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Perfect Size Classes

We are often asked, what is your class size and your student to teacher ratio? Will my child receive personalized attention & instruction or will …
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The Benefits of Recital – Teamwork

What’s an invaluable life skill that everyone needs?  Teamwork!  And dancers must do a lot of it.  By working with their classmates on a group performance …
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The Benefits of Recital – Confidence

Dance is the ultimate performing art, and dancing onstage at the recital serves as a powerful tool for building a child’s confidence in themselves—a …
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7 Reasons to Continue Dancing This Summer

We are excited to share this article by Jerry Buchs.  He shares different points of view from dance experts across the country. With the dance …
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Nutrition Tips

Nutrition Tips For Athletes

SIMPLE WAYS TO GET A HEALTHY JUMPSTART IN 2018! As dancers/athletes, it is imperative for us to keep our bodies fueled and in tip-top …
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3 Reasons Every Dancer Should Learn Tap

I wanted to share with you this article by Veronica Good about why every dancer should learn to tap.  I am a tapper at …
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Discovering the Joy of Dance

This year I am celebrating 25 years as a dance educator and 22 years as a studio owner, and I have never been more …
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CID Parents & Students, You are awesome!

We’ve just about finished up our first month of classes for our 27th season, and wow!  CID parents and students,  you are awesome! Parents, …
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Continuing Education

Achieving excellence through continuing education is a priority for everyone at Classic Image Dance and is a valued part of our culture. It is …
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5 Benefits of Dance

At Classic Image Dance, we believe that learning how to dance should be an encouraging and positive experience for children at any age!  And …
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Why Performing is Beneficial for Your Child

As you’ve probably noticed, the team at Classic Image Dance has already begun talking about next year’s recital!  Even though it’s fall, our recital …
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Dance Recitals Create Great Memories

Dance recitals are known for creating wonderful memories—both for the dancer and their family and friends.  The costumes become keepsakes, the photos become a …
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Classic Image Dance Studio is YPAD Certified

CID is YPAD Certified. What does that mean for you?

I am beyond excited to announce that Classic Image Dance received our YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance) Certification just before we went on …
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What Is Age Appropriate Movement?

Why is it so important that Classic Image Dance offers age-appropriate movement for its students?  Because your child’s safety depends on it! Safe movements …
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Special Words From a CID Dancer

Diya, one of our dancers, submitted an essay for a contest and I wanted to share her special words with you. We are very …
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The Push/Pull Effect

At Classic Image Dance, we’re sometimes asked by parents if we can “challenge” or “push” a child more in class.  The answer is not …
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The Benefits of Recital – Beyond the Performance

New knowledge and skills abound when it comes to preparing for the recital … and we’re not just talking about learning dance steps! There’s …
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The Benefits of Recital

The Benefits of Recital – Teamwork

What’s an invaluable life skill that everyone needs?  Teamwork!  And dancers must do a lot of it.  By working with their classmates on a group performance …
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The Benefits of Recital – Creating Lifetime Memories

The recital is known for creating special memories—both for the dancer and for their family and friends.  It is a sentimental moment in time …
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The Benefits of Recital – Working Toward a Goal

The recital may seem far away right now, but months of preparation are needed to make sure every dancer is as ready as they …
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Taking Care of Costumes – Do’s and Don’ts

There’s nothing else quite like a dance costume—it carries the excitement of the performance yet to come, and of course, there are all those …
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Practicing at Home – Recital Edition

We absolutely love it when our students say they want to practice their recital dance at home. Their enthusiasm is contagious, and then everyone …
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Performing to Show Progress, Not Perfection

“Practice makes perfect.” Chances are you’ve heard this saying many, many times in your life.  (We sure have!)  It’s one of the most well-known …
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Why Children Need Grit, and How Dance Makes a Difference

Gritty people have a growth mindset; they don’t give up. This paraphrased quote is from author Angela Duckworth, who popularized the word “grit” with …
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