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 …

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 …

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 …