Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain? Source: Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some type of dance at least

Nutrition for Dancers!

Nutrition for Dancers: What to Eat Before Competitions When you’re preparing for a big dance competition, your mind is probably filled with concerns about costumes, makeup, choreography and transportation. However, there’s another equally important consideration that often gets overlooked: What are your dancers going to eat? Most competitions are all-day affairs, and you can bet that

Teaching Values: Hard Work and Determination

Teaching Values: Hard Work and Determination by Mikelle Despain | Apr 23, 2016 | Homepage Featured, Values | 0 comments Share this article! At Kids Village, we understand that we’re not just teaching children academics that will translate into careers; we are teaching lifelong lessons that will help shape the responsible, happy, caring citizens of tomorrow. That is why we feel it’s important

Choosing a Great School for your child!

For Parents Making healthy child care choices for your kids—at home and away from home—can set the stage for their lifelong success. But choosing child care isn’t easy. Even with help from family and friends, it’s hard to find the child care program that’s right for your family. That’s why YoungStar does the legwork for

How to Be A Successful Youth Sports Parent

How to Be A Successful Youth Sports Parent Escaping the Parent Trap By SHANE MURPHY, PH.D. Read more: A Parent’s Greatest Strength And Weakness It is no easy task to be a parent of a young athlete. Hard enough are the tasks of helping the child learn how to handle the ups and downs of competition. But perhaps

Dancers perform this weekend at the Holiday Showcase

The Dream Center is proud to host the Annual Holiday Showcase on December 3rd, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Hartford Union High School.  This will be a great opportunity to see all of the hard work that our dancers have been displaying over the past semester.  We will have performances in all genres and all

7 Secrets of Super Performers (Improving Your Performance Skills)

Article from Dance Advantage: February 8, 2009 Photo by Don LaVange Some students seem like natural performers. They know how to “work a crowd,” they dance with energy, and seem to move with joy. Certainly, experience as a performer plays a big part in this. Like anything else, practice in performance allows you to learn

Successful Weekend at the Holiday Classic Dance Competition

What an incredible day for the EDT!!!!!!! I am so proud!!!!!!! Every team was amazing every time they took the stage. All of the hard work definitely paid off. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Today our dancers showed their “WHY” on all levels and were truly a “COMPLETE” team on the stage! Energizers

We Thank Our Veterans!!

On behalf of the Dream Center, we would like to thank all of the Veterans who have served our country.  We have many parents, brothers and sisters who have served.  Today is a day to celebrate real heroes who are protecting us to stand day & nights in borders. We are proud to honor the american

7 Habits of Grateful People

7 Habits Of Grateful People | Huffington Post Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.” Turns out Emerson — who explored the meaning of a good life in much of

My Job As Your Coach

MY JOB AS YOUR CHILD’S COACH: “Life will not baby you or give you special treatment and neither will I.  I would do you a great injustice if I only taught you the skills of dance.” I will not baby you I will not coddle you. I will not tell you in a sweet voice

Energizers Finish Strong at the CSG Dance Competition

The Energizers competed this weekend at the Dance Fest competition held in Madison, WI.  This was the first event for the team and their confidence, discipline, poise and hard work was evident on all levels.  The event was hosted by CSG and was a one day event attended by our Tiny, Mini, Youth, Senior and

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