Dance Celebrity to Join Local Dance Studio

For Immediate Release –

A Time To Dance Studio is pleased to announce the addition of dance celebrity Peter Sabasino, a contestant from Fox Television’s Hit Show “So You Think You Can Dance” to their team of experienced and talented instructors.  During a recent visit to Navarre, Sabasino decided to take a teaching position with the Studio.  Robert Kelley, co-owner of the Studio has continued his work to expose studio dancers to a great range of instructors and styles. “Our students have had the opportunity to travel to dance conventions in the Southeast to learn from instructors of Peter’s caliber and we’ve offered intensive classes with a variety of celebrity instructors here at the Studio, but to have Peter teaching here full time will really bring a unique talent to the studio, especially our tap and hip hop programs.”

Peter Sabasino A Time To Dance

Sabasino brought his teaching talents to tap classes for the studio during an August weekend intensive with fellow SYTYCD contestant Victor Smalley, who taught lyrical during the session.  This was the summer wrap up to a host of dance celebrities who taught at the studio over the season including Robert Hoffman, Rustin Matthew, Cat Viger, Robert Lee, Ryan Confedero, Emma Bradley and Ashley Lewis.

Sabasino is thrilled to begin teaching the studio’s Hip Hop and Tap classes beginning in mid-September.  “I am eager to share my passion for dance and all that I have learned throughout my dance career with these students who are willing to learn and work hard.  It’s not just about the tricks, it’s about the moments you create that touch the audience.”

On September 14 from 12:00pm-2:00pm, A Time To Dance will be hosting a Meet & Greet featuring Peter Sabasino, which will be open to the public.

Sabasino began his dance training in Philadelphia, PA at the age of four.  While training in all areas of dance, it became apparent that tap was his home.  He continued his schooling at The High School for Creative And Performing Arts in Philadelphia where he studied Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Tap, African, Ballroom, and Broadway Jazz.  He attended Indiana University Of PA as a dance/theatre major while traveling back and forth to New York to take class at Broadway Dance Center. Sabasino continued training with greats such as Gregory Hines, Savion Glover, Barbara Duffy, Tyce Diorio, Wade Robson, and Laine Munroe. Sabasino’s most notable achievement was landing a spot as a Top 16 finalist on “So You Think You Can Dance” Season 6, alongside Kathryn McCormick and Victor Smalley. He has since traveled around the world and the country to teach, choreograph and judge.  Sabasino has also been seen performing for Disney in live shows and commercials.

Registration for classes is ongoing.  Please contact the studio at 850-450-6919 for details.

To learn more about the A Time to Dance Team, as well as dance instruction for anyone ages 2 and up, visit www.ATimetoDanceNavarre.com or stop by the studios in Navarre and Gulf Breeze.

 

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A Time To Dance was established in 2004 to provide the highest caliber of dance training to all students ages 2 and up at all levels, while developing confidence and self-esteem in a caring supportive environment. A Time To Dance provides the atmosphere and training that will nurture both the potential artist and the dance student who studies only for the inherent rewards of self-discipline, confidence, physical fitness and a greater appreciation of movement and music. The primary goal of A Time To Dance is to instill in the students proper dance technique while retaining their love of dance through positive and supportive teaching methods.  Studio locations in Navarre and Gulf Breeze.

Master Dance Class With Victor Smalley

Victor Smalley from Dance Mom’s Miami will be in the studio August 25th! He will be teaching an Advanced and an Intermediate class with a meet and greet after each class. The Intermediate class will start at 3:00 and the Advanced class will start at 4:30.

The cost per class is $35. Please contact us to register ASAP as space will be limited. Classes are open to anyone that would like to take them.

 

Victory Smalley Dance Moms Florida

2013 NYLA Dance National Champions

Navarre and Gulf Breeze Dancers Crowned Receiving Top Honors

Four dancers from A Time to Dance Studio received highest honors after a very successful weekend competing against local studios.  NYLA Dance hosted a regional competition at Pensacola State College on March 9th.  A Time to Dance took home all four titles and crowns for the 2nd consecutive year.  Megan Gragg received 1st place overall Senior Solo and won Senior Miss NYLA.  Karlee Dillard received 1st place overall Teen Solo and won Teen Miss NYLA.  Isabella Paone received 1st place overall Junior Solo and won Junior Miss NYLA, and Sophia Villanova received 1st place overall Tiny Solo and won Tiny Miss NYLA.  Megan Gragg, Alexa Poscic and Courtney Bruce each won the Steve Bielecki Award for Emotional Performance as well.  These three dancers received scholarships to compete at the NYLA Dance Nationals in Biloxi, MS on June 21-23. The studio and dancers also received numerous other honors including:

