Open House and Registration will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until from 1:00p.m. at Abella’s School of Dance. The community is invited to tour the studios and learn more about their classes including Ballet, Modern, Flamenco, Creative Movement, Contemporary, Variations, Partnering, Conditioning, Tap, and Tumbling. Information about adult classes will also be available. Abella’s is located at 1711 Lakeside Ave. Unit #9, in Saint Augustine.
Luis Abella, studio owner, will be on hand to answer questions about class selection and placement. A dance footwear trunk show will be offered by Dance N Stuff, with Pam Ephrem conducting fittings for pointe shoes, demi pointes and tap shoes.
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Master Tap Dancer, Anthony LoCascio, recently taught a group of multi-generational dancers his brand of high energy tap dancing during a workshop at Abella’s School of Dance. LoCascio has performed, taught, and toured worldwide for over 14 years as a tap dancer. He has spent a large part of his career dancing with the international hit show, Tap Dogs. Although LoCascio’s profession has taken him around the world, teaching is his biggest passion.
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St. Augustine, FL (July 29) - During the opening reception of the 5th Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition, the St. Augustine Art Association presented over $5,000 in prizes to twelve artists who collectively traveled more than 5,000 miles to accept their awards.
Terry Van Loenen from Queen Creek, Arizona, won the $2,000 Bradley/Mayer Best in Show Award for his bronze sculpture of two elks, titled "Double Bull." The artist redeemed his frequent-flyer miles to pick up the award in person.
Inspired by the beauty of nature and the relationship between shape and movement, Van Loenen said his sculptures evolve from the natural shape of wood or rock he uses to form his armature. "Creating each piece is like hearing the strains of a new song in my head and wanting to build a full symphony," said Van Loenen. "But sculpture is a mute form that speaks through its symbolic physical presence."
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