Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Benefits Of Learning To Dance For One's Health And Social Life

Most people like the feel of their bodies moving according to a specific rhythm. Others prefer doing it in private while some get hyped up with the presence of other people. Dancing is an activity that encompasses age, gender and social structures. In addition to that, one gets access to the many benefits of learning to dance.

Dance is basically the movement of one's body, anyone can actually dance or formally learn to dance. There are no restrictions in terms of how old or young a person can be to enjoy the benefits of dance.  In fact, more and more people are starting to realize and fully benefit from the good things that dancing brings. For one, it is highly entertaining compared to the gym routines that eventually tend to be boring. In addition to that, it really puts the entire body to work. In fact, one can burn a minimum of 400 calories when dancing continuously for about half an hour.

A standout health-related benefit of dancing is flexibility. This is acquired eventually as one works from one movement to another in a dance routine. Aside from the set stretching exercises at the start of every dance class, most of the steps when dancing actually help in developing and continuously improving one's overall flexibility.

Another one of the many healthy benefits of learning to dance is endurance. Since dancing is a physical activity, it makes the body work for a period of time. As one gets to dance more and more, the muscles gain the ability to work longer over time.

As dancing exercises the body physically, it also works on the social skills in every individual. Except for those who prefer dancing in private, most dancers get to enjoy their favorite moves in the presence of others or while performing for others. Some join dance classes while others simply love to go out dancing.

Because humans are sociable by nature, it is common to people meet other people who share the same love and passion for dance moves as they are. Whether it is ballet or the more social dancing clubs, they give individuals a chance to move their bodies to the beat and at the same time meet some new acquaintances and possibly even develop lasting relationships and friendships.

There are also people who find relaxation and peace of mind in dancing. This is mostly related to ballet dancing, ballroom dancing and modern dancing. Other people, on the other hand, find dancing as the perfect way of expressing what they truly feel inside such as in krumping and other similar street styles of dance. Still for some others, dancing is a way of life. It helps say what is hard to say. It helps do what is hard to do. It can build confidence and define their individuality. With the many benefits of learning to dance, there is no doubt that this is one activity every individual should try out at least once in their lifetime!
Written by Shannon Thomas

Monday, December 6, 2010

Congratulations ADC Dancers on a successful Christmas Show

We would like to congratulate the dancers and staff of our brand new Christmas Show "12 Days of Christmas!"  Over 100 ADC dancers performed to a sold out theater at Embry-Riddle on Sunday December 5th.  The show not only had elegant swans and cute french hens, we also had a guest performance opening number, "Hot Chocolate" from Dance Depot in Umatilla!   

We would like to thank the parents, dancers and volunteers who made this show possible!  ADC is lucky to be a part of such a great community of people always willing to lend a helping hand!  Looking forward to upcoming holiday performances at New Smyrna Beach Showdoll Christmas Show, Spruce Creek High School Dance Show, and the Ormond Beach Parade!  

If you are looking for dance classes and dance lessons in the Daytona Beach or Ormond Beach area, contact Amanda's Dance Center at our below or call us!  :)

"It's About More Than Dance, It's About Enriching Lives..."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Amanda's Dance Center's Holiday Christmas Show Daytona Beach

Get into the Holiday Season with ADC's Brand New Christmas Show!!

The Twelve Days of Christmas

ADC is proud to present our brand new Christmas Show featuring our Pre-Dancers and our ADC Company Members.  The show will be on December 5th at Embry Riddle University at 7:00 pm. 

Call 386-788-9466 for more information! 
"Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS" presented by Center Stage Theatricals will immediately follow The 12 Days of Christmas

Tickets are $10 and includes admission to both shows!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fun Times Performing at Port Orange Family Days!!!

ADC Company Dancers and Jr. Ensemble performed Saturday at the Dance Showcase at Port Orange Family Days.  Dancers performed Be Ok and We're Dancin'!  Look out for ADC Dancers performing at Lake Eola in An Evening of Dance Saturday Oct. 16th and Volusia County Dances Part 2 Saturday October 16th at 7pm. 

