Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Studio Happenings

              Parents, it’s that time of year when getting your child to dance class can seem extra-challenging!  With the weather fluctuations, cold and flu season underway, and homework exhaustion setting in, January sometimes feels like “the mid-year slump.”   Not to worry though.  In our experience, the slump is only […]

 

Ringing in the New Year

              Happy New Year! It’s time for a new year and a new semester – a fresh start! Although the regular dance season has been in session for months, the spring semester is like its own new beginning.  SDC students will begin working on recital routines during the next […]

 

Gratitude

                          Thank you to our wonderful dance families for allowing us to teach your children, who bring so much joy into our classrooms every day!  We are grateful to know you and be a part of your lives. We wish you a very […]

 

Recital Planning – Behind the Scenes

                              We hope you are beginning to sense our excitement, because recital planning is officially in full swing! Here’s a little peek of what’s going on behind the scenes: Your SDC teachers are spending hours upon hours selecting just the right […]

 

What REAL Dance Parents Are Like

                    Sometimes I’m asked whether I watch the television show Dance Moms, or if the dance world is really like the way it’s portrayed in the show.  I don’t watch it (although I’ve seen clips) and it’s not like that …. not for us here at […]

 

Back-to-school blues? Try this!

“But I’m too tired!” It’s that time of year again …. school is back in session and afterschool activities abound, meaning “I’m too tired” can become a frequent refrain from the backseat of your car. It’s not uncommon for us dance teachers to hear about students who fall asleep on the way to class during […]

 

Back-to-School Memories

The SDC teachers and I are wishing all of our students a wonderful back to school week!  We love hearing about everyone’s new adventures at school – what their classrooms are like, who their teacher is, what their favorite subjects are – and we hope this week is full of fun! In honor of this […]

 

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 […]