What Do Dancers Really Learn From Performing?

Spring Ballet at District Dance

Our mission at District Dance is to empower and support the next generation of courageous leaders! We do this by offering weekly dance classes, creating opportunities to connect with our larger community, AND by providing multiple opportunities to perform through the year. One of those performing opportunities is the Spring Ballet at District Dance!  Our … Read more

Get an Early Start on Your Summer Planning!

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Who’s ready to start dreaming about summer? The temperatures may still be below freezing, but here at District Dance we are already thinking about sunshine, warm weather, and… summer dance camps in Gaithersburg!  We know that planning summer activities can be a delicate balance. Trying to coordinate multiple activities, work schedules, and vacations can be … Read more

3 Fun Ways for Kids To Stay Active This Winter!

Winter Activities in Gaithersburg

Brrrr, it’s cold out there! If you’re like us, this weather has you wanting to cozy up by the fire, get out the hot cocoa, and bury yourself under the fuzzy blankets. We’re in full support! But don’t stay in your cuddly winter cocoon for too long, because we’ve got some winter activities in Gaithersburg … Read more

From Tots to Teachers-in-Training: 6 Ways We Help Our Dancers Progress

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From the moment we welcome a dancer into our studio family, we are ready to help them grow. While any dance studio can teach your child how to do a beautiful pirouette, our mission is about more than just dance. Whether your child is taking their very first dance class, or looking for advanced dance … Read more

How To Know If Your Child Is Ready For Dance

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Each year, as the school year begins, we all tend to feel nostalgic and sentimental about how fast our children are growing. As they step onto the school bus or try their first beginning dance classes, we realize that they are becoming more and more ready to take on the world, independently from us! So … Read more

“Oh, the places you’ll go” at District Dance

A child’s journey through any sport, artistic endeavor, class, etc. can be a struggle. They’ll have their highs (eg. performing in front of an awesome crowd) and they’ll have their lows (eg. not moving to the next level). But as parents, educators, and constant supporters, it’s our job to help them through the highest highs … Read more

Stay Strong All Summer Long!

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Where are all the summer-lovers at?! What’s your favorite summer staple? Barbeques? Pool days? Bonfires? It all sounds JUST perfect right about now… who agrees?! We are ready to kick this summer off!  With the sun coming out and kids off of school, summertime makes children more energized and motivated than ever! We call that … Read more

3 Ways to Prepare Your Child for In-Person Activities

Prepare Your Child for In-Person Activities

As we quickly approach the one year mark of when we had to close our studio doors last March, we’re reflecting on both the challenges we’ve overcome, and the voids we still have yet to fill. We’ve been thrilled to continue offering dance classes for children in Germantown, but things still aren’t QUITE the same.  … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Digital Dancing: 3 Benefits of Virtual Dance Classes

Virtual Dance Classes

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

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

Experience the Magic: 4 Benefits of Seeing a Live Performance

live dance performance

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

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

guide for dance parents

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

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