December 1, 2017

Meet our wonderful Belly Dance instructor, Vivi! She currently teaches special series classes, check out the schedule to see when her next series starts!

1. When did you start dancing?
At 11 years old.

2. What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?
Watch the sunset from Mount Bonnell.

3. Hometown?
Florianópolis, Brazil.

4. Who is your inspiration?
My mother. 

5. What are some of your non-dancing hobbies?
Movies! I’m a member of The Austin Film Society and I can be found there watching foreign films pretty often.

6. What is your favorite dance-related experience?
Dancing in Istanbul Turkey and winning the Tarazade Competition has been one of my career highlights.

7. Favorite Show/Movie/Book:
TV Show: at this moment - Stranger Things 2 
Movie: Freaks 
Book:  Pathway to Bliss by Joseph Campbell 

 
8. Fun fact about you?
I’ve back packed through South America for 1 month when I turned 20. It was amazing.

9. You are taking a dance class - what style can we find you in first?

Belly Dance -...

September 15, 2017

1. When did you start dancing?
Well technically I took my first dance class at the age of 5 which was a creative movement class and I moved into sports after my class session ended. I didn't really start dancing until I was 11 when I moved to Texas. I joined a competitive community outreach dance program hosted at Westwood High School called the All-Stars Unlimited. It was a great program, lots of fun, and I didn't really learn any terminology during that time, but that's where the love of dance began.

2. What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?

I love paddle-boarding, yoga, exploring new venues with outdoor patios, hiking with my dog, and spending time with my family that lives in Round Rock.

3. Hometown?
Round Rock is my hometown.

4. Who is your inspiration?
I have multiple sources of inspiration, but my largest source is my faith, then it would be my family. I am ever so grateful for my professors from Texas Tech University who truly inspired a lot of self-reliance, humanity e...

July 15, 2017

 Miranda currently teaches on Mondays at 6:30pm - Vibe Flow!

1. When did you start dancing? Before starting grade school 

2. What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?
I'm a foodie, so trying new restaurants...primarily brunch. 

3. Hometown?
Military brat so I travelled all over. 

4. Who is your inspiration?
My mom! She's the kindest person I know. I get all my dance moves from her; she does competition ballroom and she's in her 60's!

5. What are some of your non-dancing hobbies?
Yoga, seeing live music, and making memories with my family and friends. 

6. What is your favorite dance-related experience?
Anytime I'm a student. 

7. Favorite Show/Movie/Book:
TV Show: Shameless 
Movie: To Sir, with Lovd
Book: The Shack
 
8. Fun fact about you?
I am a huge John Lennon fanatic. 

9. You are taking a dance class - what style can we find you in first?
Any dance cardio 

10. Favorite Quote and why?

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon

July 1, 2017

Dimitrius currently teaches on Saturdays at 10am - Dance AusTONE Fit and 12:15pm Hip Hop Basics!

1. When did you start dancing?

I started dancing at 16.  I was fortunate that my high school offered it as an elective.  I went in thinking I'd just learn hip hop, but my instructor made us learn ballet, jazz, modern, and how to choreograph along with hip hop.  I still visit once a year to go teach a class and talk about my experience as a student.

2. What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?

EAT!  I love to eat and Austin's food scene has grown so much so quickly it's hard to keep up.  Dinner with good friends and laughs are the best.

3. Hometown?

I was born in California, I grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I consider Austin my hometown, to be honest.  It's where I grew up the most.

4. Who is your inspiration?

Too many to list.  A couple (for various reasons) include CL of 2NE1, Ellen Degeneres, Anthony Bourdain, Joan Crawford, and my good friend Kari...

June 1, 2017

1. When did you start dancing?

I stared taking dance serious about 5 years ago, but I've been dancing all of my life!

2. What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?

My favorite thing to do in austin is grab a slice of pizza from Home Slice Pizza then go explore new areas for dance inspiration!

3. Hometown?

Austin, Texas born and raised.

4. Who is your inspiration?

My biggest inspirations are Bboy Roxrite, Bboy Neguin, and all of my ATX Bboys.

5. What are some of your non-dancing hobbies?

Skateboarding, swimming, running, basketball and volunteering at different places.

6. What is your favorite dance-related experience?

Oh man. My favorite experience happened last year when I finally traveled to California for the first time and it was to USA's biggest bboy event called freestyle session. That was the turning point in my career where I knew this breaking thing was something I wanted to do for life. 

7. Favorite Show/Movie/Book (whatever you'd like to share):
TV Show: The Big Bang Theor...

January 20, 2017

Instructor Spotlight: Korie

Korie teaches Go-Go Cardio Mix on Tuesdays at 6:15 pm as well as Sexy Stilleto on Mondays at 6:30 pm, and her energy is through the roof! I asked her a few questions, and I got to learn more about her myself!

1. When did you start dancing?

Oh goodness, I can't remember! I think I was in 4th or 5th grade.

2. What is your favorite thing to do in Austin?

Dance, eat at new restaurants/food trucks, hit the park with my dog drake.

3. Hometown?

Dallas, TX

4. Who's your #1 inspiration?

Janet Jackson! She gets better with age, My mom on how to love others unconditionally, and my husband Tyrone with his work ethic.

5. Dance Background/Professional Experience?

I trained at my mother's dance studio, went to Kilgore College and was a Rangerette and Swingster. I have taught at my mother's studio and other studios while in college and danced as a performer in shows. Went to Texas State University and made my way to Austin, TX!  

6. Hobbies?

Crafts, sewing, cooking, making others laugh.

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January 10, 2017

January 5th, 2017 was one for the books!

Dance Austin Studio invited Yanis Marshall to teach Street Jazz and Heels Master Classes last night, and Austin dancers showcased their amazing talent and individuality through the bold and alluring choreography. Before Yanis arrived, the lobby and convention room at Red Oak Ballroom were bursting with energy. Dancers received mini DAS tote bags with some pamphlets about upcoming performance opportunities as well as this Saturday’s Free Day of Dance with Dance Austin Studio. Chi Chi Randolph, DAS Director, got onto the stage to get the crowd excited for his arrival. Dancers warmed themselves up to a dance playlist, setting the night’s tone.

Once Yanis got there, the warm-up began for Street Jazz as dancers focused in on their mind and body. The room swayed in unison as everyone tried picking up the steps, and observers were literally dancing in their seats with Britney Spears’ new single “Slumber Party” playing.

Heels is the unique style the world...

December 29, 2016

The New Year at Dance Austin Studio is bringing in lots of new adult dance classes with new instructors, styles, and levels! 

This year, we're excited to bring more Guest Master Class instructors! We're kicking off the best year yet with our first guest, Yanis Marshall on January 5th, 2017 teaching both Street Jazz and Heels!

Our master classes are growing, and we're excited to grow artistically and athletically! 

I've wanted to burst out and tell the world all about the new classes in 2017. Now that they're finally posted on our DAS website, I can tell everybody about it! Blabbing on our new DAS blog was my second thought to start sharing. The first was telling people on Facebook because well... it's the Social Media Age and all the rage. After creating a survey for our students to tell us what they wanted to see in 2017, we put together an incredible schedule with your response levels. Lyrical Hip Hop won the most popular vote!

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