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January 13, 2017 @ 10:12 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Dance Studios and Their Role in the Local Community – Part 2

In our first blog post in this series we discussed how a dance studio impacts its community by providing a great place for children to engage in fun, health exercise, helping the child develop both physically and mentally.

Part 2 – Role Models

A dance studio can also contribute to the community by providing strong, positive role models for children to emulate and follow.

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December 23, 2016 @ 10:24 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Dance Studios and Their Role in the Local Community – Part 1

Your local dance studio can play an incredibly important role in your local community.

This series of blog posts will highlight the different ways the dance studio down the street may be able to impact the community they are in.  Here are the topics we will cover today and in upcoming posts:

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December 9, 2016 @ 10:04 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Dancing In Winter

Being a dancer in the northern states can be challenging during the winter months. Much like people will take steps to “winterize” their automobiles and houses, dancers may want to consider taking some simple steps to “winterize” their approach to dancing when the temperatures start to fall.

Here are some simple steps you may want to consider doing when you head off to your local dance studio for classes when the temperature is near or below freezing.

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November 25, 2016 @ 10:09 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Preschool Dance - Health Benefits

Dancing for preschool kids is not only about having fun, it also offers a wide range of health benefits.

Dancing at all ages is great for anyone, but involving children at an early age supports both their physical and mental development. It also shows them the importance and fun of exercising.

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November 11, 2016 @ 9:42 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Dance Bag

Most dancers, both new and experienced, have a dance bag they use to make sure they have everything they need when they go to their studio for classes.

Many dancers just throw whatever they think they will need into their bag, but is there a method to making sure you are carrying all the right stuff for dance class?

Below are some tips to make sure you include all the dance bag essentials.

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October 28, 2016 @ 10:57 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Is Competitive Dance a Sport?

There are two sides to many stories in today’s world, whether it is sports, politics, the economy, or a host of other topics.  People just can’t agree on some things.

In the dance world, one topic often bantered about with opinions on both sides is whether or not Competitive Dance is a sport. This topic can spur a lot of passionate discussion.

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October 14, 2016 @ 10:35 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Dance Injury

Most dancers throughout their studies and career face the prospect of recovering from an injury. Here is some advice on how to return to your dance activities after experiencing such an injury.

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September 23, 2016 @ 10:32 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Point Park Pittsburgh Playhouse

If you are thinking about a career in dance, earning a university degree is something you should be considering. It isn’t your only option in your dream of becoming a professional dancer, but it is a path that can help you increase your technical proficiency while at the same time documenting your learning.

As you think about which institute of higher learning to consider, below is a quick guide to help you pick the right school in pursuit of your dream.

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September 9, 2016 @ 11:27 am - posted by Liberty Dance

dance injuries

Dancing involves a lot of work from the body and stress to the body. Even dancers who are careful with their training and diligent with their warm up to prevent injuries, can still face sore muscles and muscle strains.

When these type of injuries occur, it is important to treat the injury correctly so that you minimize the time it takes to return to dancing without risking further injury.

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August 26, 2016 @ 11:13 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Stretch Your Feet For Better Performance

Dancers Must Do Foot Stretches

All dancers rely on their feet. Strong, flexible feet provide the proper foundation upon which a dancer is able to perform at his or her best. A dancer with weak feet will have a hard time dancing confidently and fluidly.

If you think you have a need to strengthen your feet to make you a better dancer and to perform more confidently and make your feet more flexible, it is important for you to become familiar with safe, proven stretching practices.

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