Happy February, District Dance Families! The studio has been buzzing in preparation for our upcoming ballet, Journey to Neverland. At District Dance, we believe performing for an audience holds great value in a child’s life, and we strive to give our students that opportunity. This production is particularly special to us because our students get the chance to perform alongside professional ballerinas. As show week approaches, we wanted to share with you just a few of the benefits our students take away from performing.
Here are 5 benefits to performing on stage:
Working well as a team is an ESSENTIAL part of life. We love helping our kids learn the value of teamwork while preparing for a big production on stage. When dancing in a group, a child can’t just focus on themselves. They must be committed to staying with the group and maintaining their spacing on stage. Our dancers learn that everyone’s role is important and that cooperation is KEY to the success of the performance. We LOVE watching our dancers emerge as leaders and encourage one another!
Performing on stage gives kids something BIG to work towards. When you have a goal to nail your double pirouette on stage, it makes plies and tendus a lot more meaningful! Watching our students shine onstage and get a chance to showcase their hard work in the studio is extremely rewarding.
We hold this one near and dear to our hearts. Performing for an audience requires a dancer to step out of their comfort zone and into an environment where all eyes are on them. Once they get out there, they are forced to trust themselves and be confident in their own skin. It can be scary at first, but through the years we watch our dancers grow into confident dancers who believe in themselves. This confidence spills over into everything they do, both in and outside of the dance studio!
Performing in front of an audience is a way for students to share their love of dance with others. It is important for kids to know that what they give to the world matters. Making art and spreading it for others to enjoy teaches them to bring positivity to the world around them.
Performing Encourages Dreaming Big
Our production gives students the chance to perform alongside professional ballerinas, which we believe is something that really makes Journey to Neverland unique. Our students get to talk to the ballerinas and form a sense of community with them. Working so closely with the pros, our kids start to view that level of expertise as something within their reach. This makes the dream of becoming a professional ballerina one day seem a whole lot more attainable. We want our student to dream big and shoot for the stars.
Now that you know why WE love our shows, it’s your chance to see for yourself! We could not be more excited to see our production to come to life on March 24th. Peter Pan, Wendy, and their friends invite you to join them on an unforgettable adventure to Neverland. This performance is perfect for all ages and a great introduction to classical ballet.
Tickets are available online now! Besides supporting our dancers, attending this performance will bring a smile to your face and would be a wonderful way to introduce a dance enthusiast to the magic of a live performance. We would love to see you in the audience!