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Supporting Our Anxious Students

                It’s no surprise that anxiety is rampant among tweens and teens these days—there have been so many unpredictable and stressful moments in their lives. From the cancellation of important events last spring to the adjustments surrounding school, family, and their social lives, our children have been facing […]

 

How Dance is Shaping Social-Emotional Growth

                  You hear a lot these days about social-emotional development in children, especially how important it is for building empathy and meaningful relationships. Social-emotional skills equip our kids with the tools they need to manage their emotions, make friends, and connect to other people on a deeper […]

 

It’s About More Than Steps

                  At SDC, experience has shown us that dance training yields dividends far greater than jetés and arabesques: The benefits go far beyond the technique, shaping our students’ confidence, resilience, and social-emotional skills. So it’s no surprise that throughout this pandemic season, we have noticed an increase […]

 

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 […]