Top 10 Best/Worst Dance Movies!

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What dancer doesn’t own a dance movie collection? We love nothing more that to pick apart the dancing (sickled feet and all), bad choreography and unrealistic goals the main characters seem to achieve instantaneously. Some of these we love and some we love to hate. Here is out Top 10 List of Best/Worst dance movies…

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Physical Activity for Children

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The importance of physical activity for children According to New York Times a recent study shows that on average, children spend about 8.5 hrs/day sitting. They sit all day at school, then at home doing home work, math tutors, piano etc. Even the kids who seem “busy” are often busy but inactive. Physical activity for…

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1st Dance Class

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So you signed your child up for dance. Now what? Here is a 1st dance class check list: Make sure to arrive on time for your 1st dance class and every class after! (Or 10 min early). Remember what it feels like to enter a classroom when class has already begun? Everyone is looking at…

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"My 11 year old daughter Marlee has been a part of Vlad's Part Time Competitive team for 2 years.During that time, she has gown up immensely as a dancer, been exposed to the benefit of working within a team environment and has been supported to challenge herself in ways that have built her self esteem, athlethicism and grace. She has been taught discipline and tenacity in a fun and safe environment and I never have to encourage her to go to class; she is super excited when it's a 'dance day'. Thank you to Vlad's amazing teachers for a fantastic experience"

− Lori Schwartz

"Thank you also for pulling us aside when we needed encouragement. We appreciate your sensitivity to kids' feelings and insecurities, and ours of feeling lost and unfamiliar. You all seem to really care about helping our kids succeed, in a healthy, human way, despite all the incredible pressures"

"My husband and I are so happy with the creativity, discipline, fun and caring that Julianne is experiencing thru Vlad's. She is fit, healthy, and is even more confident and socially thriving due to the nurturing environment here. She calls all her teachers 'dance mom's, dad's and uncles'. She looks up to the juniors and seniors, who know her by name and hang out with them in the hallway and change rooms. Her own group gets along well and always linger together after classes. We call VDC our kids country club"