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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
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
Be Gritty

From the Desk of Ms. Crystal-July Dear Showcase parents and dancers, As I write this, my heart is positively bursting with happiness that SDS has finally been able to reopen! While things may look different for a while as we take extra measures to prioritize safety, I am thrilled that we’ll be...

by Crystal Carfagno 3 min read
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
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