March 2019

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Happy Mothers Day to all of our amazing dance mums! We at AVR appreciate all the HARD work you put into raising our young dancers. You are a hairdresser, designer, banker, therapist, seamstress, critique, makeup artist, driver, teacher and much much more, but most importantly you are a GREAT mum! We know your life is a whirlwind of ballet buns and leotards, it seems your weekends revolve around street, ballet, singing and drama, leaving no time for anything else! Here is one of our favourite posts from a dance mum, we

On March 8th, Miss Paige travelled down to London for Move It - the UK’s biggest dance event, which celebrates all forms of dance and performing arts. On Friday evening, after the journey down, Paige went to the Move It After Dark workshops, taking part in two classes: 1 hip-hop and 1 commercial. The next day brought the opportunity to go round the Excel Centre to visit all the stalls, watch the fashion show and see a variety of performances from some incredible dance colleges and companies. Miss

At the heart of Blackpool, there has always been shows, from ballroom at The Blackpool Tower, to Panto at Winter Gardens. We love to catch a show this time of year, and have a few suggestions for you to can go and see in and around Blackpool this April! 1. The Sound Of Music This Easter the hills (and the coast) are alive with a dynamic new production of The Sound of Music, presented by Ensemble Theatre. An 'all-time classic' guaranteed to touch everyone's heart. Featuring Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Edelweiss and

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our AVR student, Olivia, has successfully secured a place into The Hammond School in Chester! Not only this but has also been awarded a DADA scholarship for her to start full-time training in September! Congratulations Olivia Watmough, we are very very proud of you! We wish you all the success in the world, we know you will be amazing!   AVR Team xx

This weeks dance inspiration comes from these two AMAZING young dancers! WOW! At only 6 and 11 these two slay this Galen Hooks choreography! Definitely inspiring, clean, powerful moves, with a sassy attitude to match - INCREDIBLE. Dancers - Kinjaz Dojo Choreography - Galen Hooks Music - 'River' - Bishop Briggs [embed]https://youtu.be/XAv7qrGj00Y[/embed]        

At AVR we offer great Tumble Classes! Tumble follows on from Acro, which must be attended in order to take the Tumble lesson. During these lessons, students develop their tricks, including tucks, handsprings and aerials, among others. Students are fully supported as they progress with their tricks and are offered encouragement and guidance in order to safely carry out each trick. This week we learnt back handsprings, starting assisted in the hopes that they will progress to unassisted when they have the confidence and skill to do so! A big

AVR would like to give a BIG shoutout to Rebecca this week! Rebecca is only 6 years old and has just got her Back Handspring! Well Done Rebecca! Keep up the good work   Rebecca's Back handspring from AVR DANCE on Vimeo.   If you would like your child to join our classes, please contact us today!

We at AVR are celebrating our amazing sibling students! We love to see them doing something they enjoy, together! We see AVR as a big family, so happy siblings day to all of our brothers, sisters and friends. "The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other."Β    Love AVR xx Siblings Day - AVR from AVR DANCE on Vimeo.  

Here at AVR we are happy to introduce our new Pre School AcroDance Classes! The AcroDance Pre School Program is designed to introduce physical literacy, coordination, creative movement and basic acrobatic skills to students aged two to five years. Below we have our pre-school AcroDance classes aged from 2 years + starting to look at cartwheels and forward rolls! We are very proud of them and we hope you enjoy theirΒ hard work!   preschoool acrodance from AVR DANCE on Vimeo.    

In celebration of international women's day, AVR is looking at 5 women who have changed the face of dance forever! Misty Copeland This remarkable woman became American Ballet Theatre’s first African- American principal dancer in 2015. She completely changed the face of what a typical ballerina looks like, giving women everywhere the inspiration to become the best in the realm of ballet.   [embed]https://youtu.be/ZY0cdXr_1MA[/embed] Eleanor Powell Known as 'The Queen of Taps', she was a superstar in the 1930s and 1940s. At the time she defied all norms for choreography, creating routines at