Costumes….how it works.

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

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Retro Ballet…

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

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A New Year

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

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What age can my child start dance?

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

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Inaugural Post

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

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