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Our philosophy of dance and fitness instruction focuses on offering a friendly and relaxed environment which allows students to have fun while achieving fitness. In addition, we place an emphasis on teaching correct technique to students of all ability levels. Class size is limited so instructors are able to provide individual attention. All fitness and …

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Dancer’s Wish List

This year I’m really behind in my holiday shopping. And usually by this time I’ve posted an entry about gift ideas for dancers. There’s still time, so here goes. I previously posted about two dance books: Dancing Through It: My Journey in the Ballet, by Jenifer Ringer and Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty …

Gillian Lynne

Passion is the Key

Photo by Greg Heisler By now, you must all be tired of me telling you about the International Dance Teacher Conference I attended last summer. I can’t help myself, I learned so much and met so many exciting and inspiring dancers. One of the dancers I met that inspired me the most was Gillian Lynne. …

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Still Smiling

As many of you know, Albany Dance & Fitness is now three years old, thanks to the support of all our wonderful students. To celebrate this milestone, and to thank you, we once again hosted an open house.  Newcomers to the studio, current students, and instructors all joined in to try a variety of abbreviated …

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Find Your Favorite Class

I think that we can all agree that the key to achieving your fitness goals is to finding an activity you enjoy. But with all the choices available and new ones being developed all the time, how does one choose? Well, I can’t answer that for you, but I can offer you an exciting opportunity …

Justin Peck

Everywhere We Go

For me, the most rewarding aspects of being a dance teacher, is getting to see my students improve over time. Although he’s not my student, thereis one special dancer that I’ve been watching develop over the last few years. I first got to know New York City Ballet (NYCB) soloist and newly named Resident Choreographer, …

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Ballet Beat

For the second year in a row, the New York City Ballet (NYCB) season at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will be one short week long. While I feel a bit cheated, I still plan on attending as much as I can while they are here. One performance I’m especially excited about seeing is NYCB …

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Fit and Wired

While I’ve been a dancer and a fitness professional for many years, my first career was with New York State (NYS). I was lucky that during my time with NYS, I got to do many different jobs. Many of which were what most of you would consider to be very technical. But honestly, I’ve never …

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Afternoon of a Faun

It was good to see so many people at Proctor’s Theatre last Thursday night! It’s always a good sign when local arts venues are supported. Most people were there to see Flashdance, The Musical, but I was on the other side of the house, in the intimate GE Theatre to see a dance documentary. The …

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Dance, Read, or Write?

I admit it, I haven’t written a blog post in over a month. I do have a lot to tell you about, but haven’t jotted it down (where did April go?). In between teaching and taking many dance and fitness classes, I have managed to read a couple of dance books that I want to …