Capture the vision of Agape Dance Academy
|Posted by Joymelanie on October 19, 2014 at 6:15 PM||comments (1)|
Here are a few glimpses of all the happiness and beautiful art happening behind the scenes at Agape Dance . I am alway inspired when I come to the studio and remember what my to-do list supports. Beautiful art, happy wholesome friendships that will last a lifetime, radiant children learning to dance, bubbling with joy as they leave the classroom, amazing dancers maturing in their technique from their hours of sacrifice and focus towards a challenging goal. Okay to-do list.....bring it on!!!
Click on the link below to see beauty in action!
|Posted by Joymelanie on October 17, 2014 at 1:25 AM||comments (0)|
Its all about the wonderful journey we take toghether with the students as we prepare for the our "Free" Nutcracker production on December 13th and 14, 2014. Here we are rehearsing for the first act party scene with Drosselmeyer and Clara. Assistant director Julianna Roberts is stepping in this year and doing a wonderful job at our ballet studio in Scotts Valley. Everyone loves this holiday tradition of amazing music, dancing, costumes, scenery and more. We are hoping to make it an event anyone can enjoy this year at the Mello Center in Watsonville.
|Posted by Joymelanie on April 21, 2014 at 3:15 AM||comments (0)|
Agape Dance Academy at the San Francisco Finals! Ballet dancers from Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, Aptos, and Capitola compete.
|Posted by Joymelanie on April 21, 2014 at 3:05 AM||comments (0)|
Youth American Grand Prix!! The largest student scholarship Ballet competion in the world. Here are some fun memories from our trip to San Francisco this year. Ballet students from Santa Cruz, Aptos, Watsonville, Capitola , and Scotts Valley competed in the event with classical ballet variations and contemporary dance pieces. Yeah Agape Dance Academy. Conratulations to all!!
|Posted by Joymelanie on April 14, 2014 at 1:20 AM||comments (0)|
Great things are happening at Agape Dance Academy in Scotts Valley, California!! Dance students from all over Santa Cruz County (including Santa Cruz, Aptos, Watsonville, Capitola and more) brought their own choreographic works to our Student choreography showcase Friday night. Some of the special themes included a dance in honor of the upheaval in the Ukraine, her country of heritage. Another student dedicated her piece to the loss of a fellow student at her school this year. Amazing talent of all ages participated in this lovely event. The evening also served as a fundraiser for teacher Maddy Bruce who is going on a mission to an orphanage is Zambia this summer. We love dancing for great purposes!! And we love the community her that is built with great people and great values!!
|Posted by Joymelanie on January 30, 2014 at 2:20 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Joymelanie on December 4, 2013 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
The time treasured full length ballet "The Nutcracker" is coming to town December 21st at the Scott's Valley Community Center December 21st for two benefit shows FREE. This follow our opening performance in SANTA CRUZ , at Santa Cruz high the weekend before! Tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis at Agape Dance Academy on Monday December 16th from noon until 8:00PM . Don't miss this amazing opportunity to share this wonderful Holiday extravaganza with beautiful, highly trained dancers, gymnasts, amazing choreography, and stunning costumes. And this year our guests are the Martial Arts Demo Team from Elite Martial Arts Academy in Scott's Valley joining us with their thrilling weaponry skills in the fight scene. Wow, you won't believe it. Dance in Scotts Vallley doesn't get much better than this!
|Posted by Joymelanie on October 25, 2013 at 2:15 AM||comments (0)|
Costumes are in the making at Agape Dance Academy in ScottsValley, California. Terri Contini has returned from tutu school and is doing and amazing creative work as she brings together the costumes of this years Nutcracker Ballet at the Santa Cruz High School auditiorium and the Scotts Valley community center. Gorgeous is the word that belongs to these creations!
|Posted by Joymelanie on October 19, 2013 at 2:55 AM||comments (0)|
We had a wonderful class this week at CYT 's (Christian Youth Theater's) advanced dance class. We are learning dance skills and putting them all together in fun choreography to excerpts from the musical "Newsies". Below is a glance at the students working on a dance impovisation exercise at the end of class. We are blessed to be a part of this wonderful organization that produces quality theater as well as growing character values in children.
|Posted by Joymelanie on October 19, 2013 at 2:35 AM||comments (0)|
You know what the cool thing is here at Agape Dance Academy? It's that it's not all about ballet. Yes, we love dance, and we dance alot! But lifelong memories and relationships are being made behind the scenes. We strive to produce and atmosphere of encouragement, supportiveness, and learning and growing in character as well as in our dance technique. We look to teachers as role models for the students in all areas of their lives, and we expect students to strive for improving relationships amongst each other in a field that can be riddled with the negativity of competitivesness.
Below: Student lounge at Agape Dance Academy in Scotts Valley , California