the INstitute of Dancers
with Emmy Award Nominee Glenn Douglas Packard, Over 30 years in the INdustry!

“Don’t Tell People Your Dreams, Show Them!”

#theINstory

Emmy Award Nominee Choreographer, Creative Director & Film Director Glenn Douglas Packard goes back to his roots, Pure Michigan to mentor a group of dance dreamers & doers, ranging in ages 15 and up, each coming from different walks of the earth to one location – A BIG RED BARN!! Each individual bringing something unique to the floor having their strengths and weakness in different forms & techniques of dance. Together with the help of Glenn and his team of celebrity choreographers, these next dance superstars unleash their full potential. They are learning to never give up on themselves and thru dance, you can learn a whole lot about your true self & with that comes happiness and success. – #theINarmy

WHAT IS #theIN

#theIN is Michigan’s Exclusive Dance Company and dance training program, along with your connection to the Commercial dance Industry. The company has been featured in the 2019 Latin Billboard Awards, several music videos including The Jonas Brothers “Cool”, Brooke Hogan’s “Touch My Body” as well as being social media INfluencers for companies like Conquer With Milk, Dance On & The Pluto Case. Monthly our all-star celebrity choreographers/ staff INcludes Phil Wright (Disney Fam Jame, Lil Nas, Cardi B. Ellen, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell), Sheryl Murakami (MTV Music Award, Beyonce, The Weeknd, DWTS), Danny Lugo (Despacito video with Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, today’s Latin leading choreographer), Liana Blackburn (Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue), Noel Bajandas (Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, The MTV Music Awards), Kai Lin (Janet Jackson, Normani, Lizzo), Cedric Botelho (Chris Brown, Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida), Susie Garcia (Pitbull, TOP 20 SYTYCD, Rock Of Ages, Kanye), Bo Park (Maluma, Adam Lambert Broadway Dance Center), Rudy Garcia (Liam Payne, Ricky Martin Luis Fonsi) David Mayorga (Daddy Yankee, Timbaland, Jay Sean) & more. We give the dancers of Michigan the right dance techniques, tools & knowledge needed to succeed in their dance career. Auditions are held twice a year and if you follow our social media Youtube, INstagram & Facebook you will always have the latest INfo (@theINstituteofDancers) as well as when you can send in a video submission to join the company. Styles including Jazz Funk, Hip-Hop, Heels, Street Jazz, Contemporary, with emphasis on Ballet & Technique for the Commercial dancers, Stretch & Conditioning, Dance Composition, & Musical Theatre. With excellence in performing and auditioning skills to help you succeed as well as Image Consulting. It’s refreshing to know when your at #theIN that the people your dancing with and surrounded by have the same attitude, goals, and dreams, which creates magic daily when your there. #theINway

#theIN FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Dubbed a “Dancing entrepreneur” by The New York Times, Glenn Douglas Packard has been one of the most sought-after artistic directors and choreographers in the dance industry for the past 30 years. His multi-dimensional innovative work makes him an international commanding force & legendary in the entertainment industry. Providing a wide spectrum of styles, he has been celebrated in creative direction, casting & choreographing such iconic projects as CBS Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, receiving an Emmy Award Nomination dancing alongside the King Of Pop himself. The concert earned over 10 million dollars & was in the Gunnies Book of World Records for the biggest audition for an artist. That show alone had Glenn working with Britney Spears, Usher, Nsync, Missy Elliot, Destiny’s Child, Marc Anthony, Whitney Houston, Gloria Gaynor, Gloria Estefan, Mya, Liza Minnelli, Monica, Jill Scott, Deborah Cox & reunite the Jackson 5 with MJ. Glenn’s excellence lead to NFL Halftime Events, Latin award shows such as the Latin Grammys, Latin Billboards & Premios, GLAAD Media Awards, American Cinema Awards, MTV Music Awards, working alongside amazing artist like P!nk, Ricky Martin, Daddy Yankee & Timbaland to name a few. Glenn has lived a Forrest Gump-like life enjoying the adventures and staying humble and knowing the greatest gift is to be able to INspire & help others, he wears his title #DreamMaker with great pride! #GlennDouglasPackard

AMENITIES

  • #theINcafe- for families with full kitchen, bathroom, fireplace and large projector to watch movies
  • WiFi- Netgear08 Password: slowdiamond897
  • Waiting area in hall outside of studio & #theINoffice
  • Water jug located in #theINroom
  • Swing set
  • Outdoor Patio -for a nice a peaceful read or relaxing for the warm days
  • Corner Party Store across the street Biggby Coffee is a mile and a half down the road (3520 Okemos Rd) and plenty of fast food and restaurants as well.
  • MSU campus Grand River restaurants and shopping is 4 miles away, as well as the Meridian Mall (1982 W Grand River Ave)
  • PowerHouse Gym (24/7) is two and a half miles down the road (4790 Hagadorn Rd)
  • Okemos Music Academy located at the same complex. Owner: John. Phone: 517-664-1110
    Address:3448 Hagadorn Rd Suite D, Okemos, MI 48864 (Greater Lansing)