As we register for dance classes for the upcoming semester, we may find ourselves asking, “how many dance classes should my child be taking?” 

There is no one answer to this question, it depends on how old your child is and also what they want to do with dance. Keep reading for some general guidelines. 

What is Pre Pointe?

What is Pre-Pointe Class?  

Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off- you are ready to begin pre-pointe!

Now, what can I expect?

Good ballet instructors ensure that students are properly prepared, both mentally and physically, before beginning pointe work. Preparation can come in the form of a pre-pointe class which Allegra breaks into three parts: Resistance Band exercises, Barre exercises and Center exercises.  

Am I Ready for Pointe Work?

Am I Ready for Pointe?

Every budding ballerina longs to hear those six simple words, “You are ready for pointe shoes.”

Pointe shoes have a “je ne sais quoi” about them, a symbol of persistence, diligence, passion, and determination.

Eager dancers don’t mind the fact that pointe work is often painful and at times extremely frustrating. The lure of the pointe shoe is irresistible.

How can I tell when I am ready? 

Summer Dancing

Ahh, summer! Those sweet, sweet words! It may not feel like it, but summer is rapidly approaching! As summer nears, you can sense it in your kids – an exciting change is about to take place. No more homework, no more walking in a straight line in the hallways at school, no more sitting at a desk for hours upon end, reading logs are a thing of the past, goodbye 6 am wake ups! For you, no more racing from school to piano practice, to after school sports. Everyone is excited for a little break…and then you hear those dreaded words, “I’m bored!”

Dance Can Help Students Get Into College

Dancing Can Help You Get Into College

Great news! Doing what you love can help you get into college! Colleges look for students who have made a commitment to something; they value the longevity of the commitment as well as the depth of the dedication. Dance is an amazing way to show leadership skills – from assisting in classes, organizing fundraisers for the studio, to being a role model to other students.

The Benefits of Dance Performance

One of the highlights of taking dance classes is the end of year recital! Recitals give the students the opportunity to show off the skills they have been working on all year or semester. It gives parents the opportunity to see their child shine in a whole new light. Not only do students get to show off their progress, but