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6 Ways to Put Some Spring In Your Dance Steps | New York Spring Spectacular

Love those Rockettes and their words of wisdom! 6 Ways to Put Some Spring In Your Dance Steps June 22, 2015 1:24 PM Share By Nichelle Suzanne Gravity-defying jumps and leaps make for some of the most thrilling moments on stage for dancers and the audience. Yet, here you are in dance class, feeling like there’s lead in your leotard. How can you ge…

[06/24/15]   Summer is off to a great start! Camps are running; classes begin July 6. Find us on Groupon and Activity Rocket
for great deals, great ways to put your summer in motion!

[06/07/15]   Showtime again! We'll be at Celebrate Fairfax on Sunday, June 7, performing at 5:30 p.m. Come on out; the weather should be perfect!

[06/03/15]   So proud of all our performers! What a fabulous show on Sunday! Congratulations to our performers and thank you to all the folks who made it happen!
Pictures to share, anyone??

[05/31/15]   Almost Show Time! Join us tomorrow, Sunday, May 31, at 3:00 p.m. at John Champe High School for our annual spring showcase, "Celebrate," starring our talented performers! Admission is FREE! Can't wait. . . .

Caught! At the South Riding Business Expo last weekend. . . .

Even Ms. Mary's tap students got to participate - check out Ansley, Laney, Callie, and Christine in the improv circle! Way to go girls!

[03/15/15]   Lots of March birthdays around here! Belated happy birthday to Ms. Alisha and happy birthday to Ms. Mary today!

Parents Night Out - Valentine Edition

Valentine's Day is coming soon! Beat the crowds and celebrate a day early while your children eat and play with us! Applause Applause Performing Arts Center is hosting a parents night out on Friday, February 13, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., to benefit our dancers heading to the World Irish Dancing Championships in Montreal at the end of March. Check it out and register now: Enjoy a night without the kids and beat the Saturday night crowds to celebrate Valentine’s Day a day early! Drop your kids off at the studio anytime between 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. You will have an evening to yourselves while your children enjoy movies, games, arts and crafts, and lots of fun! Hot do…

[01/13/15]   Thank you to KuleYO's South Riding for their sweet support! Come on out to KuleYO's (43114 Peacock Market Plaza, Chantilly, VA 20152) tonight and/or tomorrow night, 3 - 9 pm. Enjoy a sweet treat, tell them we sent you, and help send our dancers to Montreal for the World Irish Dancing Championships over spring break!

[12/15/14]   So proud of all of our performers - GREAT show yesterday!! Thanks to the performers, our amazing instructors, and to all who came and helped make it happen!
(Families - any pictures you care to share here?)

[12/14/14]   Feeling festive?! Come join us for our 5th annual holiday showcase today at 3:00 p.m. at Hutchison Farm Elementary School in South Riding! Admission is FREE! After our dancers clear the stage, there will be food and fun for all!

[10/20/14]   Wow! Great weekend for our Irish dancers at the Rhythm of Ireland Feis! So proud of everyone! Special kudos to Emma S. who qualified for preliminary championship by winning her slip jig and to Rosie H. who once again won her preliminary championship! Way to rock it SAVA-style!

[09/22/14]   So proud of all of our dancers who danced at the Baltimore Feis on Saturday! Special congratulations to Mary Beth B who qualified for preliminary championship by placing in her prizewinner treble jig and hornpipe and to Rosie H who brought home the Helen Maher Armstrong Memorial trophy as the 2014 U16 preliminary champion and qualified for open championships! Way to represent!

[09/08/14]   Happy Back to School! The countdown to fall session is on! Are you ready??!! Choose your classes and get registered and we'll see you next week! Classes begin September 15 . . . so excited!

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Just a couple more weeks of camps and then we're ready for fall session! Check out our class information on our web site - Let registration begin!

[07/28/14]   We're halfway through our summer session - still time to join us! 3 weeks of classes and lots of camps still waiting for you!

[07/28/14]   Great dancing at the Nation's Capital Feis yesterday! So proud of everyone! Special congratulations to Emma D. who qualified for preliminary championship by winning both her prizewinner slip jig and hornpipe! Way to go!

[07/11/14]   Summer classes/camps are launched! Come join us! We're already way into plans for a fabulous fall. The latest news? Effective August 1, 2014, the Aoibhneas an Rince Irish Dancers will merge with the Southern Academy of Irish Dance and will now be known as the Southern Academy of Irish Dance - Virginia. SAID-VA will be co-directed by Denise Fumagali, TCRG, and Kristin Butke Zagorski, ADCRG.

[07/02/14]   Happy Applause Day! It's Applause Applause Performing Arts Center's 18th birthday! To celebrate, we're offering a new student special - all new students who register and pay for their classes/camps between now and Friday, July 4, will receive 18% off their tuition. (Fine print - discount cannot be combined with any other discounts already in place. 18% will come off the regular class/camp tuition rate.) Come spend your summer with us!

[06/29/14]   Great dancing at the Celtic Fling Feis yesterday! Special congratulations goes to Brianna H, who qualified for preliminary championship by winning both her soft shoe competitions, and her sister, Rosie, who won her preliminary championship! Way to go!

[06/06/14]   We're looking forward to performing/hanging out at 1st Fridays in Warrenton tonight with our friends at the Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts! Come join us!

[06/02/14]   Congratulations to ALL our performers on a fabulous showcase last night!! Special thanks to our brilliant staff for all their hard work and to the parents/families who helped make it a great night!

