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Get involved this Easter with AVR and have the chance to WIN a dance-themed goodie bag! All you have to do is: post a video of you doing your best chicken dance tag us in it hashtag #AVRLOVE The winner will be announced next week! So dress up, throw a song on and show us your best chicken dance this Easter! We're egg-static to see what you come up with!   AVR xx  

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 Development  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 Burlesque’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

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