Dance-Friendly Movies For the Whole Family

Dance-Friendly Movies For the Whole Family

Dance Movies to Curl Up to this Holiday Season During the holiday season, Movie Nights are a staple. With colder temperatures and limited daylight, they are a way to keep your feet tapping while exposing your family to different genres of dance and music. At Nan’s...

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The Brief History of Hip Hop

The Brief History of Hip Hop

Hip Hop - A Dance Style Full of Culture and Great Beats A dance style thought to have originated in the Bronx during the late 1960s — Hip Hop has a relatively short dance history when compared to other types. While the movements and roots date back further, this...

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How Dancing Helps Anxiety

How Dancing Helps Anxiety

Dance and Mental Health Reduces Anxiety and Stress Doctors and experts have been telling us for years that physical exercise can help our mental health. Dance is an excellent form of physical exercise. The physical movements of dance can reduce levels of stress,...

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Five Best Stretches for Dancers

Five Best Stretches for Dancers

A Step by Step Guide At Nan’s School of Dance, we believe that stretching is an essential part of dance. Stretching keeps the dancer's muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. We need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion for our joints. Without it, the muscles...

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How To Improve Your Dance Memory

How To Improve Your Dance Memory

5 Tips To Try After Your Next Dance Class Has this ever happened to you? You get all the movements right in class and can remember each one flawlessly, but when you get home, everything becomes a jumbled mess. How could it be so clear in class and then completely...

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How To Improve Your Posture In Dance

How To Improve Your Posture In Dance

5 Things To Try At Each Dance Lesson Did you know that approximately 40 % of children have poor posture? This could be because of carrying heavy backpacks or spending too much time hunched over looking at a phone or tablet. Whatever the reason, children's posture is...

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How To Return To Dance As An Adult

How To Return To Dance As An Adult

5 Tips To Get Back Into Dance There is a saying “once a dancer, always a dancer,” and our staff at Nan’s School of Dance could not agree more. No matter how much time has passed since you last danced, you will always be a dancer at heart. That’s why many adults find...

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Why Is Core Strength Important for Dancers?

Why Is Core Strength Important for Dancers?

5 Exercises That Can Help Strengthen Your Core Dancing is an intense physical activity that involves the use of the entire body – arms, legs, feet, shoulders, hips. A dancer is using all of these parts of the body to execute various movements going from one to the...

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The Importance of Sleep for Dancers

The Importance of Sleep for Dancers

5 Tips To Improve Your Sleep Dancers who want the best for their body know to focus on nutrition, hydration, stretching and exercise, but one component that is often overlooked is sleep! Sleep is so important for our body’s well being. If you are a dancer, and want...

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How To Strength Train Your Legs For Dance

How To Strength Train Your Legs For Dance

4 Exercises To Try Dancing is a physically demanding activity that requires the use of all major muscle groups. It is high energy and can be fast paced. That’s why dancers are in great shape. No matter the style of dance that you perform, your legs are one of the most...

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