Dancers are rehearsing for our NEW Christmas Show, The Twelve Days of Christmas featuring our pre dancers and a few other surprises on December 5th at Embry Riddle!  :)



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Daytona Dance Studio and Ormond Beach Dance Studio Dance Classes and Lessons

ADC News


Fall Registration NOW UNDERWAY!!!!
Click Here for Maps


When:  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010 2:00 Performance
Where:  Port Orange Amphitheater at the City Center Arrive at 1:15
What:  Port Orange Family Days
Dancers will be performing "Be OK" and "We're Dancin"
Regular class from 9-12:00 for ADC Company and 9-11:00 for the Jr Ensemble.
Then you will have time to do make-up, grab lunch, etc…

When:  Saturday, October 16th at Lake Eola 7:00pmWhere:  Lake Eola Arrive at 6:00pm
What:  Evening of Dance
It is at the Amphitheatre in downtown Orlando (very cool location!)
The cost is $12.00 per dancer- but free for audience members!!
So bring the whole family! We will perform “We’re Dancin” and “Be OK.”

When: SATURDAY NOVERMBER 13, 2010 at 7:00pm

Where: News Journal Center
What:  Volusia County Dances Part 2
Arrive at 5:45pm for warm-up. Tentatively, we will be performing “We’re Dancin” and “Lullaby.”  There will be a charge for admission, but no charge for performers.

When:  November 26-28
Where:  RenaissanceHotel Orlando (by SeaWorld)
What:  Florida Dance Masters Annual Thanksgiving Workshop and Performance
Approximate cost: $250.00 That includes, classes Friday-Sunday, lunch one day, Sat night banquet, entry fee for Friday night performance, and t-shirt.  We would like to perform “Lullaby.”

When: December 4th Rehearsal and December 5th Performance

Where: Embry Riddle
What: 12 Days of Christmas
Details to be given our closer to the event.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Daytona Beach Dance Performances Amanda's Dance Center 2010


Where:  Port Orange Amphitheater at the City Center
What:  Port Orange Family Days
Details to be given out closer to the event.

When: SATURDAY OCTOBER 9, 2010 at 7:00pm
Where: News Journal Center
What:  Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness/Volusia County Dances 
Details to be given out closer to the event.

When:  End of October TBA
Where:  New Smyrna Beach High School
What:  Showdolls Halloween Show
Details to be given out closer to the event.
When: SATURDAY NOVERMBER 13, 2010 at 7:00pm
Where: Spruce Creek High School Auditorium
What:  Volusia County Dances Part 2
Details to be given out closer to the event.

When:  November 26-28
Where:  RenaissanceHotel Orlando (by SeaWorld)
What:  Florida Dance Masters Annual Thanksgiving Workshop and Performance
Details to be given out closer to the event.

When: December TBA
Where: TBA
What: 12 Days of Christmas
Details to be given our closer to the event.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Off to a great new year at our 2 studio locations in Daytona and Ormond!

PictureAmanda's Dance Center offers a one of a kind Pre-Dance Program specifically created for ages 3 to 6 years old as well as Combination Classes, Recreational Classes and Advanced Classes and training for those aspiring to dance professionally or in college.   

Click Here for Ongoing Online Registration! Fall Classes Now Underway!!

At Amanda's Dance Center, it's about more than just dance!  We base our Dance Studio and Dance Training around a strong emphasis on dance technique rather than competition.  We teach children "how" to dance, not just "a" dance. We base our dance training on the foundation of ballet and encourage our dancers to try all forms of dance. We also believe in instilling self confidence, discipline, determination and integrity in our dancers to become not only great dancers, but great people!  


