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http://www.avdancestudio81.com Director Candice Beatty Creates “An International Celebration” Taking you around the world through Holiday dances. AV Dance Studio ‘81 526 W Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, CA 93534 (661) 942-4953 Website: avdancestudio81.com 2011-2012 Daily Class Schedule Updated 02/14/12 SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PLEASE CALL TO VERIFY STAFF: CB = Candice Beatty: Director AA= Amy Avery SB= Sonja Beck BGC= Barbara G. Coates BC=Brooke Coddington DC= Darla Coddington BD= Bettye Davis VJ= Vincent Julius LM= Lidia Michael LM= Lisa Monaco JM= Jen Monaco AP= Alvaro Pena HP= Holly Pardue JO= Judy Ortiz ST= Sarah Tyndall ROOM 1 ROOM 2 ROOM 3 MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY 3:15 JAZZ A 6-10 CB FULL 3:00 OPEN 3:00 OPEN 4:15 COMBO C 5-8 CB FULL 4:00 COMBO B 3-4 BD 4:00 OPEN 5:15 BALLET A 8-12 ST FULL 5:00 MUSICAL THEATER 8-UP CB/BGC 5:00 COMBO A 5-8 AA 6:15 ADV LYRICAL 14-UP SB 6:00 TAP B 11-UP BD 6:00 Danny K 7:30 ADV JAZZ Teen/Adult CB/JM 7:30 AGELESS LYRICAL SB 7:00 YOGA Shannon Starts March 8:30 ADV ADULT JAZZ CB 8:30 OPEN TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY 3:00 OPEN 4:00 COMBO A 3-4 CB FULL 10:00 YOGA Shannon Starts Mar. 4:30 JAZZ B 8-12 LM 5:00 HIP HOP 4-7 AP FULL 4:00 COMBO A 5-8 AA 5:30 BALLET B Teen/Adult ST 6:00 HIP HOP 8-13 AP FULL 5:30 BALLET A 8-12 HP 6:30 POINTE 12-UP ST 7:30 ADULT BALLET ST 6:30 ADULT TAP HP Starts Mar. 7:30 HIP HOP Teen/Adult AP FULL 7:15 VINYASA YOGA 1 Sandra 8:30 ADULT HIP HOP AP WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY 10:00 COMBO A 3-4 AA 3:30 BOYS COMBO 5-10 CB 3:00 OPEN 4:00 COMBO A/B 3-4 AA FULL 4:30 COMBO A 5-8 JO 4:00 JAZZ A 6-10 Starts March 5:00 ADULT TAP B BGC FULL 5:30 KIDS COMPANY JO 5:00 COMBO A 3-4 Starts March 6:15 AGELESS JAZZ LM 6:30 BALLET B 10-14 CB 6:00 Danny K 7:30 AGELESS TAP LM 7:30 JAZZ TECHNIQUE 12-UP JM 7:30 ADULT JAZZ DC THURSDAY THURSDAY THURSDAY 10:00 ADULT TAP BD 4:00 COMBO A 3-4 BD FULL 4:00 POLYNESIAN 7-12 AA/LM 4:00 COMBO A/B 5-8 CB 5:00 TAP B 8-12 CB 5:00 OPEN 5:00 JAZZ B 10-15 HP 6:00 BEG BALLET Teen/Adult CB 6:00 HIP HOP 4-7 VJ 6:00 ADV TAP 10-UP HP 7:00 LYRICAL A 12-UP HP 7:00 HIP HOP 8-13 VJ 7:30 CONTEMPORARY 15-UP CB 8:00 CLASSICAL EGYPTIAN w/Wanda 8:00 HIP HOP Teen/Adult VJ FRIDAY FRIDAY FRIDAY 10:00 TOT-BOPPERS 2 CB 4:00 COMBO A 3-4 AA 9:30 YOGA Shannon Starts March 4:00 COMBO A/B 5-8 CB FULL 5:00 TAP A 8-12 BC 4:00 YOGA KIDS Wendy March 5:00 COMBO A 3-4 CB 6:00 JAZZ TECHNIQUE 6-10 CB 5:00 YOGA KIDS Wendy March 6:00 JAZZ A/B 10-16 BC FULL 7:00 OPEN 6:00 COMPANY TOTS AA 7:00 JR COMPANY TEAM CB/JM 7:00 TAP A Teen BC SATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY 10:00 COMBO A/B 3-4 BD 9:30 TOT BOPPERS 2 CB 9:00 YOGA Wendy 11:00 COMBO A/B 5-8 BD 10:00 HIP-HOP 4-7 AP 10:00 COMBO A 5-8 BC Starts March 11:00 HIP-HOP 8-13 AP 11:00 COMBO A 3-4 BC
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100. Send your sweetie a sweet, short and sexy text or email. (Not to his work email!)
