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May
29th
Fri
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Perfect Pointe’s New Website

Check this out: Perfect Pointe Dance Studio

I’m in love with their new website - much easier to find class times and recital information, and now you can sign up to be notified via email or twitter when their weekly announcements are updated.  AWESOME!

Here’s a little GJuice for you Perfect Pointe, just for being awesome.  Dance Lessons for Arlington, Falls Church and McLean

Apr
23rd
Thu
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School Year Dance Class Registration

Looks like Perfect Pointe Dance Studio has opened up registration for next school year. Sign-up or tell your friends, these guys are top notch - the best dance classes in Arlington, Alexandria, McLean or Falls Church.  Anything you’re looking for - Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Pointe, and Musical Theater dance!

Mar
19th
Thu
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March and April Dance Performances

For all of my DC-area dance lovers (DC, Arlington, McLean, Falls Church, Alexandria, Fairfax, etc), here are March and April’s dance performance schedule:

  • Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
    March 23-25, Kennedy Center
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company
    March 26-28, Kennedy Center
  • The Washington Ballet:  Peter Pan
    Apr 1 - 5, 2009, Kennedy Center
  • Ballet 360: The Great Ballets: The Sleeping Beauty
    Apr 5, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Kennedy Center
  • 7th Annual World Dance Showcase
    April 11, Prince George’s Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts
  • Bowen McCauley Dance Spring Concert
    April 18-19, Kenmore Auditorium, Arlington
  • The Washington Ballet’s Who Cares?
    April 30-May3, The Washington Ballet
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Perfect Pointe Expanded

Perfect Pointe Dance Studio went and expanded on me and I didn’t even notice!  Turns out they have a 2nd studio space now right down the hall, behind the elevators (near where Jhoon Ree and J.W. Tumbles just expanded).  So now they can have two classes going on at the same time.

I also had some folks ask me the other day if I know of any good dance studios in Falls Church or McLean - all I can say is don’t rule out Perfect Pointe, their dance studio is convenient to Falls Church and McLean as well.

Feb
20th
Fri
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Student Activities Fair

Don’t forget, Arlington’s Summer Activities Fair is tonight at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 2nd St, S in Arlington from 6-8pm.  Whether you’re looking for a traditional summer camp, or a specialty camp like dance camp or science camp, you’re almost guaranteed to find it.  There will be camps there from all over the DC area, not just Arlington - Fairfax, McLean, Falls Church, DC, etc.

I understand that one of Perfect Pointe Dance Studio’s Hip Hop classes is performing and there should be other fun demonstrations as well.  Check it out!

Jan
26th
Mon
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Perfect Pointe is on Facebook

Just saw that Perfect Pointe Dance Studio is on Facebook - showing yet again that Perfect Pointe is Arlington’s most tech-savvy Dance Studio.  Online class registration, mailing lists, facebook, automated billing, personalized driving directions on their website (gets you the best route from Alexandria, McLean, Falls Church, etc)…it’s probably just a matter of time before their website has an RSS feed or something.

Click here to find Perfect Pointe on Facebook.

Jan
14th
Wed
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Great Tap Dance Movies

All feature the excellent Gregory Hines!  White Nights also features some fab Ballet from Mikhail Baryshnikov!
Dec
16th
Tue
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Upcoming Dance on TV

All channel numbers are Arlington, VA-area FIOS (Falls Church, McLean, Fairfax, Alexandria, etc)

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker
The choreographer presents a modern dance version of the classical ballet.
Dec 16, 17, 25
188-OVATION

San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker
San Francisco Ballet’s interpretation of “The Nutcracker” is inspired by San Francisco’s 1915 Pan-Pacific Exposition; hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi.
Dec 17, 18, 20, 21, 23
526-WETA, 522-WMPT

Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker
Yuri Grigorovich choreographs the classic ballet featuring Natalya Arkhipova and Irek Mukhamedov.
Dec 17, 18, 25
188-OVATION

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture
The Pacific Northwest Ballet performs the fairy tale with music by Tchaikovsky, sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak. Host Tony Randall.
Dec 18, 25
188-OVATION

Mark Morris: The Hard Nut
The reimagining of a classic Christmas ballet sets it in American suburbia of the 1960s.
Dec 19, 20, 25
188-OVATION

How It’s Made - Wood Burning Stoves, Orthoses, Ballet Slippers
Find out how wood burning stoves, orthoses, ballet slippers, mad buses are made.
Dec 20
620-Discovery HD, 120-Discovery

George Balanchine’s the Nutcracker
The New York City Ballet performs the Tchaikovsky-Petipa fairy tale of a girl (Jessica Lynne Cohen) and her doll-turned-prince (Macaulay Culkin). Kevin Kline narrates.
Dec 25
188-OVATION

Maurice Bejart’s Nutcracker
The Bejart Ballet Lausanne performs the French choreographer’s interpretation of “The Nutcracker.”
Dec 25, 26
188-OVATION

Clearly, if you want to see dance performances on TV, you should urge your cable provider to carry Ovation.

Dec
15th
Mon
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