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Pathways in Dance

Happy fall, Showcase families! There are many reasons to love fall (like a hot cup of coffee on a crisp morning, am I right?) but one of my favorites is helping our dancers settle into their classes for the new season—and many times, that means adding something new to their schedule.  There...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
Capturing a Snapshot in Time

Showcase families, it’s time to start thinking about recital pictures! For your convenience, *Recital Picture Week will be held April 4-7 at the studio during regular class times. This is an opportunity for your dancer to have professional dance photos taken (in costume!) with direction from our experienced SDS staff. So, why...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
Shine Bright! Shine On!

Shine Bright! Shine On! Dance is often seen as a competitive activity, and while that can be true, it shouldn’t be competitive in the way you might think! There’s a quote by Mikhail Baryshnikov that says, “I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
Ready to try dance class? We’re ready for YOU!

Ready to try dance class? We’re ready for YOU! At Showcase Dance Studio, we’ve seen that many families in our community are returning to activities with their children. They are working hard to balance the social, emotional, and physical needs of their kids. As a parent myself, I know this feeling...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
Becoming Resilient Through Dance

Becoming Resilient Through Dance Developing positive character qualities in our students is something we pride ourselves on at Showcase Dance Studio, and one of the qualities we care deeply about—that we know is challenging for our students to practice—is resilience. Becoming resilient is about choosing to give up or grow, and...

by Crystal Carfagno 1 min
Why Quitting isn’t the Answer

Why Quitting isn’t the Answer Has your child ever come to you and said they want to quit something? Maybe it was a board game or a homework assignment, or a project they started and weren’t motivated to finish. Maybe it was an activity you signed them up for after school;...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
Dance Class Etiquette

Dance Class Etiquette At Showcase Dance Studio, we love seeing how excited our students are to practice in class!  Their motivation fuels their progress, and as they gain more experience in dance, they have the potential to advance even more quickly.  But this path to progress also requires developing self-control, confidence,...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
Preparing for Your Child's First Dance Class

Preparing for Your Child’s First Dance Class Your child’s first dance class at Showcase Dance Studio is on the calendar and it’s all your child can talk about … what they’re going to wear, who they’re going to meet, what they’re going to do.  It’s seemingly endless anticipation! We know how exciting...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
Understanding Level Placement

Understanding Level Placement At Showcase Dance Studio, we know that the progression of our class levels can sometimes be a little confusing to understand! Dance class placement can be different compared to other extracurricular activities, or to the way students progress through grades at school. We hope the information here will...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read