Competition: What Happens If…

Competition: What Happens If…

What Happens If … The competition dance life we experience here at ProAm Dance Studio is no doubt full of fun and excitement … there’s nothing like the feeling of leaving your heart out on the dance floor in front of the judges after months and months of rehearsals!  For our dancers, the event experience is made up of those moments and so much more, from the hallway-practices to the snack-and-selfie breaks to the awards ceremony.  But of course with all of those…

Celebrating Each Other’s Success

Celebrating Each Other’s Success

Celebrating Each Other’s Success Here’s a fun fact for you: In dance class, it is common etiquette for students to applaud after groups practice combinations or a student is asked to demonstrate.  This show of appreciation is a class custom across the entire dance world!  Dancers gain motivation by being able to watch and learn from each other.  At ProAm Dance Studio, this classroom tradition of recognizing effort is part of our dance DNA! Similarly, when a student achieves a goal—however big or…

New Teacher? No Problem!

New Teacher? No Problem!

New Teacher?  No Problem! Having a new teacher in class can be an awesome experience for any student, and especially a dance student!  Because dance is passed down from generation to generation and learned from person to person, every teacher’s perspective brings something special to the classroom.  Whether it’s the way they introduce a concept or how they explain a correction, a new teacher’s unique viewpoint can offer unexpected “lightbulb moments” in a child’s learning experience. Just like classes at school, our dance…

Why Performing Is Beneficial For YOUR Child

Why Performing Is Beneficial For YOUR Child

Why Performing is Beneficial for Your Child As you’ve probably noticed, the team at ProAm Dance Studio has already begun talking about next year’s recital!  Even though it’s fall, our recital planning is well underway.  It’s this time of year, with the buzz of recital just beginning, that parents sometimes ask us, “Why should my child participate?  What’s beneficial about it?” This is an excellent question—and a significant one!  The recital is an investment in your child’s dance education, and it’s a pretty…

Why Is The Dress Code Important?

Why Is The Dress Code Important?

Why Is The Dress Code Important? It’s a common question to hear from dance parents and students alike: What purpose does the dress code actually serve?  We’re glad you asked!  ProAm Dance Studio’s dress code was established for a few very important reasons: Safety The number one factor in establishing a dress code is for all students’ safety in class.  A basic leotard and tights, along with hair pulled back and the appropriate shoes, ensures that there are no extraneous clothes or jewelry…

Congratulations! You’re Officially a Dance Parent

Congratulations! You’re Officially a Dance Parent

Welcome to the club, dance moms and dads! Now that you’ve formally signed your child up for lessons and you’ve gotten all the pertinent information about the season, you are officially a dance parent at ProAm Dance Studio! Being a dance parent here is a little bit like being in a secret society; there’s this new lingo to learn and a whole culture that you are now a part of. Here’s the inside scoop on what you need to know for your new…

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