Student meets Abby Lee Miller :)

November 9th, 2014

Wow I haven’t written in awhile.  AVDC is going great, in fact, we’ve tripled in size since our last post :)  Our March 2014 and June 2014 Showcases were superb!!!  More pics and videos to come soon.  I do want to mention a student of mine, Emma Tonkery, whose birthday present from mom and dad was to travel to Niagara Falls to meet Abby Lee Miller and Company (Nia, Mackenzie, Kendall, and Maddie).  She even got to ask questions and had a photo opportunity with the girls.  I am so happy for Emma, and so excited to be a part of Emma’s own dancing journey.  Go AVDC!


Echa Pa’lante – Larry & Alaina

February 5th, 2014

Here’s Larry Goolsby and my performance from Frances Hare’s show on Sat, Dec 14th.  Go us!!!

Come see us in person at the AVDC Winter Dance Showcase on March 2nd :)

2014 Winter Dance Showcase

January 14th, 2014

We are having our AVDC Winter Dance Showcase on Sunday, March 2nd at 2pm.  Come out and cheer us on!!!

Please purchase your ticket online, information is below.  The show starts at 2pm, doors open at 1:30pm.  There will be dances that include Salsa, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Cha Cha Cha, Tap, Hip Hop, Samba, and Broadway Jazz.  I’d love to see you there :)

Please note: Kids (4-5 and under) are free if they can sit in a lap and don’t need a chair to sit in.  Please pre-purchase your ticket before March 1st :)

- Click on “Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online”
- Click on “Add to Cart”  **** Ignore “Save to List”
See you there!!!

Canada Salsa Congress 2013

December 7th, 2013

Here’s a video of the girls (Grace Gibbons, Christina Basile, Katie McCombs) performing in Toronto at The Canada Salsa Congress

So proud :) :) :)

Learn Me Right 2013

November 29th, 2013

Here’s Miss Grace :)  Love this routine!!!

Mama I’m A Big Girl Now 2013

November 23rd, 2013

Here’s Katie McCombs from Rising Star Talent Competition: Mama I’m A Big Girl Now

Katie is an excellent performer, student and assistant teacher :)


Sunny Side Of The Street 2013

November 15th, 2013

Presenting one of my students –  Miss Christina :)

She did so awesome with her first solo at competition!!!


Father/Daughter Dance for Atlanta Wedding

October 24th, 2013

I had the honor of choreographing a Father/Daughter dance for an absolutely stunning wedding in Atlanta, Georgia.  Larry Goolsby (Father) has been a student of mine for close to 4 years now.  Since I left the studio I was teaching at and he was attending, we never lost touch.  Although he took a break from ballroom dancing with me, my hubby and I would invite him over to our house once a year.  He’s the type of student a dance teacher dreams of having, hard-working and always willing to learn the newest step.  Several months ago, I received an email from him saying his daughter, Lisa, was getting married.  And there you have it, Larry was coming to me once a week for an hour to learn a dance that he would then teach her quickly the couple days in Atlanta prior to the wedding.  Lisa (a professional singer) picked up the routine in a matter of hours, and they performed their Father/Daughter dance – a cha cha to The Temptations song, My Girl.  Here’s some pics:

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3 New Classes Added

October 1st, 2013

So many cool things are happening with the studio.  I have a new 4-6 year olds class that just started two weeks ago.  They are so adorable, and so much fun to work with.  We jump, spin, hop, and shake our tail feathers for a full 45 minutes.  I also have 2 adult Latin Fit (Zumba-like) classes on Monday morning at 10am and Wednesday evening at 6pm.  The adults and I have a blast learning exciting latin dances and getting a great workout.  If you are interested and would like your daughter or son to join the 4 -6 year olds class, or shake your groove thing in Latin Fit, feel free to contact the studio at 585-542-9101 or email me at

Oh, and October 11 – 13th, my junior performance team and I will be heading to Toronto to perform at the 11th Annual Canada Salsa Congress, as well as take classes from World-Class Salsa Champions. So the studio will be closed on October 12th & 13th.



“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”
― Martha Graham

Performances from our 2013 show – Ryan Horan :)

September 3rd, 2013


Michael Jackson is Ryan Horan’s main motivator in dance.  Ryan came to me wanting to learn how to dance like Michael Jackson, so we started to study MJ’s moves.  I was so proud of his performance.  He was excited to perform, but also anxious to dance as a soloist, as he was most comfortable performing as a duo with his partner Grace.  He did it, and it was great!!!  Big congrats to Ryan Horan for this performance :)

more to come…



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