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Meet the Staff of Daytona Beach Dance Studio and Ormond Beach Dance Studio

Owners and Directors


Amanda Bell
 has been the owner and director of Amanda’s Dance Center for over 13 years, where she teaches ballet, jazz, point, tap, and acrobatics. Prior to her taking over the studio, she was a 13-year alumnus of Debco School of Dance. As a member of the “Debco Dancers” Competition Group, Amanda taught for 4 years and also won numerous awards and scholarships. She is currently a member-through test certificationof Florida Dance Masters. She has served on their board of directors, and is currently on the scholarship committee. She is also the Artistic Director of the Lauren Cox Memorial Benefit Concert in Ormond Beach. Amanda’s students can be seen performing at various community events and have won numerous awards and scholarships on the regional and national level. Most recently her dancers won Gold & Platinum awards at OnStage NY’s Nationals Competition in Orlando. “Exceptional Choreography” awards were given to Amanda & Shannon for the creation of those dances as well a “Class Act” Award for the studio demonstrating appropriate costuming & etiquette. Some of her students have even gone on to dance & perform at
Oklahoma City University, Tisch School of the Arts, University of Florida and Florida State- one student is currently in the Theatre Program at FSU.

 In addition to teaching at the studio, Amanda has been a guest choreographer and instructor for several Florida Dance Master events in West Palm Beach, Orlando, and Sanford. She also choreographed the American Musical Theatre’s production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at Seabreeze High School, the world premier of Disney’s New version of Aladdin with Center Stage Kids, and was the dance & acrobatic instructor for the Atlantic Center for the Arts at the Harris House for the past three summers. This season Amanda is developing a dance curriculum that can be integrated into the after-school programs & daycares to bring the benefits of dance to those kids that are unable to attend studio classes. Her three greatest productions are her sons Dillon Matthew and Addison Lee and daughter Caydon  Hawley!


David Bell has developed and directed summer theatre programs for six schools and two theatres. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and taught high school English and Drama full time in Stuart, Florida.  He began his theatrical career at age 12 and has acted in, produced, directed, and worked on community, semiprofessional, and professional productions throughout Florida, and also appeared in a feature film. Several years ago, he had the pleasure of performing with and directing his friend, Alicia Minshew, (All My Children’s Kendall Hart) in the musicals Little Shop of Horrors and Godspell. David worked as a substitute teacher for Volusia County Schools. He is employed by the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department and is the owner, drama instructor, and artistic director of Center Stage Theatricals, featuring the Center Stage Kids Musical Theatre Camp, producing such shows as Grease, Mulan, Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, The Wizard of Oz, and High School Musical. Last year, Center Stage Kids produced the pilot and world premier of Disney’s new version of Aladdin Kids, lending ideas and concepts that have been incorporated in the script being published and distributed by Disney, worldwide! This summer,his theatre production company produced the very first production of Disney’s High School Musical 2 Jr. His group was one of 50, out of 35,000 selected to perform in Atlanta for Music Theatre International’s Junior Theatre Festival. 

Click here to Check out David's Musical Theater Summer Camp in Daytona Beach! 



Deborah Coe owned and operated her own studio in the Daytona Beach area for 14 years before returning to college to earn her Master’s Degree in Dance Pedagogy.  She has  taught and choreographed in the dance programs at Western Kentucky University and Texas A&M University.   In addition to teaching in Daytona Beach she teaches master classes and teacher training workshops throughout the state.   Ms. Coe holds memberships in Florida Dance Masters, and the Educational Kinesiology Foundation. She has been tested and certified as a dance adjudicator by the National Dance Teachers Council of America and judges at numerous dance competitions nationally. Her students have gone on to dance professionally in venues from Disney World to the Joffrey Ballet.  She has served on the Artistic Board for the Daytona Beach Civic Ballet, the Lauren Cox Memorial Scholarship Concert Series and the Board of Directors of Florida Dance Masters.   She is the co-director of the ADC Outreach Performance Program.  Click here to see some of her articles on dance.  She also authors an informational blog at dancestudiocorner@blogspot.com.  Most recently her choreography was presented awards including: “High Score of the Competition”,  “Best Choreography”, “Best of Show” and a special award for “Flowing Transitions.”  Her goal is to use the discipline dance offers as a tool to help students be successful in all of their endeavors.


