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Applegate Dance Studio


At Applegate Dance Studio our biggest pride is in creating an affirming, friendly,fun, family-like atmosphere. It is important to us that our dancers are challenged and flourish both physically and mentally. It is important to us that each student at our studio feels special and well taken care of. We believe and practice that a soul’s artistry flourishes best if it is nurtured by a sense of accomplishment, confidence, self-esteem and joy. Our studio provides a home for both the professionally oriented dancer and the recreational dancer, in the most suitable milieu for each.

Applegate Dance Studio was founded by director Lisa Applegate in 1992. The studio has had three moves and settled into its current location in 1997. The Studio has staged more than 20 full-length performances, attended by more than 18,000 theater-goers. The Studio has participated in more than 30 dance competitions. Our dancers received more than 175 individual and team awards. The honors also include a “Choreography Award” that took us to compete at the national level in Boston. Recently we were also nominated at The American Dance Awards to represent the American Team in Europe. We have danced in various locations such as Southern California, Nevada, Hawaii, Florida and New York. We currently train approximately 100 students at our school. Over 600 dancers have trained with our Studio. Several alumni dancers have gone on to pursue professional dance careers. Many of our alumni still maintain an active contact with our studio and guest-teach or help put on our productions. Applegate Dance Studio is home of the Applegate dance company, with 18 junior and senior high school aged dancers and 4 to 8 adult dancers. Auditions for the company are held annually in September.

Our ballet program is the mainstay of our studio. Developing strong classical technique is encouraged before or while exploring other dance forms. Our ballet technique is based on a mixture of the three main schools of ballet: Vaganova, Checetti, and The Royal Academy. We use exercises and theory from all three schools, adding in a modern understanding of kinetics. We are very conscientious in providing our students with sound technique that prevents injury and promotes many years of dance enjoyment.

We pride ourselves in providing the community of Davis with top-notch dance productions with professional dancing, sets, lighting and costumes. We are passionate about presenting highly entertaining theatrical experiences for our audience and performers alike. We are dedicated to offering our dancers excellent performing experiences. Dancers get parts, which are best suited to their personality, technical and artistic ability and dedication level. Our dancers are invited to become part of the creative process, to contribute their ideas to the choreography, costumes and scenery. Our repertoire includes a large collection of short creative pieces inspired by many dance forms and classical ballets including The Sleeping Beauty Ballet, The Cinderella Ballet and the Firebird.



School name:Applegate Dance Studio
Address:2657 Portage Bay East, Unit 7.
Zip & city:95616 California
Phone:530-753-1849
Web:http://www.applegatedance.com
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