Avant Garde Ballroom, the premier ballroom dance studio in the Bethesda area, offers a state-of-the-art dance facility and talented instructors.
Welcome to Avant Garde Ballroom, the premier dance studio in the D.C. area, where our goal is to make you feel special. Our dance studio is contemporary class and elegance at its best with floor-to-ceiling beveled mirrors and top-of-the-line sprung floors to reduce injuries and minimize fatigue. Step inside and you will sense the friendly, professional atmosphere of our staff and our dance teachers. We have dance lessons for everyone, from the nervous beginner, to the social dancer, wedding couple, school-ager, to the competitive dancer eager to bring home medals. We take pride in the expertise of our dance professionals. They can explain each step and will help you understand the importance of style, posture, and physical conditioning. They are compassionate, patient, encouraging, and dedicated with one goal in mind - to teach you to dance and have fun too!
Operating as usual
To Avant Garde Students and Friends:
The ripple effect of small businesses closing because of this pandemic has reached Avant Garde.
It is with deepest regret to inform our dear students and friends that we will not be in a capacity to re-open. It has been an awesome wild ride these past 8 years.
Please continue your ballroom dance journey with your teachers. Continue to develop your love for dance as you work on your technique, creativity, self- expression, strength and flexibility.
We thank everyone who has at one time or another stepped into our beautiful Avant Garde studio. We have created memories that will last a life-time.
Pinky, Nick, & Slava
🎈🎈🎈Happy Birthday Fatima🎈🎈🎈
Today is your day!
A wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday and always. Happy birthday!
Avant Garde Dance Team
🤜🏻🌎🤛🏿 We stand by unity, love and respect - principles all learned by being a part of DanceSport community
On Memorial Day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
✨Don’t ever stop believing that the DanceSport world will have a spectacular comeback and it will soon unfold it’s beauty, it’s passion and it’s grandeur in front of the beloved audiences.
✨Now, more then ever, we need to keep our spirits up! To all of us dancers all around the world, stay safe and have a positive attitude!
What do you miss most during Quarantine?
Usually we don’t realize how much we love something until we no longer have it. In this same way quarantine has shown us what we love and miss most about dancing. But we’re all in this together, so we asked you what you miss most about dancing during this quarantine.
🎀🎀🎀 Happy Mother’s Day 🎀🎀🎀
When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.
🍸🍸🍸 Thank you and a toast to everyone during our 1st Zoom Cocktails. Our apologies if the limited screen couldn’t accommodate everyone.
🍸🍸🍸 Life suddenly took a happy turn seeing all your smiling faces.
Thank you ... for your concern and generosity 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
🌐The most unusual International Dance Day in history - in 2020! April 29th is a holiday that unites all those who care about dance world.
🌐International Dance Day was established more then 35 years ago, but this year it takes place in the most unusual format around the world.
🌐Today we can’t go to dance studio or go to the competition. Right now, in 2020, most of the dancers in the world are self isolated. But it helps lots of people to keep the spirit up even if the classes are held online. Those who love to dance truly remain true to it even in such difficult situation.
🌐Today is a great opportunity to cheer up and support everyone with whom our dance life continues to be busy even on self isolation, and thanks to whom it will become even brighter when the pandemic is over.
🌐Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Positive!
🌐Happy International Dance Day!
Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Team
🌸🌸🌸Happy Birthday Pinky 🌸🌸🌸
🎀Today we celebrate a birthday of
loving, kind, talented, bright, respectful, and remarkable woman with amazing smile and strong character - Ms. Pinky Puno!
🎀With each passing day you bloom beautifully with grace and finesse. That is because you share your blessings of love with those around you!
🎀Wishing you an abundance of the best things in the world and the fulfillment of your heart’s desires.
🎉🎉🎉 Happy Birthday 🎉🎉🎉
Avant Garde Dance Team: Nick, Slava, Don, Jennifer, Olga, Mike, Rosario, Fatima
🌿While we are all on a lockdown, please enjoy a past Show Dance of Avant Garde’s Michaela Puno and Slava Sergiev from The Philippine Star Ball.
