Often when a dancer puts on a costume for the first time, their dance really comes alive. It helps them transform into the character they are meant to be and can take their performance to a new level. In the same way, dressing appropriately for class helps our dancers be focused and give their class work the respect and effort it deserves. Help your dancer succeed by being sure she’s dressed appropriately for dance class every week. Most recommended dancewear is available for purchase at Dance Concepts. (We don't carry half soles but you can buy them here.) If you have any questions about what is required for your specific class please shoot us an email :) (more…)
Our last competition of the season has come and gone! It was a great one. So many of our dancers had their best performance of the year. We also had quite a few dances in the overall awards!
Personally, I’m not tired of these dances yet. I could watch them performed again and again, but this weekend I started to get excited about next season. Our dancers are performing better than ever. They’ve grown - and it’s time to ask more of them. The dances they were ready for at the beginning of this year aren’t the dances they are ready for now. I’m proud of their development and progress this year and excited to give them new challenges.(more…)
We’re so proud of Vera for her success in this year’s Reflections contest. Vera won the award for Dance Choreography in Grades K-2 at Granite Elementary. She’s since moved through two more rounds and most recently won Region 17 which includes ALL of the Canyon’s School District!(more…)
When I was growing up, Santa use to bring me the same thing year after year. Every Christmas I’d look forward to opening a new leotard and a ballet calendar. The tradition started when I was 10 years old and lasted through high school. The leotard always fit within dress code, but had a little something about it that made it special. They were some of my favorite presents every year and stoked my love of ballet.
5 Gift Ideas for the Dancer In Your Life(more…)
Tonight's master class with Michael Milkanin was off the charts! He taught us all choreography from his national tour with the Tony Award winning show Kinky Boots. The class was so much fun. Michael talked to us about how important it is to bring a little bit of our true selves to each performance - to let our personalities shine through. We talked about story telling through movement and how a good performance is more than just doing the steps. (more…)
It’s a strange week at Dance Concepts. On one hand, we’re celebrating a new season, excited to see old friends and meet new ones. On the other hand, we’re in mourning. As many of you know, our friend and dancer Olivia Rodgerson was in a severe car accident early on June 15th, the morning after our last recital. Since that time she’s been in the intensive care unit dealing with brain swelling and pneumonia. The Read more
My mom put my in dance for the first time when I was 3 (mostly because Nana volunteered to pay for it.) I was socially not ready to be away from her and a cried and cried until the teacher told my mom, “Please don’t bring her back anymore.” It’s not uncommon for kids to take a few weeks to warm up for class, but I wasn’t making any progress at all. Mom tried again when I was 4, and had about the same results. It wasn’t until I was 5 that I was ready to be in a classroom without Mom by my side. (more…)
With just a little bit of prep you’ll be the most ready dancer on the floor. Keep reading to have the best first dance of dance EVER! 1-2 Weeks Before Your 1st Day: Consult the dress code. Try on anything you already have to make sure it still fits. Come by Dance Concepts to order any new dancewear you need. It will be BUSY the first week of classes, and if you need to buy Read more