Dance Studio offering lessons in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz Funk, Lyrical, Creative Movement, and More to students in the Greater Gardner, North Central MA - Southern NH  area including Baldwinville, Templeton, Ashburnham, Hubbardston, Athol, Winchendon, Westminster & Rindge.


BENEFITS OF DANCE
 

Dance Education for BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 2.5 THROUGH ADULT

Combine Fun & Fitness achieving technical skills

LESSONS IN Ballet * Pointe * TAP  Lyrical * Street Funk  *Creative Movement* MORE!

Enrolling for Fall - Classes Begin September 12th Come Celebrate Another Great Season Of DANCE in Gardner!

Open House & Registration for September 2011 will be held:                   

Saturdays -  August 20th & 27th from 11 AM to 1:30 PM 

Wednesday -  August 24th from 5 - 7 PM

Monday - August 29th from 5 - 7 PM

*Registration * Dancewear/Shoe Fittings*

*Check out our NEWLY RENOVATED STUDIO!*

WE WELCOME DANCERS OF ALL AGES & ABILITIES

Recreational Dance Program - Professional Instruction in a Family-Friendly Atmosphere Convenient Location ~ Plenty of Free Off-Street Parking ~ Gift Certificates Available

FUN...FITNESS...FRIENDSHIP...INTELLIGENCE...DANCE!

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Why Dance?

DANCE IS ABOUT MORE THAN LEARNING STEPS...

Dance is a great supplement to sports, cheer and other physical activities.  Did you know students learn much more than “just dance” in a dance class, though they probably don’t notice that they’re learning it?  Numerous studies have shown that dance can be very beneficial physically, mentally, and socially.  

Physical Benefits

        Gain coordination, balance & flexibility
            Strengthen posture, poise & grace
                Encourage development of small and large motor skills
                    Contribute to whole-body strength and physical fitness
                        Improve Agility and Stamina

Mental Benefits

Dance nurtures creative expression and imagination, as well as fosters an appreciation in the arts.
Dancers develop an earned self esteem, confidence, and self discipline. Dance instruction by its very nature fosters a commitment to task and strong work ethic as well as the practice time-management. Studies show that dance exercises both the right and left side of the brain at the same time and research proves that there is a strong link between involvement in the arts and increased educational achievement. 

                Strengthen Memory
                    Build Concentration
                        Lengthen Attention Span

    Boost problem-solving skills:

                Understanding Patterns
                    Spatial Relationships 
                        Recognize Direction and Sequence    
                            Experiment with Time and Energy Concepts


Social Benefits

Students learn and practice basic social and classroom etiquette such as taking turns, waiting in line, and lead/follow. They learn to interact with peers while developing a sense of self as well as self respect.  Students are able to experience pride and gratification in their own accomplishments while at the same time working as a team with their peers toward a common goal.  


Don’t take our word for it, here are just a few sources to get you started:

http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2008/11/17/hlsa1117.htm

http://www.laban.org/images/443.pdf?id=1174667499

http://www.aera.net/uploadedFiles/Publications/Journals/Educational_Researcher/3708/a%20Nonverbal%20Language.pdf

http://ki.se/ki/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=130&a=54768&l=en&newsdep=130

http://www.suite101.com/content/benefits-of-dance-a265536

http://www.nasaa-arts.org/Research/Key-Topics/Arts-Education/critical-evidence.pdf
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