Reminder to BDA families, we are closed Friday (May 23rd) and Monday (May 26th) for Memorial Day. If you haven't done so already, thank a soldier or veteran over the weekend and remember all who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you to my brother SPC Paul A. Conway for your service!
Congratulations to our April 2014 Dancer of the Month, Mia Nelson! Miss Maureen noted that Mia has an incredible passion for dance, a great attitude and is a tremendous role model in her classes. Mia is always eager to learn with a smile on her face. Way to go Mia!
The Blair Dance Company is very honored to have been invited by Sheer Talent Ltd. to compete Saturday May 3, 2014 in Wheeling WV for a taping of Dance Moms. That's right, our team competed against the cast of Dance Moms for a taping of a new season 4 episode. This was such a fun, unique and challenging opportunity for the team to show their talent to the masses.
It's always special to hold our own against elite dance talent, but this day was more about having a great time and creating a memorable experience that will last a lifetime. When your day includes an awesome bus ride, dance dads flirting with Abby Lee (yes, I'm looking at you Jamie) dancing with a TV camera boom following every move on stage and ending with a photobomb by Abby Lee in our team picture... what more can you ask for?
Thank you Sheer Talent!
Check out competition results and photos here
The Blair Dance Company is very honored to be invited by Sheer Talent Ltd. to compete this Saturday in Wheeling WV for a taping of Dance Moms. That's right, our team will be competing against the cast of Dance Moms for a taping of a new season 4 episode. What a fun, unique and challenging opportunity for the team to show their talent to the masses. Thank you Sheer Talent for the invitation!
DARE to be BLAIR!!!
I'm very excited to announce that starting in July, the Blair Dance Academy will have a new home! BDA will be moving to the former Curtain Elementary school located just a few blocks from our current location. I am incredibly excited for what BDA has on the horizon and what this new location will enable for all of our customers. Our new 11,000+ sqft facility will feature five dance studios under one roof (4 air conditioned) and yes **drumroll** tons of off street parking :-)
The ability to run up to five classes at a time will greatly benefit class scheduling preferences as well as the times classes meet. We are also working on new curriculum that I have wanted to introduce for a long time, but have not had the space or time available to do so. We're exploring the addition of awesome ballroom dance programs, a "mini-me" creative movement program for children & their parents, an expanded ballet program and adult fitness programs of Zumba and Yoga. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg :-)
There will be more updates to come, but I wanted to make sure to send a big THANK YOU to BDA dancers & parents (past & present), our amazing faculty and my family for your love & support the past twelve+ years. It's going to be a crazy summer but I'm ready for BDA's next step and I hope everyone else is as well!
DARE to be BLAIR
Congratulations to our March Dancer of the Month Peyton Sanders! Nominated by all 5 of her teachers, Peyton has taken her commitment to dance and her classes to the next level. She works hard in classes & takes/applies corrections incredibly well. She is an model student for all in her classes. Great job "P"!
BDA's picture week is Monday April 28 - Friday May 2nd. All classes will report to the Blair Dance Academy main studio (2733 Sixth Avenue) at their regurally scheduled class day & time for pictures. Please make sure to bring your dancer’s complete costume, shoes, tights & earrings with you. To save time, please have all makeup and hair ready prior to arriving at the studio. Also during picture week, please make sure to stop by the table outside of studio A to receive your recital packet. It is very important to pick up this packet as it contains all recital information and backstage passes!
Reminder, BDA is on our Spring Break starting April 12th. Classes will resume on Monday April 21st. The office and studio will be closed during this time.
BIG congratulations to Blair Dance Company member Maddy Ardrey who was accepted by audition to The Rockettes summer intensives in NYC! Maddie will be getting training from some of the world's most renowned professional dancers.... what an amazing opportunity! Way to go Maddy, we couldn't be more proud of you!
DARE to be BLAIR!