99. Leave a little note in his briefcase or laptop bag so he will find it when he gets to work.
98. When your significant other gets home, be waiting in the bedroom dressed in your favorite sexy lingerie (or nothing at all!) … you know what happens next.
97. Plan a surprise outing! Start with dinner at his favorite restaurant, then reveal tickets to a show or sports game.
96. Take a hot air balloon ride together.
95. Surprise him with that special something he has been coveting (no matter how big or small).
94. Send flowers or cookies for no reason at all.
93. Take his dog for a walk.
92. Stock his fridge with his favorite beer and his shelves with his favorite snacks.
91. Stop by your sweetie’s office around lunchtime with his favorite noontime nosh.
90. Take a drive together — car trips provide some of the best time for talking one-on-one.
89. Snuggle after sex — even if you are tired.
88. Give a back massage.
87. Offer a foot rub — without asking for one in return!
86. Fill up his gas tank.
85. If he comes home after a boy’s night WAY past the time he said he would, let it go.
84. Make breakfast in bed.
83. Stay in bed all day — pajamas optional.
82. Take a late-night, hand-in-hand stroll.
81. Sign up for a class you know he has been wanting to take together.
80. Make up silly nicknames for each other that you ONLY call each other in private!
79. Make a mousepad (or a mug or a calendar) with your picture on it for his desk.
78. Start a hobby together.
77. Do something nice for his mother, brother, sister, etc.
76. Let him pick the movie this time.
75. Make a special dinner for him.
74. When he gets home, hand him a glass of wine, sit down together and let him talk about his day.
73. Do chores or errands without being asked and without complaining.
72. Put the toilet seat down.
71. Leave a note on the bathroom mirror so he will see it first thing in the morning.
70. Send a sexy picture message to his phone.
69. Leave a note for him to meet at his favorite bar or club. When he arrives, do some fun role-play and pretend you are meeting for the first time.
68. Wash his car for him.
67. Do his laundry.
66. Recreate your first date — then recall all the feelings you had for each other that very first night.
65. Make a creative coupon book (free massage, free night out with the guys, etc.) without an expiration date!
64. Book a couple’s massage.
63. Plan a romantic getaway to a bed and breakfast.
62. Dedicate a day to the one you love — plan a day filled with his favorite things.
61. Plan a surprise party for him.
60. Send him a nice (or naughty!) card. Even if you live together, mail it!
59. Take out the trash.
58. Buy him a calendar and fill it with important dates (our first dinner together, our three-year anniversary, etc.).
57. Have a romantic/sexy photo session done together or have sexy pictures taken of yourself and make a private album for him.
56. Make a big deal out of the holidays.
55. Scatter rose petals on the bed
54. If he has to work late, have his favorite take-out delivered to the office, and pre-pay, of course!
53. Have a talk about the future and let him know that he is a part of it.
52. Buy his favorite perfume, and simply put it in the medicine cabinet for him to discover on his own.
51. Declare a day of the week “your” day — always spend that day together, even if you just snuggle on the couch together.
50. Take him home to meet the family.
48. Go on a picnic.
47. Explore your adventurous sides together — do something daring that neither of you have tried before, such as bungee jumping or sky diving. The experience will bring you closer.
46. Designate a place as “yours” — your favorite restaurant or bar — and frequent it together often.
45. Volunteer together. Work side-by-side at your local animal shelter, nursing home or as you gather donations for your local food bank.
44. Take him to an art gallery or art walk.
43. Arrange to have a house cleaner come to his place and spruce things up!
42. Introduce him to your best friends.
41. Walk him out when he leaves for work.
40. Make him a special bag lunch with a note written on a napkin inside.
39. Get him a subscription to his favorite magazine.
38. If he has a business trip, offer to drive to the airport, so he doesn’t have to take a cab.
37. Leave a sweet note on a post-it on his car windshield or steering wheel.
36. Flirt with him unabashedly.
35. If he has been working out extra hard or dieting, compliment him on his weight loss or how big his muscles are getting.
34. Rent some silly comedies and spend the night laughing together.
33. Take a shower together.
32. Offer to shave his face or ask him to shave your legs.
31. Guys, offer to paint your ladies toes.
30. Go stargazing. Bring a bottle of champagne.
29. Try an activity that he loves, such as golf, or that she loves, like shopping! (No complaining!)
28. Get up early on the weekend and do some of the chores he has on his list.
27. Laugh at his jokes.
26. Compliment her on her new hairstyle, shoes, outfit, etc.
25. Frame a picture of the two of you during a special trip.
24. Ask his mother for the recipe to his favorite dish that she made him growing up.
23. Ask her father for her hand and his blessing.
22. Buy a little teddy bear to sleep with when you are not there.
21. Get her oil changed and her brakes checked.
20. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride. (Bonus points if this is at Christmastime or Valentine’s Day.)
