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AV Dance Studio ’81 Performing at the AV Fair

Come support the dancers that are dancing in the AV Fair this Wed Aug 24th. Check in time 6:15 dance time 7pm

August 24, 2011 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children's dance, lancaster dance studio | , , , | Leave a comment

AV Dance Studio ’81 Company Team

It’s a new year of competitions and we have had a great start.  This year we have grown into aCompany Team of 15 dancers.

Kids Company 7 dancers: Peyton Brockbank, Jasmine Chamberlin, Danielle DeGuzman, Cambree Gage, Abigail Keiser, Shylah Metter and Alaya Mitchell

Junior Company 4 dancers: Eyden Graham, Makenzie Kern, Winona Thomas and Sophia Wilson

Senior Company 4 dancers: Madyson Graham, Camille Loria, Erin Silva and Alicia Springer

The Company team went to their first competition April 10th in Long Beach and they attended Dancers, Inc.  It was our first  time attending Dancers, Inc. and we loved it.  It was a nice small competition, which was great cause it was some of the girls first competition, everyone was so nice and supportive of the new competitors.

It was a great way to start out our competition season.  The girls placed in every dance with Golds and some even won 1st overall in their age category and dance category.  Our large group dance titled “The Color of Ribbons” even won a special judges award titled “Precious Moments.”

Here are some of the thoughts from the girls on attending their first competition.

“I thought the competition was overall good, even thought I was under the weather and couldn’t perform to my best abilities. “  Alicia Springer 15 yrs old 3rd year on Company

“I was excited to dance the stage.  I was not nervous at all.  I’m ready for more.”  Abigail Keiser 6 yrs old 1st year on Company

This weekend May 13-15 we will have our second competition at Star Power.  The girls are I are excited, wish us luck.

If interested in more information about Company and or dance classes you can contact us at 661.942.4953 http://avdancestudio81.com

May 14, 2011 Posted by | Av Dance, children's dance, Lancaster dance, lancaster dance studio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lancaster/ Palmdale Dance Studio Instructors – Sonja Beck

Sonja Beck Instructor


Sonja was born on July 4, 1961 in Torrance, CA.


Sonja started ballet training at age 8 at The Dance Workshop in Lancaster.  In high school Sonja enrolled at Caravan Dance Studio taking jazz and ballet.  That studio went on to become AV Dance Studio ’81 where Sonja continued classes.  Sonja attended AV High School and dance classes were a part of her physical education department.  Sonja was a founding member of the AVHS Dance Team and also attended dance camps throughout high school. Sonja taught dance and drill camps for the United Spirit Association for 4 years, served as director for the AVHS Dance Team for 2 years and went on to become a dance team adjudicator for over 25 years. Sonja has also dabbled in tap and ballroom dance over the years. Her dance education continues with every class she takes, dance show she watches and students she teaches.


Sonja has been an instructor at Studio ’81 for over 20 years.  She has taught ballet, jazz, sacred, lyrical and yoga. Her passion has been lyrical as it allows her an outlet for creative choreography.
Sonja has been married to my loving husband Bret for 30 years.  They have 2 grown and married sons. Her and Bret were blessed with their first granddaughter this year and are expecting a grandson in 2011.  These are her proudest accomplishments.

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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!

 

 

March 30, 2011 Posted by | av best dance studio, children's dance, Lancaster dance, lancaster dance studio, palmdale dance studio | , , , , | Leave a comment

Barbara Coates Instructor @ AV’s Best Dance Studio

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Barbara Coates
Instructor
Barbara, who celebrates her birthday on November 15th, began her dance studies at the age of six in a town called Little Silver, New Jersey. Barbara shares her memories:
“My teacher wore a stiff tutu and carried a long pointer.  There                                                   was a gallery where the parents sat to watch the class. If you didn’t point your toes, the teacher would zap you on your foot with her                                    pointer!  It didn’t take too many of those “zaps” to remember to point                  your toes.  How times have changed!”
Barbara has always loved to dance, but admits she is not much of a sports person.  She recalls that while playing dodge ball, she was usually not hit by the ball, but instead would run into it!  So, after her two sons grew past their years of sports, Barbara enrolled in dance class for exercise…and the rest is history!
In addition to dance, Barbara also has a passion for Theatre.  She works mainly with Cedar Street Theatre, as both a director and actress. Barbara recently won a Shining Star award for her directing skills in the play “Doubt”. Barbara enjoys watching and performing musicals, and loves to go to the theatre.
Barbara’s other interests include gardening, decorating and shopping. Barbara claims to be a world class shopper and can have fun in any store; grocery, hardware, clothing…you name it!

Video With Barbara at the Opening of AV Dance Studio 81


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

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!

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 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

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