American Short & Tall Tales | Wild Swan Theater

Sunday, January 27 | 1:00 pm

Celebrate our country’s rich folklore through humor, stories & music.  Audiences crisscross the nation, bringing to life the tall tales that helped create American’s unique heritage from life along the Mississippi to the Louisiana bayou to a southwestern village where we meet characters who have a trick or two up their sleeve!

PERFORMED BY WILD SWAN THEATER: Wild Swan Theater has been delighting family audiences since 1980 with performances that blend storytelling, movement, and music into magical, accessible experiences.  Wild Swan Theater is nationally known for its ingenious artistry, its innovative audience accessibility program, and its projects for participants with disabilities.

A special thank you to our program sponsor: Cohn-Haddow Performance Fund.

MDM Dance Project

Saturday, January 19 | 7:00 pm

 “Our goal at MDM Dance Project is to provide the highest quality of dance training in a safe, positive and encouraging atmosphere. All students receive the same caliber of training whether dancing for fun or the wish to become a professional dancer.” – Mark McCleese, Owner & Director

Headquartered in Shelby Charter Township, Michigan, The MDM dance studio was founded by McCleese who has been teaching for 12 years and dancing for 20 years. Prior to opening the studio, McCleese was the head of the Dance Department at the Center Stage Studio Performing Arts Studio in California. For the last decade, he has judged several dance competitions, including Showbiz and Primetime. Having performed professionally on stage in several musicals and winning choreography, costume and special awards, McCleese has lead his students to place first overall at competitions throughout the country.


Admission: $18
JCC Members: $15