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RAD Ballet Presentation Classes Vs Exams – The Differences For Parents.

Since writing the article RAD Ballet Class Awards Vs Exams: A Helpful Guide For Parents I have had some requests from parents to write about the RAD Presentation Class as they had similar concerns about the difference between the RAD Presentations and Exams. I hope the following article is helpful too! The RAD Presentation Classes for grades six to eight …

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How to Measure, Fit & Buy Ballet Shoes for Toddlers & Kids: Complete Guide

If you haven’t danced before or have never had other children in lessons, buying your child their first pair of ballet shoes might seem a little daunting especially with the amount of choice there is out there. This complete guide will help both the new and experienced dance parent measure, fit and buy ballet shoes for their toddler or kid. …

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Do you need to give a dancer flowers or a gift after a dance recital?

We have all seen those scenes where the star of the show is presented with flowers as the curtain falls and seen dressing rooms flooded with flowers. But do you need to buy flowers or a gift for a dancer for their dance recital? Everyone appreciates receiving gifts or flowers and they would make any dancer feel extra special. However, …

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How to Motivate a Young Dancer to Not Quit in Just 3 Steps!

It’s thirty minutes before your kid’s dance class and you need to leave in ten to get there on time but your child isn’t even dressed yet and when you tell them to hurry up or they will be late, out comes the dreaded reply ‘but I don’t wanna go to dance class anymore!‘ So should you let your child …

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Why do young dancers wear makeup?

Although used for a purpose, when children wear stage make up controversy is often sparked.  Many parents feel that their children grow up soon enough and that wearing makeup of any kind for any reason should be put off as long as possible.  So, why do young dancers wear makeup?  Stage distance and heavy lighting can cause dancers to look …

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What do toddlers wear to a dance or ballet class?

Your about to take your toddler to their first dance, movement or ballet class and all the photos you have seen have little girls in tutus and little boys in white t-shirts and tights, so did you miss something? You’re sure the teacher said wear anything that is easy to move in, but what did they mean by that? Are …

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Should You Put Your Son in Dance Class?

My 1yr old son loves to dance. He faces the music source, plants his feet into the ground, clucks his arms like a chicken whilst twirling his hands and bounces up and down giggling and smiling like dancing is the best thing ever! But his older brother is into soccer and basketball and his dad is hoping he will follow …

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Cheerleading vs Dancing: What’s the Difference?

Many dancers aspire to be professional cheerleaders helping to excite and encourage spectators to actively support their home team by leading them in chants and cheers. But if a dancer can be a cheerleader and a cheerleader a dancer isn’t dancing and cheerleading basically just the same thing? What’s the difference between cheerleading and dancing? The main difference between cheerleading …