Young Children and Advancement –Part 2

This is the second part of  Young Children and Advancement.  If you are looking for the first post click here. Just to quickly recap… Sometimes parents have a hard time seeing the advancement in their young dancers, these posts help parents, and teachers, understand what advancement looks like in a young dancer, specifically a dancer…

Grateful Hearts

Dear ECPAC and Boogie Babies Dancing School dance families,   As Thanksgiving draws nearer, we wanted to take a moment to express our thanks to YOU, for trusting us with your child’s dance education and allowing us to be a positive light in your child’s life.  We are grateful that you’ve chosen us for your studio…

Creating opportunities for young dancers

We don’t teach kids to be great dancers, we teach dance to make great kids! This single sentence is the core of the studio; it is what we base every single one of our classes on. When children come to dance class they are learning so much more than dance steps.  The skills these dancers…

Lessons from Mary

I recently had the opportunity to read Bella Bunny to an elementary school, which is becoming one of my favorite things to do.  I usually read to first graders and younger, then we have a question and answer session, which is completely adorable! It was right before winter break and I could not help but…

Mom Care

If I was going to rate my level of busy from 1-10 I would for sure say 12.  With 3 kids, spread out in ages and multiple businesses to run I find myself ran down, often. After my son was born I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease, essentially what it…

Choose Dance

Soccer is coming to an end and it is time to sign up for another activity to keep our kiddos busy!  Choosing dance classes can make a huge, positive, lifelong impact on your child.  We are very fortunate, in our small city there are multiple studios to choose from and they are all great! Here…

Playing Favorites

I hear it all the time, in the studio, on the baseball team, and at school; parents and kids thinking they are not in the “Circle of Favorites”. Even though it happens in EVERY activity involving kids I can only speak from my own experiences within my studio walls. I will be honest, I do…

Baby and Preschool Dance Classes

Dance teachers and studio owners if you don’t already know, classes for dancers 5 and under are the most important classes in your studio.  These dancers will make or break the future of your school.  I talk to a lot of studio owners around the country and this is what I hear as the challenges…

Raising Exceptional Kids Through Dance

The teenagers who have grown up at my studio are different than other teens.  They have a strong work ethic, they are respectful, team players and driven.  Now, I am not saying they are the only teens in the world that are exceptional, but I coach a dance team at a local high school and…

A letter to Competitive Dance Parents

Dear Dance Parents, Being a dance parent is hard. It is hard to really trust someone else with your child’s growth. It is hard to trust that another person has your child’s best interest in mind and at heart. It is especially hard to keep that in mind when, maybe, your child is not placed…