WELCOME TO DANCE EVOLUTION 

DE will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2 for the holidays.

JOIN US FOR HOLIDAY VIEWING WEEK

Family and friends are invited to visit the week of December 17 through December 22 for our holiday viewing event!  Dancers will perform their solos, duos and group routines during the last 10 minutes of each scheduled class.  Visit with other dance families and feast on our potluck treats.  Don't forget our gift basket raffles to benefit the competition team--lottery tickets, candy, gift cards, and more!  

DE AT BALLSTON SPA'S HOLIDAY PARADE

We had a great time marching in the Ballston Spa holiday parade on December 2!

This hometown parade brings out many people to share in the kickoff to the holiday season. Our dancers had a blast as they sang songs and handed out candy canes and lollipops to watching children.

It's always a great community event ending with Santa lighting the village tree!

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WELCOME, SERENA BUONTEMPO!

DE is happy to announce that Serena Buontempo will be teaching at our studio!  Serena is a friend of Hope, our former teacher and current SeaGal for the Seattle Seahawks.  

As a Maryland native, Serena competed and performed with her dance team in Bel Air, Maryland, since the age of seven. She found her love for the art years before when she began to dance at age three. From Ballet to Hip Hop, Jazz to Lyrical, she’s dabbled in it all. About 10 years ago, one of Serena's dance teachers predicted that she would one day walk the field as a professional cheerleader in the NFL, saying she had both the talent as a dancer, and the energy and spirit of a cheerleader. It seemed more like a fantasy at first, but Serena has since made it a reality.

As a Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader for the past seven years given Serena confidence and a sense of pride, knowing she was representing her city and her team. On the eve of her retirement, her teammates, organization, and fans selected her to represent the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleading team in Hawaii for the 2016 Pro Bowl.  Serena has also been a registered Dental Hygienist for the past four years and is extremely passionate about her career. While she misses the anticipation leading up to game day, preparing for the sidelines, and performing for thousands of fans, she knows that her passion for dance will always thrive no matter the venue.

2016 DE TEAM GEAR IS HERE!

Dance Evolution gear is here!

Check out some great items, including hoodies, t-shirts, theme wear for Mom or Dad, onesies, jackets and shorts.

ORDER YOUR DE GEAR HERE

DANCE EVOLUTION AT U. ALBANY GAME

On Saturday, September 24 some of the DE competition team had the opportunity to dance and perform a pom routine with the U. Albany dance team at halftime.  Just as exciting, the Great Danes went on to win 20-9!

See lots of fun photos here.

WELCOME BACK TO DANCE!

This week our 2016-17 season began.  

It was wonderful to welcome back our students--and make some new friends, too!

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2016 SPIRIT OF DANCE NATIONALS

The DE competition team traveled to Hyannis, MA to participate in the 2016 Spirit of Dance Nationals, July 11-17.

Dancers and families enjoyed historic Main Street, beautiful beaches and a team BBQ in between busy call times for dance team choreography and rehearsal, as well as full competition.

Dance Evolution earned many individual and group top awards and placements, including the 12+ Judges' Choice Award for "The Ladder", which came with a $1,000 cash prize!

Click here to view some great photos from our terrific week in Cape Cod.

2016 BALLROOM BLITZ RECITAL

Another fantastic recital is in the books!

Ballroom Blitz was held on Saturday, June 11 at Schuylerville High School.  We appreciate all the wonderful comments from friends and family..."just like a Broadway show"..."such amazing dancers"..."I was entertained the entire time".

Our dancers worked hard all year and shined on stage.  Their smiles were truly the star of the show!

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DANCE EVOLUTION AT ELITE DANCE CHALLENGE

Congratulations to Haley! She competed at Elite Dance Challenge today and did a fantastic job! Her solo to "She Walks in Beauty" received a Platinum, her solo to "It Doesn't Hurt" received a Platinum and her solo to "Anne Frank" received an Elite Gold along with a special award for "soaring high". They chose this award because they loved the way she floats in the air. Haley received 1st place in the Teen Competitive solos and was chosen to be on their National Team. She was also given the Hollywood Summer Tour Award. Congratulations Haley! A job well done.

DANCE EVOLUTION AT LEGACY DANCE COMPETITION

On April 8 DE traveled to Springfield Mass for the Legacy Dance Competition at the Mass Mutual Center. We were bumped up in age categories and divisions this time around, but we still did a fantastic job. Our studio won the big "Legacy 12 & Under Award." The entire division had the highest scores against any other studio with the five highest scoring groups averaged out. We are so proud!

