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How To Prep For Your Child's First Dance Class

Your child’s first dance lesson is an exciting day. It’s one that you both will always remember.

At Princess Ballerinas, we love welcoming new students into our community! We recognize though that for some children, letting go of mom’s hand and stepping into our studio can be a difficult moment.

Here are some tried, tested, and true tips to help make your child’s first dance lesson a success:

  1. Talk about your child’s first lesson in advance – About a week...

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How Art Affects Your Child's Brain

Early childhood is an important period in a child’s life. It is when their brain undergoes some major shifts, allowing them to understand things symbolically, as well as make sense of cause and effect.

There are many studies that have been done that link the practice of creative arts (like dance) to healthy brain development.

Specifically, here are the ways that dance, art and creativity support healthy brain development:

  1. Physical development – art exercises brain-body...

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Boost Your Ballerina's Confidence

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit" - E.E. Cummings

“Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment” - Thomas Carlyle

Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered — just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” - Barrie Davenport

It’s never too early to build your child’s...

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Making The Transition: Why Your Child Should Continue Dance Lessons When They Start School

I have a lot of parents ask me if they should continue dance lessons as their child transitions into Kindergarten. Many parents are worried that they should stop all extra-curricular activities to reduce stress-levels on their children while they adapt to the new routine of Kindergarten.

However, research shows that preschoolers and young children thrive under routine.

Continuing your child’s regular routine – be it extracurricular activities like dance lessons, or Sunday dinners...

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How Dance Can Prepare Your Child For Success In Kindergarten

Has your child been in your care since birth? Has she been in a small home daycare? Are you a stay-at-home-mom?

If so, you may be worried about her making the transition to Kindergarten. How will she cope away from you all day? Will she know how to interact with others? Being worried is a normal part of the parenting experience, but there are a few things you can do to ease her transition – and your worry.

Dance lessons are one of those things.

For many children, dance lessons are their...

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