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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 […]

 

Hello, September!

                  With a month of classes already wrapped up this season, we’re kicking off September with a strong start! As I’ve watched our dancers return to the studio over the past four and a half weeks, I’ve noticed just how WELL they’ve adapted to our new “choreographed” […]

 

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. […]

 

Welcome Back!

              We can’t wait to see every in class this week!  We hope you had a fabulous Winter Break and are ready for all of the fun that spring semester brings, including: Costume photo reveals Learning recital choreography Preparing to dance onstage Signing up for next season – our […]

 

2020 Vision

              Drumroll please … We’re excited to announce that our Spring Concert theme is 2020 Vision!  We see you, dancers, and we see so much greatness in you. As you already know, an important part of our culture here at SDC is to ensure that every student is seen […]

 

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 […]

 

At Thanksgiving

              SDC parents, At this gratitude-filled time of year, I want to express how much it means to us to have you as part of our dance family! Whether your child dances with us once a week or every day, we are grateful for your trust in us.  We […]

 

Our Passion is Teaching

              At SDC, our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds.  Most of us grew up dancing and then chose to combine our passion for dance with our interest in education.  Some of us pursued other careers but discovered that teaching dance was where our hearts were at.  And […]