Performing to Show Progress, Not Perfection

“Practice makes perfect.” Chances are you’ve heard this saying many, many times in your life.  (We sure have!)  It’s one of the most well-known proverbs, with roots that go all the way back to the 16th century.  And while we appreciate its intention, here at Classic Image, we much prefer to say “practice makes progress.” Why?  Because we don’t teach …

Taking Care of Costumes – Dos and Don’ts

There’s nothing else quite like a dance costume—it carries the excitement of the performance yet to come, and of course, there are all those sparkles!  For many children, wearing a costume brings out the confidence and poise they’ve been working so hard on in class, and it is one of their most favorite parts about dancing on stage.   Because …

The Benefits of Recital – Creating Lifetime Memories

The recital is known for creating special memories—both for the dancer and for their family and friends.  It is a sentimental moment in time for many parents, watching their child perform in front of an audience!  For most of our dance families at CID, it marks the closure of one year’s journey in dance and “sets the stage” for the …

The Benefits of Recital – Working Toward a Goal

The recital may seem far away right now, but months of preparation are needed to make sure every dancer is as ready as they can be.  Just as football teams must practice for months before the Super Bowl, dancers must practice for months before the recital!   The time required for recital preparation helps teach our students how to work …

The Benefits of Recital – Teamwork

What’s an invaluable life skill that everyone needs?  Teamwork!  And dancers must do a lot of it.  By working with their classmates on a group performance for the recital, our dancers of all ages learn how to work together to create the best possible result. As you’ve probably seen in class, it’s never too early to begin developing teamwork skills.  At Classic …

The Push/Pull Effect

At Classic Image Dance, we’re sometimes asked by parents if we can “challenge” or “push” a child more in class.  The answer is not as simple as you might think, which is why we’ve brought the answer here to our blog! The first part of the answer is that it’s a misconception that dancers must be pushed by someone else …