Celebrating Leadership with Girls Who Start

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We took part in something special recently and we can’t WAIT to share with all of our readers! This past month, Melissa Curling, our fearless leader and owner here at District Dance sat down with Lyla H., president of Girls Who Start (Ridgeview chapter) for a one-of-kind interview. Owning a dance studio in Germantown, COVID-19 … Read more Celebrating Leadership with Girls Who Start

Welcoming New Faces in the New Year: Open House!

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2021: the year of high hopes for NEW beginnings! After the bizarre and hectic events that 2020 presented us with, we are all ready for a refresh. We’re not just turning the page on 2020 or even starting a new chapter. We’re opening a WHOLE new book! Who’s joining … Read more Welcoming New Faces in the New Year: Open House!

3 Things You Should Look for in an Activity This Winter

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Being a parent during a pandemic is not an easy task! With new information coming in daily and differing opinions flooding your ears, it can be hard to know what is best for your family. While safety is probably your first priority, going without activities for your kids this winter is definitely not ideal. We … Read more 3 Things You Should Look for in an Activity This Winter

Why We Are Thankful for our Germantown Community

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No matter how crazy the world may seem, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for. We spread this important message to our students all the time, and we certainly practice what we preach!  From virtual dance classes to heightened safety policies, we’ve adapted our studio to make it COVID-friendly. View our updated safety protocols … Read more Why We Are Thankful for our Germantown Community

Bringing You Options: Virtual AND In-Person Dance Classes This Fall

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Here at District Dance, we ask ourselves one question a lot: “What do our dance families need right now?” When the pandemic hit, we started asking ourselves that question more and more. We want to support our community during this difficult time and we’re keeping that in mind as we shape our upcoming Fall Dance … Read more Bringing You Options: Virtual AND In-Person Dance Classes This Fall

How We Are Preparing To Safely Welcome Families Back This Fall!

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Similar to everyone lately, we are trekking through uncharted territory over here at District Dance! This summer, we were SO thrilled to have opened up our doors for a 6-week summer class session. It’s been absolutely AMAZING to see our kids’ smiling faces at the studio, but our studio experience has been looking a LITTLE … Read more How We Are Preparing To Safely Welcome Families Back This Fall!

Dancing through the Transitions: Options for Every Family this Summer

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Summer is here and things are starting to look a little brighter around here. The sun is shining, the bees are buzzing, and we are finally allowed to invite dancers back to the studio! We are SO pumped to announce our plans for summer dance classes in Germantown.  Now, as pleased as we are to … Read more Dancing through the Transitions: Options for Every Family this Summer

Digital Dancing: 3 Benefits of Virtual Dance Classes

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What a whirlwind we are living in! As we enter into Phase 1 of reopening our community, it’s becoming more and more clear that this situation is going to take lots and LOTS of time. That’s why we are so proud to have acted quickly in March to get our virtual dance classes up and … Read more Digital Dancing: 3 Benefits of Virtual Dance Classes

COVID-19 Resources for Dance Families

Oof! Whatever you are stressed about right now…. just know, you are NOT alone. Between finances, health, and childcare, it’s just a lot. These are REAL issues, REAL concerns, and we are with you. We want to help. From our stuck-at-home family to yours, we are here to offer some positivity during this trying time.  … Read more COVID-19 Resources for Dance Families

Start Planning the Best Summer EVER! Top 5 Summer Camps in the Germantown Area!

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Who is LOVING the first signs of Spring?! After daylight savings, we have officially been in summer prep mode! A little early? We think not! 🙂 Have you started thinking about your family’s summer plans yet? Whether it be vacations, pool passes, or summer camps, our best advice is to plan ahead! Scrambling at the … Read more Start Planning the Best Summer EVER! Top 5 Summer Camps in the Germantown Area!

Experience the Magic: 4 Benefits of Seeing a Live Performance

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Hey dance families! Today, we’ve got a question for you! When is the last time you watched a dance performance on TV or Youtube? We’re guessing it was fairly recent! Now here’s the REAL question: when was the last time you took a trip to the theater to see a LIVE dance performance? If it’s … Read more Experience the Magic: 4 Benefits of Seeing a Live Performance

A Guide for Parents: 5 Ways to Set Your Dancer Up for Success In 2020

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Happy New Year District Dance families! It’s officially 2020 and we love this time of year because it feels a little bit like a fresh start. After a much needed break in the middle of winter, we are feeling more motivated and driven to accomplish our goals.  As we head into the New Year, we … Read more A Guide for Parents: 5 Ways to Set Your Dancer Up for Success In 2020

Leader Feature Series: Lily

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Today we are SO excited to announce our FIRST ever Leader Feature! For those of you who are just tuning in, our newest addition to the District Dance Blog is a series of posts featuring young dancers who exemplify our 5 core values. Our goal at District Dance is to empower young girls, so it’s … Read more Leader Feature Series: Lily

NEW Leader Feature Series: Nominate your Student Today!

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Hey District Dance families! Today on the blog we have a special announcement to make! We are SO excited to introduce our new Leader Feature series. There are some very special kids here at District Dance. Our team gets to witness all of their greatness every day at the studio, but we often have moments … Read more NEW Leader Feature Series: Nominate your Student Today!

A Day in the Life of a Professional Ballerina

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Has your child dreamed of putting on a tutu and taking the stage with professional ballerinas? This blog is for them! At District Dance, we love offering unique performing opportunities for dancers, which is why we put together a Spring Ballet Production each year. One of the highlights of this performance is that our students … Read more A Day in the Life of a Professional Ballerina

6 Questions to Ask When You Are Looking for a Dance Studio

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Parents, this month’s blog post is for YOU. We know how hard you work… at your jobs, at home, and during the many hours spent trying to give your kids as many opportunities as you can. We get it!  We are here to make your lives as easy as possible. As a dance parent, we … Read more 6 Questions to Ask When You Are Looking for a Dance Studio

How To Know If Your Child Is Ready For Dance Class

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A child’s first dance class is such a special milestone! We still get ALL the feels when we look back at pictures and videos of our first dancing moments. After all, for most of the staff members at District Dance, our first dance classes were the start of a life-long journey with dance.  At District … Read more How To Know If Your Child Is Ready For Dance Class

6 of the BEST Kids Activities in Germantown

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Alright parents, we are mid-way through summer vacation, how are you feeling?! Are your kids bored yet? Are they on your last nerve yet? If you are already counting down the days until the first day of school, today’s blog is for YOU! We’ve lined up 6 of the BEST kids activities in Germantown and … Read more 6 of the BEST Kids Activities in Germantown

How to Support Your Dancer at Recital: 5 Tips from the Pros

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District Dance families! The recital countdown has officially begun as we head into recital week and prep for our annual dance recital! We could not be more excited to see our amazing students hit the stage, and we know the excitement is probably brewing in your homes as well. Our annual dance recital is one … Read more How to Support Your Dancer at Recital: 5 Tips from the Pros