A Time To Dance Navare and Gulf Breeze - Showstopper Mobile AL

Alexa Poscic received 3rd place overall Senior Solo and won an Emotional Award.
Courtney Bruce received 1st place overall Intermediate Senior Solo and won an Emotional Award.
Sierra Fernald received 1st place overall Intermediate Teen Solo.
Brook Rayborne received 2nd place overall Junior Solo.
Amber Lloyd received 2nd place overall Tiny Solo.
“All for Love” received 1st place overall in Teen Small Group and 1st overall for 12 and over.
“Glam” received 1st place overall in Senior Duet/Trio.
“Raining Men” received 1st place overall in Senior Small Group and won the Best LA Style Dance award.
“Boogie Police” received 1st place overall in Junior Small Group and 1st overall for 12 and under.
“Swagger Jagger” received 3rd place overall in Junior Small Group.
“Mr. Personality” received 1st place overall in Tiny Duet/Trio.
“Say Something” received 2nd place overall in Tiny Duet/Trio.

A Time to Dance also took home all 3 Choreography Awards, 3 out of the 4 Emotional Awards, 2 of the 3 Costume Awards and Best Prop Award.

The A Time to Dance Team participated in back-to-back regional dance competitions.  From March 1-3, the dancers competed against dozens of dance studios and nearly 600 dances in the Southeast Region in the Showstoppers Regional Competition in Mobile, AL.  Again, prestigious honors were earned.

Megan Gragg received 2nd place overall Senior Solo.
Karlee Dillard received 1st place overall Teen Solo.
Isabella Paone received 2nd place overall Junior Solo.
Sophia Villanova received 2nd place overall Mini Solo.
“Glam” received 1st place overall in Senior Duet/Trio Small Group.
“Raining Men” received 2nd place overall in Senior Small Group

In addition, the following dances placed in the top 10 of their divisions:  “All For Love”, “Swagger Jagger”, “Money”, “Mr. Personality”, “Say Something” and Alexa Poscic’s solo “My Sister”.

Due to their exceptional performance, all of the dancers are qualified to attend the Showstopper National Finals this summer.

The A Time to Dance Team will be performing at FunFest on Saturday, April 27th at 1:00pm on Navarre Beach.

Auditions for the Competition Dance Team will be held in May and June.  Please contact the studio for details.

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A Time To Dance was established in 2004 to provide the highest caliber of dance training to all students ages 2 and up at all levels, while developing confidence and self-esteem in a caring supportive environment. A Time To Dance provides the atmosphere and training that will nurture both the potential artist and the dance student who studies only for the inherent rewards of self-discipline, confidence, physical fitness and a greater appreciation of movement and music. The primary goal of A Time To Dance is to instill in the students proper dance technique while retaining their love of dance through positive and supportive teaching methods.  Studio locations in Navarre and Gulf Breeze.

A Time To Dance Announces Open Auditions for Performance Dance Teams

A Time To Dance Navarre Florida Dancer Competes at DMINavare Dance Studio Seeks New Dancers for Performing Dance Company Program

For Immediate Release – A Time To Dance studio is looking for young dancers to join their Performing Dance Company Program featuring multiple teams (including a new Hip Hop Dance Team) for the 2012-2013 season.  Auditions will be held at the Navarre studio on June 10th.  However, parents or guardians must have the necessary paperwork filled out and returned by June 3rd.  There is an accompanying $25 registration fee for all auditions–except the Hip Hop Team auditions on April 14th.

These auditions are open to students ages 4 and up and all skill and commitment levels will be considered.  In fact, A Time To Dance offers multiple teams with multiple commitments levels including varying numbers of classes and seasonal performances to fit busy schedules and budgets.

The June 10th auditions will begin with ages 4 through 11 at 1 PM.  Students 12 and older will be welcomed at 3 PM.  The auditions will be open to all students who complete the necessary paperwork; however, they are not open to the public or observers.

Our dance teams represent a great opportunity for talented and passionate dancers to learn more about the art, be exposed to great performance opportunities, and learn from some of the industry’s best and brightest dancers and choreographers.  Members of both our Performance and Company team recently returned from a weekend-long dance workshop hosted by PULSE On Tour where they took instruction from dance celebrities including Tony Award nominated choreographer Desmond Richardson, Creative Director of X Factor USA Brian Friedman, and American Choreography Award winner and star of Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and Step Up 2 Robert Hoffman.

June 9th Per-Audition Clinic

Join us on June 9th for two dance clinics designed to teach potential students a few basic moves (proper technique for leaps and turns) as well as a sample dance piece to be used during the audition.  The clinic will let dancers and their guardians know what skills the evaluators will be looking for during the actual audition.  The dance clinic for students ages 4 to 11 will be held at 2 PM.  The 12 and older clinic will follow immediately thereafter at 4 PM.

