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Dance Goals for 2024

Dance Goals for 2024

The new year is here, and you know what that means—New Year’s resolutions! Just like adults prioritize specific goals in the new year, kids can do the same for their hobbies and interests! Now is an excellent time for young dancers to think about the goals they want...

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Dancing Through the Holidays 

Dancing Through the Holidays 

Christmas break is here, but how can you hone the skills you learn in class over the break? We know many dance lovers will be itching to get back in class before break ends, so here are some activities your young dancer can do during the holidays: Practice Makes...

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Dance Classics: Hairstyle Ideas for Your Next Class

Dance Classics: Hairstyle Ideas for Your Next Class

Keeping your hair off your face and neck during dance class ensures you can perform at your best, without any distractions. Here, we've rounded up some hair ideas that allow you to express your style while meeting our studio requirements! The Classic Ballet Bun: A...

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How to Prepare for Dance Outside of Class

How to Prepare for Dance Outside of Class

To get the most out of the classes here at Dance Classics, it is essential for young dancers to not only give their all while they are here but also at home. Practicing a regular stretching routine and going through routines and steps at home can vastly improve a...

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Essential Supplies for Young Dancers

Essential Supplies for Young Dancers

As young students embark on their journey through dance, ensuring they have the right supplies can make all the difference. If your child is about to begin their dance classes here's a handy list of essential supplies to help them flourish. 1. Dance Attire: Comfort is...

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Balancing Dance Classes and School: A Guide for Young Dancers

Balancing Dance Classes and School: A Guide for Young Dancers

Back-to-school season is upon us, and for young dancers, balancing dance classes with school responsibilities can be a twirl of excitement and challenges. At Dance Classics, we're here to help you pirouette your way through the school year without missing a beat!...

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Fall Class Registration is Open!

Fall Class Registration is Open!

Fall class registration is now open! Have you registered your child for fall dance classes yet? Fall classes will begin in August, and we recommend that new and existing students register now before more classes fill up! We offer courses in various styles and...

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Why You Should Enroll Your Child in a Summer Dance Camp

Why You Should Enroll Your Child in a Summer Dance Camp

Summer dance camps are great opportunities for your little ones to learn new skills, stay active, relieve boredom, and make new friends while having lots of fun. Below, we will explain why you should enroll your child in a summer dance camp. They will learn new...

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Benefits of Dance for Children

Benefits of Dance for Children

Dance is an excellent way for children to develop physical, emotional, and social skills. When children dance, they learn to control their body movements and improve coordination, balance, and flexibility. Dancing also helps to build self-confidence and self-esteem as...

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A Guide to Classical Ballet

A Guide to Classical Ballet

Ballet has a long history; as a dancer, it is essential to know that history so you can grow and excel in dance. One of the best ways to find inspiration is to look back at prima ballerinas and study their performances in classical ballet. Below are a few classical...

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Do You Know These Ballet Terms?

Do You Know These Ballet Terms?

As a new dancer, one of the most important things you can learn is the language of dance. In ballet, in particular, all of the moves are in French, so memorizing the movements associated with specific dance terms is extremely important. Knowing the below terms will...

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Preparing for Spring/Summer Recital

Preparing for Spring/Summer Recital

With Spring in view, there is only one thing on a young dancer’s mind—recital time! Spring and summer recitals are so much fun and an excellent way for students to showcase all they have learned in the past year. Putting time and effort into preparing for your recital...

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How to be a Good Dance Mom

How to be a Good Dance Mom

Sending your child to dance class for the first time may bring up a range of emotions, from excitement to fear to nostalgia. You may be excited because you loved to dance when you were younger or nervous for them to make new friends. Of course, there is no right way...

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Why You Should Go To Dance Classes This Winter!

Why You Should Go To Dance Classes This Winter!

You might think that winter is the best time to watch movies, eat holiday foods, and stay inside. While it is fine to do those things, you should maintain a balanced lifestyle throughout the winter season. One of the best ways to stay healthy and active is dance!...

