1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Energizing Snacks for Your Little Dancer

    High energy dance classes make for lots of calories burned. This fun and challenging form of exercise is one that works every muscle in the body and requires your dancer to be properly energized before heading to class. If you’re looking for a few energizing snacks to prepare for your child, keep …Read More

  4. What to Consider When Buying the Right Dance Shoes

    As a dancer or the parent of a dancer, you know that the feet are something that need to be treated with care. That being said, what better way to ensure that your feet are taken care of than to buy the best dance shoes possible? When shopping for the right dance shoes, there are a few things that s…Read More

  5. Dance Bag Essentials

    Moms already have their hands full with remembering school projects, when band practice starts, what they’re going to cook for dinner, and working a full-time job—but a dance mom is the ultimate multi-tasker. In addition to the typical mom-duties, dance moms also need to keep up with the demands…Read More

  6. The Benefits Of Dance For Young Children

    If you have young children at home, you have probably wondered how you can channel their boundless energy. Riding bikes, trampolines, play dates with friends, afternoons at the park, and crafts at home are all effective methods for your children to exert their daily bouts of energy. But toddlers and…Read More

  7. Encouraging Your Child To Try New Things

    As parents, our job is to teach our children, and keep them safe and healthy. But at some point, our children are going to need to learn new things on their own or learn from people other than their parents. It’s important to brain development and growth when children begin learning a new activity…Read More

  8. The History of Hip-Hop Dance

    Miss Colleen’s Elite Dancentre dance studio in Rockville is more than ballet lessons for young aspiring ballerinas. We consider ourselves a dance academy with instructors that have mastered all types of dance styles. Jazz dance classes, tap, pointe, boys hip-hop, lyrical, and even Irish step danci…Read More

  9. Preventing Common Ballet Injuries

    Blisters, cuts, scrapes, calluses, ingrown toenails, and stress fractures are all potential problems ballet dancers face every time they slip on their ballet slippers. When people think of ballerinas, they are often thought of to be elegant and graceful dancers that have the power to make ballet see…Read More

  10. Tips To Prepare For The Dance Recital

    Each year in every one of our dance classes, all of our young dancers work hard every week challenging themselves to learn new dance routines that lead to our highly anticipated dance recitals. Recital week is indescribable; the dancers’ energy levels are sky-high. The dance instructors are workin…Read More