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2018 Summer Dance Schedule and Intensives Announced

May 17, 2018 @ 10:39 am

Summer is almost here – LET’S DANCE! Revolution Dance Academy is pleased to announce its summer schedule, beginning with a week-long Ballet Intensive, June 11-15 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., featuring guest master class instructors from Colorado Ballet – Sharon Wehner, Principal Dancer & Kevin Gael Thomas, Principal Dancer. Classes are for ages 8 to adults – all levels …

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Special Mother’s Day Ballet Performance: Take Me to Neverland

May 7, 2018 @ 6:35 pm

Revolution Dance Academy is pleased to announce this year’s ballet production – “Take Me to Neverland”! Our PAE Ballet Company dancers have been rehearsing since January and are excited to bring their story to life on stage this Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 13, 2018 – Doherty High School (4515 Barnes Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917) – at 1:00 p.m. …

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RDA Dancers, Teachers and Choreographers Earn Top Awards at Dance Educators of America

April 3, 2018 @ 9:22 am

Revolution Dance Academy’s Performing Arts Ensemble (PAE) officially kicked off the 2018 competition season at Dance Educators of America (DEA) in Westminster, CO. It was their first mandatory competition of the year and for some dancers, the first time they performed their new pieces on stage. It was also the first time PAE’s group routines were performed. You all danced …

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RDA Dancers Participate In Master Classes And Scholarship Competitions

March 17, 2018 @ 9:57 am

It was another opportunity to dance, learn, and even receive a scholarship. Every year, the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre (CSDT) invites all intermediate and above level dance students, ages 11-18 within the Pikes Peak Region, to apply to compete in the following two competitions: The Jazz Master Class & Scholarship Competition and the Esther Geoffrey Young Dancers’ Scholarship Competition. The …

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Performing Arts Ensemble Ignites The Dance Floor At Community Events

March 15, 2018 @ 6:26 am

RDA’s Performing Arts Ensemble (PAE) recently had the honor of performing at various events in Colorado Springs. The studio was asked to be part of the halftime show as the United States Air Force Academy Falcons (USAFA) basketball team took on the Colorado State University Rams (CSU) on February 6 at Clune Arena. Dancers from Bottle Rockets, Sparklers, Firecrackers, Youth …

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2018 Season Kicks Off Early For Some RDA Competitive Dancers

March 13, 2018 @ 9:18 am

As Revolution Dance Academy prepared for its first mandatory competition of 2018, several dancers attended optional competitions to perform their solos, duets, and small groups. Those competitions included: Youth America Grand Prix, (YAGP), Celebrity, and Artists Simply Human (ASH). RDA dancers shined on stage once again, taking home several trophies and accolades in their age divisions, categories and overall high …

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Book Featuring Revolution Dance Academy Dancer Arrives at Stores and Online

January 22, 2018 @ 11:33 am

Revolution Dance Academy PAE Company dancer, Gabriella Rae, is featured in an extraordinary new book, Dance Across the USA. Gabi was selected from a pool of several thousand dancers who auditioned for the book which hit stores in December 2017. In the summer of 2016, Master Photographer Jonathan Givens embarked on an epic journey spanning 50 states in 90 days, …

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RDA Rings In The Holiday Season

@ 11:12 am

It’s a tradition during the holidays! Revolution Dance Academy’s Performing Arts Ensemble (PAE) once again took its love of dance to area nursing homes for special holiday performances. Dancers from Bottle Rockets, Sparklers, Firecrackers, Youth Company and Company brought lots of smiles to the faces of senior citizens in Colorado Springs. Dancers performed at four nursing homes around town this …

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Revolution Dance Academy Gives Thanks

December 27, 2017 @ 9:26 am

November is traditionally the month when people give thanks for the many things in their lives for which they are grateful. Thanksgiving may come once a year, but Revolution Dance Academy is thankful every single day for the dancers and their families who come through its doors to learn, grow and create something beautiful through movement. We are also grateful …

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A Fun-Filled Fall Full of Dance!

