Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Life Lessons You Learn From Dance

When a dancer begins classes, the focus usually falls on learning the flow of classes, steps, combinations, and preparing for the highlight of the year – the Spring Concert! Little does the dancer know, that while learning all of the dance steps, life lessons are being taught too. Take a minute to read this great post […]

 

Dance Tips That Will Also Improve Your Life

Throughout your dance career, you’ll hear similar tips from your teachers.  “To go up, you must first go down.”  “Remain grounded.”  “Hold your center.” That advice leads to higher leaps, more solid turns, and better balance.  That same advice can be applied to your life outside of the studio too!  Take a look at this […]

 

Dance Costumes: More Than Just Tutus

As a dancer, one of the most anticipated parts of the season is finding out what your concert costume will be!  There’s no time like the present to start building the anticipation and no better place to start than with some beautiful costumes!  Check out the New York City Dance Projects’ gorgeous photography of dancers […]

 

Why do you dance?

At SCD, we dance because it’s what we love to do.  Why do you dance?  Tell us in the comments! Check back throughout the week for our first blog series, “Dance Dress Code: Decoded,” to learn more about SDC’s dress code and why dancers wear what they wear!

 

It’s time for a new year of dance!

The new dance season is almost upon us!  With our 10th Anniversary Kickoff Party happening this Saturday, FYDE rehearsals beginning next Tuesday, and classes starting August 31, it’s one of the busiest times of the year at Studio Dance Centre! At the risk of sounding cheesy–and before the busy-ness of the school year sets in–I […]

 

Little dancers, big dreams

I read a wonderful story the other day that was making its way around the internet (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anne-josephson/fit-and-funky_b_5571593.html). It really struck a chord because as a studio owner and dance teacher, I’ve been witness to many a story like this. In sum, the mother who wrote the story had signed her young daughter up for dance […]

 

It’s summer: here we go!

Last week, in our preparations for the Princess-in-Training Camp, my staff and I were discussing the merits of decorating paper crowns versus making pipe cleaner tiaras. (Really, we were way overanalyzing.)  Which project would be easier for little hands? Would one be appealing over the other? Was each one “princess-y” enough? I was sure we […]