Back to School: Can my child handle school AND dance?

Welcome back to school! We want to encourage all of our moms that have kiddos starting school (maybe for the first time) that dance is not something that will add stress to their schedule or be overwhelming...we actually believe it is beneficial to school aged students to continue with an extracurricular activity and here is why:

School is a work place for kids where they are growing their brains and developing their mental capacity- but they need an outlet to relieve stress, let go, and express themselves- what better place than at the dance studio?

Students are sitting for a lot of the school day- dance gives them a much needed space to move and get some of that energy out...or even re-energize after school!

We believe all students need a "third place". Third place is a term coined by sociologist Ray Oldenburg and refers to places where people spend time between home (‘first’ place) and work/school (‘second’ place). The 3rd place is a place where kids can grow, be themselves, have a level playing field, build community and relationships, and pursue their passions. The most effective ones for building real community seem to be physical places where people can easily and routinely connect with each other: churches, parks, recreation centers, gyms, restaurants, and DANCE!

So while there is a transition with children beginning school, we encourage you to make sure they are getting time in their third place where they can create, re-energize, and MOVE!

We can’t wait to see you September 3rd!