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DANCE EVOLUTION AT SOPHISTICATED DANCE

Dance Evolution sent solos, duos and trios to Sophisticated Dance in Troy, NY on Saturday, March 19.

Once again, DE earned many platinums and high golds as well as overall placements.

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DANCE EVOLUTION AT SPIRIT OF DANCE AWARDS

On Saturday, March 11, Dance Evolution traveled to Poughkeepsie for the Spirit of Dance Awards.  DE earned many of the overall high scores for solos, duo/trios, small and large groups in both Recreational and Competitive categories. 

We'll be back at Spirit of Dance for national competition in Cape Cod, MA this July.

Click here for some terrific photos from our Facebook album.

Dance Evolution | Green Eggs and Ham

SHOWBIZ NATIONAL TALENT COMPETITION

The 2016 competition season has begun!

Dance Evolution spent a wonderful weekend at Showbiz National Talent Competition in Concord, NH, March 5-6.  We couldn't be more proud of our team--our best start to a season yet!

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DANCE EVOLUTION AT ADIRONDACK THUNDER


On Saturday, January 16, Dance Evolution performed at the Adirondack Thunder's "Pink in the Rink" night to benefit breast cancer research.

DE's team performed an upbeat cheer/jazz routine and, later, a beautiful lyrical routine called "Dressed in Pink".

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INCLEMENT WEATHER

Dance Evolution is part of the School Closing Network, so just keep an eye on any of the websites or TV stations that announce school/business closings.  You can also check our Facebook page or www.dance-evolution.com (we try to have announcements on or after 2 p.m.)

MEET MISS BETHANY, OUR NEWEST INSTRUCTOR!

Dance Evolution would like to welcome our new Ballet instructor Ms. Bethany to our staff this summer. She will be taking over the Ballet and Pointe classes so that Ms. Lauren can continue to work with the competition dancers. We are very excited to have her join DE!  Please join us in welcoming her to the studio.

BETHANY OSBORN-BIRKHOLZ - Ballet, Contemporary

Bethany began her training at the age of 5 in Queensbury, NY. In 1999 she graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance Performance where she danced and trained with artists from The Limon Company, Martha Graham Dance Company, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, Prometheus Dance Company, ACE Entertainment, Boston Ballet and Joffrey Ballet. After earning her undergraduate degree she moved to Chicago and trained with the Gus Giordano Jazz Company, and then joined Chicagolands Jazz troupe where she toured all over the country performing.

Bethany has been teaching, choreographing and directing for 16 years, teaching ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary and tap for studios in Boston, Chicago, Mechanicville, and Glens Falls. Teaching credits include North Carolina School of the Arts, NYSSA Modern intensive, NYSSA Ballet intensive, Joffrey Summer Jazz Intensive, Boston Conservatory Dance Program, Pennsylvania Ballet as well as several "high gold" and "gold" placings in local and regional competitions. For choreography, Ms. Birkholz has choreographed "Beauty and the Beast" for Schuylerville's Community Theater, "70th Sensation" for Glens Falls Community Theater, "Where's Charlie Brown? "and "Good News" for the Lake George High School, "Evita" and "42nd Street" for Warrensburg High School as well as the 2006 YOUTHEATRE summer season and the "LARAC Fashion Show".

NEW!  STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Check out our new "Students of the Month" feature.  Just click here or use the menu button to the left to see each month's smiling faces!

Eeach winning student was nominated by a teacher for because they work hard and are examples to their fellow dancers.

What's Your Style?

No matter your age or style, you can find dance lessons just for you at Dance Evolution!

We teach age-appropriate classes in tap, jazz, ballet, pointe,
lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, cheer dance and acro.

Dance Evolution trains several competition teams and offers adult classes, too.

There's something for everyone!

Visit our studio at 100 Saratoga Village Blvd (Building 10 & 11) in Malta, or call 899-7800 for details.

Come and be a part of the Dance Evolution family!

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DANCE EVOLUTION REVIEWS

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2016 Competition Team

2015 Dance Evolution Competition Team

2015 Competition Team

2014 Competition Team

2014 Elite Dance Challenge Nationals

2014 Energy

2014 Elite

2014 Legacy

Dance Evolution Turn It Up

2014 Turn It Up

2013 Energy

2013 Legacy