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Meet AV’s Best Dance Director

Candice Marie Beatty

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

Santa at AV Dance Studio 81 Santa stops by AV Dance Studio 81 to share Christmas joy, telling stories, and taking pictures with children.

December 22, 2010 Posted by | av best dance studio, best Christmas stories, Christmas stories for children, Lancaster dance, Santa | , , , , | Leave a comment

Movie Morning with Santa @ AV Dance Studio 81 Santa invites you to come to AV Dance Studio 81 on Monday Dec. 20th at 10am for a special movie and story reading with Santa.

Time: December 20, 2010 from 10am to 12pm
Location: AV Dance Studio 81
Street: 526 W Lancaster Blvd
City/Town: Lancaster CA
Website or Map:
Phone: (661)942-4953
Organized By: AV Dance Studio 81

Come watch a movie with Santa @ AV Dance Studio ’81 popcorn & hot chocoate will be served.

December 17, 2010 Posted by | av best dance studio, Santa | , | Leave a comment

Get your tickets AV Dance Studio 81 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 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. 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. 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