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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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