Thank you. Two words most of us never seem to hear enough of, especially as parents. Am I right? I mean, we’re not usually looking for a thank you; and most of the time we just don’t expect it, but it is nice to hear it once in awhile. The same is true for our … More 7 Ways to Thank Your Dance Teacher
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This past July marked the 7th anniversary of Dance & Company Performing Arts Studio! Can you believe it? As a dance mom of 4 years, and on behalf of the entire studio, thank you to everyone for your support. Parents, partners, instructors, dancers…without you this place would cease to exist. Congratulations to Miss Katie and … More 7th Anniversary Celebration – Recap
Have you ever had an uncomfortable conversation with your teacher about being late to class? I definitely have. 99% of the time your teacher will have this discussion with you if you are ever late. There are many reasons why this is standard for dance teachers and studios. When a student is late to class, … More The Importance of Arriving to Class on Time
Knowing how to apply stage makeup is essential for all dancers. Without it, it is difficult to see a dancer’s facial features while on stage. It is important that performers of ALL ages wear stage makeup! Of course, we do keep stage makeup appropriate to the dancer’s age group. As we know, wearing makeup on … More How To: Stage Makeup
Recently I shared an article titled, Tips for a Successful Production Experience. How are things going so far? Production day is only weeks away. I bet you’re excited, maybe even a little nervous. No need to worry. This time, I want to share some tips on how you, your dancer and your family can have a … More How to Have a Successful Production Day
Picture the last performance you watched, either in person or in a video. I’m willing to bet there were probably one or two people who caught your attention and stood out to you more than the rest. How is that possible? What kind of magical powers do those performers possess that set them apart from … More What’s Stage Presence Got to Do with It?
From your sports bras to your fitness leggings, to your ballet leotards to your tights, here are quick and easy ways to take care of your sweaty clothes in no time! Now, we’ve got the whole lights/darks thing down. I’m sure we’ve all learned our lesson when it comes to those pesky wool sweaters! What … More How To: Take Care of Ballet & Workout Attire
This one is going out to all my fellow moms and dads! You put your family first; you make sure everyone’s schedule is running smoothly, you get dinner on the table, you drive the kids to dance class… and more! I want you to stop, take a look in the mirror and ask yourself, “What … More The Benefits of Dance & Fitness for Adults
I’ve spent 80 percent of my life with my hair in a bun. This all started when I was 3 years old taking my first ballet class and since has occupied most of my life now into my mid 20’s. Funny story actually: it was the day of my first ballet class. Even though … More How To: The Ballet Bun