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January 12, 2018 @ 10:35 am - posted by Liberty Dance

ballet shoes

There comes a time when your young dancer grows out of her dance shoes. And those older dance recital costumes are no longer needed. What can a parent do with the old shoes and costumes?

If a parent has a dancer that has grown out of a pair of dance shoes, there are several ways you might consider putting these shoes to a good use.

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December 22, 2017 @ 9:49 am - posted by Liberty Dance

Having just completed a multi-blog series about Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (YPAD), what are some of the expectations a parent should have for the type of recital or competition costumes their dance studio chooses for their children?

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December 8, 2017 @ 11:27 am - posted by Liberty Dance

YPAD - Youth Protection Advocates In Dance
This is the final post in this multi-part blog series on local dance studios taking on the responsibility of providing a Happier, Healthier and Safer environment for its students.

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November 24, 2017 @ 12:58 pm - posted by Liberty Dance

This is part 4 in our series. In our previous posts we introduced you to a new way that local dance
studios can step up their game and provide a Happy, Healthy, and Safe environment for its students, through YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) certification.

In those posts we talked about teacher background checks and CPR certification, as well as dancer and parent seminars and workshops.

Another part of our studio’s YPAD certification process and the self image seminars the dancers and parents attended was a social media fast that several of our dancers took part in a few weeks after the seminar.

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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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