December 2015

Perhaps it’s the time of the year, or my recent accident that has made me stop to appreciate the amazing web of friendship and support my dance life has given me. Sometimes that support system has been under appreciated because since the age of six, this is all I’ve ever known. But now that I see myself watching another generation’s lives be shaped by these relationships and friendships, I realize it’s power and recognize it’s importance in my life.  

While we can talk about the benefits of dance class all day long (poise, strength, flexibility, balance, body awareness, self confidence, and so on and on and on…) the most important part of the life of a dancer would never make it’s way onto a judge’s score sheet. 

As a child and teenager, I idolized my dance teachers, lived for being with my dance friends and always felt at home when I was in dance class. It quickly became my second family and part of my identity. Fast forward to adult life where I now live for times when I get to catch up with those same people, attend their weddings, meet their children and support each other as we navigate life. 

Now in our 6th year as a studio, what is one of my most cherished parts of this experience as a studio owner is my growing group of AAD Alumni. I love the way my girls stay in touch, support me as well as the studio and always come back to visit. One alumna even joined my amazing staff and taught class for me after the accident. 

Beyond my dancers, witnessing the kindness I have seen from dance parents has been a wonderful lesson in humanity. While we have a few male students, and a whole mess of fantastic dance dads, this dance world is a beautiful example of women supporting women. I am proud to be a product of a supportive dance environment led by women and I am honored that I can continue that legacy. I will never stop telling my dancers to point their feet or stretch their legs, but I am most proud of the supportive community we are creating. 

Welcome back! Let's get ready for the new year!

Woohoo! Classes begin on September 9! 

Before then, we have 5 important things to note.

1. DRESS CODE: We have the same dress code as last year. You can access it via our Online Apparel Store. We have most of the shoes to try on at the studio before you order online. *If you have shoes (or leotards!) from last yearthat no longer fit, please donate them in the lobby. We'd love to get a good shoe exchange happening to save everyone some money!*

2. OPEN HOURS: We're at the studio this week to try on shoes, pay in full, pick up photos and DVDs! We'll have hours next week as well. Stay tuned :) 

Tuesday: 5-8p

Wednesday: 3-6p

Thursday: 5-8p

3. SAVE SOME BUCKS: It's not too late to save 5% by paying in full for year of dance! Contact us today to pay by check or cash for your dance year! Otherwise, your first payment will be automatically charged on the first of each month, September through June. 

4. SENIOR COMPANY AUDITIONS: See you this Wednesday at 6 pm at AAD for our teenage dancers! 

5. VACATION PHOTOS: We'd love to see how you rocked your AAD gear this summer. Post your favorite photo of your dancer wearing his/her AAD gear on vacation on our  Facebook page today! Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook. A very BIG photo contest is coming your way in September! 

We have so many exciting things coming your way this year. 

If you have yet to register, jump to it- classes are filling up!

Thank you for your business. Let's get dancing! 

Coming to AAD this fall: Senior Company!

AAD Teens: Are you ready to take your skills to the next level? Are you craving a challenge?

Senior Company is a new & unique opportunity for AAD dancers (age 12+) to challenge and increase skill & technique with opportunity to perform at a competitive level. Only a very limited number of dancers will be accepted to represent AAD's first year of Senior Company. 

Auditions:

Abundance Academy of Dance
August 21, 2013
@ 6 pm

Please Contact Miss Abby for further audition information.