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Preparing for Pointe Dancing

Posted by gwenagee12@gmail.com on April 27, 2018 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Written by Brittany Miller:

Close your eyes and think back to the first time you watch the ballet. Tall beautiful ballerinas gracefully lifted over men’s heads and lightly placed on to the very tips of their toes as they magically seem to float away on stage. Pointe shoes are every young ballerina’s dream, but what does it take to get there and how much training does your dancer need to have?


First, knowing the history and mechanics of a pointe shoe are ...

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Excellence Through Repetition

Posted by gwenagee12@gmail.com on April 9, 2018 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

By: Brittany Bearer


“It’s like riding a bicycle!” We’ve all heard the phrase, but what does it really mean and how does it relate to your dancer? Riding a bicycle is just another phrase for the term, muscle memory, describing a once difficult skill that has now become second nature. The muscles’ themselves have no literal memory, so the term muscle memory is a misnomer, and should really be called the subconscious memory. The subconscious mem...

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Why Tap Dance? by Jennifer Aichele

Posted by gwenagee12@gmail.com on November 16, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Tap Dance is defined as a step dance tapped out audibly by means of shoes with hard soles ` or soles and heels to which taps have been added. Fairly simple concept right? Well little does your dancer know they are learning so much more than just making sounds with their feet!


Every child is born with a rhythm inside of them and tap dance helps bring out that natural rhythm! Tap dance is all about feeling the beat of the music and helps strengthen musicality skills. Each step...

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Nurturing your child - how to help build confidence and security in your little one and integrating into class.

Posted by gwenagee12@gmail.com on August 14, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


 by: Amy L. Aichele-


As parents of toddlers and pre-schoolers, you do everything to help your child navigate through the ups and downs of childhood and survive with self-esteem. You praise their every accomplishment, and encourage them to discover the world around them through play and activities. At some point many parents will decide to sign their child up for a more formal activity, such as dance. This will encourage them to make friends with other child...

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