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Highlights from our 2018 Dance Cruise

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To the Students and Staff of Avant Garde,

There are simply not enough words to thank you all for joining us on another yet memorable Caribbean cruise. You set aside precious time to be part of this and for that we are grateful.

Who can forget traveling together, basking and swimming in the azure waters, shopping, enjoying the sites of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, eating and laughing, group lessons, and dancing the nights away? Pictures and videos do not lie. Indeed, memories are made of this.

It is because of students and its great staff that Avant Garde continues to be a wonderful studio to be a part of. Life is great because of you all. We hope to continue meeting your expectations and beyond.


Pinky, Nick, and Slava

PS. To reminisce, watch the video of our 2018 cruise on our website and Facebook which Ryan Jago has painstakingly created. Thank you, Ryan!

Click on the Link Below to view the video .

Cruise 2018 HD Version Video



Seeking Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor

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Professional Ballroom Dance Teacher

Full-time position (2 positions available)

Location: Kensington, MD

  • Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach Ballroom Dancing,
  • Sport Dancing, Latin-American Dancing, American Rhythm and Smooth of International Latin and Standard, etc. to youths and adults;
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as choreography, discussions, and demonstrations;
  • Instruct with a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles;
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics;
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons and projects and communicate those objectives to students;
  • Monitor students’ performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives;
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe and question;
  • Join dance competitions with students and perform with students in studio showcases to provide them an opportunity to display what they have learned;
  • Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plan;
  • Enforce policies and rules governing students.


Knowledge/skills required:

Proven skills of: Gross Body Coordination, Extent Flexibility, Dynamic Strength, Gross Body Equilibrium


Required experience/education:

At least 6 months of proven experience as Dance Instructor, Dance Teacher, Choreographer, all related. Min. High School Diploma.


To be determined at the job interview.

Please send your detailed resume and cover letter to

Capital DanceSport Championships 2017

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Congratulations to the amazing students of Avant Garde Ballroom who participated in last week-end’s Capital Dancesport Championship in Alexandria, Virginia:

* The youth students of Jennifer Fischetti-Christophel and Don Beedie who continue to blaze the trail in their American style dances;

  • Behnaz Fardshisheh who danced her heart out and successfully tackled the daunting task of multiple heats in Rhythm and Smooth with Slava and Latin with Alexey;

  • Michaela Puno who won her Senior Latin Scholarship and placed 2nd in her Senior Smooth Scholarship with Slava Sergiev;

  • Barbara Roberts who proudly won First Place in her Senior 4 dance Ballroom Scholarship and placed 3rd in the Ladies-D 5 dance Ballroom Scholarship with her teacher Alexey Peiganovich.

Your success is our success and we are mighty proud of you all. May the driving forces of dance prevail and keep you dancing forever and a day!