What Progress in Dance Looks Like Dance class is a lot like school in many ways: your child explores new ideas, practices skills, solves problems, and develops friendships. Unlike school though, dance classes don’t have a new grade level every year. This can seem strange at first, but for dance education it’s very normal
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Raising a Healthy Dancer In our dance classes at Showcase Dance Studio, we are committed to developing dancers who have healthy bodies and minds—and a healthy outlook on life! We want our dancers to feel confident about themselves and love their bodies. What can you do at home to support this objective and boost your
Why is the Dress Code Important? It’s a common question to hear from dance parents and students alike: What purpose does the dress code actually serve? We’re glad you asked! Showcase Dance Studio's dress code was established for a few very important reasons: Safety The number one factor in establishing a dress code is
Dear Showcase Dance Studio 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 home. Dance,
What is Age-Appropriate Movement? Why is it so important that Showcase Dance Studio offers age-appropriate movement for its students? Because your child’s safety depends on it! Safe movements for young dancers are dependent on their ages and rate of physical growth. For example, growth plates in the skeleton—the growing tissues that help bones
Beating the Back-to-School Blues “But I’m too tired!” It’s that time of year again! School is back in session and after-school activities abound, meaning “I’m too tired” can become a frequent refrain from the backseat of your car. It’s not uncommon for us to hear about young dancers who fall asleep on the way
How to Make the Most Out of Your Child’s Classroom Experience Dance lessons can be an awesome way to encourage your child’s personal growth! At Showcase, we’re not just teaching dance steps in our classrooms—we’re developing conscientious, confident young leaders. As a parent, I know what a challenge it can be to
The Importance of Grit “Gritty people have a growth mindset; when bad things happen, they don’t give up.” This quote is from author Angela Duckworth, who popularized the word “grit” about five years ago with her famous TED Talk about the power of passion and perseverance. She wasn’t talking specifically about dancers, but she
Competition team auditions are coming up soon! On Saturday, June 2, we’ll be hosting tryouts for our 2018-2019 teams. You may have been wondering if being on a competitive team is the right fit for your child, or if they would enjoy the experience. If you’ve ever thought about having your child audition, then
What to Expect at a Dance Recital Recital planning is well underway here at SDS! As you already know, our annual dance recital performances will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. If this is your child’s first dance recital experience, or your first recital experience with Showcase,