Shannon Johnson Thomas grew up in Daytona Beach, FL where she began dancing at the age of 4 at Debco School of Dance now known as Amanda's Dance Center.  She studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, acrobatics, modern, and musical theater.  She was a member of ADC Elite Company.  While living in Florida, Shannon was extremely involved in the dance community locally and statewide. She was awarded many awards and won the over-all dancer scholarship with Florida Dance Master's at the age of 18.  Shannon participated in many workshops and conventions classes with numerous icons in the dance world; Joe Tremaine, Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano, Dee Caspary, Mandy Moore, Lizzie MacKenzie, Randy Duncan, and Patsy Swayze.  She was also a part of Jazz Dance World Congress. Shannon attended Oklahoma City University's Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management to study Dance Performance.  She studied extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, theater dance, dance pedagogy, anatomy, and choreography under such people as Jo Rowan, Robert Reed, Tiffany Van der merwe, Patricia Oplotnik, and Kay Sandel.  While attending OCU, Shannon was a part of the prestigious American Spirit Dance Company for 4 years.  While at OCU, she performed with and honored such celebrities as Susan Powell, Art and Nancy Stone, Cholly Atkins, Leonard Reed, Marion Coles, and Donald O'Conner.  She has worked for corporate entertainment company Shows in a Box as a  choreographer and dancer for Industrials, Conventions and Trade Shows.  Shannon was also Magician's Assistant and Dance Captain for The World of Magic.  She recently performed with Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theatre in their Rock Opera to Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall."  She travels teaching and choreographing for dance studios and dance teams in the. Central Florida area.Can you post something about Amanda's Dance Center on your page.  Shannon believes in teaching the proper technique to her dancers to instill correct body alignment and placement. She is teaching at Amanda's Dance Center and works with Spruce Creek High School's Papillon Dance Team and Color-guard, Creekside Middle School, mentors dancers, private lessons, and her own choreography business, Dancebrought2u.  Shannon has won numerous awards for her choreography and attends dance workshops on a regular basis.  Shannon and her husband Shane own and operate Twenty Seven Reaons Search Engine Optimization company.

Heather Zebell has been dancing since the age of 4.  She grew  up in Port Orange, FL starting her first years of dance at Debco School of Dance.  After dancing for 5 years, Heather decided to become a part of the performing company as a dedicated member for 7 years.  She performed and competed in many styles of dance with ADC Elite including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap and lyrical.  Heather did find her nitch.  With her long graceful limbs and delicate frame, ballet came natural.  After years of hard work Heather was awarded Runner Up in the Miss American Dance Awards where she competed Nationally for the title in Boston, MA.  She was also awarded ballet scholarships from the prestigious Florida Dance Masters Scholarship Program.  Heather was a part of the Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker" for 3 years.  Heather's love of dance started at young age and has continued to flourish as she has recently come into motherhood.  Heather is excited to be a part of Amanda's Dance Center again! 


Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Brief History of Amanda's Dance Center...

Amanda Bell, as Owner and Director of Amanda's Dance Center, completed her 14th year of ownership of the Daytona Beach Dance Studio.  The studio, formerly known as Debco School of Dance under the direction of Miss Deborah Coe, has been in business for a combination of 30 years. The first ten years in New York and the last twenty in Daytona Beach. Mrs. Bell was a student of Deborah Coe's and is proud to carry on the tradition of up-to-date dance training of the highest quality, in the Daytona area, offering BALLET, TAP, JAZZ, ACRO, TUMBLING , HIP-HOP, & POINTE to students starting at the age of 3. We now own a Ormond Beach Dance Studio since 2007 and are excited to grow!  

The studio also offers Kindermusik classes, (by licensed instructor David), to parents and children up to age 3.  We base our center around on a strong ballet technique and encourage our students to study all styles of dance.  We do not consider ourselves a competition studio, we feel competition is fun and a great to work towards a goal, but we keep our standards high to produce quality versus quantity. 

Amanda is a long time member of Florida Dance Masters, Incorporated; a group dedicated to keeping very high the standards of dance education in the state. She has been a workshop instructor and special guest choreographer for FDM's workshop and performance company; Main Attraction.

