#spotlightfriday

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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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 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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This week at rehearsal, the Avant + Garde Dance Company began one of my favorite parts of the season, student taught choreography for Still Inspired! This year, our very own Artistic Associate, Jamie, is choreographing. She picked a powerful song and had her twin sister create some amazing digital art to go along with it. … More #spotlightfriday

Here’s One of Our Favorites

#memorymonday We’re taking it back to the last weekend in October when both the Junior and Senior Company members had a wonderful bonding experience going to see Inaside Chicago Dance perform in Skokie. There was a lot of musical car rides, delicious Panera dinners devoured, and inspiring dance pieces witnessed.

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Everyday is different, constantly changing and never the same, but the one thing I can always count on is my life is dance. No matter how I’m feeling walking into the studio, I never feel worse when I’m walking out. Yes, there’s always struggles, maybe my splits weren’t as low that day or I had … More #spotlightfriday

#SpotlightFriday

Last week was a huge milestone for me personally, October 12th was my six year “cancerversary”. I am 6 years beyond my diagnosis with Leukemia and I am cancer free. In terms of dancing, I have worked very hard to get where I am today as my cancer treatment left me with some physical challenges … More #SpotlightFriday

ALERT!! New Event

“The work we do is deeply personal to us, our volunteers, donors, food distribution partners and meal recipients. And we mean it when we say it: “We want to reach everyone, until ALL are fed.” Because no one deserves to go hungry, especially when we can do something about it.”   This Saturday, A+GDC company members and … More ALERT!! New Event