Posts Tagged ‘#healthbenefits’
Health and Wellness Benefits of Dance
As we rise to monumental challenges put before us, we also bare witness to the magical and additional multi-faceted benefits the valued arts enrichment of dance and fitness brings to us all. Difficult moments in life challenge our abilities to stay safe and think outside the box, we are determined, dedicated, and driven to continue bringing dance and fitness to our community, no matter the obstacles. However, what we don’t realise is the long reaching benefits that these challenges provide.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
The Benefits and the Support Network for Parents of Children in Dance and Fitness
It is no secret that there are many parents who understand and value the many benefits of dance and fitness bring to their children. Selfless parents are often seen providing this opportunity to their child through dance, often unaware of the secret health and wellness it offers to the parents as well! Social Support and…Read More
Benefits of Dance for Children in All Areas of Life
We all have different reasons why we enroll children in dance classes—for the health benefits, to expand their creativity, or simply because they love the art of dance. No matter what background or level of experience, one has much to gain from the art of dance. Dancing helps to develop new skills, get physically active,…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
Inclusivity is a hot topic with many having very specific views on the subject. And how we move forward to ensure all are accepted, and welcomed. Art of Dance and Inclusivity For me, inclusivity is and has always been synonymous with the art of dance, when the dancer is truly pure of heart and fully…Read More
Stretching: Easily Overlooked
Stretching. It is definitely one of those things easily overlooked when it comes to working out. It’s very easy to brush it off. May be your schedule is too tight or maybe it’s because you don’t “see” the results of stretching that you don’t take it seriously enough. Knowing the benefits of stretching can help…Read More
A Silver Lining: The Multi-faceted Health and Wellness Benefits of Dance and Fitness
As the saying goes, “Every cloud has a silver lining”, and wow does that ring true in a way we could have never imagined during this pandemic. As we all rose to the monumental challenges put before us, we also bared witness to the magical and additional multi-faceted benefits the valued arts enrichment of dance…Read More