Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

A Dancer’s Dress Code

              It’s a common question to hear from dance parents and students alike: What purpose does the dress code actually serve?  Well, SDC’s dress code was established for a few very important reasons: Safety The number one factor in establishing a dress code is for all students’ safety in class.  […]


Welcome, new dance parents!

              We are excited to kick off our 13th dance season NEXT WEEK and would like to welcome all of our new families! Now that you’ve formally signed your child up for lessons and you’ve gotten all the pertinent information about the season, you are officially a dance parent […]


Five Benefits of Dance

              At SDC, we believe that learning how to dance should be an encouraging and positive experience for children at any age! And while the dance steps themselves are an important element to every class, the benefits of dance go far beyond tendus and pirouettes. Here are our 5 […]


Class Recommendations

              As Performance Week approaches quickly so does registration for the new dance season!  With class recommendations being emailed soon, we wanted to take a moment to remind our dance families about what that means, since class recommendations are made with many, many hours of consideration and deliberation! When […]


Recital Expectations for Your Little One

              Here’s some of our most encouraging advice for a successful recital experience with your little one! Remember that …. Dancing on stage in front of hundreds of people is a pretty big deal! Some dancers are shy and others ham it up.  However they react, ALL of our […]


Practicing at Home

              Many of our dancers LOVE practicing their recital dance at home!  So what can you do to encourage your child and help them practice?  Here are four of our best tips: If you haven’t already received an email with a link to your child’s recital music, that will […]


Parent Observation Week!

              Dance families, it’s almost time for Parent Observation Week!  We’re so excited to invite you into the classroom to see a demonstration of what your dancer’s class has been working on so far this year. Here are some handy tips and reminders about this very special week: This […]


The Top 3 Reasons Performing Is Amazing For Your Child

                Recital costume measurements are taking place soon, and recital is the talk of the hallways at the studio!  As we begin preparations for the Spring Concert in the fall, this when we sometimes have parents ask, “Why should my child participate in the recital?” This is an […]


Dancing Through The Fall Season

Fall is finally in the air!  At school, at sports, and of course, at dance, everyone is settling into their new schedules and getting comfortable with the routine (and probably enjoying a pumpkin spice cookie/muffin/latte in the process – ‘tis the season!). Because dance classes take place throughout the school year, it’s extra-important for us […]


What is MTJGD?

      You’ve heard us talk about it, you’ve probably seen the logo all over our handouts, and I bet you’ve wondered, well, what exactly does it mean? More Than Just Great Dancing (or MTJGD as we often refer to it) is a licensed affiliation of dance studios that subscribe to a higher standard […]