Amanda's students can be seen performing locally and nationally. Some have worked and performed with Disney, The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Sesame Street, Silvertree Productions, The Joffrey, Moscow, Orlando and Civic Ballets, and even as finalists on the first season of FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance."

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Why choose this Daytona Beach Dance Studio?

What makes Amanda's Dance Center Different? 

It is the philosophy of Amanda's Dance Center that being involved in the music and dance arts helps to round out the total educational experience offered by the school, parents, and community. Each student is offered the opportunity to gain appreciation, fulfillment, and self-reward through the classes offered. With an emphasis on technique rather than trophies, we look to provide quality, up to date, and professional dance training that will serve the students well and prepare them for the future. Whether the student takes classes as a hobby, or to eventually pursue a career in the arts, the discipline required in the performing arts classes helps develop skills in concentration, problem solving, teamwork, public speaking, self-reliance, initiative, coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity. These skills not only enhance the students' future, but positively affect their schoolwork, relationships, and self image. We look forward to helping our students develop these important skills.
Check out our website at amandasdancecenter.com for more information or call 386-788-9466

Monday, June 28, 2010

Fall Registration Daytona Dance Studio South Daytona and Ormond Beach


Fall Registration Now Underway!!

Classes offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Pointe, Acro, 
Contemporary and MORE!!!

Open House will be held on 

August 4th at South Daytona Studio and 
August 5th at Ormond Studio, 

Classes start August 16th!!!!

Daytona and Ormond Beach Dance Studio Locations!!
* South Daytona Address:
2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. #27 South Daytona, FL Sunshine Park Mall

* Ormond Beach Address:
873 Hull Road Ormond Beach, FL

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Daytona Dance Studio Summer Dance Intensive

Summer Dance Intensive

At Summer Dance Intensive, dancers will take forty hours of classes the last week of June and the first week of July Monday through Thursday from 10:00am until 3:30 pm with a 30 minute lunch.  Classes will be in ballet, pointe, modern, tap, jazz, conditioning, lyrical/contemporary, leaps and turns and stretching.  Instructors will be Shannon Johnson Thomas and Deborah Coe.  The Summer Dance Intensive is intended to help expand the education of the dancer and challenge them in an environment they can learn and grow in.  Classes will be held at Amanda's Dance Center in the Sunshine Park Mall in South Daytona. Call 386-788-9466 for more information or check out our Daytona Dance Studio!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Early Fall Registration for Dance Classes Daytona Beach

Amanda's Dance Center is accepting early registration this year!  Pay Fall registration BEFORE June 30th and pay just $15, a savings of $10!  Classes start August 16th!!!

                                       A Little Bit About ADC:

'It's About More than Just Dance...'
At Amanda's Dance Center, it's about more than just dance!  We base our Daytona dance studios and dance training around a strong emphasis on dance technique rather than competition.  We teach children "how" to dance, not just "a" dance. We base our dance training on the foundation of ballet and encourage our dancers to try all forms of dance. We also believe in instilling self confidence, discipline, determination and integrity in our dancers to become not only great dancers, but great peopleWe offer dance classes for all ages with all levels of dance experience including pre-dance classes for 3 year olds and dance training for those aspiring to dance in college or professionally.  Proudly serving  Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach communities for over 30 years!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

14th Annual Recital Success at Amanda's Dance Center Daytona Beach

Congratulations ADC Dancers and Staff on another wonderful Recital!! Dancers performed Amanda's Dance Center's 14th annual Recital Dancing is...on Friday June 11th at Seabreeze High School. ADC dancers were excited because we had a sold out show!!! Performers range from 3 to 19 years of age and danced to songs such as A you're adorable, C is for Cookie, Black and Gold, Soul Man, and many more!!! The lighting was created by Shane Thomas, professional lighting designer and the costumes were gorgeous! Congratulations on another successful recital!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June 11, 2010 Amanda's Dance Center 14th Annual Recital at SEABREEZE HIGH SCHOOL

Amanda's Dance Center
will be holding its 14th annual recital this Friday, Dance is... The show will feature numbers from Damn Yankees Fame the Movie and Sesame Street. Our dancers range from ages 3-19. The older dancers will be performing their award winning production number "Lullaby" choreographed by owner, Amanda Bell. It won overall high school Production at I love Dance Competition in Jacksonville this past May.

