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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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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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6 Tips For Your Child’s First Dance Recital

Congratulations! You’ve made it through an entire year of dance class. You’re more familiar with putting tights on your child, and tying teeny tiny little ribbons on her dance shoes than you ever imagined. So now the time has come. Recital time. Don’t panic! Here are some helpful hints to get you through. Pay attention. […]

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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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Keeping the Peace at the Dance Studio

With the great number of personalities involved in dance studio life, there are often times when individual opinions clash and sensitive situations arise. Here are some tips for dealing with negative situations and individuals to keep the peace and set a positive example at the studio. Distance Yourself from Negative Individuals Does your studio have […]

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Stage Parenting 101

At times the term stage parent carries with it negative connotations, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Popular television shows like Dance Moms and Toddlers in Tiaras often paint an extreme image of parenting behind the wings. But there is a big difference between supporting your child to be the best all-around performer […]

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Recital Volunteers Play Key Role

Many dance studios request volunteer assistance from parents at this point in the year. Whether it is for backstage help at the recital, selling merchandise such as recital t-shirts or flowers, or transporting scenery and props to the recital venue, studio owners and teachers will require some extra hands and support. Why Volunteer on Top […]

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How to Calm Recital Jitters

All About Dance Recital Jitters

For many children, especially those about to experience their first dance recital, nerves and jitters on the big day can be difficult to overcome. Some nervousness is actually a good thing. Adrenaline pumping before taking a step onto the stage can keep a dancer’s energy up throughout the performance. However, being too nervous can make […]

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