Creating a Positive Dance Environment

By Rebecca Swol Our fall dance classes have just begun and we are welcoming many new students at all levels. Creating a positive dance experience is a priority for our program. A truly successful dance studio aspires to create an environment to make any dancer that walks through the doors achieve

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Can’t Stop the Feeling Dance Recital Dazzles All in Attendance

by Shaunna Cullen This year’s dance recital for YWCA New Britain’s School of Dance was “a huge success!” according to Performing Art Director Chris Kuzia. For the first time, the show for both our New Britain and Bristol studios had the same theme- "Can’t Stop the Feeling.”  Children ages two all the

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Dancers: How to Do a Clean Leap

By Cassandra Pagliaruli Although a dancer may think they're doing a perfect leap there are usually some corrections that can be made. They may need to straighten their back leg a little more, or their hips might not be squared off correctly. But a clean and beautiful leap is possible!

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Why You Need to Warm Up

By Chris Kuzia Every day students moan when I say “Let’s warm up!” Right away I hear, “Do we have to?”, “Can’t we just go straight to working on our dances?” or “I don’t need to warm up, I’m okay.” What they fail to understand is that warming up is

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Am I Ready for Pointe?

by Chris Kuzia Recently, I have been asked by several students when can they go on Pointe.  The question really should be: Am I ready to go on pointe? There isn't a cut and dry answer as there is no specific age when a dancer is ready to go on

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