At Amanda's Dance Center, it's about more than just dance! We base our dance studio and dance training around a strong emphasis on dance technique rather than competition. We teach children "how" to dance, not just "a" dance. We offer dance classes Daytona and dance classes Ormond for all ages with all levels of dance experience including pre-dance classes for 3 year olds and dance training for those aspiring to dance in college or professionally. Proudly serving Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach communities for over 30 years!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Amanda's Dance Center Overall Production Winners at I Love Dance Competiton

Congratulations to the ADC Elite Company on winning overall High Score Production for "Lullaby" choreographed by Amanda Bell and 3rd Overall Senior Group for "Serenade for Strings" choreographed by Deborah Coe. The dancers also won First Place for Footloose and Black and Gold!! Congratulations Dancers!!!!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Dance is... Recital 2010 Tickets on sale tomorrow!!!!

Recital Tickets
TICKETS: Seating for the ONE evening performance of Amanda’s Dance Center’s 14th Annual Revue will be reserved seating. The cost of tickets will be $12.00/Adults and $7.00/children 3-12years.
**Children under three- NOT requiring a seat- are free.

Tickets will go on sale on TUESDAY MAY 18th at 6:00 PM. You may follow the link below for online sales. To ensure that all families are able to purchase tickets to the show,there is a limit of 5 tickets per family from May 18th-23rd, after which additional tickets may be purchased.

We do ask that you purchase no more than 5 tickets per family the first week of sales, so that all of our families have a chance to get close seating. There will be a limited number of seats available for cash purchase at the studio & at the show for those who do not wish to order online with a credit card.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Amanda's Dance Center Upcoming Performances

Sunday, May 16 at 6:00pm – DAYTONA CUBS GAME!

Come join us for Family Night and support our older dancers as they perform on the ball field!!

Saturday, May 22nd at 10:30am – Ameritus Assisted Living Center

All of our younger dancers will be invited to participate in this performance!
**More info will be sent home soon regarding sign-up/participation for this show.

Sunday, May 23rd - ADC Elite Company Dancers will be performing at the I Love Dance Competition in Jacksonville, Florida! They will be performing Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Solos!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Easy steps to make a proper bun!!

1.Spray loose hair liberally with hair gel.

2.Using the paddle brush, brush hair into a ponytail in the middle of the head. Hold ponytail in place with one hand.

3.Use the boar bristle brush to smooth out any bumps in the ponytail. Hair should be smooth and slicked back! No bangs!

4.Fasten ponytail tightly in place with a thick hair elastic. Shake your head back and forth a few times to make sure the ponytail will stay in place.

5.Twirl free hair in one direction, forming a tight coil, and slowly wrap the coil around the base of the ponytail to begin forming the bun.

6.As you wrap, secure the coil to the base of the ponytail by sticking hair pins through the hair and the hair elastic, pinning along the outer-most edge of the coil until hair is in a cinnamon twist shape.

7.Use a hairnet to keep loose ends neat and tidy. Make sure it matches your hair color.

8.Spray the styled hair with another mist of hairspray and use hair pins to tuck in any stray pieces of hair.

Children's Musical Theater Camp


Session One: June 14 - July 2 Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Jr.

Session Two: July 12 – July 30 The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.

