NEWS: Studio Events

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Astra Dancers had the chance to learn Richy Jackson's choreography for a brand new song from Rockwell & Litvin - Come Alive! Studios all over the world participated in this event. On International Dance Day 2021, our video was released to our YouTube channel. Click the link above to watch our video!

Holidays with the Houghs!
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Astra Studio is honored to have been featured on the 2019 NBC holiday special "Holidays with the Houghs"! The one hour special was hosted by Emmy award-winning choreographers, brother and sister Derek and Julianne Hough. Derek and Julianne Hough have both won "Dancing with the Stars", and are judges on the hit television shows "World of Dance", and "America's Got Talent". The special featured several celebrity guests and dance performances. Over 4.6 million viewers tuned in for the show!

Astra Studio submitted a short video with several dance clips to Kelly Clarkson's song "Underneath the Tree". The entire video was choreographed by Astra's top notch teachers. From this video, two clips were selected and televised as part of the Holiday Dance Wars challenge. There were less than 3 dozen clips shown out of hundreds of video submissions. One of our selected clips received the closing spot in the Holiday Dance Wars segment!

Watch our full submission video!

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
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On Thanksgiving Day 2019, dancers from Astra Studio of Dance and Performing Arts were honored to perform with the Spirit of America dance team in the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

 The students were invited to the performance based on an audition tape that featured several segments of award-winning choreography by Brittany Wigglesworth, the artistic director.

The week-long event was focused around nearly 20 hours of rehearsals. Performers were also able to take in the Broadway show Frozen, see the Rockettes perform in their Christmas Spectacular, visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, view the city from One World Observatory, and see the Statue of Liberty from a harbor cruise.

The event culminated with the dancers performing to the Christmas song (Everybody’s Waitin’ for) The Man with the Bag, while welcoming Santa Claus into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade was televised by NBC.

Dancers and parents agree this was a spectacular week they will never forget. We cannot wait to take more dancers on this once in a lifetime opportunity in the years to come!

View Photos from the Event         View the Full Televised Performance

Holiday Show at Estuary Center
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On Friday, December 27th, 2019, students performed their third annual holiday show at the Old Saybrook Estuary Center. Audience members thoroughly enjoyed all the holiday themed routines and students had a blast performing!

Old Saybrook Torch Light Parade
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On Saturday, December 14th, 2019, several students marched in Old Saybrook's annual Torch Light Parade. This was the fourth year that Astra Students participated in this event. After marching, students went back to the studio for our annual holiday party which included games, snacks, and a holiday movie!