Embrace the Beauty

Embrace the Beauty

Known as the “It Factor” There are a variety of qualities that make a student stand out. Some are highlighted for their work ethic, while others demonstrate impressive skill. What makes a student catch my eye is when they’re unashamed to be themselves and...
So You’re Gonna be a Dance Parent

So You’re Gonna be a Dance Parent

Welcome to the Laurel Ballet Academy family! We’re so excited to see your child learn, grow, and enjoy the beautiful art of dance. This makes YOU a bonified Dance Parent! We’d love to share four things with you that will answer some of your questions and help navigate...
Foot Prep/Care: Blister Edition

Foot Prep/Care: Blister Edition

The Glorious World of Pointe Shoes As many dancers know, figuring out what’s the best for your feet while wearing pointe shoes can be a constant journey. I can’t give you the magic key to what will fix your pointe shoes struggles, but I can inform you about the...
The Goal of a Dance Teacher

The Goal of a Dance Teacher

The Main Concern: Every teacher strives to make an inviting and fun learning environment for their students to work hard and be their best. It’s not an easy job. There’s a lot to accomplish in a short amount of time. Sometimes I wonder, “does teaching dance make any...
Starting the New Dance Year off Right!

Starting the New Dance Year off Right!

It’s that time of year again! Summer is over, school supplies have been bought, and dance classes are starting up. When I was young, this was the time of year I looked forward to most. Summer was great, but I just wanted to be back in the studio dancing! While...