Where:Sunshine Park Mall, South Daytona

When:9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (M-TH) *morning care provided from 8-9 AM

How Much:$345 per session

Email us: staff@summer-stars.com


Friday, May 7, 2010

Children's Summer Dance Classes

Amanda's Dance Center Summer Classes

Ages 3 to 6 years old

Monday (South Daytona)

5:00-5:30 Pre Dance I
(all new 3 yr olds)
--Ballet, creative movement,Tumbling

5:30-6:30 Primary I (6-7 yr)
--Ballet, Tap, Tumbling

Tuesday(South Daytona)

5:00-5:45 Pre Dance I (B)
(this years 3 yrs olds- any brand new 4's)
--Ballet,creative movement, introduction to Tap, Tumbling

Wednesday (Ormond Beach)
5:00-5:30Pre Dance
(3 year olds)
--Ballet and Tumbling

5:45-6:30 Pre Dance 2/Primary 1
(4-6 year olds)
--Ballet and Tap

Ages 11 and up

**Starting July 13th through the 29th we will be holding classes for ages 11 and up!!
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:30

The cost will be $99 for all of the classes or $20 per class!
Summer Dance Intensives
**Monday June 28th through Thursday July 1st and Monday July 5th through Thursday July 8th

Classes will go from 10:00 am-3:30 pm.

The dancers will have a 30 minute lunch break, so please bring a
healthy lunch and plenty of water!

The cost will be $125 per week
(Only $6.25 per class)
or $225 for both weeks.

If you would like to take classes the entire summer, the cost will be $315 for both intensives and the
Tuesday/Thursday classes.
Email: contact@amandasdancecenter.com


Monday, May 3, 2010

Recital Countdown!

Amanda's Dance Center Presents Recital 2010...

"Dance is..."


The recital is now 6 weeks away and everyone is busy practicing and trying on costumes. Picture Day is 4:30-6:30pm on May 18th at SD and May 19th at Ormond! Sign up at the desk beginning May 1! Proofs will be available for viewing the following week!

Click Here for more information regarding "Dance is..." Recital 2010

Here is Checklist for you and your dancer!

1. Have hair done in a slicked back bun! Hair gel, hair spray, bobby pins and a hairnet.
2. Have makeup done! Powder, brown natural eye shadow, blush, mascara and red lipstick. Bring your makeup with you to the show to touch up!
3. Extra tights! If your dancer only has pink tights, bring one extra pair, you never know if there could be a run. Dancers with pink, tan or more should bring an extra pair of each!
4. Dancer's costume or costumes.
5. Arrive 15 minutes early to call time.
6. Bring a coloring book, crayons, a book to read or your ipod! You will be sitting backstage for a long time!
7. Bring your recital music so you can practice back stage! :)
8. ALL of your dance shoes!
9. Wear your recital t-shirt over your first dance's costume to the show!
10. But most of all, SMILE...and have FUN!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Daytona Dance Classes

Daytona dance classes is dedicated to providing the best of the arts and entertainment in Daytona Beach Florida and surrounding areas. We provide information regarding year-round dance training, choreography, summer intensives and summer classes.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Macy's Stars of Dance on DWTS Featuring Tiler Peck

Macy's Stars of Dance from "Dancing with the Stars," featuring New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck.

Choreographed by Travis Wall, also features violinist Nuttin' But Stringz.

Check this out!


Ballet is back...infused with contemporary!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

ADC April Newsletter 2010 Daytona and Ormond Beach Dance News


TICKETS: Seating for the ONE evening performance of Amanda’s Dance Center’s 14th Annual Revue will be reserved. The cost of tickets will be $12.00/Adults and $7.00/children 3-12years. Children under three- NOT requiring a seat- are free.

TICKET PURCHASE: For your convenience, tickets will be available for purchase ONLINE!!! Giving everyone the opportunity to select their own seats and print their own tickets. Tickets will go on sale in May. Please be looking for a notice sent home in the upcoming weeks regarding instructions on where & how to purchase them. We do ask that you purchase no more than 5 tickets per family the first week of sales, so that all of our families have a chance to get close seating. There will be a limited number of seats available for cash purchase at the studio & at the show for those who do not wish to order online with a credit card.

REMINDER: There is NO VIDEOTAPING ALLOWED at the show. A professional DVD will be available for purchase. Cost is $35.00.

SHOWTIME: The show will begin at 7:00pm, with our ‘Solo Cabaret’ beginning at 6:30pm. Dancers must be dropped off between 6:00-6:15pm. Our recitals are approximately 2 hours short!


