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When Choosing a Dance Studio…

When choosing a dance school, make sure that youresearch the different training programs they have available and that they coincide with yours and your child’sexpectations of what you are looking for. There are hundreds of small dance studios that offer recreational type programs, some which also offer participation in annual competitions. However, there are precious few schools which offer [...]


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THE Olympics

THE Olympics again!  Wow!  Yahoo!  Cheer, cheer, cheer!!! As the athletes blast out of their starting gates, we are humbled as we philosophize on their journeys to excellence that have consumed and dominated their lives for years.  They have made huge sacrifices to create a journey for themselves that is always changing, always adapting, and [...]


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Happiness!

“There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” Vicki Baum, one of the first modern bestselling authors, most famous for her 1929 novel Menschen im Hotel which was made into an Academy Award winning film, Grand Hotel.   Finally scientists and psychologists are singing a new tune or rather an old tune [...]


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Creativity Defined

“Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing. Innovation is the production or implementation of an idea. If you have ideas, but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.” — Linda Naima Generative research shows that everyone has creative abilities. The [...]


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Linking Literacy and Movement

By Rae Pica (November 2010) – author of numerous books on movement in early childhood and is cofounder and host of “BAM! Body, Mind, and Child” “There are many links between literacy and movement. Movement and language are both forms of communication and self-expression. Body language is a distinct method of communication, and it is believed [...]


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Prima Dance Academy

Why do we dance? The majority of people often reply ‘because dance is fun and it feels good’. Fun leads to enjoyment, happiness and sometimes fulfillment; aspirations many of us would like to have for ourselves as well as for those we love and care for. Perhaps knowing how the body feels also links to [...]