Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

New Light Dance Project Audition #2

$25 Audition Fee. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out appropriate paperwork. Girls :  Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Hair in a Bun. Bring water, ballet shoes, and any other preferred dance shoes. Boys: White Shirt, Black shorts, leggings, or pants. Bring water, ballet shoes, and any other preferred dance shoes.

$25 Audition Fee. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out appropriate paperwork.

Girls :  Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Hair in a Bun. Bring water, ballet shoes, and any other preferred dance shoes.

Boys: White Shirt, Black shorts, leggings, or pants. Bring water, ballet shoes, and any other preferred dance shoes.

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Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

New Light Dance Project Audition #1

$25 Audition Fee. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out appropriate paperwork.

Girls :  Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Hair in a Bun. Bring water, ballet shoes, and any other preferred dance shoes.

Boys: White Shirt, Black shorts, leggings, or pants. Bring water, ballet shoes, and any other preferred dance shoes.

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Jun
8
to Jun 9

2 DAY MODEL WORKSHOP

✨✨THE MODEL WORKSHOP✨👄Hosted by Rachel Prescott 👄

We are excited to announce registration is NOW OPEN online for The 2-Day Model Workshop, AGES 10 & up.  Please know, spots are extremely limited in this one-of-a-kind intensive workshop, so don't delay and register TODAY! We can't wait to see you there! 

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May
20
10:00 AM10:00

New Light Dance Project Audition Prep Workshop

Audition Prep Workshop will explore the path and/or journey into auditioning for NLDP. Interested?....But want to know more about what to expect and how we work? This is a perfect opportunity to experience what it is like to work with company director, Mary Elizabeth Alfonso and ask her as many questions as possible! Hope to see you there!

$25 Audition Fee. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out appropriate paperwork.

Girls :  Black Leotard, Pink Tights, Hair in a Bun. Bring water, ballet shoes, and any other preferred dance shoes.

Boys: White Shirt, Black shorts, leggings, or pants. Bring water, ballet shoes, and any other preferred dance shoes.

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Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

ALFONSO ACADEMY AUDITIONS

Auditions for Alfonso Academy for the 2016-2017 dance season from September to May will be held SATURDAY JULY 23, 2016 after our Summer Intensive and Grand Opening week. The auditions are for any dancer interested in the Day Time Program and/or the New Light Dance Project. Ages 5-18 are welcome to audition  

Alfonso Academy is home to the New Light Dance Project, an emerging pre-professional dance company. The mission of NLDP is to spread new light about the art of dance in our community, as well as, allow dancers to become true technicians and self-made artists in dance. We strive to provide as many professional experiences to your dancer and allow them to grow into the dancer we know they can be. Various local and regional performance opportunities will be available. The company will consist of a two groups including a Premier Company and Prime Company and will work with local and guest artists. All rehearsals and classes for NLDP will be held during Evening Program hours. Ages 5-18 are welcome to audition.

Our Day Time Program provides elite dance training to those who seek a professional career in dance or who have the flexibility to work during the day on their passion of dance. It started as a program designed for home school students, blended school programs, and online curriculum students to meet in a fostering environment to develop the whole person, mind, body, and soul. Elementary – High School ages welcome to audition. 
*Note* - If selected, both the New Light Dance Project and the Day Time Program requires an interview process.

Audition Attire: GIRLS: Black leotard and Pink Tights, Hair secured back BOYS: All Black
*Please bring Ballet, Jazz, and/or Half soles. 

Audition Schedule:
Ages 5 -11
SATURDAY, JULY 23
10am – 11:30 AM

Ages 12 & UP
SATURDAY, JULY 23
1PM-3PM

Please arrive early to fill out necessary paperwork and warm-up. All auditions are class-based and will include techniques of ballet, jazz, contemporary/modern, and dance improvisation. 

Need more information or cannot attend the auditions? Please contact the Director, Mary Elizabeth Alfonso and/or set up an alternate audition time. mela@alfonsoacademy.com

A parent meeting for the New Light Dance Project and the Day Time program will be held post auditions TBA.

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Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

GRAND OPENING

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION 

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our expansive new studio in Miramar Beach! 

