1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Benefits of Competitive Dance

    Dance is one of the beautiful ways that children get involved in a physical activity. The classes that children participate in provide them with the lessons that they need to become an incredible dancer, but for some, a bigger challenge is needed. If your child has a competitive streak to them, one …Read More

  8. Preparing for a New Dance Season

    At Miss Coleen’s Elite Dancentre, we are constantly looking for new students to join in our dance classes. For that reason, there are dance classes offered year round so that your child has the opportunity to join in whenever they’re ready. The downfall, however, is that we do have certain seaso…Read More

  9. Benefits of Stretching Before & After Dancing

    Flexibility is a crucial piece of dancers that thrive. The strength and agility of muscles comes from constantly working and pushing the body, but it also comes from giving it the rest and recovery that it needs. At the beginning and end of every dance class here at Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre,…Read More

  10. Two Types of Dance at Once: What are the Benefits

    Summer break is a time for children to load up on extra activities and spend some time doing the things that they love. If your child is a dance fanatic, adding a second dance class to their summer schedule is something that you should consider. Though two dance classes at the same time sounds like …Read More