Dance REVolution Crew Perform “Rather Be” at St. Baldrick’s 2015

Jr. Dance REVolution Crew Performing “Uptown Turn Down” at St. Baldrick’s 2015

Ice Park Performance Pictures

My Jr. Crew and Adult Dance REVolution Crew had a great time performing this last weekend at the Fairbanks Ice Park.  We had to change some choreography around in taking the snow and ice into account, and we didn’t bother with costumes since it was below zero.  Still so much fun!  Thank you to all my dancers and choreographers!!  Pleasure dancing and working with you!SAM_9410 SAM_9409 SAM_9421 Snapshot_1 Snapshot_3 (2) Snapshot_8 (2) Snapshot_13 Snapshot_14 Snapshot_18 Snapshot_19 Snapshot_21 Snapshot_3 Snapshot_7 Snapshot_8

Spring Break 2 for 1 Class Deal!

In celebration of warmer temperatures, increasing sunlight, the promise of spring, and a week off from school, Dance REVolution is having a bring your friend or sibling to class for free day!  Two dance for the price of one!  We’ll be having fun working on gliding, tutting, and more choreography.  Class is this Wednesday the 18th from 4:30-5:30, doors open by 4:15.  Please bring a pair of clean non-marking shoes (socks are okay too).  See you Wednesday!!

So Much Happening!!

Been dancing all over the place this new year so far!  Had a great two weeks teaching dance at Joy Elementary, then had an awesome week over at Woodriver.  Now I’m at University Park Elementary, dancing with all the wonderful students over there.  Thinking I’ll need a break next!

My Jr. Hip Hop class is always a lot of fun!  Right now we’re working on two different dance choreographies.  “Just Girly Things” which has a mix of many hip hop styles and “Uptown Funk” which is mainly pop and lock.

Jr. Dance REV Crew performed this last Saturday at the Ice Park and did an Awesome job!!  They’re gonna bring the house down again this Saturday at St. Baldricks so come support a great cause along with some great dancers!!  We start at 6

No Jr. Hip Hop Class on Wednesday the 21st!!!

Hey Everybody! heads up that class has been cancelled for this Wednesday the 21st. Even though we have had a lot of fun on the slippery floor, it must go. The Council of Dancers that runs the Dance Hall needs to strip the wax and then reapply wax that is not so slippery. Class will resume next week the 28th! See you then!

Dance REVolution’s Fourth Year!!

It’s going to be another awesome year of dance!! Finished choreography for “Turn Down For What” and I’ve started on “Uptown Funk” Hoping that both dances will be ready for performing by the end of the semester. Our performances for the spring season will be St.Baldricks, and the Ice Park, as well as a couple other possibilities. Always a lot of fun!! Jr. Hip Hop classes are Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 at the dance hall in Pioneer Park, mainly for ages 7-13. Drop in classes are $15 while a ten class punchcard is $120. Older students should look into taking the Beginning Hip Hop class through UAF.
Hope to be dancing with either you or your child soon on the dance floor!

Run This Town performed by Dance REVolution Crew at International Friendship Day

Jr. Dance REVolution and UAF Hip Hop Class Perform at International Friendship Day

Nuvo Dance Convention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a Fantastic and Rewarding weekend!!  I just got back to Fairbanks after driving over 700 miles to Anchorage and back to attend the Nuvo Dance Convention.  I was able to take teacher classes with Anthony Morigerato ( Outstanding tap dancer/teacher that has been on America’s got Talent, and SYTYCD as well as holding the Guinness Book of World Records for most tap sounds in a minute!!) where he explained and showed teaching techniques that really worked well with his students.  I’m looking forward to finding a place to hold my own tap classes again and incorporate what I learned from him.

Another teacher class that is changing the way I will be teaching class was with Kim Mcswain,  She has such a way with instructing youth and she was kind enough to let me and the other teachers attending her teacher workshop in on her secrets!!  I really hope I get the opportunity to work with her again in the future!

Other than taking Teacher Workshop classes I was also able to attend many choreography workshop classes as well. Classical Jazz with Ray Leeper, Modern Jazz with Will ?, Contemporary Classes with Stacey Tookey and Travis Wall, Jazz Funk with Kim Mcswain, Tap with Anthony Morigerato, and Hip Hop with Kenny Wormald.

This Dance Convention has inspired me so much!! Living in Fairbanks I know its not easy to obtain such high quality dance instruction from professionals unless your willing to travel to the lower 48.  I see how important it is for our young dancers to experience and benefit from these kind of workshops.  I plan on doing my best to work towards getting my dancers the chance to go to these amazing dance conventions!!

Members of the Dance REVolution Crew before the workshops started

Members of the Dance REVolution Crew before the workshops started

Such a wealth of knowledge on instructing the youth.  Thank you Kim Mcswain

Such a wealth of knowledge on instructing the youth. Thank you Kim Mcswain

All should youtube Anthony Morigerato!!  he is Tap!!!

All should youtube Anthony Morigerato!! he is Tap!!!

The Amazing Ray Leeper and I

The Amazing Ray Leeper and I

One of the best Contemporary choreographers and teachers there is.  Dance REVolution Crew with Stacey Tookey

One of the best Contemporary choreographers and teachers there is. Dance REVolution Crew with Stacey Tookey

The phenomenal Travis Wall!!

The phenomenal Travis Wall!!

Will had such a great energy!!  Loved his teaching style and choreography!

Will had such a great energy!! Loved his teaching style and choreography!

Dance REVolution Crew dancers with Kenny Wormald!!

Dance REVolution Crew dancers with Kenny Wormald!!

The energy and instruction from these teachers and choreographers was so inspiring!!

The energy and instruction from these teachers and choreographers was so inspiring!!