Frog Jumps Are Serious Business

You may think our preschool dance classes are lots of fun and games, but we’re actually helping to build strength, endurance, and a love for the art of dance in each of our youngest students! The “frog jumps” that you see below are a great way to workout the quads and hamstrings. Preschool dance classesContinue reading “Frog Jumps Are Serious Business”

The Importance of Stretching

Stretching before physical activity is beneficial for a variety of reasons. It helps increase range of motion, reduces muscle tension, and helps decrease the risk of activity-based injuries. Stretching after exercising is great because it can help decrease muscle soreness! Also, greater gains in flexibility are possible once your body is warm. If you are workingContinue reading “The Importance of Stretching”

How Do You Reinforce Dance?

Last week, we had our last class at one of the schools where Dance Daze hip hop is taught. All of the children were very excited about what I had gotten them as gifts for their last class of the semester. When one of my 6-year-old students asked me, “Did you get us candy?” IContinue reading “How Do You Reinforce Dance?”

Insights from Last Week

I had some great insights in my classes last week that I wanted to share with you! First, I realized that 1 hour per week is simply not enough to train a budding ballerina! I’ve been working with one of my students for about 6 weeks now, and I simply love how willing she isContinue reading “Insights from Last Week”