Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center


Went to then anniversary ball yesterday was one of the best parties I have been in awhile - NIck short -PInky - Slava run a great business I was proud to attend A special thanks to all their teachers and employees they do special work and are some of the best teachers I would recommend all the teachers for all different levels I want to make a special point and a special thanks to NIck short for allowing me to learn in his studio and become a friend as well NIck when they say you have a big heart itโ€™s true wish Avant Garde the best for the future
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Good evening: Are these dances replacing the ones that were previously held at the RIO? Thank you.
JT Swing Teams DC is starting a new Season August 20th! THURSDAY is the last day to join the new season. You'll learn choreography by 11-time US Open Champions Jordan Tatiana Frisbee. You do not need a partner to join and teams are de-gendered. This is a great opportunity to work on your technique, styling, syncopations, musicality, partnering, and performance quality through Jordan and Tatiana's choreography. We currently have 45 team members from Novice to All-Star and confirmed performances lined up for DCSX, Cash Bash, US Open, Spotlight New Year's Celebration and Charlotte Westie Fest to name a few! More events will be added for 2018 as they are confirmed along with other local performance opportunities. If you are interested in joining the JV or Varsity team, please provide me with your email address ASAP so I can send you additional information.

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

๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆHappy Birthday Fatima๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

Dear 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!

With love๐ŸŽ,
Avant Garde Dance Team


๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿป๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿฟ We stand by unity, love and respect - principles all learned by being a part of DanceSport community


On Memorial Day! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

โœจDonโ€™t ever stop believing that the DanceSport world will have a spectacular comeback and it will soon unfold itโ€™s beauty, itโ€™s passion and itโ€™s grandeur in front of the beloved audiences.

โœจNow, 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 donโ€™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 weโ€™re all in this together, so we asked you what you miss most about dancing during this quarantine.

๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€ Happy Motherโ€™s Day ๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€

When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.

๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ Thank you and a toast to everyone during our 1st Zoom Cocktails. Our apologies if the limited screen couldnโ€™t accommodate everyone.

๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ Life suddenly took a happy turn seeing all your smiling faces.

Thank you ... for your concern and generosity ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

๐ŸŒThe most unusual International Dance Day in history - in 2020! April 29th is a holiday that unites all those who care about dance world.

๐ŸŒInternational Dance Day was established more then 35 years ago, but this year it takes place in the most unusual format around the world.

๐ŸŒToday we canโ€™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.

๐ŸŒ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.

๐ŸŒStay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Positive!

๐ŸŒHappy International Dance Day!

With love,
Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Team

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธHappy Birthday Pinky ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

๐ŸŽ€Today we celebrate a birthday of
loving, kind, talented, bright, respectful, and remarkable woman with amazing smile and strong character - Ms. Pinky Puno!

๐ŸŽ€With each passing day you bloom beautifully with grace and finesse. That is because you share your blessings of love with those around you!

๐ŸŽ€Wishing you an abundance of the best things in the world and the fulfillment of your heartโ€™s desires.

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

With love,
Avant Garde Dance Team: Nick, Slava, Don, Jennifer, Olga, Mike, Rosario, Fatima


Mrs. Michaela Pinky Puno & Slava Sergiev

๐ŸŒฟWhile we are all on a lockdown, please enjoy a past Show Dance of Avant Gardeโ€™s Michaela Puno and Slava Sergiev from The Philippine Star Ball.

๐ŸŒฟWe donโ€™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.

๐ŸŒฟWe pray for everyoneโ€™s continued safety.


vimeo.com Opening Number during the 3rd Philippine Star Ball. Michaela "Pinky" Puno and Slava Sergiev

[04/16/20]   ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป

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!

๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡ HAPPY EASTER ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡

๐Ÿ‡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.

๐Ÿ‡We miss you dearly and can't wait to see you when this pandemic is over.

๐Ÿ‡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 Dajounโ€™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

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸผDifferent 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.

๐Ÿ’ƒ๐ŸผSee you all soon in the not so distant future at Avant Garde!

๐ŸŒธLocal dance studios are the heart of the dance community. The passionate dance teachers instill values of hard work and dedication.

๐ŸŒธWhile 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.

๐ŸŒธAnd 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.


๐Ÿ‘ฅStaying with your family is the best thing we can do now! Why donโ€™t you challenge yourself and add dance into your daily routine?!

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆEnjoy 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, youโ€™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

โœจDonโ€™t Ever Stop Believing...

โœจDonโ€™t ever stop believing that the DanceSport World will have a spectacular comeback and it will soon unfold itโ€™s beauty, itโ€™s passion, and itโ€™s grandeur in front of the beloved audiences.

โœจNow, 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 attitude๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

๐ŸŽงStay in the Loop and Never Miss Any News๐ŸŽง

Every week we have something to announce: ๐Ÿ”นNew Classes,
๐Ÿ”นUpdates, etc.

If you want to stay Tuned and be the First One who gets notified about all Updates - go ahead and sign up for our Newsletter๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ“ง

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿปvisit www.avantgardeballroomdc.com ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป


๐ŸŒŽIn 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.

๐ŸŒ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.

๐ŸŒ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.

๐ŸŒŽLook after each other - please soak up your families and loved ones like never before!


๐ŸŒHow is Coronavirus affecting the dancesport world?๐ŸŒ

๐Ÿ”…The spread of COVID-19 โ€“ Coronavirus โ€“ 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.

๐Ÿ”…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.

๐Ÿ”…Dancesport events are not excluded from the measures and both dance federations โ€“ WDSF & WDC โ€“ 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.

๐Ÿ”…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!

โš ๏ธโš ๏ธโš ๏ธ NOTICE OF CLOSURE โš ๏ธโš ๏ธโš ๏ธ

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.



๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ Spring Classes ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

Itโ€™s Official!
Registration is open! No partner needed!

Pick a dance you like and save your spot!

Call us for more details

Do you miss dancing? ๐Ÿ˜

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 itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

News From Blackpool Dance Festival ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹ Happy Friday ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹

๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†• West Coast Swing ๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†•๐Ÿ†•

๐Ÿ”นStart Date: April 13th
๐Ÿ”นDay: Monday
๐Ÿ”นTime: 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.

Itโ€™s never too late to learn something new. Come join Us!

For more details please call us

๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ This Spring ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป Wedding Ready Group Class ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป

๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธSTART DATE: April 14th (6weeks)
๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธDAY: EVERY TUESDAY
๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ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!โœ…

Maybe you're more adventurous and want the wedding party's participation as well? NO PROBLEM!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ”We will guide you from beginning to end. This way you can relax and enjoy the day.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปWedding 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!
โ˜Ž๏ธCall us today at (301)881-1436โ˜Ž๏ธ

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North Bethesda, MD

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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
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