🌿We don’t know when we can dance this close again, much less travel. But let us remain positive and just keep physically active inside our homes.
🌿We pray for everyone’s continued safety.
vimeo.com Opening Number during the 3rd Philippine Star Ball. Michaela "Pinky" Puno and Slava Sergiev
Usually, mother knows best. But once in a blue moon, your son could teach you a thing or two.
Nick ... your mom is wonderfully lovable!
🐇🐇🐇 HAPPY EASTER 🐇🐇🐇
🐇We are wishing you and your family a Happy Easter! Even though we are far away from each other, we are in this together. We hope that you are all able to celebrate safely in your homes.
🐇We miss you dearly and can't wait to see you when this pandemic is over.
🐇Meanwhile, Stay Safe and Stay Home.
-Avant Garde Family
Avant Garde would like to share in the grief and sorrow of the untimely passing of Dajoun’s mother. Dajoun is our Hip Hop teacher, who recently shared this news with us. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. We hope his love for her will leave him with wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dajoun, as you say goodbye and move forward.
#DanceCoronaAway with Avant Garde
💃🏼Different people have different ways of social distancing. Watching TV is a great way to pass the time. More so if you happen to be viewing legends that have left a legacy and a lasting impact in our world of dance.
💃🏼See you all soon in the not so distant future at Avant Garde!
🌸Local dance studios are the heart of the dance community. The passionate dance teachers instill values of hard work and dedication.
🌸While we adjust to the effects of COVID-19, let us all continue to stay safe but not be complacent about moving our bodies to stay healthy.
🌸And remember, when this pandemic is over, Avant Garde will be there to get you back on track.
While we are sitting at home, it is amazing to think that just a few weeks ago our minds were gearing up to welcome the spring sunshine. While the warmer weather is most welcome, our focus very abruptly shifted to our health. We, at Avant Garde, are all well and we hope the same is true for you and your family.
Proof of that is this video from one of our professionals SLAVA SERGIEV, moving and dancing about (still social distancing) in his home.
👥Staying with your family is the best thing we can do now! Why don’t you challenge yourself and add dance into your daily routine?!
👩👦Enjoy the video of our Nick and his Mom having one of the best time of theirs lives together!
Sending lots of love from Avant Garde Dance Team!
At the core we are family...
Your dance colleagues and teachers are the people with whom you went through ups and downs. From really tough training camps to fun memories from the road to comps, you’ve learned how to be responsible together.
We know being at home and not in the dancing at studio is difficult, but you are not alone in this! At this time, we need to show that we are RESPONSIBLE and we are more UNITED than ever!
To all of you - OUR DANCE FAMILY - a big THANK YOU!
Stay safe and have a positive attitude!
Lots of love from Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Team
✨Don’t Ever Stop Believing...
✨Don’t ever stop believing that the DanceSport World will have a spectacular comeback and it will soon unfold it’s beauty, it’s passion, and it’s grandeur in front of the beloved audiences.
✨Now, more than ever, we need to keep our spirits up! To all of us dancers all around the world, stay safe and have a positive attitude🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
🎧Stay in the Loop and Never Miss Any News🎧
Every week we have something to announce: 🔹New Classes,
If you want to stay Tuned and be the First One who gets notified about all Updates - go ahead and sign up for our Newsletter📧📧📧
👉🏻visit www.avantgardeballroomdc.com 👈🏻
🌎In the space of three weeks our lives have completely changed, both very personally for us and also for our whole dance community, country, continent and world.
🌍Gradually everything is so important to us - performances, lessons, competitions, training days and more - have all been cancelled or postponed, at a time where an expressive outlet would have been very much welcome. Our sense of loss is incredibly profound in so many ways at the moment: both in our personal lives and in our career.
