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Explore valuable insights and advice to enhance your child's dance education directly from our exceptional team of dance educators. Embark on the journey of nurturing and guiding your child towards holistic success at Showcase Dance Studio, nestled in the heart of Manassas, VA. Let's empower your child to flourish through the art of dance!

Beating the Back-to-School Blues

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...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
How to Make the Most Out of Your Child’s Classroom Experience

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...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
The Importance of Grit

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,...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
Competition Team Auditions Are Coming Up Soon!

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...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
What to Expect at Recital

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...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
Capture Your Dancer's Journey Through Dance Portraits

Capture Your Dancer's Journey Through Dance Portraits Choreography is wrapping up, costumes are going home, and excitement is in the air: recital preparations are officially underway! I hope you and your dancer are looking forward to Saturday, June 9 as much as we are. As you may have already seen, we’ve scheduled...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
The Importance of Dance Training During the Summer

The Importance of Summer Dance Training Welcome to Showcase Dance Studio’s blog! We’re excited to introduce this new method of sharing dance advice, class tips, educational info, and more. We’re kicking off our blog posts with an important, frequently-asked question from dancers of all ages: “Why should I continue my dance training...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read