New This Year:  Hip Hop Dance Team Auditions

In addition to filling spots on the Performance and Company dance teams, A Time To Dance is looking for energetic dancers eager to learn Hip Hop dance for their new Hip Hop Team.  The Hip Hop auditions will be held on April 14th.  The $25 registration fee has been waived for the Hip Hop Team auditions; however, the necessary paperwork must be filled out and delivered before the students arrive.

For information about the clinics and auditions and to download the necessary registration forms, please visit: www.goo.gl/zzMT6

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A Time to Dance Students Learn Under Legends at PULSE ON Tour

A Time To Dance Navarre Florida Students With Cris Judd

Our Students With Cris Judd

Select Navarre Dance Students Receive Instruction From Dance’s Best and Brightest Stars

For Immediate Release – Celebrity choreographers including Brian Friedman, Cris Judd, and Tyce Diorio were on hand to lead local Navarre dance students through an intense two days of dance training at the 2012 PULSE On Tour workshop in Atlanta, GA. The workshop, emceed by Carmit Bachar (of Pussy Cat Dolls fame) featured multiple sessions catered to individual skill and age levels.

The PULSE On Tour workshop is a travelling show designed to empower young people through dance while teaching the skills needed to hone their performances to a professional level.

“We are proud to provide this incredible opportunity to train in a non-competitive environment which inspires all who attend,” say PULSE promoters.

A Time to Dance studio is committed to bringing the very best training available to its dancers.  Last fall, three students from the Navarre dance studio were singled out for awards at a similar PULSE workshop.  This time, both members of the Navarre dance studio’s Company and Performance teams attended classes and learned from industry insiders including:

  • Brian Friedman (creative director for X Factor USA and choreographer for Britney Spears, and Beyoncé)
  • Cris Judd (back-up dancer for Michael Jackson and Jennifer Lopez)
  • Tyce Dioro (dancer/actor worked with Janet Jackson, NSYNC, and Jennifer Lopez)
  • Dave Scott (Choreographer and dancer who works in movies, television, and more)
  • Desmond Richardson (Tony Award nominated choreographer)
  • Robert Hoffman (American Choreography Award winner appeared in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Step Up 2, and more)

The students were supervised by A Time to Dance’s Creative Director Brieane Schell who took the opportunity to network.  She convinced Cris Judd (pictured above with several Navarre dance students) to come by the Navarre studio in June to host several workshops and fine tune choreography for the Competition Team.  Schell also potentially lined up additional workshops this summer with Travis Wall (Emmy nominated creative director for the Fox Network’s So You Think You Can Dance).

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Pulse 2012

We had a great time this past weekend taking dance classes from Cris Judd, Tyce Diorio, Brian Friedman, and many more!  Check out some of the highlights.

Photos from the event are here.

Navarre Dance Students Earn Accolades at CAMP PULSE Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Three dance students from A Time To Dance studio in Navarre recently attended a CAMP PULSE workshop and earned accolades from some of the hottest choreographers in tween
dance today. Two won scholarships to further their dance studies in Las Vegas and New York.

A Time To Dance Navarre Dancers Win Scholarships and Awards at the Camp Pulse Dance ConventionCAMP PULSE features choreographers from popular TV shows, music videos, and feature films. More than 700 young dance students attended the two-day CAMP PULSE held Oct. 22-23 in Mobile, Ala. Dancers from Navarre recognized at the event included:

  • Karlee Dillard, 13, winner of the only scholarship awarded to attend CAMP PULSE in Las Vegas, Nov. 19-20.
  • Megan Gragg, 13, winner of a scholarship to attend classes at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
  • Caitlynn Funkhouser, 6, recipient of a “Rock Star” award.

The young dancers were honored by CAMP PULSE instructors, including Rosero McCoy (of MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew and Disney’s Camp Rock), Lane Napper (of Nickelodeon’s iCarly and VicTORIous!), Nancy
O’Meara (of Fox’s American Idol and Disney’s High School Musical) and Kherington Payne (of Fox’s Glee and So You Think You Can Dance).

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Navarre Zumba Master Class August 20th

Navarre Zumba Master Class

Navarre Zumba Master Class

Welcome Back To Dance!

Welcome back dancers! Just a reminder that classes begin on Monday (August 22nd). It’s been wonderful to see so many new and returning faces. We have several classes that are full, but many still have spaces open. Stop by or email me if you have any questions.

You will find a schedule here with our fall class options. We recently added an open technique class for those 12 and under. Also be sure to check out the new tumbling classes!

Check out the dress code and make sure you have everything you need for class. We have ballet, tap, and jazz shoes in stock along with leotards, tights and other clothing items.

Miss Brie
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