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Awesome Audience Recital Etiquette

Awesome Audience Recital Etiquette As you already know, our annual recital will take place on Saturday, June 12, 2021.  With the date fast approaching, we thought this would be the perfect time to share with you our tips for awesome audience etiquette!  Following these tips will help us ensure an enjoyable...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
Performing to Show Progress, Not Perfection

Performing to Show Progress, Not Perfection “Practice makes perfect.” Chances are you’ve heard this saying many, many times in your life.  (We sure have!)  It’s one of the most well-known proverbs, with roots that go all the way back to the 16th century.  And while we appreciate its intention, here at Showcase...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
Practicing at Home: Recital Edition

We absolutely love it when our students say they want to practice their recital dance at home.  Their enthusiasm is contagious, and then everyone in the class wants to practice at home too! But as a parent, how should you go about encouraging this?  Is there such a thing as too much practice? ...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
The Benefits of Competition Team

The Benefits of Competition Team If your child loves dance and has expressed interest in doing more, we’d love for you to consider having them audition for our competition teams later this Spring! All of our students at Showcase Dance Studio benefit from the life skills dance develops, but for our...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
Dance Costume Tips and Tricks!

Dance Costume Tips and Tricks! Now that you have your child’s costume at home, you might be wondering: What’s the best way to take care of it?  This thing is full of lycra and sequins and glitter! It’s a great question (and observation) and because costumes aren’t like regular clothing, they do...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
How Dance is Shaping Social-Emotional Growth

How Dance is Shaping Social-Emotional Growth You hear a lot these days about social-emotional development in children, especially how important it is for building empathy and meaningful relationships. Social-emotional skills equip our kids with the tools they need to manage their emotions, make friends, and connect to other people on a...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
Practicing Dance Steps At Home

Practicing Dance Steps At Home We love it when our students say they want to practice at home! Sometimes they’ll tell us how they like to create their own dances; other times they want to practice what they’ve learned in the classroom. As a parent, you might be wondering how to...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
The Positive Effects of Dance - Teens

The Positive Effects of Dance- Teens At Showcase Dance Studio, we believe in the amazing benefits dance has to offer kids of all ages. But during the tween and teen years, we’ve noticed some particular advantages that are helping our students become the best version of themselves. Dance takes hard work; there’s...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
The Positive Effects of Dance-Young Children

The Positive Effects of Dance-Young Children For our littlest dancers at Showcase Dance Studio, dance is about much more than learning how to move to music! While the steps are important, of course, what’s even more special are the life skills that are introduced in our younger classes. Learning how to be...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read
What is Acro?

What is Acro? At the heart of Acrobatics class (or “Acro” for short) is a fusion of endurance, flexibility, strength, balance, limbering, tumbling, basic contortion, and stunting for dancers.  In our Acro classes at Showcase Dance Studio, we teach Acro Arts professional curriculum for acrobatic dance.  We stress technically correct work...

by Crystal Carfagno 2 min read