Too many benefits to count: Why Dance is Important for Child Development

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As a parent looking for the right after school activity for your child or the best place that provides after school care for children, dance is the perfect answer and Dancer’s Gallery is the perfect place.

Enrolling children in ballet classes and any other dance classes supports their motor skills and coordination and increases their creativity, self-expression and focus. As a parent you will begin to see the positive effects dance has on your child within a few short months. Their flexibility and balance will improve as well as their ability to concentrate on a variety of tasks all at the same time. In ballet classes, students will have to focus on movement, music, receiving direction and being aware of other students all at the same time. Ballet classes, hip hop classes, tap classes and jazz classes also provide a structure for children to learn self-control and self-discipline both of which are key life skills. These are crucial skills that children will be able to transfer into the academic classroom.

Lastly, dance teaches young children the importance of being a part of a team as well as accountability towards others. Dancers must rely on other dancers to be just as dedicated as they are during classes and rehearsals in order for everyone to receive the full benefits of the class. When students are called upon to perform, the results of the teamwork will show by all students being prepared and polished.

Dancer’s Gallery is proud to offer a high level of dance instruction in their ballet dance class, Belly Dance Classes, hip hop classes, tap and jazz classes so all students perform at their best. There is truly no greater reward than seeing the look on the dancers’ faces after a fun and successful performance. Students, teachers and parents are all proud of the hard work and accomplishments achieved throughout the year.

For more information call 954-437-9910 or visit us at 12323 SW 55th St. Unit 1010, Cooper City, Florida 33330. We will be glad to answer all your questions.

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Contemporary Dance – Different Kinds of Modern Dance

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Dancer’s Gallery  is south Florida’s premiere dance studio. Contemporary Dance  modern is more difficult and the dancer will need tremendous strength in her body and particularly in her core muscles to sustain all the movements, which tend to be slower than jazz. There are a lot of slow contractions and also many movements with swinging quality. In order to look good doing contemporary dance.

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Dance Classes: How to Choose

A great dance studio is not only one that provides wonderful dance instruction, but also one that can meet the needs of both the student and the family. When a family walks into a dance studio, they should always be greeted with a warm smile and a request to help. Often times, families that have never stepped into a dance studio come in and ask for ballet classes without really knowing what it is they are asking.

It is important for the desk staff to have good customer service skills and ask the right questions to get the future dancer in the right class for them. Although ballet is essential in providing the technique that most dancers need to succeed, if a child prefers something more upbeat, you do not want to discourage them by placing them in a ballet class that may bore them and ultimately make them quit.

It is beneficial to encourage young dancers to try as many styles of dances as possible and appropriate for their age level so that they can discover their favorite. As the dancer continues to form their passion in dance, they will learn that ballet is necessary for continued improvement. The passion in blossoming dancers is often one in which they will do whatever it takes to perfect their craft, including taking classes that they may not have wanted to take when they began their dance journey.

Dancer’s Gallery is proud to offer opportunities to try multiple classes to ensure that each dancer is in the appropriate class for their preferred style and level. Instructors evaluate each student and make necessary changes to their schedule and classes to ensure the most progress throughout the year. Unlimited class options are a great way to have a dancer enrolled in a large variety of classes from ballet, point, hip hop, jazz, belly dance, flamenco, musical theater, circus arts, Contemporary Dance Classes, aerial silks and more. Dancer’s Gallery now also offers acting and private classes in voice and piano. They offer an exceptional performing arts program beginning for children ages 2 ½ all the way to adult.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.dancersgallery.com or call 954-437-9910 and we will be glad to answer all your questions about After School Care, Dance Classes and more.  You can also visit us at – 12323 SW 55th St #1010 Cooper City, FL 33330.

Physical and Psychological benefits of After Care Programs for children

Learning in school and from books just isn’t enough in today’s highly competitive society. At Dancer’s Gallery in Cooper City we offer an outstanding after care program for dancers of all ages that adds to the creation of well rounded, adjusted children. Whether your child is interested in ballet, hip hop, jazz or acrobatic arts the program is designed to help strengthen an existing ballet or hip hop skill, teach new ballet or hip hop skills and increase your child’s self-esteem. The after care program encourages children to meet other young ballet or hip hop dancers and share their experiences resulting in increased socialization skills. The after care program at Dancer’s Gallery in Cooper City also gives young ballet and hip hop dancers the opportunity to interact with other adults giving children the benefit of positive relationship building.

The supportive and encouraging atmosphere of the after care dance program also gives parents the peace of mind knowing that young ballet and hip hop dancers are reinforcing their academic skills through the homework help they receive at Dancer’s Gallery. Before dancers begin their ballet and hip hop classes they are given designated homework time where the dedicated staff is available to answer questions and offer guidance. A report by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S Department of Justice shows that students in after care programs have fewer behavioral problems, more self-confidence and can handle conflicts better than students who are not involved in after care programs.