🌏Through it all we will remain strong together: side by side. And regardless of all the pain being felt right now, we send nothing but love and kindness to all.
🌎Look after each other - please soak up your families and loved ones like never before!
🌐How is Coronavirus affecting the dancesport world?🌐
🔅The spread of COVID-19 – Coronavirus – developed into a pandemic, which means that the epidemy has spread all over the world. This has laid a veil of sadness and panic over us all.
🔅Many governments all around the world have banned gatherings of more than 1000, 100 and even 10,
which obviously had an impact on the arts and sports fields. For example, in the United States, the NBA canceled all the events and the Champions League is suspended. Furthermore, many presidents have declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic.
🔅Dancesport events are not excluded from the measures and both dance federations – WDSF & WDC – are starting to announce cancelations of important events. Postponing or canceling the events are decisions made by the local organizers, based on recommendations and measures taken by their national governments.
🔅We wish to pass on our love and best wishes to all our dancing family in Italy and Asia at this difficult time! And to all of us dancers all around the world, stay safe and have a positive attitude!
⚠️⚠️⚠️ NOTICE OF CLOSURE ⚠️⚠️⚠️
As of Monday, March 23, the studio will be closed to EVERYONE in compliance with the Maryland Governor's directive.
In order to avoid the spread of the corona virus, we shall be closed until further notice.
🌎🌎🌎 We can do it TOGETHER 🌎🌎🌎
🌸🌸🌸 Spring Classes 🌸🌸🌸
Registration is open! No partner needed!
Pick a dance you like and save your spot!
Call us for more details
Do you miss dancing? 😏
Taking into consideration the pieces of advice from the World Health Organization, to prevent and to eradicate coronavirus, we should limit the interaction with other people. But how can we do that? Dancing is based on interaction and it’s our life!
The most responsible thing to do in order to help at the eradication of this virus is to stay at home as much as possible. Stay safe. Stay home!... So that we could return to the dance floor in no time!
And to all of us dancers all around the world, stay safe and have a positive attitude!
Lots of love from Avant Garde Ballroom 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼
News From Blackpool Dance Festival 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
🦋🦋🦋 Happy Friday 🦋🦋🦋
🆕🆕🆕 West Coast Swing 🆕🆕🆕
🔹Start Date: April 13th
🔹Time: 7.15 PM
Learn the latest dance trend!
Best known in the Country/Western world but is taking over the social dance scene and is becoming one of the most popular dances for all ages.
Learn the basic patterns in WCS, defines as Sugar Push, Left Side Pass, Right Side Pass, Tuck Turn and Whip.
Virtually all other moves in WCS are variations of these basic patterns.
It’s never too late to learn something new. Come join Us!
For more details please call us
🌸🌸🌸 This Spring 🌸🌸🌸
🤵🏻👰🏻 Wedding Ready Group Class 👰🏻🤵🏻
🧚🏻♀️START DATE: April 14th (6weeks)
🧚🏻♀️DAY: EVERY TUESDAY
🧚🏻♀️TIME: 7.15 PM
Your First Dance on your Special Day should be seamless and pleasant.
Do you want a grand entrance and learn the basic steps to a song you both cherish? DONE!✅
Maybe you're more adventurous and want the wedding party's participation as well? NO PROBLEM!👌🏻
🔝We will guide you from beginning to end. This way you can relax and enjoy the day.
👉🏻Wedding Ready is a class offered to, not only the Bride and Groom, but also to Mom, Dad, and anyone in the bridal party. Designed to help you learn basic footwork, it is the best first step in perfecting your "first dance."
Don't wait till the last minute - reserve your spot now!
☎️Call us today at (301)881-1436☎️
|Monday||10:00 - 22:00|
|Tuesday||10:00 - 22:00|
|Wednesday||10:00 - 22:00|
|Thursday||10:00 - 22:00|
|Friday||10:00 - 22:00|
|Saturday||10:00 - 17:00|