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...
The Importance of Our Art

The Importance of Our Art

Does Dancing for the Sake of Dancing Have Value? This question has come to mind quite often over the past few years. It’s a massive topic that cannot be fully covered in one blog entry, but there are several thoughts I would like to share on the subject. I would also...
The Benefits of Summer Intensives

The Benefits of Summer Intensives

Make your summer one to remember! Summer intensives are absolutely amazing! I may be a little biased, but that’s only because I’ve had so many wonderful experiences at the ones I’ve gone to. It’s well known that these programs can easily become the best time for...
Weird Things Dancers Do

Weird Things Dancers Do

Dancers are an odd bunch. It may not be obvious to everyone, but dancers typically tend to be a little different from the average person. I’m not just talking about having exceptional posture or the ability to put their hair in a bun at a moments notice. As a dancer...