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The Many Benefits of Taking Dance Class

“She’s always dancing around the house!” “He is obsessed with Twitch from So You Think You Can Dance!” “She insists on wearing a tutu every day to school.” There are many reasons we choose to sign our child up for dance class, and while there’s no doubt it’s tons of fun, your little dancer is […]

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Surviving Your First Summer Intensive

Summertime for dancers is full of options. Some people take a break, some take class at their studio, some cross train in different areas such as yoga or pilates, and many attend a summer intensive. If you’re not familiar, a summer intensive is basically a program hosted by a dance company or school structured for […]

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What Are Convertible Tights, and Why Do I Need Them?

As an outsider looking in, dance apparel choices seems simple enough. Tights and leotards for ballet, maybe throw on a pair of pants or shorts for tap and jazz, and you’re good to go. But now your dancer is wanting to take more and more classes with not much time to change outfits in-between, and […]

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You Know You’re a Dance Parent When…

We asked, and you answered! Some of our beloved Facebook friends took the time to finish the sentence “You know you’re a dance parent when …” Here is what they had to say! … your kids’ dance costumes look better than your car! – Kerri Sykes When you know what a dream duffel is and […]

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Why is My Dancer Wearing That?

It’s no secret to the non-dancer some of our outfit choices are a bit peculiar. If you have a younger dancer you may see some of the older dancers running around the studio with one leg warmer on, or wearing a little elastic belt over her leotard. That leotard is pretty tight – there doesn’t […]

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Teenagers Starting Dance

Teens in Dance

If you are a teenager who is curious about starting dance class: no, it’s not too late! Although many serious pre-professional dance programs encourage training to start in the earlier childhood years, there are plenty of dance classes out there for teens who want to give dancing a try. Whether the goal is to have […]

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How to Stay Healthy During the Dance Season

Dancers must maintain good health throughout the dance season. It is very easy for a dancer to get worn out by the end of the year, and possibly get an injury that prevents them from performing. The following tips will help to ensure that dancers get the most out of their season. 1.  Do not […]

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Keeping Dancers Warm in Winter

During the winter months dance studios can feel chilly, especially when students first enter. Although students work up a sweat by the end of class, the room may still feel quite cold to students who are just beginning a class. So how do dancers keep warm and cozy when the temperatures start to drop? In […]

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Pinterest Dance Inspiration

                Pinterest users have been creating and browsing all types of boards on the popular web site to plan their weddings, put together recipe collections, or browse for inspiration on upcoming projects. Pinterest can also be a fun place for dance students and dance parents to pin favorite […]

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The Tradition of The Nutcracker Ballet

Based on the story of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker ballet was first created in the late 1800s. This year marks the 220th anniversary of the debut performance of The Nutcracker on December 5, 1892 danced by The Russian Imperial Ballet and choreographed by Marius Petipa. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky […]

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