Giving your child the experience of being enrolled in a dance related after care program has tremendous benefits. Young ballet and hip hop dancers can increase their communication skills, build brain power, develop social skills, maintain a healthy body and nurture their creativity while attending after care at Dance studio in cooper city. Why not give your young dancer the competitive edge – enroll them now!

Dance Season 2015-2016 is Explosive!

The official dance season has begun at Dancer’s Gallery in Cooper City and students are getting situated in their appropriate classes.  The after-care program has exploded with close to 50 students and they are starting to get used to their new after school routine which includes such classes as ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, belly dancing, acro, aerial silks, musical theater and more.

Our recreational students are also enjoying their classes and were given the opportunity to try new things with the unlimited class promotion throughout the last week in August.  Many students found new interests in areas of dance they had never tried before and are excited to continue.  Dance can often be a stress relief from student’s daily academic schedule and it is amazing to see them let loose and express themselves through their movements.

Students are finding themselves getting back in shape physically after a long summer camp in davie break relaxing.  Dance, for many, is the most enjoyable way to stay fit both mentally and physically and research suggests that dance can help students improve in their academics as well.

Classes are currently focused in technique and within the next couple of months will start incorporating choreography in each lesson.  Learning choreography requires focus and memorization, both being important skills to learn and apply in many areas of life.

The Annual Winter Showcase on December 12th will give students an opportunity to share what they have learned and how far they have come from this point.  For more information on the various programs offered at Dancer’s Gallery call 954-437-9910 or you can stop by for a tour.  Dancer’s Gallery is located at 12323 S.W. 55th Street, Unit 1010, Cooper City, Florida 33330.  You can also find a detailed class schedule at http://www.dancersgallery.com and email any questions to info@dancersgallery.com.

Not Your School’s After-Care

After school care has been a necessity for many families for decades, but the options have very much evolved from a babysitting like service found at most schools. After care hours have become an essential part of a child’s day in which they can explore extracurricular interests that schools provide less and less. Activities such as the performing arts would make those after school hours a lot more beneficial in the development of a child’s education. Studies have repeatedly shown that children who are involved in after school activities such as sports, the arts or other, are a lot more likely to be successful in academics.

Dancer’s Gallery provides the ultimate in after school care. Free transportation picks up the student from their school and drops them off with an after care leader at the 10,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility. Students will have a snack and then begin their homework with helpers standing by to answer any questions. After that, students will change into their dance uniform to take the first of two daily classes. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to take ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, belly dance, acro, aerial silks, acting and more.

This is truly an all around performing arts experience allowing the students to find their passion in the arts. Dancer’s Gallery provides extended after-care hours until 7:00 p.m. for convenience. After-care leaders give each parent an update on the day’s events and homework progress upon pick up. Students in the after-care program at Dancer’s Gallery will have the opportunity to perform in the Winter Showcase in December as well as the annual recital in June. Parents are often amazed to see their child in these performances showing the progress they have made.

Dancer’s Gallery is actively enrolling for the 2015-2016 after-care program that begins on Monday, August 24, 2015 and runs through June 9, 2016 alongside the Broward County School Calendar. Space is limited and will fill up quickly. It is highly recommended to sign up early for this sought after performing arts After School Care in Davie.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.dancersgallery.com or call 954-437-9910 and someone will be glad to answer all questions about after-care, summer camp, classes and more.

What’s Happening at the Studio?

Dance Studio in Cooper City

We are officially halfway through the summer already and the studio is buzzing with camp, intensive, classes and lots of planning for the new season. Fall classes will begin on Monday, August 24th at Dancer’s Gallery in Cooper City. The schedule is being created and will be available by Wednesday, June 15th; the same day that after-care registration begins. Registration for classes will open on Monday, June 20th! There is a lot of excitement for the new season and space will fill up quickly so it is important to register in advance to the start of classes.

Summer Camp in Davie

The Performing Arts Summer Camp presented their session 1 show on Friday, July 10th in the CAST Performing Arts Center located at Dance Studio in Cooper City. It was a truly spectacular show. Campers performed tap, contemporary, belly dance, hip hop, and jazz dances along with acting skits and musical theatre. The audience was impressed with how far they had come in 5 short weeks. Session 2 is now underway and we are looking forward to the show on August 14th.

Dancer’s Gallery has an incredible award winning competition team and performance company that will amaze the local community in Cooper City and Davie as well as the dance community as a whole. The Cast by DG has been working hard in the Summer Intensive and will be learning exciting new choreography even before the new season begins. This is a dedicated group of dancers ages 7-18 who inspire dancers of all ages to follow their dreams.

Summer Camp in Cooper City

Dancer’s Gallery has so much to offer with an incredible line up of classes in dance, circus arts, piano, voice, acting and more! To find out more about Summer Camp in Davie and to receive a copy of the upcoming schedule or to register, please call Dancer’s Gallery at 954-437-9910 or visit the website www.dancersgallery.com. Dancer’s Gallery and the CAST Performing Arts Center is located at 12323 SW 55th Street Unit 1010 Cooper City, Fl 33330.