5 Benefits of attending a non-competitive dance studio

Parents today are faced with many options when it comes to choosing a dance studio for their child. When dancers are as young as preschool, it could be a choice with consequences that will ripple into adolescence and beyond. With all the options available, it is wise to make sure you choose a school with values and goals that match your own so that your dancer can settle in and have a great experience right from the start. Each dancer and family is unique, and any one school will not be right for every dancer. Some dancers will thrive in a competitive situation and some will not. Here are some reasons why you might decide that a non-competitive environment is right for your child. 1. Stude

Danceworks Open House & Free Dance Classes This Saturday, September 9th

Danceworks, located at 469 East Main St. (Route 53) in Denville will be kicking off our 25th season and welcoming new families this fall during the Open House. Interested families are invited to stop by the studio, meet the staff and have a look at our newly renovated facility. Danceworks offers classes for dancers ages 2 through adult in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, modern, and hip hop. During the Open house, all dance wear and shoes needed for class will be 10% off our already low prices. Staff will be on hand to discuss which classes may be right for your dancer. Danceworks Open House this Saturday, September 9th from 11-3pm Please stop by we’d love to meet you and welcome you to our Dance

Did you know that Ballet class improves memory? 6 things you didn't know about ballet.

When we hear the term ballet, many have a certain preconceived notion that has much to do with slow music, graceful moves and frankly a good nap. Eye rolls are expected at the mere mention of ballet to many dance students. "It's boring," "it's too slow," and "I don't like the music" are common complaints. But for those of us who know... ballet is challenging, exciting, immersive, addictive and beautiful. So I'd like to share some things you may not know about this beloved genre. 1. Ballet is the foundation for many of the genres commonly taught in dance studios including jazz, modern, lyrical, and even hip hop. I explain it like this. You could not write a paragraph without first k

6 Benefits of Dancing

Although we may still be immersed in our summer fog, there is no denying it... the hazy, lazy days of summer are coming to a close. Stores are proudly displaying sweaters, boots, and backpacks. Shelves at the local Walmart are piled with notebooks, folders and pencil cases, ready for the herd of list-toting, forward-thinking moms with reluctant kids in tow. Yup, summer is winding down and fall schedules are on the horizon. With the myriad of extra-curricular choices available to today’s youth, why should you choose a dance class? There are lots of great reasons why dance is the perfect after school activity for every kid. 1. Dance Teaches Grace Under Pressure Dance instills grace, poise, and

Fabulous Las Vegas Dance Conference

I've just returned from Fabulous Las Vegas where we stayed at the beautiful Red Rock Resort for the Dance Teacher Web Live Conference and Expo! This amazing event featured many master teachers who are at the tops of their fields. I was honored to take classes taught by Avi Miller and Ben Ofer of Miller and Ben (Avi and I are pictured here along with my trusty Miller and Ben tap shoes), Angela D'Valda Sirico, Jessica Epting (such a beautiful and inspiring ballet dancer), Aaron Turner, Jason Marquette, Simone DePaolo, Tony Coppola, and so many more. There were also a few awesome seminars on subjects like letting kids be kids (more on this soon...) and fall registration time tips. I'm back with

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