October was a busy time for our dance families at Revolution Dance Academy … and we loved every minute of it!
The month kicked off with a group of dancers and parents attending a matinee of Colorado Ballet’s performance of “Dracula”. A few days later, it was RDA’s annual team-building event for our Performance Arts Ensemble (PAE) dancers. They had the chance to bond, play games and were assigned their dance “sisters” and “secrets” for the rest of the competition season. It was a great way to get #RevdUp for the exciting months ahead!
This was also the 7th year RDA participated in the very popular “Boo at the Zoo” at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Our incredible students performed Michael Jackson’s iconic dance, “Thriller”, for zoo visitors during back-to-back weekends. Many of our team members also performed at Chapel Hills Mall during the annual Southern Colorado Children’s Art Festival. The dancers love performing in front of a live audience as well as giving back to the community.
RDA dancers are not only talented, they have very BIG hearts! For the second year in a row, several of them volunteered their time to pack meals for children in need. They got up early on a Saturday morning to help the organization, Feed My Starving Children. We had so many families interested in participating, they had to be put on a waiting list. (We wish everyone who wanted to be involved could have been there – hopefully next year). Our dancers are proud to say that the RDA team packed 8,424 meals to be sent to starving children all over the globe!
Finally, RDA was fortunate again to have dancer/choreography, Nick Anthony, come to the studio to teach three master classes: Hip Hop, Acro and Contemporary. He has a wonderful way of interacting with his students and our dancers always look forward to his visit. This year, he even
choreographed a small group competition piece for some of our PAE Company dancers. We can’t wait to see it on stage!
The month ended with some spook-tacular Halloween fun at the annual “Trunk or Treat”. Thank you to all the dancers who wore their costumes to class that week and a big thank you to the parents who decorated their cars for the event, and braved the cold temperatures to hand out candy. We couldn’t have done it without you!
“The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.”