1. Reasons To Sign Your Toddler Up For Ballet Classes

    People of all ages can benefit from taking dance classes, whether that be ballet, hip hop, lyrical, tap, jazz, or any other type of dance. As we mentioned in a previous blog post, there are many physical and mental benefits of dancing, and it’s great for people of all ages and genders to dance. At…Read More

  2. Dance Classes — More Than Just Physical Exercise

    As professional dance instructors, we know that dancing is good for our health. However, the benefits of dance go far beyond just the physical benefits, like increased flexibility, muscle strength, coordination, and endurance. Sign up for dance classes today at Miss Colleen's Elite Dancentre, or con…Read More

  3. How Toddler Ballet Classes Help Develop Motor Skills

    Toddlerhood is an exciting time for children and their parents, as they begin to explore their surroundings and develop better coordination. Two-year-olds, in particular, begin learning new physical skills during this stage of life, such as how to run, throw a ball, climb on playground equipment, an…Read More

  4. Choosing The Best Type Of Dance For Kids

    Picking out the best type of dance class for kids to start out with is a fun task for many parents, as it allows them to watch their child’s creative side develop while they learn, grow, and fine-tune their motor skills during childhood. Like with sports and music, every little dancer must start s…Read More

  5. Essentials To Pack In Your Child’s Dance Bag: Part 2

    If you read part one of this blog series, you already know how important it is to pack dance shoes, a change of clothes, a hairbrush, and plenty of extra hair ties in your child’s dance bag before you drop them off at dance class. When it comes to kids’ dance classes, it’s better to be over-pr…Read More

  6. Essentials To Pack In Your Child’s Dance Bag: Part 1

    If your child is a dancer, you’re probably all too familiar with the tights, tutus, ballet shoes, hairspray, and other dance essentials that have accumulated in your home since you enrolled them at your local dance academy. In many ways, dance is just like any other sport — it requires a “unif…Read More

  7. 7 Foundational Moves of Ballet

    Perhaps the most beautiful form of dance, ballet is known for being difficult and taking years to master. Yet anyone who has seen “The Nutcracker” can attest to the beauty ballet affords. Ballet words are French since they were the first to codify the dance movements centuries ago. There are sev…Read More

  8. How Dance Promotes Physical Fitness for Life

    More and more kids are becoming less physically fit. Obesity in kids is on the rise as our culture becomes more and more sedentary. Throw in realistic video games, social media such as Facebook and Instagram, and TV shows on demand and kids’ options for entertainment that require no movement are l…Read More

  9. Why It’s Great For Boys To Dance: Part 2

    In part one of this blog series, we discussed some of the reasons why it’s great for young boys to dance, like that it allows them to burn off energy, get creative, gain self-confidence, and just be happy. As experienced dance teachers, our team at Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre in Rockville Cen…Read More

  10. Why It’s Great For Boys To Dance: Part 1

    All too often, it is assumed that dance classes are for girls — especially ballet and tap dancing lessons. However, teaching boys to dance at a young age is a great way for them to burn off some of that nonstop energy and express their artistic side, which is essential in a society that constantly…Read More