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Choosing The Right Dance Class!

Choosing The Right Dance Class!

Determining which dance class is best for your child can be overwhelming, because it can be hard to know what they will find most enjoyable. We have listed three dance class options below to help you figure out which class would be the best option for your child:...

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How To Improve Your Dancing At Home

How To Improve Your Dancing At Home

Dance classes are a lot of fun, but the best dancers don’t stop working outside of class. If you want to reach your full potential as a dancer, then you need to put the work in at home also. Here are some exercises that you can do at home to become a better dancer:...

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Balancing School and Extra Curricular Activities This Fall

Balancing School and Extra Curricular Activities This Fall

As a parent, you probably strive to have a healthy work-life balance. Of course, work is important, but there are times when family or other responsibilities must come first. The same holds true for dancers. As we move forward into the Fall season, it is vital to...

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Fall Dance Classes

Fall Dance Classes

School is officially back in session, and your busy schedule has picked up its pace. Summer activities are being replaced with homework and basketball practice, but just because school is back doesn’t mean that dance classes should stop. Here are a few reasons why...

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Dance your way through Summer

Dance your way through Summer

It’s summertime, and your kids are officially out of school. Keeping your child occupied during the summer can be a challenge, and sometimes getting them to do something healthy is nearly impossible. Luckily for you, we have a solution to keep them occupied while...

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Preventing Dance Injuries

Preventing Dance Injuries

If you have ever been a dancer, you know that hours of hard work are put into seemingly effortless routines. Like any other sport, dance requires a great deal of practice and stamina. And dance, also like any other sport, results in its fair share of injuries. You can...

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Why Choose Ballet?

Why Choose Ballet?

Ballet training enriches your child’s life. It helps children mature physically, emotionally, socially, and cognitively while fostering a healthy lifestyle. Ballet instills positive qualities, ones that will serve your child well throughout their life and will enable...

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Health Practices for Dancers

Health Practices for Dancers

Dance is a fun and challenging activity that dares kids and adults alike to reach new heights. However, mastering new skills and techniques depends on your habits at the studio and at home. A dancer should practice a balanced lifestyle to achieve the best results in...

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When Ballet and Christmas Collide

When Ballet and Christmas Collide

The holiday season is here and it is time to fill your home with an excess of joy and good cheer! Christmas is a magical time for young children and the holiday traditions you start now with your little ones are the memories they will cherish forever. Each child is so...

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The Basics of Dancing En Pointe

The Basics of Dancing En Pointe

Pointe is a form of ballet that has been practiced for centuries. Pointe shoes allow dancers to perform what seems like impossible feats and is one of the most beautiful styles of dance to watch. Dancing en pointe is not easily achieved, but it can be the appropriate...

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How Dance Classes Build Mental Strength

How Dance Classes Build Mental Strength

Dance is a wonderful activity that promotes physical strength and endurance. However, dance offers far more than just physical benefits. Dance, much like many physical activities, can improve cognitive functions.   Nurturing your child’s body and mind through...

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Unexpected Benefits of Ballet Classes

Unexpected Benefits of Ballet Classes

Ballet isn’t just pretty tutus and little girls dancing around playing dress-up. Though ballet does involve beautiful costumes and many little girls dream of becoming a ballerina, ballet is a real sport that provides unexpected benefits. Even as a beginner in ballet,...

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Fall Class Registration Now Open

Fall Class Registration Now Open

It’s that time of year again to start planning fall activities, sports and extracurriculars for our kids! It seems like summer gets shorter and shorter each year. Our studio is now accepting students for our upcoming season to start on August 10th, 2021. Our unique...

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4 Health Tips for Dancers

4 Health Tips for Dancers

Staying healthy is the best way to excel in dance classes. Make sure your dancers are getting the proper nutrition, enough sleep, participating in warm up and cool down sessions, and do not ignore any injuries your dancer may sustain. If your children are physically...

