Dancers catch a wave

30A Dancewave

30A Dancewave

Shelly Swanger Photography
Published: Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:05 AM.

SEASIDE— A wave is washing up in South Walton — a dance wave, that is.

Santa RosaBeachresident Andrea Alfieri started 30A Dancewave to teach young dancers jazz and modern techniques with an underlying vein of classic ballet.

“I’d like to teach them to be very versatile dancers,” said Alfieri. “I am a true believer in dance versatility, but strong classical ballet training is extremely important and is our base.”

After moving to the area two years ago, Alfieri, a lifelong dancer, singer and performer, started the dance program for girls of all ages at The Studio, 27 Quincy Circle in Seaside. The instructor started the company in August 2010 with 18 students, and just more than two years later that number has grown to 45 students who range in ages from 2 to 14.

If you’ve attended the Flutterby Festival, The South Walton holiday parade, or a show at the Seaside Repertory Theater, you’ve seen the 30A Dancewave. The girls also performed at ArtsQuest, bedecked in costumes indicative of the ocean and sun. Appropriately, the theme was “Ride the 30A Dancewave.”

“The children of 30A Dancewave present the joy of dance with kid-friendly, family style mini-productions. Our themes are always beach-based, full of sun and fun,” said Alfieri.

The company has performed at many other local events, including opening night for The Seaside Repertory Theatre’s “Every Christmas Story Ever Told … And then Some.” Alfieri says no matter where the girls perform, they present themselves in a way that is entertaining and fun to watch.



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