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"Often Imitated, Never Duplicated!"
Welcome students and parents to Mademoiselle Dwyn’s School of Dance, one of the world’s elite families of dance. Mademoiselle was established in 1982 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana under the direction of Dwyn Y. Turner and assisted by her sister Wendy Turner. After the completion of their education, returning home, and starting families, they reopened as partners in 1997 in New Orleans. This year is our 25th year of business in New Orleans and our 24th annual dance recital. At Mademoiselle, the whole child is nurtured with grace and elegance. It is indeed our pleasure to introduce young girls and boys to the wonderful art of dance. The Madames, along with their mother, Gwendolyn Piper Turner, a former baton instructor and cheerleader, are a dynamic combination of dance experience and expertise. The ladies of MDSD have traveled and taken classes from dance legends such as Frank Hachet, Art Stone, Danny Hoctor, Kit Andree, Steven Boyd, and Mallory Graham. The ladies of MDSD are broad advisors for the Professional Dance Teachers Associations, INC. (PDTA), Dance/USA, National Association of Dance and Affiliated Arts Incorporated, Dance Teacher Web, Dance Teacher University, Las Vegas, (DTU/UNLV), Dance Teacher United (DTU), the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), and DELTA ETA PI ΔΗΠ, Dance Honor Society, presenters of the Dance Portfolio at The National Dance Society Conference in Richmond Virginia Shape America Southern District Conference in Baton Rouge, La. Madame Dwyn, Madame Wendy, and the MDSD Staff welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year where "We Amour Dance".