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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 …

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How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Do Dance Lessons

When I was younger I wanted to study dance full time. When I first told my parent’s my dream, their initial reaction was ‘well we are not paying for that‘. But I was determined to dance and so I found solutions to make it happen. And you can too! Whether you just want to start one lesson a week or …

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Gymnastics vs. Dance: Which is Better for Kids?

Gymnastics and dance are both great extra-curricular activities for kids. As a parent though you might be confused over which one you should choose for your child. Both will help them burn off energy, are fun and creative and can become childhood hobbies that keep them fit and active. But which one should you enroll your child in? Which is …