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Class Etiquette, Part II

              Etiquette for our little dancers is a bit different than for those with more experience!  Younger children are just beginning to understand how to control their bodies and emotions, and dance class may be one of their first experiences in a classroom.  With this in mind, we teach […]

 

Class Etiquette, Part I

              At SDC, we love seeing how excited our students are to practice in class.  Their motivation fuels their progress, and as they gain more experience in dance, they have the potential to advance even more quickly!  But this path to progress also requires developing self-control, confidence, and discipline. […]

 

What is the Spring Concert?

              You’ve heard us talking about it.  You’ve seen it mentioned on our website and in our emails.  You know there’s a lot of excitement around it … but what exactly IS the recital? Just as soccer players have tournaments, football players have games, and gymnasts have meets, dancers […]

 

Making Progress in the Summer

              Have you been thinking about whether to enroll your dancer for summer classes?  Here are some of our top reasons to keep the dance momentum going! Dance training is built on muscle memory, so summer dance helps your child experience overall faster progress. Young children do well with […]

 

Audience Etiquette for the Recital

              As you already know, our annual Performance Week will take place May 1st-5th this year.  With the date fast approaching, we thought this would be the perfect time to share with you our tips for awesome audience etiquette!  Following these tips will help us ensure an enjoyable recital […]

 

Prepping for Performance Week

              We are just a couple weeks away from the recital, can you believe it!? With that in mind, we’ve created this checklist to make sure you’ve prepared, planned, and packed!  And of course, we are just a phone call or email away if you have any questions. First […]

 

Changing the Mindset Behind “Being Pushed”

              At SDC, we’re sometimes asked by parents if we can “challenge” or “push” a child more in class.  The answer is not as simple as you might think, which is why we’ve brought the answer here to our blog! The first part of the answer is that it’s […]

 

Setting the Right Expectations

              This is a topic we’ve explored on the blog before, and we wanted to expand on it this season! Performing in the recital is a brand new experience for most of our young dancers.  And while some will find it exciting, others might be a little nervous. In […]

 

Practicing at Home for the Recital

              We absolutely LOVE it when our students say they want to practice their recital dance at home.  Their enthusiasm is contagious, and then everyone in the class wants to practice at home too!   But as a parent, how should you go about encouraging this?  Is there such […]

 

Building Confidence with Dance

              Dance is the ultimate performing art, and dancing onstage at the recital serves as a powerful tool for building a child’s confidence in themselves—a confidence that easily carries over into a dancer’s home life, schoolwork, and friendships. So how can one special event create such a big difference?  […]