Healthy Classrooms, Happy Kids

Today’s learning environments are more important than ever before, and dance is no exception! Whether your child is dancing in-person or online, the community they’re building and the connections they’re making are fulfilling important needs. Every child wants to feel like they belong and that they can accomplish great things—and dance helps bring this to life.    In our classrooms …

Celebrating Each Other’s Success

Here’s a fun fact for you: In dance, it is common class etiquette to applaud when groups take turns practicing combinations or when a student is asked to demonstrate.  We celebrate effort in this way, showing appreciation for being able to watch and learn from each other. At CID, this classroom tradition of recognizing others is part of our classroom …

Parent Participation Week

Dance families, listen up … it’s time for one of our favorite weeks of the year: Parent Participation!  Mark your calendars to join us in your child’s class(es) Feb. 10-15th! Parent Participation Week is when we open our classroom doors to YOU and allow your child to become your teacher and partner!  You’ll be able to attend each lesson with …

The Gifts of Gratitude

The dictionary defines gratitude as an expression of being grateful and showing deep appreciation for a benefit or kindness. What it doesn’t say is that gratitude itself is a gift!  In fact, here at Classic Image Dance, we believe there are many gifts that gratitude offers—to yourself and to others. For example, did you know that showing gratitude actually benefits your …

Happy Birthday Hip-Hop

Happy Birthday Hip-HopOur very own Mr. IKA Sagayo shares the history of hip-hop  Since it’s the Birthday Month of the culture known as Hip Hop (November 12th 1974), It feels appropriate to talk about the history of this style of dance and its importance to the world. It all began with a party on August 11, 1973, hosted by a man …

Dance Can Save The World

If you want a world where kids are better educated, more physically fit and more mentally healthy, you just may need to look no further than a good dance studio. The benefits of dance have been the subject of much research in the past 20 years, and that research has unveiled a wealth of benefits, from intellectual and social to …

Dance Movies To Get You Inspired!

We have collected a number of movies to inspire the dancer in you and your child. Some we’ve pulled from the classic “golden era” of Hollywood, and others bridge the gap between the 1960s and the deluge of dance movies from the early 2000s. Check out these movies and help your child find inspiration and motivation inside some of their …

Planning, Packing & Preparing For The Big Day

We are just a few short weeks away from the recital, can you believe it!? With that in mind, we’ve created this checklist to make sure you’ve planned, prepared, and packed! And of course, we are just a phone call or email away if you have any questions. First things first: find a few quiet minutes to review your recital …