble, Modern & Jazz with Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Ballet at Orange School of Performance Arts (OSPA), and Ballet & African with Ballethnic Dance Theater.

Ms. Jessica has over 10 years of teaching experience at various studios in North Carolina and Virginia.  Her office administration experience currently American Dance Festival Scripps Studio.  She has been Studio Manager and Assistant Director for Ari’s House of Dance & Performance Arts Studio and Mayeisha’s Fine Arts Studios.

She has devoted her talent and love for this art in teaching, nurturing and motivating children, teenagers and young adults. She relentlessly gives back to her alma mater the Hillside High School.  For the Performing Arts Department she is the Dance teaching assistant; Guest choreographer for Drama Productions; and Auxiliary Assistant for the Band.  She also is the Auxiliary Assistant for Research Triangle Charter Academy; Assistant Choreographer at Lyon Park Recreation Center; and Performer and Choreographer for Durham’s Black Nativity. She is a dancer with Andrea E. Woods & Dancers SOULOWORKS and an improvisation dancer with Tony Johnson.

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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