At the conclusion of our five day intensive program, we invite the community to come celebrate as we officially cut the ribbon at 4:30. Guests can view the studio and enjoy special performances, music, refreshments, prizes and more. Director Mary Alfonso will be available to meet potential students and answer questions from parents and dancers. 

Our new studio is located in Miramar Beach at 12598 US Highway 98 West, in the backside of the Star Executive Building. (Behind Emerald Coast Urgent Care) Ample parking is available behind the building.

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Jul
18
to Jul 22

NEW LIGHT DANCE PROJECT SUMMER INTENSIVE

DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS This five day intensive workshop is for intermediate/advanced dancers and will focus on Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Musical, Theatre, Ballet, Dance Conditioning, Audition 101 and more. Saturday morning, the Alfonso Academy will host the auditions for the NEW LIGHT DANCE PROJECT, a pre-professional dance company. 


Registration is $250 per dancer. Ages 7 and up. Space is limited! Register online at www.alfonsoacademy.com

We will conclude the week with a special Grand Opening celebration on Friday at 4 PM with a ribbon cutting, music, food & drinks, prizes, special performances and more. Everyone is welcome! Following the celebration, parents of dancers that are interested in Saturday's Audition can stay for a brief question and answer session with Director Mary Alfonso. 

Celebrity guest instructors for the week include: 

Alexa Anderson
Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Salsa
Alexa has been feature in several television commercials and music videos and has danced on shows such as Xfactor, American Idol, America's Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars, All The Right Moves, and was a top 20 contestant on Season 9 of So You Think You Can Dance. She has performed with many talented artists like Kanye West, Queen Latifah, Colbie Caillat, Paramore, The Wanted, Icona Pop, and Demi Lovato. Alexa is also a passionate dance teacher and is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. Most recently, Alexa toured the country as a cast member of Travis Wall’s highly acclaimed contemporary dance company, Shaping Sound. 

Matt Aylward
Matt Aylward fresh off of Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World Tour brings his experience from the stage straight to the classroom. In his time in LA, Matt has danced for artists such as: Justin Timberlake, Usher, Rihanna, Jason Derulo, Katy Perry, Joe Jonas, as well as multiple television shows like Glee, Ellen, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Good Morning America. Also, Matt is one of the Hip Hop teachers traveling with Adrenaline Dance Convention on their regional tour season. His unique, smooth style is great for all ages, and provides for a fun learning experience.

Melissa "MJ" Jackson
Innovate Dance Company
Melissa graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BFA in dance; including a concentration in choreography and performance. She spent the summer of 2010 assisting Julliard graduate Peter Chu on various projects. Peter Chu is apart of Crystal Pites' Kidd Pivot company and also won the 2010 ACE awards. For the past two years she has presented guest pieces in Tessandra Chavez's TRAFFIC show. She recently set 'EMERGING' on the Revelations dance company. Other choreographers included Terry Beeman and Peter Chu. I set 'FLY' a solo for Eugene Barnes-2nd soloist of Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, NC. Melissa also workshopped her piece Masterminds on Michael Waldrop (soloist with Luminario Ballet) and Caitlin Kinney(graduate of Baltimore School of the Arts and former member of North Carolina Dance Theatre's second company) 

Mandy Strain
Mandy Strain is a Teaching Artist located in New Orleans, LA. Mandy graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a BFA in Dance emphasis on Performance and Choreography. Mandy has spent the past few years performing, teaching, and choreographing in the New Orleans area. She has 9+ years teaching experience in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Dance Theatre and Improvisation. Along with Dance, Mandy is a Pure Barre Teacher and has taught Barre Fitness classes for 5 years. Mandy has choreographed award winning dances that have been performed across the Gulf Coast. Mandy has a positive, fun, and open teaching style to enhance a comfortable environment for students to grow as dancers. She encourages students to dig into their artistry by creating movement through Improvisation to explore movement qualities, time, space and shape.

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Nov
21
to Nov 29

Thanksgiving Break

Alfonso Academy Holidays

NO DAYTIME OR EVENING CLASSES.  NO SCHEDULED REHEARSALS.

 STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED.

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL our Alfonso Academy Students! We hope you enjoy a long fun-filled week with your families! Hopefully, Rhett Kristian has made his grand debut!

 

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