Benefits of Recitals

You drop off your dancer once or twice (or more) every week; when you pick her up, she’s a little sweaty and needs a snack. You wash the dance gear and keep track of the shoes, and you smile at the other parents who are doing the same. You peek through the doorways and curtains…

Ballet La Crosse Auditions

We are excited to announce that our fall ballet production will be “Alice In Wonderland” with original choreography by Mr. Kennet Oberly. This ballet will have roles for male and female dancers age 8 and up. We would love to have you join us for our free, friendly and fun auditions on Saturday, April 21 from 1:00 PM –…

Having dance on the brain is a good thing

Most parents know that when they have a dancer in the house, they have a child who seemingly thinks about dance all day long. They spin through their conversations with you, search endlessly for new dance music and continually hike their legs high on the walls to get a good stretch. Sometimes just watching them…

Why Technique Matters

Why Technique Matters   Dance is often viewed as simply an art form, which it truly is. But ask any dancer and they’ll tell you they’re athletes just as much as they are artists. Performing their art requires skill, muscle control and endurance. That’s why technique matters and is so fundamentally important throughout their dance…

Three signs you’ve chosen the right studio

Three signs you’ve chosen the right dance studio   Most communities offer a variety of dance opportunities. Knowing whether you’ve found the right fit for your dancer can be as easy as 1,2,3. Look for these signs:   Dance instructors are qualified and well trained in technique. Good dancers don’t always make good teachers. You…

Renowned dance physiotherapist cautions, advises parents

Renowned dance physiotherapist cautions, advises parents     Lisa Howell is a physiotherapist, author, speaker and creator of The Ballet Blog which has revolutionized how dancers think about their bodies, injuries and performance enhancement. She is well respected both nationally and internationally for her work with young dancers, professional dancers and dance teachers and works…

How to Choose a Dance Studio

How to choose a dance studio   Motivations for signing children up for extracurricular activities vary from parent to parent. They may see it as a way for their child to learn teamwork, develop discipline, make new friends or simply to try something new. Rarely does a parent sign their child up for swimming so…

4 Ways to Know PC is Right for Your Child

Four Ways to Know Performance Company is Right for Your Child   Performance companies can be a great opportunity for young dancers to develop in many areas of life—from fine-tuning dance skills and overcoming onstage jitters to growing socially and intellectually as they quickly learn new choreography.   If you’re wondering whether joining a performance…