The Summer Stride

Summer is just around the corner and here at Classic Image Dance we are putting the finishing touches on all our fantastic summer program offerings! With the current dance season winding down and the new season ramping up, you might have been wondering lately if summer dance classes are right for your child.  From our experience, every student has the potential to …

Why Quitting Isn’t The Answer

Has your child ever come to you and said they want to quit something? Maybe it was a board game or a homework assignment, or a project they started and weren’t motivated to finish. Maybe it was an activity you signed them up for after school; maybe it was even dance. Although it tugs at our hearts when a student …

We’re Grateful For You

Dear Classic Image Dance Families, This dance season has been like no other, and we wanted to take a moment to express our gratitude to YOU, for believing in the transformative power of dance. Through thick and thin—through the unpredictable nature of living through a pandemic—you have allowed your child to dance; to soak up the benefits of movement, self-expression, …

Why We Teach Dance

At Classic Image Dance, our teachers come from a variety of backgrounds.  Most of them grew up dancing and then chose to combine their passion for dance with their interest in education.  Some teachers pursued other careers but discovered that teaching dance always held a special place in their hearts.  And some just always knew that teaching was their greater …

The Positive Effects of Dance: Tweens & Teens

At Classic Image Dance we believe in the amazing benefits dance has to offer kids of all ages. But during the tween and teen years, we’ve noticed some particular advantages that are helping our students become the best version of themselves. Dance takes hard work; there’s no way around it. And we’ve seen this work ethic spill over into our …

The Positive Effects of Dance on Young Children

For our littlest dancers at Classic Image Dance dance is about much more than learning how to move to music! While the steps are important, of course, what’s even more special are the life skills that are introduced in our younger classes.   Learning how to be a good friend is one of those skills—it’s the character quality of kindness …

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 …

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 …