20 Dance Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is just around the corner! We know you want to show your love of dance with your costume; here are 20 dance themed Halloween costumes to do just that! Recreate MJ’s iconic look from his “Beat It” music video with a red leather jacket, black pants and black loafers with white socks. Don’t forget…

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…

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…