Summer Intensive, Ballet Workshop and Pointe Workshop | Angela Floyd Schools

Angela Floyd Schools

The group of modern ballet dancers

Dance Information

GENERAL INFO
UPCOMING EVENTS

 

New Summer Intensive will be announced March 2018

Summer Intensive 2017

AGES: 5 and Up
JUNE 5-8, 2017
LEVEL I: Beginning to Elementary
LEVEL II: Intermediate & Advanced Dancers entering Jazz IV and Up
TUITION: $300.00 (for the week) 8 hours a day

The AFS Summer Intensive allows dancers to work with new instructors and train in new areas during this exciting week in June! The first two days are at the North Location & the second two are at the West Location. We encourage dancers to participate in this amazing Intensive in order to make the most of STAYING STRONG ALL SUMMER LONG!

*You do not need to be a current AFS student to participate in these great events.

Download AFS Intensive Schedule Here

 

register for class | Beginner & Elementary

register for class | Intermediate & Advanced


 Summer Ballet Workshops  2017

June 12-15 West Location & July 10-13 North Location (SAVE!!! BY ATTENDING BOTH LOCATIONS)

AGES: 2-5
PreSchool Ballet/Tap 5:30-6:30PM 

AGES: Based on Levels for Rising 2017-2018 Season
Ballet I, Ballet II, and Intermediate Ballet 6:30-7:30PM

TUITION: $78/week or $125 for both (saves $31)

Bring your ballet technique to a new level this Summer during these great workshops where dancers will focus on education surrounding the tools, skills, body awareness and readiness for higher levels of ballet. This is a must for dancers interested in moving to the next level in their ballet training. Workshop ends with a performance for family members during the last 15 minutes of the last day.

PreSchool Ballet/Tap Summer Workshop

 Register for class
5:30-6:30pm
June 12-15 (West)

 Register for class
5:30-6:30pm
July 10-13 (North)

Ballet I, Ballet II, and Intermediate Ballet

 Register for class
6:30-7:30pm
June 12-15 (West)

Register for class
6:30-7:30pm
July 10-13 (North)

 

Summer Pointe Workshops 2017

Beginning Pointe 5:30-7:00PM (REQUIRED for AFS students going en pointe for 2017-2018 season)

Pointe for dancers who have 1+ years experience 7:00-8:30PM (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for AFS students en pointe to increase their skill level)

Angela Floyd Schools serves students at all levels of pointe technique, from beginners in their first time up in the shoes to seasoned professionals maintaining fundamentals. Starting with an intense barre warm-up series to strengthen deep muscles in the legs and feet, the class progresses slowly to center work and variation practice. Classical repertoire will be taught and coached over a period of time. Alignment and correct foot placement in the shoes are emphasized for a solid, healthy approach to pointe work. AFS’s signature hands-on teaching style ensures all students receive personal attention to reach their pointe goals.

*You do not need to be a current AFS student to participate in these great workshops.

Summer Pre Pointe Workshop

 Register for class
5:30-7:000pm
June 12-15 (West)

 Register for class
5:30-7:00pm
July 10-13 (North)

Summer Pointe Workshop

Register for class
5:30-7:00pm
June 12-15 – West Location

 Register for class
5:30-7:00pm
July 10-13 – North Location

GUEST SUMMER INSTRUCTORS

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 JESSICA CURTIS

Jessica is a native of Franklin, Kentucky and a graduate of Western Kentucky University. She was a member of the Western Kentucky University dance team for four years and served as co-captain her senior year. Jessica is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, kick, gymnastics and lyrical. She has worked with several high school dance teams and studios across the country, earning awards for her choreography. She is currently serving as a company director for the Dance.tech Performing Arts Studio in Blacksburg, Virginia. Jessica is also the assistant dance team coach for Virginia Tech. In the past three years, she has helped the Virginia Tech HighTechs place third and sixth in their national competition. She enjoys working with dancers of every level and helping them reach their individual goals.

 

 

OLIVIA FISH

Olivia Fish began her professional training with Kingsport Ballet in 2010 where she studied under the instruction of Valeria Sinyavskaya, Vadim Burciu, Erika Ballard, and Jessica Barrett. As a member of the Kingsport Ballet Company, Olivia performed in The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, and Swan Lake. In 2013, she attended Radford University Ballet Youth’s summer intensive, where she studied with Inessa Plekhanova and Margaret Devaney. Additionally, she attended Kingsport Ballet’s annual summer intensives where she studied with notable teachers such as Irina Ushakova, Vladimir Angelov, Nina Danilova, Nina Lucas, Oleksander Vykrest, and Andre Valladon. Olivia is currently a dance major at the University of Alabama where she continues her training under Qianping Guo, Rebecca Salzer, Sarah Barry, and John Virciglio.  Miss Olivia is currently an instructor at The Studio, Centreville, Alabama.

