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 …

Why Performing is Beneficial for Your Child

As you’ve probably noticed, the team at Classic Image Dance has already begun talking about next year’s recital!  Even though it’s fall, our recital planning is well underway.  It’s this time of year, with the buzz of recital just beginning, that parents sometimes ask us, “Why should my child participate?  What’s beneficial about it?” This is an excellent question—and a …