Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

SDC’s Staff Development Days

Our staff members have been hard at work this week prepping for the new season!  We want every season to be better than the last, so this is our way of getting educated and inspired for a brand new dance year.  From communications to classroom resources, every meeting is about how we can serve you […]


Choosing a dance style

Choosing the right dance style for your child can be a cinch—or it can be one of the hardest decisions you’ll make about their afterschool activities!  Make the best choice by considering these four basic styles—any one of them can be a good fit, depending on your child’s personality and interests. Ballet is the foundation […]


Top 10 Dance Etiquette Reminders

The 2016-2017 dance season at SDC is finally here!  It’s such an exciting time: Starting new classes, trying out new dance styles, and meeting new people.  It’s also a great time to learn (or remember) the basics of class etiquette, the way to show respect to yourself as a dancer, your fellow dancers, your instructor, […]


Legend Spotlight: Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd’s career as a film and stage choreographer, dancer, and actor spanned over 5 decades.  He staged some of the most famous Broadway and film musicals of the 40s and 50s, leading to the style which would later be called “integrated musicals.”  His work garnered him five Tony awards, and an honorary Academy Award […]


Keeping Hydrated & Cool in Dance Class

In last week’s posts, we talked about what goes on your body.  Just as important is what goes into your body.  When you dance, you sweat.  It’s inevitable. With sweat comes a loss of fluid and electrolytes that need to replenishing.  In one hour of dancing, you can lose an average of 37 ounces of fluid! (Maybe […]


Dance Dress Code Decoded: The Bun

When time for ballet class rolls around and you start running down your mental checklist of “to-do and to-grab,” one of the easiest things to forget is putting your dancer’s hair in a bun. History of a Hairstyle   Much like a tutu and ballet slippers, the bun is synonymous with a ballerina.  The bun’s origins […]


Dance Dress Code Decoded – Cover-Ups

We’ve covered why dancers, both boys and girls, have worn the same classic pieces for decades, I wanted to share a few thoughts about two very important items in the SDC policy: Wear a cover-up as you arrive and leave the studio, and Do not wear your dance shoes outside Why wear a cover-up?  It’s only […]


Dance Dress Code Decoded – Boys

We’ve taken a look at traditional ballet wear for girls in our first “Dance Dress Code Decoded” post, so let’s take a look at some of the pieces that you’ll find boys at SDC wearing. Did you know that male dancers wear leotards and tights as well?  Most danseurs (male dancers – don’t call them “ballerinos!”) wear […]


Dance Dress Code Decoded – Girls

When you think of a dancer, what comes to mind?  Is it the shoes that she is wearing or the pink tights?  Is it the leotard?  Perhaps it is the signature hire style of ballerinas, a bun.  Have you ever wondered why a dancer wears these things or why most studios require a standard uniform […]


Good Rules of Thumb (or Toe!) for Dance Shoes

One of the most exciting parts of a new dance season, whether it’s your first ballet class or you’ve been with Studio Dance Centre since the beginning, is finding the perfect dance shoes for your feet. After confirming the type of shoes you need for your class with the SDC dress code where do you go […]