What Is Age Appropriate Movement?

Why is it so important that Classic Image Dance offers age-appropriate movement for its students?  Because your child’s safety depends on it!   Safe movements for young dancers are dependent on their ages and rate of physical growth.  For example, growth plates in the skeleton—the growing tissues that help bones become strong—don’t reach full maturity until a child’s teen years.  …

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 …

5 Benefits of Dance

At Classic Image Dance, we believe that learning how to dance should be an encouraging and positive experience for children at any age!  And while the dance steps themselves are an important element to every class, the benefits of dance go far beyond pliés and pirouettes. Here are our five favorite benefits of dance: Dance requires perseverance In today’s world …

Continuing Education

Achieving excellence through continuing education is a priority for everyone at Classic Image Dance and is a valued part of our culture. It is important to me to not only meet, but exceed your expectations in every interaction we have with you.  One of the best ways for us to exceed expectations in the classroom is by ensuring our teachers …

Discovering the Joy of Dance

This year I am celebrating 25 years as a dance educator and 22 years as a studio owner, and I have never been more excited to watch our students discover the joy of dance. Dance has been a part of me for as long as I can remember.  My mom was also a studio owner, so I was born into …

7 Reasons to Continue Dancing This Summer

We are excited to share this article by Jerry Buchs.  He shares different points of view from dance experts across the country.   With the dance studio season coming to an end, it’s time to “roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer”…and in the dance world there’s summer study, in particular. So then the question becomes, “Why dance this …

Nutrition Tips For Athletes

SIMPLE WAYS TO GET A HEALTHY JUMPSTART IN 2018! As dancers/athletes, it is imperative for us to keep our bodies fueled and in tip-top condition. Understanding nutrition and how it works hand in hand with your training is an essential to keeping yourself at 110%. Below is an excerpt from the book Fueling Young Athletes by Heather R. Mangieri RDN, CSSD, …

Dance Recitals Create Great Memories

  DANCE RECITALS CREATE GREAT MEMORIES Dance recitals are known for creating wonderful memories—both for the dancer and their family and friends.  The costumes become keepsakes, the photos become a part of treasured scrapbooks, and the DVDs become your household’s most-watched entertainment – at least they are at my house! I was just 3 years old when I performed in …