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Holly Pardue Instructor


Holly Pardue
Instructor

Holly was born on July 17, in Tokyo Japan.

Holly’s dance experience first started at Caravan School of Dance in 1975-1981 with Joyce Pearson.  In 1981-1985 was at AV Dance Studio ’81 with Lidia Landon Michael and Cindy Lund.  Moved over to Dance Magic in 1985-1990 with her mother Bonnie Pardue and was taught by John Gaylord and J.I. Williams.  Her training has continued with the following: AVC 1987-1990 Kathy Bingham, Dupree Michael Rooney, Tremaine Doug Caldwell & Jackie Sleight, Debbie Reynold’s Studio Alex Magro & Thommie Retter.

Holly’s history with AV Dance Studio ’81 started at age 6 with classes taught by Lidia Landon Michael, her first teacher.  She studied with Lidia for many years and received great training.  When she was 13 or 14 she started to assist Lidia’s classes and also Barbara Coates’ classes.  Now, 25 years later Holly has come full circle and she’s back at AV Dance Studio ’81.  She’s even an assistant for Lidia and Barbara again.

Holly has a wonderful 7 year old daughter named Zoe Simone.  Zoe also dances at Studio ’81. Both Holly and Zoe would like to express just how thankful and happy they are to be dancing at Studio ’81. Holly says, “Thanks for welcoming us and for giving us a new dance home!”

About AV Dance Studio 81 –  It is our mission not only to give you an understanding of dance techinique, but also to give you gifts that will last a lifetime: good posture, grace, self-esteem, and body awareness.  http://avdancestudio81.com/ 661.942.4953 AV Dance Studio 81‘ Join the Dance Craze!

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February 18, 2011 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children's dance, dance classes, Lancaster dance | , , , , | Leave a comment

AV’s Best Dance Studio / Meet Instructor Bettye Davis

Bettye Davis
Instructor

Bettye was born in Austin, Texas on the 6th of September, 1937.   She is married to Jesse Davis.  Bettye is the mother of two beautiful daughters and one wonderful son.


Bettye’s dance education began in high school in the Capezio Club.  She continued at the Shirley Peeler School of Dance.  Bettye enrolled here at A.V. Dance Studio ’81 in 1981, and has continued her dance training here to the present date.


In 1987, Bettye taught her first class at A.V. Dance Studio ’81.  Bettye has taught classes in Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Polynesian.


As a Department of Defense Employee, Bettye received numerous awards throughout her 30 year career. Bettye has performed in many Community Theatre performances and received a Shining Star Award in 2001. Bettye was also a regular performer with Priscella’s Polynesian  Dancers.

About AV Dance Studio 81 –  It is our mission not only to give you an understanding of dance techinique, but also to give you gifts that will last a lifetime: good posture, grace, self-esteem, and body awareness.  http://avdancestudio81.com/ 661.942.4953 AV Dance Studio 81‘ Join the Dance Craze!

February 11, 2011 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children’s dance, dance classes, Lancaster dance | , , , , | Leave a comment

AV’s Best Dance Studio Instructor Jennifer Monaco

Jennifer Monaco
Instructor


Jennifer was born in Santa Monica, California on December 23rd, 1986.   She is the 4th of 5 children, with 3 older brothers and one younger sister.  She comes from a dancing family as her mother and sister are also dancers.
Jennifer began dancing at Studio ’81 at the age of 4 and studied here until she graduated from Lancaster High School at age 18. She studied under Lidia Michael, Rhonda Gonzales, Lisa Willocks, Tracy Doyle and Tamisha Brown.  The different genres of study included Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, and Hip Hop.


From junior high through high school, Jennifer competed on dance teams both with Studio ‘81 and the public schools.  She did Community Theater as a teen and was involved in 42nd Street, Singing in the Rain, and the Wizard of Oz.  Jennifer was an assistant choreographer for the production of Chicago and the lead choreographer for the production of The Full Monty.


Jennifer has an Associate of Arts Degree from Antelope Valley College and a Bachelor of Arts from California State University- Bakersfield.


At the age of 18, Jennifer began teaching Advanced Tap and Jazz at Studio ’81. She taught at the Palmdale Playhouse for 2 years as the Jazz and Hip Hop Dance Director. Jennifer currently coaches a National Championship dance team at Quartz Hill High School.