The rehearsal on Thursday, June 10th is a MANDATORY rehearsal and will begin promptly at 4:00pm. Our rehearsal is CLOSED to anyone other than our dancers and parent volunteers.



TWO MOMS WILL BE NEEDED PER CLASS to help out backstage at the recital AND sit with the kids at the rehearsal. If you would like to assist backstage at the recital, but cannot make it to the rehearsal then please see Miss Mandie. Classes that have more than 10 dancers will need at least 3 volunteers.

It is our parent volunteers that help make our show such a success and keep our dancers looking their best!

We really like to try and have the same moms at the rehearsal that are working backstage. Two reasons: 1.) The kids (and parents!) will become familiar with who is helping them backstage by sitting with them at the rehearsal. 2.) Backstage moms will be able to see the show while assisting at the rehearsal.

PLEASE NOTE…Volunteers signed up before MAY 10th will receive $10 off their recital DVD AND a FREE recital t-shirt!!

COSTUME DISTRIBUTION is the week of May 10th.

Before your child’s costume can be taken home, all studio balances INCLUDING JUNE tuition must be paid. Please see the studio receptionist or your child’s instructor if you have questions about your remaining balance.

Also, please see the receptionist to check your EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO! Please make any necessary changes so that we have correct names and phone numbers for those dancers participating in the recital.


DANCE PICTURES will be taken 4:30-6:30pm on

TUESDAY, MAY 18th at our South Daytona Studio and

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19th at our Ormond Beach Studio.

Proofs will be available for viewing the following week. Please sign up at the desk for an appointment beginning May 1st.


Thursday, April 15 at 7:00pm – New Smyrna Beach High School

“Pretty Little Rose” “Lullaby” and “Wysteria Waltz” will be performing!

Sunday, May 16 at 6:00pm – DAYTONA CUBS GAME!

Come join us for Family Night and support our older dancers as they perform on the ball field!!

Saturday, May 22nd at 10:30am – Ameritus Assisted Living Center

All of our younger dancers will be invited to participate in this performance!
**More info will be sent home soon regarding sign-up/participation for this show.

Thursday, June 17th at 11:00am – Ormond Beach Library

Story-time performance for our preschoolers.

**More info will be sent home regarding sign-up/participation for this show

In other News...

Adc dancers attended Intrigue Dance Intensive in Orlando this past February. Congratulations Nicole MacIntyre and Olivia Lindfors on your year and convention scholarships at Intrigue Dance Intensive. Also, a congratulations to Ashley Siner for her teacher acknowledgement! Dancers received a High Gold for their "Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes." As well as a Special Award for being "Fantastic Footloose Fun!" Great job "Fantastic Footloose" Girls!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Recital Season is here

Rhee’s Blog | Recital Thoughts

Recital Thoughts
By Rhee Gold

Originally published in Dance Studio Life magazine

“Your fall registration will only be as good as your last recital!” These words were often repeated by my mother, who believed that the quality of a recital had much to do with a school’s success. I think of those words every time the topic of recitals comes up at my seminars.

Click link below to continue reading....


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What do you know about timesteps???

It's About Time: Mastering The Time Step
Brynn Wein Shiovitz | April 1, 2010

You and hundreds of other dancers are waiting to be seen at an open call for a tour of A Chorus Line. Your outfit is perfect and you’re warmed up and ready to go. But you know the first thing the choreographer will ask to see—before you can even show off your jazz chops—is the essential tap trademark: the time step. Click Below to read more....


Win Ailey Tickets on Dance-Teacher.com!!!

Dance Teacher Magazine is giving away two tickets to Ailey’s thrilling Joyce Theater performance in the 1,2,3 Festival on Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30pm. You must be over 18 to enter and complete all the information below to be eligible to win.

Check out http://www.dance-teacher.com/content/win-ailey-tickets to enter to win!!!

Miss Mandie,

Great Stretching Tips from Dance Teacher Magazine

Here are some great tips on stretching from Dance Teacher Magazine's Website from the New April 2010 Issue!


Miss Mandie
http://www.amandasdancecenter.com, owner