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Thanksgiving Break 2018

Hello Parents and Students, a friendly reminder that Rhythm Elements Dance Studio will be CLOSED November 21st-25th for Thanksgiving Break.  Enjoy your break, be safe and we'll see you back in class on Monday, November 26th.  

World Ballet Day 2018

We had an awesome time celebrating "World Ballet Day 2018" in class yesterday! Our classical ballet classes are for youth and adults.  Call (770) 787-4333 to be a part of our exciting, fun classes! 

Happy Thursday Everyone!

We hope you're having a super awesome day.  See you in class!

Love this dance quote!

Passion is what motivates us.   Commitment helps us to keep going and be inspired while doing it.  Passion and commitment are the cornerstones to becoming a successful dancer. 

Register for Fall Classes 

We're having a blast in our Fall classes at Rhythm Elements Dance Studio! Classes are for ages 3 years old through adult.   Beginners to Pre-Professional levels taught.  Register today to reserve your spot! Call (770) 787-4333 to book your FREE Introductory class.  

Dance Tips for Beginners

Listen to the Music and Find Your Rhythm

People dance because they are inspired to dance by a beat or rhythm.  At its most basic form, a dance might start with a foot tap to a catchy rhythm, and taking the movement further, it becomes a dance.

To be a good dancer you need to be able to feel the music and express that feeling with your body.  For the beginner dancer, it is important to become familiar with the rhythm, so get your hands on some music related to your chosen dance style and listen to it at every opportunity.  Try out a few basic steps in the comfort and of your own home to build up your confidence.

Written by: Real Buzz Team

The Benefits of Dance for Kids

by REBECCA LAKE 

If you have kids, you may be wondering what is the best way to channel their seemingly boundless energy.  While traditional team sports are a good way to get your kids physically active, they may not be right for younger children.  Dance classes are a great alternative to team sports, and most studios offer lessons for children as young as two or three. Participating in dance classes can be beneficial for kids of all ages.

Improved Physical Health

Dancing is a highly physical activity, and kids who take dance lessons regularly should expect to see a significant improvement in their overall physical health.  According to Pro Dance Center, regular dance practice can increase your child's flexibility, range of motion, physical strength and stamina.  The repetitive movements involved in dance can improve muscle tone, correct poor posture, increase balance and coordination and improve overall cardiovascular health.  Dancing is an aerobic form of exercise.  For children who are overweight, it can potentially help them to lose weight and improve their eating habits.

Socialization Benefits

In addition to being a physical activity, dancing is also a highly social activity.  According to "FamilyTalk Magazine," dance lessons can help children improve their social and communication skills, learn how to work as part of a team, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends.  If your child is shy, enrolling her in dance can encourage her to reach out to other children her age and help to reduce her anxiety about new people or places.  Dance can also help to alleviate fears related to performing in front of an audience.

Educational Benefits

Becoming a skilled dancer requires practice, discipline and focus, skills that can be useful in other areas of your child's life.  According to "FamilyTalk Magazine," dance lessons can help to spark creativity in young children and help them to develop an appreciation for the arts. Students who regularly participate in dance lessons typically tend to perform better academically than their nonparticipating peers. "FamilyTalk Magazine" estimates that students who have a background in dance tend to achieve significantly higher SAT scores and do better in math and science competitions.

Improved Self-Esteem

As children adjust to the movements and postures required in dance, they begin to get a better sense of their bodies.  As they become more comfortable in their own skin, their confidence and self-esteem also improve.  According to EduDance, dance lessons can encourage children to foster a more positive attitude and explore their own self-expression. This can be particularly beneficial for children who are physically or mentally impaired or those who are attempting to deal with significant emotional problems.

10 Reasons Why All Boys Should Dance

By Rain Francis of Dance Informa

#10.  Strength, coordination, fitness, agility.  Dance keeps you in condition and makes you strong and fit for other sports – and life in general.

#9.  Dance builds strong, healthy muscles and bones.  It’s also good for “posture, deportment and aesthetic formation,” says Shaw Coleman, male freelance dancer currently working in Europe.

#8. Team work.   Dancing is more of a team sport than you’d think. Performing in a group routine or company hones team skills that will come in handy in all areas of life and work.

#7. Adventure.  Because there are so few male dancers in relation to females, the jobs available to men are particularly significant.  Dance can see you travelling all over the world, working with inspiring people in incredible locations.

#6. Mental strength. The discipline required to be a dancer is beneficial to any area of life.  Dance teaches perseverance, focus and the importance of positive thinking.  “Learning discipline will help you succeed in any other pursuit,” says Shaw.

#5. Self-esteem and confidence.  Dancers are forever putting themselves in challenging circumstances, such as on stage or in a difficult dance class.  If you can slay a dance floor, an audition or a stage performance, you’ll feel like you can achieve anything. Because you can.

#4. Health benefits.  As well as body awareness and general conditioning, dance has many health benefits.  According to Better Health, these include improved function of your heart and lungs, improved brain function and psychological well-being.

#3. Creativity and self-expression.  A dance studio is a safe place where people are free to express themselves creatively.  Dancing also helps to process emotions that are difficult to put into words.

#2. To be a leader not a follower.  It’s sadly common to be bullied for enjoying dancing, but in the long-run, it’s you who will come out on top.  Bullies usually do what they do because they are unhappy, so don’t give into peer pressure; lead the way and let them know you don’t care what they think.  You may even inspire them when they see how much fun you’re having.

#1. Everyone thinks it’s cool.  Seriously.  Even if they pretend otherwise, they are secretly envious of your dance floor ability.  Plus, adds Shaw: “Girls like guys with skills!”