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june-july 2018

Why dance in the summer?!?

Summer may be a great time to rest and relax, but it's also a great time to keep in shape, improve as a dancer, and have fun! Here we offer just a few reasons to make dance a priority this summer!

1. Prevent loss of strength and flexibility:
Dance trains very specific muscles in the body, and although other summer activities can keep dancers in shape, dancers may lose dance-specific strength and flexibility gains they made throughout the year. Continue to take class at least once a week in order to limit loss of strength and flexibility. Take two or more classes and you may find yourself stronger by summer’s end!

2. Improve technique:
New classes, and new challenges are waiting around the corner in the fall. Summer class is a great way to bring your technique to the next level! Students who dance throughout the summer improve drastically in their abilities and are more successful throughout the year than students that take the summer off.

3. Try something new:
Not sure if your dancer is ready to commit to an entire season of dance? Summer is a great time to test the waters, and may also give you the opportunity to try a new style. Training in a variety of styles not only increases your movement vocabulary, it also trains your brain to pick up new ideas more quickly. Who knows? You may find a new dance style that you are passionate about.

4. Make new friends:
Summer study offers you the opportunity to meet fellow students who you would not normally take class with during the year. Take the opportunity to expand your social circle!

5. Work on specific goals:
Want to kick to your face or perfect your pirouette? During the summer, you can make and accomplish specific goals that you may not have time to focus on during the school year. Class size is always smaller and with no performance at the end, you can dedicate 100% of your time to improving technique while working to achieve a personal goal.






"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."
- Vicki Baum

My girls would be different girls without you Paula. Mirabai would not know the joy of performing on the professional stage with choreographers from around the world. While Rita's love of dance and performance, as well as her skill as an instructor, came directly out of your arms. Out of your giant loving heart.

- Mary Jane Miller