Why Should You Pre-Register?

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Hi!  We are in our last week of Pre-Registration for the 2016/2017 season and I thought I should give you a few reasons why it’s a good idea to pre-register:   You will save some money.  We offer a 5% discount on all our classes for the following year! You are pretty much guaranteed a… Read more »

Miss Kristen’s Blog!

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Miss Kristen is our third staff guest Blog!  It’s a good one…check it out. ******************************************************************************************************** Not So Stereotypical   The first thing I thought about when asked to write something was my own dance experiences. How every studio is different from the teachers to how the studio itself is run. Specifically, though, I thought of… Read more »

Another Guest Blog

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This time Miss Laura L has written a guest blog!  We have the best staff! *************************************************************************************************** When asked to write a blog for the website – so many thoughts popped into my head – and I didn’t know where to start. I wear more than one hat at the studio – Teacher and Administrator and… Read more »

What it Means to Be a Dance Teacher

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Miss Carley – a teacher at the studio – has written a guest blog for us! Thanks Miss Carley!! ******************************************************************************************************************************************************** A dance teacher, something I have always wanted to be. From the age of 3 in my first dance class, up until the age of 18 in my last senior class, I had always looked… Read more »

Our Favourite Dance Movies

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March Break is coming up and for most, that means a break from Dance Class.  Will you miss it?  If you answered yet to that question (and we hope you all answered yes!)  then take a look at the list below to see what movies we recommend to keep you dancing until classes resume.  … Read more »

Costumes….how it works.

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A new dance year has begun and we are all so excited to be back at it for another year. Costume books are arriving and so the creative juices of our staff are flowing.  While the recital is still 10 months away, the planning is already in full swing. So what can you expect from… Read more »

Retro Ballet…

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I spend too much time on Pinterest… I search for dance related stuff all the time.  The other day I searched for “ballet art” and this photo came up.     This photo used to hang in the studio where I started ballet class waaaaaay back in 1981 (I think it still does).  I was… Read more »

A New Year

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We are about to start a new dance season and with that comes a lot of questions from parents of budding dancers. Here are some things to consider when choosing a dance studio for your child. Does the Studio Maintain a Professional Space? Dance is a very physical activity that involves a lot of jumping… Read more »

What age can my child start dance?

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Most Commonly Asked Question #1 How old does my child have to be to start dancing? One of the many questions we get asked at GRAD is how old kids have to be to take a dance class. Studios have different answers for different reasons. Here are ours. We start our dancers in Level 1… Read more »

Inaugural Post

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I wanted to add a blog to GRAD’s website… I decided to name it “Straight to the Pointe”.  There will be a few different bloggers on here including myself…so here is someback ground on me! I started ballet when I was three….when I became a Dance teacher, I was still taking classes with the teacher… Read more »