November 7, 2017 @ 10:06 am

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 …

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RDA Dancers Help Combat Bullying with New MusEffect PSA

October 9, 2017 @ 11:58 am

Revolution Dance Academy’s, PAE Company dancers Audrey Leonard and Liz Salvador auditioned and were accepted to be part of Jessica Starr’s MusEffect intensive in Los Angeles, CA over the summer. Starr, an accomplished dancer and choreographer, started her non-profit company MusEffect in 2013. With a strong heart for social issues, she is passionate about involving MusEffect in projects that give …

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RDA’s Miss Toni Featured in KOAA’s Your Healthy Family: The many injuries dancers face

September 25, 2017 @ 9:07 am

As graceful and fluid as many forms of dance can appear they are physically demanding. As dance continues to grow in popularity more people are learning of the many injuries that are common to dancing. Dr. Michael Huang with Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group, located on the UCHealth Memorial North Campus is a sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon who knows …

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Welcome back to another exciting season of DANCE!!!

September 14, 2017 @ 10:05 am

We are “Rev’d Up” to offer a wide variety of classes in every genre to create well-rounded artists of all ages. Revolution Dance Academy’s Performing Arts Ensemble (PAE) is back to business in anticipation of another successful competition season. We are happy to see lots of familiar faces, as well as some new ones in our Bottle Rockets, Sparklers, Firecrackers, …

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Musical Theatre Intensive Taught by WABI Theatre and Dance

July 7, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

We are excited to have WABI Theatre and Dance come to our studio and teach this fun and unique intensive. This intensive is for intermediate and advanced level performers, ages 12-18. At this intensive, you will learn a range of dancing, acting, and performing genres. WABI is led by its founder Caroline Younger-Liadakis, a renowned dancer, actor and performer. Her performing credits …

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RDA Takes Hollywood 2017 Dance Showcase

May 16, 2017 @ 10:18 pm

Revolution Dance Academy is proud and excited about this year’s annual dance recital, RDA Takes Hollywood. This year our dancers celebrate the big screen and the broadway stage with dances performed by our adorable tiny tots and our arts ensemble dancers. SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017 SHOWTIMES: 2:00 PM & 5:30 PM WASSON AUDITORIUM 2115 Afton Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 …

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2017 Ballet Production – May 7, 2017

April 17, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

Tip Toe Into The Woods This Magical Ballet Adventure features dancers of all levels performing a creative interpretation of the classic Into The Woods, An entertaining adventure following the intertwining path of unlikely characters on a journey to break a curse cast upon a princess. This magical ballet will feature characters from across a variety of fairytale lands. Join us May …

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PAE Dancers Kickoff Competition Season at Dance Educators of America

March 19, 2017 @ 11:30 am

Revolution Dance Academy’s Performing Arts Ensemble (PAE) attended their first mandatory dance competition of the season March 11-12, 2017. (Some dancers attended optional competitions earlier in the year) Dance Educators of America (DEA) was held at the Antler’s Hotel in Colorado Springs and included a full day of competition on Saturday and a day of classes in ballet, lyrical, tap, …

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Rising Star – Young dancer makes sacrifices for genre

January 19, 2017 @ 3:56 pm

The New Falcon Herald, By Lindsey Harrison At the beginning of the school year, Madison Egbon, a sixth-grade student at Falcon Middle School in Falcon School District 49 became the first student in the district to be formally identified as gifted in dance. D 49 has developed a process, with the approval of the Colorado Department of Education, to recognize gifted …

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Hip-Hop Standout Coming to RDA January 27, 2017

December 26, 2016 @ 3:19 pm

Join Hip-Hop Dance Great at Revolution Dance Academy, January 27, 2017, at 6 pm. and learn from a master for only $15. Henry “Link” McMillian—of Elite Force Crew (est. 1992) and MOPTOP crew—is an internationally recognized pioneer and practitioner of hip-hop culture. Having grown up in the projects of Brooklyn, with relentless determination to master many styles, Link became versed …

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Bravo!!! RDA Dancers Perform in The Nutcracker

December 6, 2016 @ 9:34 am

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic and Oklahoma City Ballet once again presented the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at the Pikes Peak Center over the Thanksgiving weekend. Local dancers, ages 5-17, have the opportunity to audition in early September to be part of the ballet cast — and this year, three dancers from Revolution Dance Academy were selected to perform! PAE Youth …

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RDA Families Volunteer to Help Children in Need