About AV Dance Studio 81 –  It is our mission not only to give you an understanding of dance techinique, but also to give you gifts that will last a lifetime: good posture, grace, self-esteem, and body awareness.  http://avdancestudio81.com/ 661.942.4953 AV Dance Studio 81‘ Join the Dance Craze!

February 2, 2011 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children's dance, dance classes | , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet AV’s Best Dance Director



Candice Marie Beatty


Director
Born September 23, 1981 Stoneham, MA
My first dance education started at AV dance Studio ’81 at age 11 and continued till I was 19.  At that time I was also taking classes at AVC with Cindy Littlefield, Kathy Bingham & Kathleen Burrnet.  After AVC came Cal State Fullerton were I received a Bachelors of Art in Dance.
My history with Dance Studio ’81 started at age 11 with a Jazz class with Miss Judy Ortiz.  A friend of mine told me about the studio and I asked my mom if I could go and I guess you could say the rest is history.  I immediately loved it.  One class turned into 2 classes which turned into taking anything my mom would let me take.  If I wasn’t at home I was at school if not at school I was at the studio.  After several years I was asked to become a teacher’s assistant, then I worked in the office, then I received my first class to teach on my own.  I went away to college (for 3 years) and as I was graduating I received an email from Lidia asking if I had any plans and if not would I like to come back and purchase the dance studio.  Well the rest is history.  I am on my 6th year of running the dance studio and LOVE every moment of it.
While I was away at college I worked for Disney.  I was a parade performer for 3 years down there.  I finished my last year there in the 50th Celebration Parade as the original Can-Can puppet in the Pinochio unit.  I was fortunate to dance on the Regis & Kelly show, dance in the special break out parade that they opened up only to the press and invited guest.  I was also in ads for Disney.  Disney is also where I met my husband Chris and it’s where he proposed to me right before a parade (a great story if you have time one day.)  No kids yet, just 2 dogs and that’s enough for now.


January 28, 2011 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children’s dance, dance classes, Lancaster dance | , , , , | Leave a comment

Get your tickets AV Dance Studio 81

http://avdanestudio81.com Studio ’81 Director Candice Beatty reminds parents to get their recital tickets, Christmas parade reminder Dec 4th, gift certificates to current students to pass out to new students.

 

November 27, 2010 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children's dance, dance classes, Lancaster dance | , , , , | Leave a comment

AV Best Dance Studio


http://avdancestudio81.com Jim Greenleaf interviews Owner Candice Beatty and her husband Chris about the grand opening/ribbon cutting event for the brand new AV Dance Studio 81 on Lancaster Blvd.

http://avdancestudio81.comJim Greenleaf interviews Mark Bozigian at AV Dance Studio81’s “Dancing in the Streets” grand opening/ribbon cutting event.

http://avdancestudio81.com Thoughts on the opening of AV Dance Studio 81 on Lancaster blvd from contractor Ron Douglas, long time employee Patty Hartwig and dance instructor Barbara Coates.

http://avdancestudio81.com/ Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the opening of AV DANCE ’81 on Lancaster BLVD. 661.942.4953

October 29, 2010 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children's dance, dance classes | , , , , | Leave a comment

On the BLVD Welcomes AV Dance Studio ’81

AV Dance Studio ’81 Grand Opening of their new location. “Dancing in the Street,” October 2, 2010: AV Dance Studio 81 has moved into a new location 526 W. Lancaster Blvd, following almost 30 years at the old location 45199 13th St West. The community joined Candice Beatty and her Teaching Staff in the celebration of the opening of their new studio.

The event featured an open house, dance instruction, dance contests, a fashion show, live music, raffles, food vendors and a ribbon cutting ceremony provided by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

AV Dance Studio ’81 is an all ages, all styles dance studio. It is our mission not only to give you an understanding of dance technique, but also to give you gifts that will last a lifetime: good posture, grace, self-esteem and body awareness.”

AV Dance Studio ’81 offers classes for all ages 2 to adult in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Polynesian, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Belly Dance, Salsa Ball Room, Yoga and Mommy and Me. To register for classes or find out more about AV Dance Studio ’81 contact Candice Beatty at 661.942.4953 or visit their website at AvDanceStudio81.com.

October 8, 2010 Posted by | Av Dance, dance class, dance training, Lancaster blvd, on the blvd | , , , , | Leave a comment