The Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) is proud to announce AVALON DANCE & FITNESS as a new sponsor, supporting the film awards for best in category of the 2017 Festival.
AVALON is a fitting sponsor as AIFF has demonstrated it is more than a film festival; it is a celebration of the arts. The art of dance has been featured in past year’ screenings; i.e. The Maiden Danced to Death by Hungarian filmmaker Endre Hules and Tango Passion by filmmaker Brian Fiore. AIFF has featured dance companies of various genres at their Kick-Offs and Closing Ceremonies.
Director/Owner, Peter Walker of Avalon Dance & Fitness located at 345 Trapelo Road in Belmont is certified as a Fellow in International Ballroom, International Latin, American Ballroom, American Rhythm and Theater Arts with the United States Terpsichore Association (USTA) and is also a Championship Adjudicator. He is currently teaching Pro-Am students, coaching Amateur and Professional couples, and judging competitions across the US. Together with his professional staff, individual and class instruction is offered in dance and fitness.
Peter began dancing at the age of 5 in his native country of England. He trained in International Ballroom, International Latin, Ballet, Tap and Modern dance throughout his childhood and into his early twenties. During this time, Peter made the final of the British Junior, Youth, and Under 21 Latin Final, World Under 21 Latin and Standard Final, won the Italian Open Under 21 Standard, and was the runner up in the Italian Open Under 21 Latin. Peter was also awarded a scholarship to attend the Royal Ballet School in London.
At the age of 22, Peter took a 7-year sabbatical from his dance career, returned to the dance industry in 2003, when he moved to Boston MA, and began to teach. Since that time, Peter has had many successes with his students which include:
2011-2013 World Pro-Am Open Standard Finalist
2010-2012 World Pro-Am Open Smooth Finalist
2012 World Pro-Am Closed Standard Champion
2012 US National Pro-Am Open Standard Champion
2012 US National Pro-Am Closed Standard Champion
2012 US National Pro-Am Open Smooth Finalist
2015 US National Pro-Am Open Smooth Finalist
2016 US National Pro-Am Open Smooth Finalist
2016 US National Pro-Am Closed Smooth Finalist