Turning Pointe’s Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer Classes
This summer, Turning Pointe is excited to offer a June and July session of mini mester classes, in addition a variety of camps, intensives and workshops. Students can sign up for one or both months of summer classes, with plenty of summer discounts available. Want to maximize your time in the studio over the next few months? Check out Turning Pointe’s top 10 ways to make the most of your summer classes:
1. Be on Time
Arrive at the studio 15 minutes before your class. This gives you time to get settled and be ready to go as soon as class begins. Summer classes are typically only 45 minutes to an hour, so make the most of every minute.
2. Be Prepared
Before you leave home, show your dance bag some love. Are the shoes you’ll need for class inside? Both of them? If you need to change clothes before class at the studio, do you have everything you’ll need? Summer activities can make for busy days, so make sure you’re prepared – going into the classroom pulled together shows respect for the class and for your teacher.
Not sure what you’ll need? Check out Turning Pointe’s summer dress code here.
3. Be Attentive
Unlike the regular dance season, summer classes run for a much shorter duration – usually just a few months. Soak in every minute of instruction and worship, and take notes in a notebook or prayer journal. Writing things down is a great way to retain information, plus you can reference it again throughout the year.
4. Set Goals
Summer can be a great time to focus on dance – there are fewer distractions, less homework and no recital choreography to remember. Refine your focus and set some summer goals. Want to master that double pirouette? How about getting all the way down in those left splits? Even if it’s as simple as building strength in your ankles or improving your turnout, summer is the perfect time to work toward those milestones.
5. Challenge Yourself
With a shorter class commitment, summer is the perfect time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Turning Pointe has a wide variety of styles to choose from this summer – try one new style or try them all! You never know what you’ll take away from each new experience, how that bullet point on your resume will serve you in the future, or who you’ll meet along the way.
Want to improve precision and refine unison? Sign up for Rockette Dance Camp. Ever thought about performing on Broadway or been asked to sing at an audition? Why not give vocal lessons a try? Not sure which style you want to try next? There’s even a Dance Sampler class that can give you a little taste of everything.
Think outside the box and check out Turning Pointe’s full list of summer classes here.
6. Stand Out
Along with a shorter duration, summer sessions can also see smaller class sizes. Take advantage of the individualized attention by asking questions, standing in the front line and making the most of every opportunity in each class.
7. Recover and Rebuild
The Bible tells us that our bodies are temples. As dancers, they’re also our tools for worship. Summer classes are a great time to focus on the care and maintenance of your temple, whether that’s building strength in a Pilates or Barre class, re-energizing your heart in an Outreach or Worship class or unwinding after a long season with a simple technique or improv concept class. Be sure to stretch, drink plenty of water and take care of yourself while classes are shorter and training is less intense.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.- Romans 12:1
8. Keep it Up
Even with summer camps, vacations and other obligations, being diligent with attendance in summer dance classes will give you a huge advantage when regular classes start back up. Keep up muscle memory, flexibility, strength and technique so you don’t miss a beat in September!
9. Serve Together
Whether you’re experiencing a new class together or continuing in your favorite style side-by-side, summer classes can foster friendships that transcend the studio. Turning Pointe’s mission is to fully develop a dancer’s skills and talents in an atmosphere that is glorifying to God. While you’re making the most of your dance training, spend the summer gathered in His name in a Christ-centered environment as we worship and pray together all summer long.
10. Have FUN!
The most important way to make the most of summer classes? Maximize JOY! Sure, dance training will build strength, confidence, self-expression and creativity, but more than that, dance classes can help you find joy in the movements and simply have fun.
Are you ready to dance this summer? Head to TurningPointeSchoolofDance.com for all the info you’ll need to make your classes count!