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There are a few simple steps to take to ensure your child has a fun and successful experience in our Starlight program. Here they are:
-Label their dance shoes with their name and do NOT have them wear them to the studio. Put on dance shoes once the dancer is in our lobby. Wearing them on the street will ruin the shoe faster and will ruin our dance floors.
-Allow the dancer to enter the dance room alone or with the help of their teacher. Parents should never enter the dance room, except for Parent Observation days.
-Do not crowd the windows. Children are distracted when they see their parents in the window and they often disrupt the class to go to the window or tell the teacher that they see their parent. Definitely take a peak, but please don't linger.
-Arrive on time for class!
-Show your dancer you are proud of them! Ask them about class, and watch them shine!
What it means to be a real dance mom:
A real dance mom encourages her child to be whatever he/she wants to be. She tells her that with hard work and practice she can accomplish anything.
A real dance mom teaches her children the value of commitment and the importance of dedication. She does not allow her child to give up when times get tough, and knows the importance of being a team player not just in dance, but in all aspects of life.
A real dance mom is always there for support, guidance, hairspray and extra safety pins! She delicately balances the line between not pushing enough and pushing too much, and always tells her children that they can do whatever they set out to accomplish.
The real dance students appreciate all their dance moms are, and how they bring out the best in their children!
Thank you dance moms! A special thank you to Miss Janice! We love you!
My very first dance recital happened when I just turned three years old. I was a shyer girl and was nervous about performing. Despite that, I remember how excited I was to wear my costume and show off everything I had learned all year. My parents told me there was nothing to be scared of, that they loved me, and that I had a lot of people who loved me in the audience too — grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles — along with all my friends.
My dance teacher took my hand and brought me up on stage to see how it looked just before it was my turn — that is a moment I will always cherish and never forget. I still remember how being up there made me feel; proud and overjoyed. I have looked forward to the recital every single year since then as a time when I can grow and shine.
I wanted to share this story with you because I want you to know how memorable an experience the recital is, and what it does for a child’s self-confidence. Not all students will have the exact same experience I did, but there is a good chance they will come off the stage feeling proud of themselves, more confident, and overjoyed with the feeling that people APPLAUDED for them and loved them.
After coming to class each week and learning how to listen and move and enjoy dance, the culmination at the recital is a great reward and boost of self-confidence I feel every student deserves to have. I am honored to be a part of that experience with our Starpath students whom I have grown to deeply care for. If you have any questions or concerns on ANY subject of your child’s dance and the recital it is important you bring them to my attention. Please do give me a call or email me for a personal meeting.
I am so grateful that I have these memories and know that the recital experience was part of building my character and confidence. I am thrilled to share that with your child!
Leaps of Love,
We had a wonderful time at Cary's Christmas parade - thank you SO much to everyone who made it out to dance with us! We were even shown on ABC11 News! We are so proud of our dancers and so excited to have been able to experience this with you!
Miss Lindsey, Miss Cassie, Miss Brittney and Katy performed as 1920s flappers at a corporate holiday party for MaxPoint Interactive last night.
Dancing near the pool's edge at Babylon Raleigh the ladies had a fabulous time kicking off the party and showing off their amazing dance talents!
We want you to be our next standing ovation! Call us to book us for your next event - (919) 830-2806.
Yesterday Miss Lindsey helped Wake County Brownie Girls Scouts earn their dance badge! They had a great afternoon full of learning and fun!
For their badge they needed to:
Thanks for dancing with us, Girl Scouts! We are so proud of you for earning your dance badge, and we had a blast!
We were ecstatic to celebrate Sarah's third birthday at the studio yesterday. Sarah came dressed in a sparkly purple dress and was a great hostess to her friends! Sarah wanted a luau themed party and the girls learned some basic hula dancing movements with the classic "Pearly Shells" and a short dance to "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride." They also enjoyed an obstacle course and short story about ballerinas.
The attendees drew a poster for Sarah and made their own flower necklaces to take home. Everyone enjoyed dancing, eating and celebrating! We are so glad we got to celebrate with Sarah!
We recently celebrated Mariana's 8th birthday! She had her Teen Beach birthday party with 16 friends here at the studio. The girls had a ton of fun dancing up a storm to their favorite Teen Beach Music and making picture frames to commemorate the experience! There was lots of laughter and squeals :) We are so glad we got to celebrate with Mariana - it was a blast! Happy Birthday!!
What’s better than watching a young child conquer something for the first time? That moment when our students realize they can do it and they did it is such a wonderful thing to witness!
Our Starlight Program is off to a fun and fantastic start! In order for us to have the best 45 minutes with just the perfect mix of fun and learning we ask our parents to help out. You can help your child have a successful class by:
· Talking to your child before class and reminding them to listen to their instructor
· Talk to them about proper etiquette for class – hands to themselves
· Have them go to the bathroom before they arrive
· Have their shoes labeled and bring a bag if possible
You’ll notice in the first 6-8 weeks the majority of these classes begin learning basic steps, and heavily focus on getting students accustomed to the structure of class. To accomplish our goals of learning and having fun, the flow of class is important as is “remembering our listening ears” and “watching eyes”.
All of our instructors have been having a blast with all of our classes, including our wonderful little ones. Thank you for helping us make these classes enjoyable for everyone!
Have something you want to share? Did your child win an award? Did they get their splits? Email us and we will announce your exciting news!