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Think of Dance School….As a School

I've spent alot of time in the dance school office these past two months.  September was back to class month and the questions were mostly about dress code, and class schedules...the easy stuff.   As October hit, so did all the complaints "we missed a class, do we get credit for it?"; "why didn't anyone… Continue reading Think of Dance School….As a School

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Start Them Young!

If this doesn't warm every part of your dancer's heart! This little choreographer is going places for sure.  Kudos to the adults in her life who encourage this spirit! Click on this link and be prepare to smile for at least 3 minutes: Toddler Takes The Lead In Choreographing Interpretive Dance For Adults

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Bringing Dance to the Mainstream

In the past few years, mainstream television seems to have made a concerted effort to bring all genres of dance to television. Both So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and Dancing with the Stars premiered to US audiences in 2005.  While both shows present in the same format (dancers performing before judges, and relying… Continue reading Bringing Dance to the Mainstream

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The Value of Dance Education

This blog speaks from the personal. I have seen the role dance education has played in my daughter's life.  The way she has become this confident young woman with a presence both on stage and off. I see how disciplined she is with her schedule, her school work (bad grades=no dance); and her time management… Continue reading The Value of Dance Education

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Feeding The Mind Of A Dancer with the Arts

When my daughter was 5, right before she started formal dance classes, I took her to see the Pennsylvania Ballet perform The Nutcracker. As I ordered tickets, I could feel myself getting excited, I LOVED the ballet and couldn't wait to share the live experience with my daughter. Oh, we had watched countless episodes of… Continue reading Feeding The Mind Of A Dancer with the Arts

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Dancers with Special Needs

Dance is really a wonderful gift, it, like music has no prejudices, no barriers, just an awesome form of self-expression, exercise and creativity for all. I have 2 special needs kids in my life and both have the gift for music and dance.  One loves to play the piano and sing to anyone who will… Continue reading Dancers with Special Needs

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My Son Wants to Take Dance Classes

My daughter has never had the pleasure of having a male dancer in any of her classes in the 13 years she has taken lessons. Not one.  We've seen a boy here, one there, come through the school, last about 1 or 2 years, then poof…gone.  It saddens me.  At one of the parent observation classes,… Continue reading My Son Wants to Take Dance Classes

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The First Day

I can totally remember my daughter’s first dance class.  I remember walking into the dance studio thinking there would be a seat waiting for me to watch welcome refreshments for all of us Moms….ok, ok, I did know there would be no refreshments but I didn’t know I’d be sitting outside with a 10 other… Continue reading The First Day

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Choosing a Dance Studio

‘We have so many dance schools in my area, I’m ready to start my child in a school, but how do I choose one over the other?” While I had a lifelong love affair with dance, I didn't know if my daughter would, so I hopped at the first opportunity to throw her into a… Continue reading Choosing a Dance Studio