With performances and recitals just around the corner, it’s now even more important to make practice part of your weekly schedule. Besides that, practice makes younger dancers feel more accomplished and confident in class—and they enjoy their dance experience even more!
Simply put, practice time is necessary for improvement. In today’s world our schedules are so full it can feel like there’s barely time to juggle class schedules, let alone practice. But integrating dance practice into your week and creating good dancer habits just takes a bit of organization and commitment.
We’re well into fall, which is a fun and cozy time of year—but also the time of year when dancers are more susceptible to catching the flu or a cold. This is an important time to be aware of the little things you can do to prevent germs and hopefully avoid illness.
Your trusty dance bag can be a germ playground at this time of year, especially if you don’t clean it out often enough! For busy dancers, bags end up being a catch-all and a carry-all for everything from dance clothes and shoes to snacks, warm-ups, homework and more!
Join Us for a Dance Unlimited Trunk-or-Treat!
We are planning a Trunk-or-Treat for our recreational classes, and we hope you’ll join us! Friday, October 28, from 6-7:30 p.m., dress up in your Halloween finest and gather in the Dance Unlimited parking lot.
Our competition teams and our faculty will all be decorating their trunks and handing out spooky treats—all hoping to be your favorite! Come and mingle with your classmates and our entire dance family as we celebrate Halloween!
To round out our amazing new staff, here is a quick introduction to two more teachers that we are lucky to call part of our dance family! Please give them a warm welcome.
For those of you who are attending the Nexus Dance Convention, below is the schedule...
Our New Teachers … Take Two
Did we mention that we think we have the best teachers around? Well, we do! Here’s a little detail about two more of our new teachers this year.
Aria Faddis teaches ballet for us. She is a Boise native who graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance with an emphasis in teaching. She started dancing when she was 13, and has had the opportunity to work with choreographers from all over the U.S. Aria has experience in multiple styles of ance including ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and musical theatre.
A Spotlight on Two of Our New Teachers
Here at DU, we take an immense amount of pride in the quality of our teachers! We
are so excited to have added several amazing professionals to our staff this year, and
we want to highlight them! Here is an intro to two of them:
Barbara Wescott is our Ballet Director. She began taking ballet in Boise after seeing
the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo when she was 8 years old. She eventually trained at
the Ballet Major Program at the University of Utah, where she also received a
Any time you’re doing physical activity, it’s important to feed your body the right fuel, but especially when it comes to dancing. Dance classes require lots of focus, energy, and strength. Eating a healthy snack before class can help with energy levels, attention spans, muscle soreness, muscle conditioning, preventing cramps, and more.
Here are some snacks that are great fuel for dancing bodies:
• Peanut butter and banana :: The potassium in a banana helps with muscle soreness, and the peanut butter provides protein for energy.
Welcome back everyone, and a big welcome to our new dancers! We are so excited
for this new dance season. Our teachers have spent the summer planning classes,
music, choreography and costumes that we hope you’ll love. So as we kick off the
semester, we thought it would be useful to put together a few notes for your first
class—It’s a nice reminder for both new and returning dancers!
1. Get the details. Knowing what time your class starts, which day, and in which
studio will make your first day much smoother. (But rest assured, our staff is