April 2019

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Happy International Dance Day! Today we are celebrating ALL forms of dance, from a classic ballroom to a punchy street routine and all the tap dances in between! Dance is all about movement, expression, and emotion, represented in many different styles. There are many reasons we dance, some for enjoyment, celebration, expression, tradition, love, to escape or simply because they can! We love all these reasons and we encourage you to put on your dancing shoes and have a good boogie today, whether it be in the kitchen, office

Well done to Izzy this week on winning our special Easter egg for egg-septional homework! We set the task exploring stage direction to help them become more spatially aware and to improve their theatre craft knowledge. Izzy made a beautiful model of a theatre with annotated stage directions. Cracking job Izzy! AVR xx

Singing is a fundamental part of your child's development, from an early age they are taught to sing with classics like 'row row row your boat' or 'rock a bye baby', but singing is far more beneficial to your child than you may think! Brain Developmentย  Singing causes your child's brain to multitask, helping them to develop memory, from remembering lyrics to starting cues, the brain will learn to handle more tasks at once. Singing also encourages deep breathing, allowing more oxygen to the brain. It also releases

Exciting things are happening at AVR this week as we introduce our 4th new teacher! Welcome, Sian! Read her bio below 'I began performing at a very early age and have danced for as long as I can remember. Dancing and Gymnastics were always my passion and an obvious choice for me as I worked my way through school and started to consider what to do next. I trained throughout my child hood taking various exams in Dance and competed in various Gymnastics competitions across the North West. When

AVR is proud to announce another brand new teacher to the team! Read her bio below! 'I Trained from the age of 3 to advanced 2 in ISTD modern and tap, ISTD jazz awards bronze - gold and passed grade 8 ballet with distinction. Credits whilst training include Evita musical tour and singing and dancing alongside Michael Ball. At the age of 17 I started working professionally and I have worked in almost all of the venues offering shows and performances in Blackpool over the years. Various hotels, Blackpool tower

We are over the moon to announce another great addition to the AVR team! Emily has recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a degree in Musical Theatre after spending a year foundation course at Bird College. Her technical dance training includes: Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary and Commercial. Emily can also teach singing and acting classes. Emily is a professional actress and her most recent theatre credits include: Chess in Burlesqueโ€™d (A New Musical), Ilse in Spring Awakening at the Edinburgh Fringe, OnStage Swing/Dance Captain in

AVR are happy to announce we have a new Street Dance Teacher, Ryan! "I have been lucky enough to study urban dance movement at an extremely creative level whilst studying in London. This has led to several performances across the UK, including Breakin Convention and working with Buckness Personified Dance Crew. Most recently I worked with SouthPaw Dance Company on their performance of RUSH in Blackpool. These fulfilling performance and work opportunities have made me hungry to create and teach alongside students. I hope to inspire students to