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What a fantastic weekend we just had April 6th & 7th in Batavia, IL at the Spotlight Dance Competition. Junior company jazz/lyrical, senior company jazz/lyrical, duets, and solos… OH MY! All the dancers did a wonderful job and their hard work TRULY paid off. On to the next competition adventure! The results: Junior Company: Lyrical–> … More #spotlightfriday

#spotlightfriday

This week the Avant + Garde Dance Company is preparing for its first competition. We have been working countless hours including extra rehearsals to ensure that we succeed as a company. One of my favorite parts about choreographing in our company is that we play to each other’s strengths. I believe that individuality is an … More #spotlightfriday

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Spring is in full bloom and the Avant + Garde Dance Company is in full on competition mode. We have been working really hard on both our jazz and lyrical pieces for our competitions at Spotlight and Rainbow. Competition season is hands down one of my favorite things about the spring. The new costumes, amazing … More #spotlightfriday

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This week at the Avant + Garde Dance Company Senior rehearsal, we worked on tricks and got outside some of our comfort zones. Dance is a great way to try something new even if you never thought you would be able to do something, especially with a supportive group like ours. A huge part of … More #spotlightfriday

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Congratulations to Jamie on successfully completing her first self choreographed piece (one of many I hope). I personally loved the choreography! Even with all of the ups and downs, I think we truly brought Jamie’s vision to life and I am so incredibly proud and excited for her! Choreographing takes more than just creativity, it … More #spotlightfriday

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This past weekend Avant + Garde Dance Company had the wonderful opportunity to perform at the Old Woodstock Court House in an art show along with are very own director, Lindsey Draves’ photography. It was a bit of a challenge fitting such big choreography into small spaces but we worked together to adapt our pieces. … More #spotlightfriday

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This week’s blog, was inspired by a little ice breaker we did with the seniors at our first spring season rehearsal on Saturday. We reminisced about our all time favorite costumes ranging from lyrical, pointe, ballet, jazz, modern, and tap pieces from various ages. It was a good reminder that we all started out as … More #spotlightfriday

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As a senior, this time of year can get pretty stressful. With all of the applying for colleges and scholarships, going on college visits, and making big decisions sometimes I feel like I’m being pulled in too many directions. When I have dance class it’s like a break from the outside world. When the music … More #spotlightfriday

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As a senior, this past weekend was pretty bittersweet for me. This weekend’s auditions for Avant + Garde Dance Company hold promise for a great new season, but also my last season. The company learned some amazing choreography, including some of our new jazz choreography for the spring. I can confidently say we have a … More #spotlightfriday