Here’s Miss Grace Love this routine!!!
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
Presenting one of my students – Miss Christina
She did so awesome with her first solo at competition!!!
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. http://www.avdance.co/?page_id=22
“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”
― Martha Graham
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…
Christina learned this routine fast. She wanted to be able to perform 2 solos for our first show. She performed her main lyrical solo at all of the competitions this season. Christina will be competing “Roxie” in Spring, as well as 3 other solos, a new lyrical, pointe, and tap. Christina is very driven, and has worked hard all summer on her ballet… can’t wait to see what this year brings for her
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I’ve been working with Katie McCombs, 11 years old, for a few years now. Although we’ve been working together for awhile now, we never tapped together. This was her first tap solo, performing a number to “Anything Goes”. She did awesome!!! I’ve just begun working with her more intensely in tap, and am in the process of making this routine longer and more difficult. I love working with this kid, she’s a great student, and such a natural
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Jacob Toarmino, 10 years old, started working with me fairly recently, performed a routine to Skrillex’s “Bangarang”. I was able to get him out there dancing in front of an audience, in which his mom and I weren’t sure if would happen. Well it did happen, and now he’s loving his dance. Jacob and I are working on a new routine this summer and he’s working on all sorts of intricate hip hop steps. I’m excited to be involved in Jacob’s journey in dance.
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Our first Showcase on June 23rd, 2013 was a success. I couldn’t be any more pleased with my students and all of the people that helped me throughout the year. Here’s a video of my adult student, Julie Powell, and myself performing a swing routine to Jack White’s “I’m Shakin”. Julie was all decked out in a beautiful black dress and a 1940′s hairdo. She looked amazing, and danced amazing too. And for myself, well I’ve always been able to pull off male dancing way too well.
More to come…