 

CAROLYN PALFFY

EDUCATION
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, May, 2012 Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.83
TEACHING EXPERIENCE 
Frederick County Public Schools Frederick County, VA Substitute Teacher 2010 – Present -Substitute teacher for grades K through 12, all subject areas. Implemented and taught lesson plans while utilizing classroom management skills.
National Dance Institute New York, NY Trainee Teacher Assistant 2012-2013 -Trainee Teacher Assistant at NYC public schools with their 3rd grade classes and special education students learning fundamental dance movements. Responsible for recording notes and blocking for each session.
Tuscarora High School Marching Band Frederick, MD Dance Instructor (2011), Colorguard Technician (2012) 2011-2012 -Taught beginner ballet and jazz dance technique. Choreographed dance portions to be included in field show.
Brunswick High School Marching Band Brunswick, MD Dance Instructor 2009- 2010, Indoor Colorguard Lead Instructor 2010 -Taught beginner ballet dance technique and choreographed dance portions to be included in field show. -Designed, wrote, taught, and rehearsed an indoor colorguard show utilizing flag, rifle, sabre, and dance elements.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Carlisle, PA Resident Advisor Summer 2009 -Supervised a hall of nineteen females, ages 12-14, providing care, guidance, and support to the residents on a daily basis. Participated in staff training, weekly meetings, and organized RA office areas.
DANCE PERFORMANCE National Tours Sesame Street Live: Abby Cadabby/Dancer/ VEE Corporation Let’s Dance & Can’t Stop Singing Spokesperson/Trainee Performance Dir. National Tour of Super WHY! Live: Alpha Pig/Dancer S2BN Entertainment You’ve Got The Power Busch Gardens Williamsburg: Miracles Principal Dancer Dir. Christopher D’Amboise Kings Dominion: Unstrung Featured Dancer MoonMaxx Productions Promenade Dancer Robert Battle Chor, GMU Dance. 2016-2017 National Tour PAWS PATROL: Dancer and Manager.
TEACHING PROGRAM/CERTIFICATES 
 
National Dance Institute Teaching Artists Training Program 2013 (Received full scholarship to attend program) National Dance Institute Teaching Special Populations Teacher Training Program 2013
***In addition, Miss Carolyn has an extensive musical background with many years of training.

EMILY NORRIS

Emily began her dance career training in flamenco, the traditional dance of Spain. She brings her fire and passion from this dance to the floor in her latin dancing. After a few intro salsa lessons, she fell in love with the rhythms of latin dancing and has been training in latin and ballroom ever since.

Emily’s passion for music and dance began as a small child and has continued to fuel her professional career. Her ability to utilize the inner beats and melodies in music is one of her strongest assets in creating a feeling and a story in her dancing. Before pursuing her ballroom career she has had experience as a member of various symphonies for over ten years as well as background in musical theater.

Emily has been trained by some of the top professionals including Eddie Ares, Olga Kormonavskaya, and John King. She put in her time competing in the top ranks of Pro/Am in multiple styles before turning professional. She currently competes professionally with Jeremy Norris in American Rhythm and Theater Arts and in 2010 they will also include American Smooth in their repertoire.

Emily competes with students at national events throughout the year in which they have taken top awards. As well as coaching competitors to dance their best she loves to teach social dancers. “Dancing is supposed to be fun. I love being able to help people forget their bad day or horrible week for a few hours. When my students end their lesson with smiles, I know I have done a good job!”

SHANNON MENESTRINA

Shannon Menestrina is a former AFS student and a graduate of Farragut High School.  Shannon (RYT) is a 200-hour registered yoga instructor who began an investigation into the transformative influences of yoga when she was 19 years old. Through incessant curiosity and a dedicated practice, she fell in love with how the act of practicing can further progress into the art of practicing to create a more comprehensive approach into accessing the deeper potentials of the yoga practice. Shannon’s teaching offers insight on how to further the development of your movement language while freeing the limitations and expectations of the mind. Currently studying Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Tennessee, she plans to pursue her 500-hour yoga training soon after graduation. With experience in a variety of styles including Bikram, Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, Baptiste, and Yin yoga, Shannon is eager to share her passion of yoga with you!