Are Students Getting the Right "A" in School?

Are Students Getting the Right "A" in School?

In recent years, we’ve seen a shift in education towards Science, Tech, Engineering, and Math (“STEM”), and further from the Arts (“A”). Every young mind needs the right STEAM to power it forward, and although Science, Tech, Engineering and Math are important, what use is a great education in STEM without the right “A” to create STEAM? 

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5 Reasons Why Barre is the New Fitness Craze

5 Reasons Why Barre is the New Fitness Craze

Barre is a ballet inspired fitness workout; it combines the elements of Pilates, yoga, dance and functional training. The exercises are aimed to targeted muscle groups in the body. Barre workout is the new fitness craze because of the following reasons.

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda Has Changed Broadway with Musicals That Are Relative to the Masses, Popular Culture, and Speak to Minorities

How Lin-Manuel Miranda Has Changed Broadway with Musicals That Are Relative to the Masses, Popular Culture, and Speak to Minorities

It usually takes a simple action backed with profound emotion to bring about change. Miranda had a lot of passion in history to spare; he brought a massive change to Broadway with his hip-hop musical “Hamilton”, the story is based on the founding father Alexander Hamilton. The show accomplishes the extraordinary feat of stirring up genuine interest in a figure whose accomplishments are particularly familiar to history students and lovers of history.

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Why I have the best job on the planet.

Why I have the best job on the planet.

When I teach my students to dance to their music, I’m not just showing them how to move gracefully. I’m teaching them kinesthetic memory. From just one year in a dance class, a child’s body and spacial awareness is increased as their coordination and cognitive development skyrocket. 

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What Type Of Strength & Flexibility Training Does A Dancer Need?

What Type Of Strength & Flexibility Training Does A Dancer Need?

The activities that we engage in each day such as walking, sitting, or even running don't exercise the same muscle groups that you need as a dancer. For dancers to perform effectively and safely, it is important for them to receive as much training as they can get.

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Is a Marley Floor Important For Dancers?

Is a Marley Floor Important For Dancers?

Named after the British company that originally produced the floor, Marley floors are considered the choice floor for basically all forms of dance. 

Dance, whether recreational or professional, is an activity typically requiring a wide range of movements that often includes jumping and landing. Over time, these movements tend to adversely affect the joints, bones and muscles of the body if the wrong kind of flooring is installed. 

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5 Exercises You Can Do At Home To Be A Better Dancer

5 Exercises You Can Do At Home To Be A Better Dancer

Exercising has a thousand and one benefits, one of which includes helping you dance better. Most forms of dance typically require different types of physical abilities, some of which include strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. Incorporating certain types of exercise into your daily or weekly routine will help you build or improve on these physical abilities. Here are some exercises you can start trying out at home to help you dance better.

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What Activity Can Help Your Child Get Ahead in School?

What Activity Can Help Your Child Get Ahead in School?

There is this misconception that dance is for only kids that plan on going into dance as a career. This couldn't be further from the truth as dance will help a kid improve in and out of the dance studio and especially in the classroom.

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Boys Can Dance Too

Boys Can Dance Too

Your son dances?! Why not soccer, football or even boxing? Where did the notion that dance is for girls only come from? Over the years and decades, different rules and expectations have been tied to boyhood or manhood and the so called boys-shouldn't-be-caught-dead-dancing rule is just one of such.

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