[05/31/14]   It's Showtime!! "Be Our Guest" at our annual spring showcase to be held at John Champe High School, Saturday, May 31, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Admission is FREE!

[05/26/14]   Wow! What a day at Feis Hurley! Way to represent AAR dancers; so proud of all of you!! Special congratulations to Kayla D. who won her preliminary championship today and is now qualified for open championship!

[05/19/14]   Congratulations to all our dancers who represented at the Comhaltas Irish Dance Festival today! Special kudos to Darcy P. who qualified for Preliminary Championship by placing in her treble jig!

[05/15/14]   What are you doing this summer?! We have an exciting summer planned; come join us! Registration is now OPEN!!

[05/01/14]   It's spring! So many exciting things going on! This is going to have to be a series . . .
First up - we are thrilled to announce a brand new course offering! There are many folks out there with family members struggling with a myriad of cognitive/behavioral issues. New research has shown that many of those behaviors can be resolved through neurological reorganization, which can be as simple as adding a diet of very specific daily exercises. If you or someone you know is affected by ADHD, sensory issues, Autism, fine motor or auditory processing delays, come join us for our new BrainFit class, inspired by the research gathered by master teacher and creator of the Connections seminar, Virginia Largent, of the Virginia Beach School for the Arts! Students will learn and practice those specific brain exercises together! We'll start next week with the launch of our spring mini-session; check out the web site - for more information and to register!

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Enjoy St. Patrick's Day at Auld Sheebeen in Fairfax, VA. Our Irish Dancers will be performing to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Monday March 17.

[03/12/14]   Enjoy St. Patrick's Day at Auld Sheebeen in Fairfax, VA. Our Irish Dancers will be performing to help celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Monday March 17.

[03/12/14]   St. Patrick's Day Parade of Washington, D.C. Come see the Irish Dancers represent us proudly in the annual parade on Sunday, March 16.

[02/12/14]   Yes, we are open tonight!! The weather is threatening and the schools are panicking, but we are dancing!

Parents Night Out

Avoid the Valentine's Day crowds and push your celebration to Saturday, February 15, and leave your children with us! Find complete information and make your reservation at Hold out until Saturday and avoid the Valentine's Day crowds! Enjoy an evening out while your children have some fun! Your children will enjoy dancing/games, movies, crafts, and a pizza dinner with the staff of Applause Applause Performing Arts Center. For potty-trained toddlers and up, $25/fir...

After Reading This, You'll Never Look At A Banana The Same Way Again

So there you go - a school "tradition" upheld . . . we've always reminded our students to eat bananas for the potassium, particularly when we're dancing in hot weather, but who knew?! It's so much more . . . Banana anyone? The next time you're at the grocery store you are going to notice the bananas more than ever before. I know I did.

[02/05/14]   Sigh . . LOVE snow days; ice days not so much . . . Loudoun County Public Schools are closed today and so are we. . . stay in, stay safe. . . and PRACTICE! :-)

[01/16/14]   It's Bring A Friend Month! All classes are open for friends/prospective students to try a class or two on for size! What will you try?! Ballet? Tap? Jazz? Hip Hop? Musical Theater? Irish dance? Voice?

There has been a lot of reminiscing in the days following Mrs. Malcom's memorial service. Here's a great vintage picture from the days of "Maureen Malcom's Erin Dancers." Now - it's an I Spy game - can you spot Ms. Denise and Mrs./Mary Minnix? :-)

[12/23/13]   Got some sad news this weekend. . . Maureen Malcom, Denise's first Irish dance teacher, passed away on Friday. She taught me to "jump over the barrel" and got me to my first World Championships. She also founded the Irish Festival of Northern Virginia which became what we now know as Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann - O'Neill-Malcom Branch and the CCE Feis. Sending thoughts and prayers to her husband, Ben, and children, Benham and Diane. Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, at Fairfax Memorial Park.

[12/16/13]   Congratulations to all our dancers participating in our holiday showcase today! Great dancing, all; so proud of all of you! A big thank you goes out to our amazing staff and fantastic parents for making it happen! I know there had to have been some photographers in the audience; please free to share pics here!

[12/13/13]   Join us for our 4th annual Holiday Showcase and Ceili this Sunday, December 15, 3:00 p.m., at Hutchison Farm Elementary School in South Riding! Admission is FREE; bring all your friends and family and get in the holiday spirit with us!

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[12/09/13]   Happy Snow Day All! No class tonight - stay home and stay safe! We'll see you tomorrow (maybe?)!

[12/09/13]   More great dancing yesterday to brag about! Fantastic performances turned in by ALL our solo dancers! Special congratulations to Alex A and Kayla D who recalled and placed in the U17 and U14 age groups, respectively, and to our Adult Mixed 4-hand ceili team - Julie A, Catherine F, Larry F, and Kristy Q - who tied for 1st! Nice work, All!

[12/08/13]   Belated congratulations to yesterday's traditional set dancers! Special kudos to:
Julie A - 5th place Adult
Caroline O - 2nd place 16 & over

[12/07/13]   Great day for our Aoubhneas an Rince Irish Dancers at the Southern Region Oireachtas at National Harbor, MD! Congratulations to our traditional set dance competitors:
Maddie B - highly commended U10
Megan B - 4th place, U12
MaryBeth B - 3rd place, U14
Taylor A - Winner U12
Emma D - Winner U14
Great dancing, ladies! So proud of you!

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