19. Buy her favorite chocolates and sneak some into her purse.
18. Buy him a new tie.
17. Iron his shirts.
16. Feed each other dinner. Or better yet, dessert.
15. Sneak a sexy note into the pocket of his slacks or into her purse.
14. Kiss him when he leaves in the morning and when he gets home at night.
13. Brag about him to his friends for something really macho that he does.
12. Tell her mother how smart you think she is.
11. Go on a bike ride — extra credit for using a tandem bike.
10. Baby him when he is sick.
9. Leave lipstick kisses on the bathroom mirror.
8. Go to the park together (even if you don’t have kids). Go down the slide, play on the teeter-totter and go on the swings.
7. Let him teach you a new skill.
6. Buy a little gift and surprise him at the end of a long week.
5. Go hiking together.
4. Take a trip to the beach.
3. Watch the sun set or rise together.
2. Share the morning paper and some mimosas over the weekend.
1. Grab him spontaneously and kiss him like you mean it.
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COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 – Today at the Chicago Auto Show, MotorWeek recognized the Hyundai Sonata and Accent as the “Best Family Sedan” and “Best Subcompact Car” respectively, in its 2012 Drivers’ Choice Awards. As winners, Sonata and Accent will also be featured on a special MotorWeek episode on PBS, February 11.
“For the second year in a row, the Hyundai Sonata has captured MotorWeek’s Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Family Sedan,” said John Davis, MotorWeek host. “The Sonata’s sleek styling, top-notch interior and extremely efficient powertrains, including a new available hybrid model, have redefined the mid-size family sedan.”
“Speaking the language of the value-conscious consumer, the 2012 Hyundai Accent is a very stylish, well-made, fun-to-drive, roomy, and very affordable small car, that also happens to have the best powertrain warranty in the business,” adds Davis. “The Accent was also the first car in its class to deliver 40 mpg fuel economy right off the mark, with no options or special packages required. Now that’s value.”
Each year, MotorWeek takes stock of the state of the automotive business and judges the best new cars and trucks of the year. Its annual Drivers’ Choice Awards look at vehicles from a buyer’s point of view, analyzing trends and innovations as well as the value and reliability of the vehicles. This year, a team of 15 judges, comprised of MotorWeek’s editorial staff, evaluated more than 150 cars, trucks and utilities. Decisions are based on performance, technology, practicality, fuel efficiency and dollar value.
“Since its introduction, Sonata continues to be the perfect mid-size sedan for families looking for quality and value with advanced standard safety features, three versatile powertrain choices and unrivaled interior convenience technologies,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “And like Sonata has done in the mid-size category, the all-new Accent reinvigorates the subcompact segment with class-leading standard fuel economy and power.”
For a complete list of the MotorWeek award winners, visit: http://www.motorweek.org/
On December 22, 1901, Max Grabowsky established a company called the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company, which developed some of the earliest commercial trucks ever designed. The trucks utilized one-cylinder engines. In 1909, the company was purchased by General Motorsto form the basis for the General Motors Truck Company, from which “GMC Truck” brand name was derived.
Another independent manufacturer purchased by GM that same year was Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance were merged in 1911, and in 1912 the marque “GMC Truck” was first shown at the New York International Auto Show. Some 22,000 trucks were produced that year, though GMC’s contribution to that total was a mere 372 units. In GM’s early decades, the initialism “GMC” was simply an abbreviation of “General Motors Corporation”, and had some currency within GM referring to the corporate parent in general. Later “GMC” would become distinct as a division brand within the corporation, branding trucks and coaches; in contrast, the abbreviation for the overall corporation eventually ended up as “GM”.
In 1916, a GMC Truck crossed the country from Seattle to New York City in thirty days, and in 1926, a 2-ton GMC truck was driven from New York to San Francisco in five days and 30 minutes. During the Second World War, GMC Truck produced 600,000 trucks for use by theUnited States Armed Forces.
In 1925, GM purchased a controlling interest in Yellow Coach, a bus manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois which was founded by John D. Hertz. After purchasing the remaining portion in 1943, GM renamed it GM Truck and Coach Division. The Division manufactured interurban coaches until 1980. Transit bus production ended in May 1987. The Canadian plant (in London, Ontario) produced buses from 1962 until July 1987. GM withdrew from the bus and coach market because of increased competition in the late 1970s and 1980s. Rights to the RTS model were sold to Transportation Manufacturing Corporation, while Motor Coach Industries of Canada purchased the Classic design.
In 2002, GMC released a book entitled, GMC: The First 100 Years, a complete history of the company.
GMC currently manufactures SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, light-duty trucks, and medium duty trucks. In the past, GMC also produced fire trucks, ambulances, heavy-duty trucks,military vehicles, motorhomes, and transit buses.