November 4, 2016 @ 2:15 pm

On Saturday, October 29 many of our PAE dancers and their families volunteered to prepare and box meals for the non-profit, Feed My Starving Children. In just 2-hours the RDA team made more than a thousand meals for hungry children around the world! It was an incredibly humbling experience to learn how many children don’t know where their next meal …

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RDA Dancers Perform Live On Local News

October 25, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

  You know Halloween is approaching when Cheyenne Mountain Zoo launches it’s annual holiday extravaganza, “Boo at the Zoo”. Every year RDA dancers delight zoo visitors by performing Michael Jackson’s iconic dance to “Thriller” dressed as zombies.  It is something the dancers look forward to every year, and this year they got to do something extra special. FOX21 News in …

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Revolution Dancer Gets The MusEffect

August 10, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

What an experience! RDA Performing Arts Ensemble (PAE) Company dancer, Audrey Leonard, 13, just completed the MusEffect Mini Muse Experience in Los Angeles, CA this summer. Dancers are chosen to participate based on a video audition and application. This was the second time Audrey was selected – Amazing! MusEffect is a non-profit organization that fosters a dialogue on social issues …

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Revolution Dancer Selected to Appear in Dance Across the U.S.A. Book

August 8, 2016 @ 3:43 pm

Exciting news! – RDA Performing Arts Ensemble (PAE) Company dancer, Gabriella Rae, 13, has been selected to represent Colorado in a new book called, Dance Across the USA. Nearly 3,000 dancers from across the country applied to model for the project and only around 150 were selected (approx. 2-4 per state). The photographer, Jonathan Givens, owner of Entertainment Photography Specialists …

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Revolution Dancers Shine at DEA Nationals

July 15, 2016 @ 4:22 pm

Congratulations to our winning RDA dancers at the Dance Educators of America (DEA) National Finals and Title Competitions July 3-8, 2016. Madison Egbon and Gabriella Rae made the journey to Las Vegas, Nevada to compete in DEA’s National and Title Competitions, and needless to say, the girls did an AMAZING job of representing Revolution Dance Academy. NATIONAL Title: National Title Winner …

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Teacher Feature – Ms. Toni

June 13, 2016 @ 11:08 am

“Dance is my passion, my life, it’s me. It’s who I am, and I am lucky enough to also call it my career.” We all know Ms. Toni as teacher, Artistic Director, talented choreographer, and tirelessly working studio owner. In this month’s Teacher Feature, we have the opportunity to get to know Ms. Toni, the dancer. Born and raised in Colorado Springs, …

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National Honor Society for Dance Arts

April 26, 2016 @ 10:33 am

We’ll be inducting a new crop of dancers into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts at the PAE BBQ on Sat May 28, 2016. All interested students AND present members, must have their forms (available at the front desk) completed and turned into the front office no later than Monday, May 9, 2016.  Special recognition will be given to: The …

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Now Hiring Faculty Members – Pass It On!

April 23, 2016 @ 10:05 am

Are you passionate about dance? Do you thrive in a collaborative environment where everyone pulls together to create a positive, nurturing space in which dance students can learn and thrive in their craft? If you seek to educate and nurture the next generation of talented dancers, Revolution Dance Academy may be the place for you! We are currently seeking very qualified …

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Pennies for Pirouettes

@ 10:02 am

Revolution Dance Academy will be participating in our 1st annual Pennies for Pirouettes on Wednesday, April 27th, at 5:15 p.m. This is such a fun and important event for dancers wishing to raise money for their Summer Ballet Intensive! Here’s how it works: Students will collect pledges from friends and family members towards their pirouette challenge. Then, on April 27th, …

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The Importance of Intensives

April 17, 2016 @ 8:48 am

Dear Dancers and Families, It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of yet another amazing year at Revolution Dance Academy! We think this has been our best year yet, and have loved every minute of seeing each of you grow in your craft, cherish your existing friendships and make new ones. In just under two …

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R- Respect at Revolution Dance Academy, Blog 1

August 17, 2015 @ 4:28 pm

Welcome to Revolution Dance Academy’s blog! We hope that you will enjoy the thoughts we share here, as well as celebrating all that we are at Revolution. We are blessed to come alongside you on your dance journey, to share your dreams and help you reach your goals. As we begin a new season, let’s think about what Revolution stands …

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“There comes a moment in a young artist’s life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out.”

— Mikhail Baryshnikov