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What Happens at A Dance Competition – A Parents Perspective

With only a few days left before the first big dance competition of the year, I found myself running around like the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonder Land. My daughter, Sophia has her first performance on Friday night with several more performances through the weekend as well as the convention classes. Somehow, we always manage to get through it and still have our sanity. So, What Happens at a dance competition? The best way to share the experience is to describe it as it unfolds. 

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The origins of Hip Hop – Dance History You Need to Know!

When we use the term Hip Hop it is often in reference to music or dance, but what needs to be emphasized and understood is that Hip Hop is a culture, “a way of life,” as many put it. What we often see on TV or social media today when Hip Hop dance is being performed is the commercialized, streamlined, and often diluted form of what it was at its origination.

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Tips on choosing the best dance classes for your dance Child!

Dance can be an activity that your child enjoys once per week for fun and exercise, or it can quickly become all-consuming. I began as a dancer in a ballet, tap, and jazz class one day per week each. By the time I was a high schooler, I was often dropped at the dance studio for a 4 pm start and didn’t go home until 8 or 9. While this was exactly what I wanted and my family was able to make it work, it is not the right choice for every family. 

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How an Early Introduction to Ballet Lessons Benefit Children

My children started ballet when they were toddlers. I enjoyed watching them twirl in their colorful tutus, leap as high as their little legs would let them, and skip around the floor with their dance friends while I snapped hundreds of pictures. But little did I know that this early exposure to ballet would give my children advantages, not only in dance, but an overall boost to their confidence and development. 

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Is it OK to take Dance or Ballet Lessons at Different Studios?

Does your child want to learn hip hop but your current dance studio doesn’t offer it? Do you have a good local ballet school but want to travel once a week for pas de deux lessons over an hour away? There are many reasons to consider dancing for multiple studios at once. However the question is, can you dance at multiple studios, and is it socially acceptable in the world of dance to do so?