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Healthy Classrooms, Happy Kids!

              Last week we began our 15th season here at Studio Dance Centre – WOWZA! We could have never guessed the challenges that would come our way this year. Today’s learning environment is more important than ever before. Whether your child is dancing in-person or online, the community they’re […]

 

Everyone’s Big Potential

              Dance is often seen as a competitive activity, and while that can be true, it shouldn’t be competitive in the way you might think! There’s a quote on one of our lobby wall’s by Mikhail Baryshnikov that says, “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. […]

 

Mentally Healthy Dancers

              When we talk about raising healthy dancers at SDC, we don’t just mean physically healthy; we mean mentally healthy too!  It’s important to us that our students have the opportunity to grow their social and emotional health as well as their technique and skills. For us, being mentally healthy […]

 

Dance Progress

              Progress in dance can sometimes look a lot like it does in school: Students learn new concepts and techniques, and they build on that knowledge over time.  There are milestones to reach along the way to bigger goals, paving a path to success through hard work and perseverance. […]

 

Encouraging At-Home Practice

              We love it when our students say they want to practice at home! Sometimes they’ll tell us how they like to create their own dances; other times they want to practice what they’ve learned in the classroom. As a parent, you might be wondering how to foster this […]

 

A Positive Influence, Part II

              At SDC, we believe in the amazing benefits dance has to offer kids of all ages. But during the tween and teen years, we’ve noticed some particular advantages that are helping our students become the best version of themselves. Dance takes hard work; there’s no way around it. […]

 

A Positive Influence, Part I

              For our littlest dancers at SDC, dance is about much more than learning how to move to music! While the steps are important, of course, what’s even more special are the life skills that are introduced in our younger classes.   Learning how to be a good friend is […]

 

The Benefits of Recital

              The recital is our biggest performance opportunity of the entire dance season; the chance for our students to showcase the results of their hard work over the past several months. It’s where the magic of dance comes alive!  Through the recital, the joys from the classroom are carried […]

 

Big Potential

              Here’s a fun fact for you: In dance, it is common class etiquette to applaud when groups take turns practicing combinations or when a student is asked to demonstrate.  We celebrate effort in this way, showing appreciation for being able to watch and learn from each other. At […]

 

Making Progress

              Has your child ever come to you and said they want to quit something?  Maybe it was a board game or a homework assignment, or a project they started and weren’t motivated to finish.  Maybe it was an activity you signed them up for after school; maybe it […]