Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Amanda's Dance Center

Top 10 Reasons to Choose

1. All instructors continue their dance education by attending numerous workshops, classes, and teacher's training courses throughout the year.

2. Classes in several different genres to serve the interests of all ages, skill level, and commitment level.

3. Always age appropriate music, costuming, and class material.

4. Up to Date Dance Training driven with the emphasis on building a strong technique in ballet to compliment all styles of dance.

5. Creative and fun children's program uniquely designed to capture your child's natural inclination for movement.

6. Convenient scheduling and sibling discounts to accommodate your family's busy lifestyle.

7. Professional, loving, and educated staff.

8. Locally owned and operated Dance Instruction, education, and performing experience spanning nearly 3 decades.

9. Enjoy the family atmosphere of small studio with the opportunities and professionalism of a large studio.

10. Optional opportunities to perform and compete, completing the full dance experience. Written by Shannon Thomas

Dance Tip of the Day: To Warm Up or Not?

Shannon Thomas
Today's Tip is from one of our dance instructor, Shannon Thomas.

Q: Why is it so important to do a warm up before dance performances and competitions?

A thorough warm up is necessary before performing any physical activity, especially in the art of dance and performance.  When dancing, you are not only using your powerhouse muscles, like the quadriceps, glutes and abdominal muscles.  You are using all of the little tiny connecting muscles in the hip joints, neck, shoulders, feet, and knees.  Therefore, it is necessary to prepare the body from head to toe before a performance or rigorous dance classes.

A proper warm up for a dancer should consist of cardio, plies, tendus, ron de jambes, stretching, leg swings/battements, petit allegro and then progressions across the floor pertaining to the pending performance.  Wearing proper warm up sweats and attire is also key to maintain the warm up as your performance goes on.

Written by Shannon Thomas

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dance classes serving South Daytona, Port Orange, and Ormond, REGISTER NOW!


Click Here to Register for our Spring 2012 Session of Dance Classes Beginning  January 4th, 2012!

Over 30 years in the Daytona Beach Community!


2 Locations: 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. #27 South Daytona, FL Sunshine Park Mall
and 873 Hull Road Ormond Beach, FL


Below are some pics from our Christmas Show "Lil Nutcracker" and the Ormond Beach Parade 2012!!
Have a Blessed and Joyful Holiday Season! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fall Registration Daytona Beach Dance Studio

Registration for classes:
Ormond Beach location on August 1st and 2nd from 4 to 7 pm

South Daytona location on August 3rd and 4th from 4 to 7 pm

* South Daytona Address: 

2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. #27 South Daytona, FL 

**Sunshine Park Mall 

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


Or Call us at 386-788-9466

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Amanda's Dance Center Recital 15th Review Daytona Beach

Our 15th Annual Revue will consist of TWO shows:Please mark your calendars for June 15th, 16th and 17th.   
Thursday, June 16th – Ormond Beach Dancers
    Friday, June 17th – South Daytona Dancers

TICKETS: Seating for our 15th Annual Revue will be reserved. The cost of tickets will be $12.00/Adults and $7.00/children 3-11 years.

Children under three- NOT requiring a seat- are free. 
Click Here to buy Tickets!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dance Theatre of Harlem comes to Daytona Beach

ADC Dancers cut ballet class short to see the show!

ADC dancers and teachers attended a performance of Dance Theatre of Harlem at Bethune Cookman last night.  The performance was nothing short of gorgeous!  The artists (dancers) were breathtaking as they skimmed across the stage effortlessly with grace and poise.  What a treat to see that level of professional dance in Daytona Beach, now we are looking forward to Swan Lake next the end of this month on February 27th!  
Purchase tickets to Swan Lake here!

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Inspired by a dream...
Dance Theatre of Harlem is a leading dance institution of unparalleled global acclaim, encompassing a performing Ensemble, a leading arts education center and Dancing Through Barriers®, a national and international education and community outreach program. Each component of Dance Theatre of Harlem carries a solid commitment towards enriching the lives of young people and adults around the world through the arts.

Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre of Harlem was considered “one of ballet’s most exciting undertakings” (The New York Times, 1971). Shortly after the assassination of The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mitchell was inspired to start a school that would offer children — especially those in Harlem, the community in which he was born — the opportunity to learn about dance and the allied arts. Now in its fourth decade, Dance Theatre of Harlem has grown into a multi-cultural dance institution with an extraordinary legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence that continues to set standards in the performing arts. Dance Theatre of Harlem has achieved unprecedented success, bringing innovative and bold new forms of artistic expression to audiences in New York City, across the country and around the world. 
Written by Shannon Thomas