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children in her care, Josh
Bergasse says. "She treats every
one of her students like they
are her own children. I used to
get jealous when I was a kid."
Everyone in the Holcman
family of Farmington Hills has
taken classes at Annette and
Company — Janis, Sam and
their children, Dana and
Bradley. "One year, we were in
16 numbers in a single
recital," says Janis Holcman.
"My own favorites are tap and
"Their dance instruction is
wonderful, progressive and
advanced, with a good combi-
nation of styles. It's wonderful
exercise. And it's great for
teaching stage presence and
Dance instructors Jenni Gould Annette Bergasse,
how to perform in front of an
Mark Bergasse and Stefani Cindes watch a rehearsal
for the upcoming charity gala celebrating the dance
Dana Holcman, a 2003
school's 25th anniversaiy.
graduate of the University of
Massachusetts and California.
Michigan, founded "The RhythM s," a
Annette and Company presented a
tap performing ensemble that recently
benefit performance for its 15th and
became a funded program of the uni-
20th anniversaries as well, raising about
versity. And Bradley parlayed his per-
$6,800 five years ago for the Juvenile
forming experience into an appearance
Diabetes Association. This year's show
on the NBC reality show Average Joe.
will raise even more, the organizers pre-
Kellerman feels that Annette and
Company "completely shaped my life."
More than 200 of the nearly 1,000
'As a child it helped shape my social
seats in the Groves auditorium were
life, and it taught me about important
sold as soon as they went on sale,
values, commitment and attitude," she
says. 'As a teenager it was my safe haven according to the dance studio.
The three-act performance will fea-
and saving grace.
ture about 150 dancers. The first act,
'Annette and her sons focused on
directed by Annette Bergasse, will fea-
supporting me during the mourning of
ture staff and advanced students.
my twin brother. But at the same time,
take the stage for the second
I was learning how to have a job, how
act, directed by Josh Bergasse and Tony
to truly perform for an audience and
how to choreograph.
"This part of the show will include a
"Really, the list of stories goes on for-
video presentation — an enormous
project, consisting of interviews and
archival footage," Josh Bergasse explains.
Finally, the stage will be converted to
a "tropical paradise," featuring dancers
Josh Bergasse returns several times a
from among current students with a few
year to Annette and Company to work
alumni and staff. As directed by Mark
with students and help develop special
Bergasse, this act is "a metaphor of
projects, such as the 25th anniversary
Annette and Company itself," he says,
"a sort of paradise in our lives."
The event, a benefit for the
Michigan-based Kids Kicking Cancer
foundation, takes place at 6 p.m.
Sunday, Jan.30, at Birmingham Groves
The 25th Anniversary Charity
High School in Beverly Hills. The $25
Gala for Annette and Company
ticket fee goes directly to KKC, which
takes place 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan.
teaches martial arts and the associated
30, 2005, at Groves High
skills of meditation and pain manage-
School, 20500 West 13 Mile
ment to children fighting deadly dis-
Road, in Beverly Hills. All tickets
eases. Founded by Rabbi Elimelech
are $25. Call Annette and
Goldberg, rabbi emeritus of Young
Company at (248) 553-0305 to
Israel of Oak Park, the organization has
expanded to New York, Pennsylvania,