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Should I Enroll My Child in Dance Classes?

Is your child constantly dancing around the house or pretending to be a ballerina? Do they express interest in taking dance classes like their school friends? Maybe you aren’t sure if they are old enough or if they will be good at it. At any age, the only thing that...

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School and Dance: A Balancing Act

For many young dancers, life revolves around dance. If they had it their way, they would dance every day without having to worry about classes, homework and other obligations. However, the reality for most young dancers is that the school year is a precarious...

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Romeo and Juliet: The Ballet

Perhaps the most popular love story of all time is that of Romeo and Juliet. You probably read the play by Shakespeare in high school, but did you know that Romeo and Juliet is also a world-renown ballet? Composed by Sergei Prokofiev in 1935 or 1936, this incredible...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

You probably recognize the famous music, but how much do you really know about the famous ballet, Swan Lake? Here is an overview of this beautiful ballet: Background The world’s favorite classical ballet, Swan Lake was first composed in 1875 and still remains one of...

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Dancing En Pointe – Caring for Your Feet

Learning to dance en Pointe is an exciting part of the career of any Ballet student. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Dancing en Pointe can be uncomfortable, and even painful, because our bodies are not meant to take...

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Dancing En Pointe – Safely Improve Your Arches

Most dance forms are all about straight, aesthetically-pleasing “lines,” that create the illusion of length from fingertips to toes. One of the most desirable lines is that of the foot. This particular line can be especially difficult to train, but it’s not...

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Winter Health Tips for Dancers

2019 is here, which means it is time to buckle down and get serious about your New Year’s Resolutions! It may seem hard to focus on your dance career when the weather is so cold and gloomy outside, but there are so many things you can do this season to boost your...

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The History of the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker Ballet has been widening young eyes for over one hundred years. With spectacular visuals and beautiful music, The Nutcracker is a holiday staple for many dancers and spectators alike. We’re probably all familiar with the story of the Nutcracker, but do...

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5 Things to Know Before Starting Pointe

Many ballet dancers dream of one day dancing “en pointe” or on point. Dancing on point is a major goal for a ballerina, but beginning pointe classes is not a decision to be taken lightly. There are many factors that play into a ballerina’s ability to succeed at...

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Finding a Balance This School Year

With school officially in full swing, you may be finding yourself caught in the chaotic whirlwind of carpools, lunch boxes, practices, rehearsals and homework. When you throw dance classes into the mix, finding a balance between everything can seem impossible. We know...

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Back to School and Back to Dance

As those long summer days quickly come to an end, your children are probably trading swimsuits for backpacks and popsicles for pencils. But just because school is starting back up, doesn’t mean it’s time to pack away the dance shoes until next summer. Continuing dance...

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How to Support Your Child’s Dance Career

We all want the best for our children, but sometimes it can be hard to know the best ways to support them. Should we point out their mistakes to make them better? Should we offer tips and pointers or just observe quietly? We’ve gathered a few tips to help you support...

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Summer Days and Dance Camps

Oh the lazy days of summer...The first week or two of a child's summer vacation is a thrilling time, but as the weeks wear on, the days can seem long and boring. Children may gravitate toward television, mobile devices, and xboxes to keep themselves entertained. Many...

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A Dance Convention: A Fun and Valuable Experience

In the month of February, Dance Classics' recreational competition teams were able to attend their first weekend-long dance convention. Luckily, we didn't have to travel far. It was held at a local convention center here in our hometown of Murfreesboro, TN. Dance...

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Practice Makes Perfect

In the world of performing arts, we often hear the phrase "practice makes perfect", and although we know that perfection can never be completely acquired, we can get pretty close! All dancers, young and old, inexperienced or advanced, can obtain many benefits by...

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Are Dance Classes Beneficial to Kids?

Short Answer: YES! If you're looking for a fun activity that will keep your kids moving, why NOT consider dance classes? Dance is an excellent form of exercise. A bonus, is that it gives children an opportunity to have fun and be creative as well! If your child is...

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Dance Classes that are Affordable!

What's the "all in cost" of dancing at Dance Classics of Murfreesboro? This is a question we hear often from prospective families looking for a studio for their dancer. At Dance Classics, this answer is pretty simple. Each family pays a one-time $25 registration fee...

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Determining Proper Class Placement

At Dance Classics of Murfreesboro, we want our dancers to be successful and to improve. Our ultimate goal is to have dancers with superb technique, excellent musicality, proper alignment, flexibility, ability to absorb and apply choreography quickly, and high...

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Ballet Technique is a Dancer’s Strong Foundation

Becoming a dancer is like building a house. You must start with a strong foundation. This strong foundation must support the structure, enabling one to add walls, a roof, and all the interesting interior elements such as furniture and decor. Over time there must be...

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What Does Dance Class Have to Do With Academics?

Turns out quite a bit. Physical activity is great for kids. It develops muscles, decreases the risk of obesity, and provides opportunities for kids to learn and socialize. Multiple studies even show that physical activity boosts academic performance. Kids who are more...

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Recital Weekend Recap

Recital Weekend Recap This past weekend marked Dance Classics' 4th annual year-end recital in Murfreesboro, TN. All ballet classes participated in the first act, The Little Mermaid Ballet and all jazz, tap, hip hop, funky cheer, broadway, and competition classes...

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Recital and Summer Classes Coming Up!

Recital and Summer Classes Coming Up! Dance can be such a wonderful activity for children to participate in. Dance has been proven to benefit people who participate, by aiding: Physical development Body range of motion Body awareness Balance Muscle strength...

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Dance is Joy

"Young children are like leaves - blow on them, and they move." Indeed they do! These words, spoken by Sir Frederic Ashton, famous dancer and choreographer, resonate within me. Children love to move, run, leap, and fly! It is this freedom and joy which has led me to a...

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