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Dance Parent Survival Guide

Being the parent of a dancer is much more involved than one might think. Here are a few tips to prepare you for years and years of leotard-purchasing, recital-attending fun. Pick the Right Studio. Depending on where you live this could be as simple as one choice, or very complicated. Some studios are stricter than [...]

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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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Back-to-Dance Survival Guide for Parents

Back to Dance Survival Guide

Back-to-school season, for many children and teens, also means back-to-dance, back-to-sports, back-to-theater, back-to-band, back-to-homework, and any other number of things. Here are some tips for parents to help their dance students prepare for, and survive, a busy school year! Preparation is key. Before the season begins, your child will probably start receiving schedules for dance [...]

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Dance Class Tips for First-Time Parents and Students

Tips for New Parents and Students

Back-to-school season also means back-to-dance season!  For those students who are attending their first dance class ever, the dance studio is an exciting yet unfamiliar world.  Here are some tips for parents and students to feel more prepared for their first steps into the dance studio. Now that you’ve registered for classes and received your [...]

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Inside Dance Master Classes

Dancers, especially those in intermediate-to-advanced classes, may be presented with opportunities to take classes from professional choreographers or performers. This is often called a master class. Master classes can occur at a convention, at your own studio, or after a performance. In any case, a master class is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to learn [...]

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Tips for Adults Taking Dance Classes

There are many reasons to continue, or begin, taking dance classes as an adult. Whether your studio has adult-specific classes, or you will be included in student classes at your ability level, many studios offer excellent options for adult dancers. Goal-Setting for Adult Dancers Setting specific and measurable goals will help you get the most [...]

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The Role of Dance Parents at the Studio

Dance moms, dads, grandparents, and other caregivers take on active roles in their children’s dance activities, whether they are dancing for fun, taking part in competitions, or preparing for a professional dance career.  At a time when dance moms may be gaining a questionable reputation on reality television, here are some tips on how you [...]

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