Dance Moms Miami Coming to Enid, Oklahoma
by Curtis D. Tucker
If you have a young daughter that dances you’ve most likely heard of the popular reality show on Lifetime called Dance Moms. With the popularity of Dance Moms and the latest dance movement a second reality show began last season called Dance Moms Miami.
Dance Moms Miami is about a dance studio in Miami run by Victor Smalley and Angel Armas. The show follows the lives of their dancers and mothers as they crisscross the country competing in dance competitions.
In 2007, Victor Smalley and Angel Armas opened Stars Dance Studio in Miami. Their motto has been, “Turning Kids into Dancers and Dancers into Stars.” The Stars Studio continues to be an award-winning studio and they are proud to be known as a “home away from home” to their dancers, offering a wide range of classes in a state-of-the-art facility.
Angel was born in Sagua La Grande, Villa Clara, Cuba, and moved to the United States in 1995 when he was eleven. Because he had the chance to leave Cuba as a young child, he says he had the unique opportunity to gain incredible perspective and drive in all aspects of his life. Angel prides himself on “living the American dream.” At the age of twelve, he began taking lessons in Ballroom Dance, which exposed him to the larger world of dance competitions. Inspired by what he saw, he began studying Jazz, Lyrical, and Modern dance. As a young teacher, he was heavily influenced by Martha Graham and quickly became well-known for his innovative style and ability to combine elements from different genres of dance.
Angel’s choreography is in high demand by local Miami TV shows, South Florida Magnet Schools, concerts and artists. In 2004, he was named “Top Jazz Choreographer” by the National Dance Alliance and top “Lyrical Choreographer in 2005.” Under his direction, Stars Dance Studio has won many regional and national competitions and his dancers often win multiple titles at competitions throughout the U.S.
And now Angel is bringing his talents to Enid, Oklahoma! Hype Dance Productions has arranged for Angel to be in Enid on August 10th-12th. He will be teaching a variety of classes and helping students improve on their dance steps. This opportunity is open to all dancers in any studio and even outside of the Enid area.
If you have dancers in Enid, Stillwater, Ponca City or Edmond be sure and have them sign up as soon as possible. There are many spots open but they will be filling fast. Use the email below to request a registration form.
This is a great opportunity for Enid! Learn more about Dance Moms Miami.
Classes: August 10th-12th
Classes are set up for ages 7-11 and 12-adult
Classes being offered: contemporary, lyrical, jazz/funk and leaps/turns
Request a registration form: firstname.lastname@example.org