1. 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Dancers

    At last, 2020 has come to a close, and it’s time to usher in an exciting new year! One of the best ways to welcome 2021 is to create a list of new year’s resolutions. In this blog post, we’ve compiled five potential resolutions for young dancers, to help them make the most out of the new year.…Read More

  2. The History of Ballet

    Here at Miss Colleen’s Elite Dance Centre, we love all things dance, especially ballet! While many of our young ballet dancers are passionate about their hobby, they don’t know much about its origins. In this blog post, we share a brief history of ballet, from its formation in the Italian Renais…Read More

  3. Why Send Your Child to Summer Dance Camp?

    After a long, difficult spring, summer is finally here! At Miss Colleen’s Elite Dance Centre, summer means only one thing — dance camp! Our summer intensive and adventure dance camps offer something for everyone, including ballet, tap, hip-hop, and so much more. While we firmly believe that danc…Read More

  4. 5 Young Adult Books About Dance

    In our last blog post, we explored five of our favorite children’s books about dance to help inspire your little one during the COVID-19 lockdown. In this blog post, we discuss five more of our favorite titles, only this time for young adults. Reading is a great way to engage teens intellectually …Read More

  5. 5 Children’s Books About Dance

    Just because Rockville Centre is currently under quarantine doesn’t mean that your little dancer has to abandon their favorite hobby. At Miss Colleen’s Elite Dance Centre, we’re offering a variety of online dance classes to keep your child  dancing all spring long. In addition to virtual danc…Read More

  6. Tips For Preventing Pointe Pain

    If you’ve ever taken pointe ballet lessons, you are probably all too familiar with the pain that comes with dancing in pointe shoes. Of all the sacrifices ballerinas make, foot pain ranks among the highest, with some dancers suffering injuries as a result of dancing in pointe shoes for hours on en…Read More

  7. 5 Common Myths About Ballet

    Ballet is a traditional dance form that has picked up a lot of misconceptions over the years, especially here in America. All too often, stereotypes prevent kids and teens from signing up for ballet lessons, even if they want nothing more than to try something new and exciting. This is especially tr…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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