Posts Tagged ‘#athlete’
Dancing Makes You Smarter
Dancing makes you smarter – mental acuity and the benefits of dancing…
We often think of dance as a great physical activity for kids and adults, that improves our physical health, and is a great social benefit.Read More
Why is Summer the Best Time to Dance and Get Fit?
Summer months are just around the corner, and school is almost out. Hooray! Summer is the time of year we all look forward to taking a much-needed break from our normal routine and use our summer as an opportunity to vacation and relax. But too much relaxation and no structure can lead to a lethargic attitude and lack of motivation.Read More
Active Learning Through Dance and Fitness
What is Active Learning through Dance and Fitness? Active Learning is the very fundamental component of the class structure and process used in teaching Dance and Fitness.Read More
Why Tap Dance…?
Not only is Tap Dancing fun and creates a great social environment that appeals to all ages from kids, youth, adults to seniors, but it is also an easy dance style to learn that quickly improves ones’ fitness and overall health in a short period of time.Read More
Building A Stronger Community
People build bonds with others in their community when they join a dance studio. The programs offered inspire teamwork, a common goal, and a social connection that forms meaningful relationships in our community with those outside our close circle of friends.Read More
Early Childhood Development
Pre-school programs offer unique opportunities to children up to 5 years of age, including: Socialization, exposure to diversity, brain and body coordination, healthy mind and body, and introduction to academics in a fun and creative way.Read More
Confidence and Emotional Development
Whether the plan is to become a professional dancer, a pilates instructor, run a dance program at a university, or become a doctor, lawyer, scientist etc., emotional and confidence development is key to any type of career, and dance and fitness helps to develop those skills.Read More
New Year’s Resolutions…OH MY!
Here we go again, another year and we are ready to set down some resolutions to help us improve our health and happiness.Read More
What is the True Gift of Giving?
At this special time of year, we become more aware of giving, especially as we gather with family and friends to show our love and appreciation with a special gift to each other. Finding that meaningful gift that shows our gratitude to those we love and care about can become quite daunting as we spend…Read More
Dance Improves School and Work Performance!
Want to improve Schoolwork and work performance? Join a dance class! Dance is not just “kick ball change” but a multi-layered support system for mental, emotional, psychological, and physical health. This support is accomplished by the very structure of the program and the methods used to communicate and accomplish the exercises. This method creates a…Read More
It’s All About How You Do It!
This can hold true for many things in life, but definitely when pursuing a physical activity such as dance and fitness. Often, dance students feel as though they tried so hard, yet didn’t get the accolades or success they were expecting for their efforts. Also, when unsuccessful, we can feel overwhelmed and or lose interest,…Read More
Supporting Small Businesses
One of the biggest insights realized from the lasting effects from the pandemic is just how important small businesses are to the backbone of a community. Many small business’ owners invest in the community by owning and or leasing within the community, offering services close to neighborhoods which create less traffic and pollution, and supports…Read More
What Do Setting Goals Do for Us?
Many have done research on goal setting through the ages and have found when setting goals, you will have more: Clarity Motivation Confidence FOCUS Purpose Sense of accomplishment Charisma Time management skills Energy Happiness To name just a few… Sports and dance are great examples of goal setting and the results from them are not…Read More
Is Your Dance and Fitness Workout Routine on a Yo-Yo Diet?
If you and or your kids did take off dance and fitness for the summer, and you’re getting ready to get back to work and school, it’s time to get back to dance and fitness too! However, one of the positive realizations that has come from the pandemic is how dance and fitness help us…Read More
The Positive Effects of Youth Competitive Sports
First, it is important to clarify there are many group sports from soccer, basketball, baseball, football, etc. But competitive group sports also include dance as well. The unique quality of dance as a competitive sport that stands out over many others is the fact that it offers both group and individual competition opportunities in one…Read More
Dancers are Athletes?
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an athlete as: a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina. Status Quo When you think about athletes, the first things that come to mind are those athletes you see on TV playing basketball, football, soccer, track, tennis, the list goes on. You…Read More
A Choreographer’s Inspiration
A Lasting Impact There are times as a choreographer when creating a piece of choreography can have an even greater lasting impact than could have been imagined. One of those such dances for me was “High Hopes”. When I began the process of creating this competition tap dance, November 19, 2019 my first goal was…Read More
It’s not every day we get a chance to introduce one of our young students. When we heard from Miki’s mom that FOCUS was the subject of one of her school projects, we were pleasantly surprised and elated! We’re happy to have Miki’s permission to share it!Read More
A Brief History of Ballet
It Began in Italy “Ballare.” It’s Italian which means “to dance.” And it is in Italy where the history of ballet begins. Terms such as “ballet” and “ball” originates from the word “ballare.” Ballet’s origin can be traced to the Italian Renaissance, where it was just a mere court entertainment. During the 15th and 16th…Read More
What Motivates One to Dance?
What motivates one to be a teacher of dance? I believe for me the motivation began at age five when I was always dancing to music and found the connection of the two filled me up with such glee that I was forever changed! My wonderful parents recognized my love for dance and immediately signed…Read More