Benefits of Recitals

The 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…

Why Graded Levels

  Graded Levels are Helpful for Growing Kids At first glance, it may seem difficult or impossible to give a grade in dance or to assign a level to dance development. After all, the arts are subjective, and each dancer interprets each dance differently. Ultimately, however, graded dance levels are doable—in fact, they’re essential for…

Navigating Recital

Navigating the Recital: A Guide for First-time Dance Parents   The first dance recital can be full of nonstop surprises for the first-time dance parent. Dance has its own culture of expectations and traditions, and they all converge on recital night.   If you’re feeling overwhelmed, the following insider tips can help you make the…

Is Pre-Pro Right for Your Child?

Are Pre-Professional Ballet Classes Right for Your Dancer?   Pre-professional ballet programs, we call them pre-pro for short, are designed for talented and passionate young dancers who are ready for advanced training. A well-developed pre-pro program will include an academic study of dance as well as advanced technique. Is this program right for your dancer?…

Preparing for Auditions

How to help your dancer prepare for an audition: eight healthy strategies Every dancer has the opportunity to audition, whether it’s for a role on a studio team or a professional company, for a high school dance team or for admission into a college program. There’s no denying that dancers can get anxious about auditions,…

Why Dress Codes?

Dance Studio Dress Codes: What’s the Point? Many dance studios require students to show up looking alike in terms of clothing and hair. Color-level leotards indicating mastery of certain competencies (much like martial arts belts) are usually expected, and girls’ hair must be in tight buns. These standards follow the dress code of the American…

Everything Recital 2017

Spring Recital News! We are excited to announce that we have worked out the recital schedule so that all of our dances will fit into 5 SHOWS this year instead of 6 shows… Wooo hooo! That means earlier bedtimes for little ones on Sunday night of recital weekend and more rest for our advanced dancers who perform…