Dance REVolution Crew Hosts Choreographer’s Showcase!!

Choreographer Showcase flier

D REV Crew is hosting their first event!  Choreographer’s Showcase will feature choreography from many Crew members as well as from artists around the community.  There will  be Waltz, Cha-Cha, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Drag, Jazz, Theatre and Aerial routines and more to entertain you!  There are two shows to choose from, 3Pm and 7pm on February 27th.  Seating is limited so make sure to buy or reserve your ticket ahead of time with your favorite Crew member or at Dance Theatre Fairbanks off 7th Ave.

Jr. Hip Hop Restarts Jan. 20th!

Hope everyone has had an awesome and relaxing Holiday season!

Jr. hip hop class will restart on the 20th of January as the floor at the Dance Hall is going through maintenance.

I’ve got a lot planned for this next semester of dance!!  We’ll be working on our spins: standing, sitting, knee, heel, toe, and more! Plus practice our ticking waves and practice bringing them through the body in different patterns.

We’ve also got many performance opportunities coming up!  Students that have the choreo down and want to perform will have many chances throughout the spring to show their stuff on stage or on snow in the case of the Ice park performance in March.

Looking forward to seeing everybody again along with some new faces!

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Jr. Hip Hop in Full Swing!

We’ve been having an awesome time in Jr. Hip Hop Class!

Students have learned a routine to a dubstep song where we focus on isolations and being strong in our movements and stops.

Right now we’re putting together a routine to a medley of Michael Jackson songs.  Full of classic MJ moves and a fun section where students will freestyle and show some of their favorite and best moves.

I love how my students aren’t afraid to freestyle and dance how they want to dance!

We’ll be performing at Dance REVolution Crew’s Choreographer Showcase on Feb 27th. at DTF’s Theatre.

 

 

Fantastic Time at the Nuvo Dance Convention!!

Nuvo’s second year visiting us in Anchorage, Alaska.  Even with a snow storm happening in Fairbanks some of the D REV Crew and some Jr’s made it down to enjoy the workshop classes in Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet, Jazz, and Tap.  We all had our minds blown and our butt’s kicked but so worth it.  Many of us are planning to go again next year!  We didn’t have anybody in the competition this year, but I’m hopeful by next year more of my students will go and we’ll have a dance routine ready for performing!  Course you don’t have to compete to win something as Jr. REV Dancer Sariah showed by winning a scholarship to Dance-apalooza in California this next summer!

Most of the Phenomenal Instructors that taught at Nuvo!

Most of the Phenomenal Instructors that taught at Nuvo!

Quenton and Sariah represented the Jr. D REV Crew down at Nuvo

Quenton and Sariah represented the Jr. D REV Crew down at Nuvo

D REV Crew Dancers that made it to the Convention

D REV Crew Dancers that made it to the Convention

Anthony is so amazing!!  Always inspires me

Anthony is so amazing!! Always inspires me

Always a pleasure to dance what Travis Wall creates!

Always a pleasure to dance what Travis Wall creates!

Amazing Jazz and Contemporary Artist Will and I know how to take selfies!

Amazing Jazz and Contemporary Artist Will and I know how to take selfies!

Hip Hop Artist Ivan and I mug for the camera

Hip Hop Artist Ivan and I mug for the camera

Jr. Hip Hop Classes Start September 2nd!

Wow!  What a great summer!  Went by way too fast though, but that’s the way of it up here in Alaska.  School has started and now it’s time to start dance classes again!

Jr. Hip Hop is geared toward ages 7-13 and is on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 starting Sept. 2nd.  Classes are held at the beautiful and spacious Dance Hall in Pioneer Park.  Plenty of room for dancers to move around and parents to relax and put their feet up.IMG_2833

We’ll be working on new techniques as well as improving on established techniques such as gliding.  I’m creating all new choreography that the kids are sure to love!  We’ll be starting off with some Shell Shocked and channel our inner Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, then we’ll follow it up later with some See You Again.  I like that both the pieces center around IMG_2821Family.

Please take a look at some of my choreography danced by my kid dancers!  Just scroll down, and you’ll get an idea of what we do in class.

Look forward to seeing everyone on the 2nd!!

Uptown Funk! Jr. D REV Crew tearing it up at the Tanana Valley Fair!

These kids dance hard!  Great dancers and contributors to the choreo.  Love showing their strengths!

Fancy this!!! Jr & Sr Crew dance together in Fancy.

I love when I can get both groups on the stage together!