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AV Dance Studio ’81 Performing at the AV Fair #5

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AV Dance Studio ’81 performs at this years AV Fair and Alfalfa Festival part 5

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August 29, 2011 Posted by | Av Dance, av dance studio, av fair, dance classes, my av fair | , , , , | Leave a comment

AV Dance Studio ’81 Performing at the AV Fair #4

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AV Dance Studio ’81 performs at this years AV Fair and Alfalfa Festival part 4

August 29, 2011 Posted by | Av Dance, av dance studio, av fair, dance classes, my av fair | , , , , | Leave a comment

AV Dance Studio ’81 Performing at the AV Fair #1

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AV Dance Studio ’81 performs at this years AV Fair part 1

August 29, 2011 Posted by | Av Dance, av dance studio, av fair, dance classes, my av fair | , , , , | Leave a comment

AV Dance Studio ’81 Performing at the AV Fair #2

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AV Dance Studio ’81 performing at this years AV Fair and Alfalfa Festival part 2

August 29, 2011 Posted by | Av Dance, av dance studio, av fair, dance classes, my av fair | , , , , | Leave a comment

AV DANCE STUDIO AT THE AV FAIR 2011#3

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AV Dance Studio ’81 performing at this years AV Fair and Alfalfa Festival part3

August 29, 2011 Posted by | Av Dance, av fair, dance classes, my av fair | , , , | Leave a comment

Lancaster Best Dance Studio Darla Coddington Instructor

Darla Coddington
Instructor

Darla, who celebrates her birthday on February 17th, started dancing at the age of 6. Her first dance teacher was Vicki Senseman , who taught for the City of Lancaster.
At the age of 10,  Darla enrolled at Caravan School of Dance (which was to become A.V. Dance Studio ’81).   In High School, she and her good friend Tina Landon, were on the A.V. Dancer’s dance team from1979-1981. Both girls continued to dance together at Antelope Valley College from 1981- 1983.
Darla traded in her dancing to become an aerobics instructor. She returned to the studio in 1995 to enroll her young daughter, Brooke.  Darla began taking dance again herself and within a few years began teaching Jazz and Lyrical at A.V. Dance studio ’81.
Darla has been married to Rex Coddington since 1987.  They have 2 children, Brooke and Nolan.
Outside of the dance studio, Darla is a deputy Probation Officer with Los Angeles County, where s he has worked for twenty years.

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 22, 2011 Posted by | av best dance studio, Av Dance, children’s dance, dance classes, 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 / 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