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Summer Dance Classes & Camps

Summer Dance Classes & Camps

Hey parents! Summer is going to be here before we know it. The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom — school will be out and those kiddos are going to be ready for fun summer activities! Here at Dance Classics we love creating fun activities...

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Fairy Tale Ballet

Fairy Tale Ballet

Do you have a child whose imagination can really go wild? Daydreaming of being a princess or the lead in her very own fairy tale? With several daughters of our own, we know most little girls love playing dress up and getting to explore the edges of their imaginations....

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Dance Classes Can Improve Your Child’s Social Skills

Dance Classes Can Improve Your Child’s Social Skills

Social skills are vital in the development of a child and it is even more difficult now than it was before to build those skills. We all know that dancing is a physical activity, but it can be a social one as well. According to FamilyTalk Magazine, “dance lessons can...

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Boys Can Dance Too

Boys Can Dance Too

Dancing is usually thought of as an activity for girls, but many male athletes train with ballet. There are many benefits and skills that come with dance and they can be implemented in other sports. The footwork in ballet can be applied to sports like football,...

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So, You Think You Might Tap?

So, You Think You Might Tap?

Are you ready to shuffle into your first tap class? Have a tiny dancer who wants to tip-toe into the world of tap dancing? We can’t say this enthusiastically enough — YOU WILL LOVE IT. Tap dance is more than just a dance style, it’s musical training for your ear as...

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Dance Recital Gift Ideas

Dance recital time is such an exciting time for a dancer. It’s finally time to show off all their hard work and all the things they’ve learned this season. If you were ever a dancer yourself, you probably remember the anticipation, excitement and nerves that came with...

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5 Exercises You Can Do At Home To Be A Better Dancer.

5 Exercises You Can Do At Home To Be A Better Dancer.

Exercise has a thousand and then some more benefits for our bodies, and helping you dance better is definitely a byproduct of good exercise practices. Most forms of dance require different types of physical abilities, some require more flexibility, strength,...

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Ballet Terms for Beginners

Ballet Terms for Beginners

Whether you’re new to ballet or a seasoned veteran it’s always good to learn, know and brush up on your basic ballet terms. Knowing these terms will help you to understand what your instructor is asking for during rehearsals without having to guess or wait to see what...

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How to Practice Dance at Home

How to Practice Dance at Home

For the health and safety of our dancers, their families, and our staff, we have decided to further suspend classes at Dance Classics until at least Friday, April 24, 2020.  Even though we are not meeting in person for the next few weeks, we have compiled a list of...

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Your First Dance Class: What to Expect

Your First Dance Class: What to Expect

If you have recently signed up for dance classes, congratulations! You have taken a bold step to improve your life and try something new! Now that you’ve signed up, the real work begins. Here is a guide to your first dance class: Wear the right clothes. As with any...

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The Benefits of Stretching

The Benefits of Stretching

If you have been dancing for a while, you are probably tired of hearing your instructors tell you over and over again how important it is to stretch. But it’s true. One of the best things you can do to protect your body from the intense strain of long dance practices...

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A Dancer’s Guide to Winter

A Dancer’s Guide to Winter

As the colder weather begins to set in, it’s important for dancers to take extra precautions to keep their bodies safe and warm. Winter is the time for longer warm-ups, careful cool-downs, and stylish warm accessories. Take note of the following tips to get you...

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Dance Classes in Middle Tennessee

Dance Classes in Middle Tennessee

Did you know that dancing increases self-esteem and reduces stress, depression, and anxiety? Bring your little one(s) to one of our dance classes and watch them grow!  What do you enroll your kids in if they are not interested in basketball, football, or soccer? Why...

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Should I Enroll My Child in Dance Classes?

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

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

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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Summer Dance Camps Are the Perfect Answer for Lazy Summer Days

Summer Dance Camps Are the Perfect Answer for Lazy Summer Days

Summer break is an exciting time. The pools are open; the schools are closed. But as the summer wears on, it can be difficult to find new ways to fill the days and keep your kids from getting bored. Finding fun and educational activities for your children to do this...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake

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

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

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

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 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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