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How to Help Your Dancer Stay Active While on Vacation

Vacations are a time for relaxation and fun, but that  doesn’t mean your dance has to take a break from dance. Young dancers can stay active and maintain their skills while enjoying their vacation. Don’t know where to start or how to help your child? We’ve got you covered! 

1. Plan Ahead

Before heading out, research the area you’ll be visiting. Look for local dance studios or community centers offering drop-in classes. This can be a fun way for your child to experience new dance styles and meet other young dancers.

2. Utilize Online Resources

In today’s digital age, staying connected to dance has never been easier. Make use of online dance classes and tutorials available on platforms like YouTube or specialized dance websites. Our blog at Nan’s School of Dance may also offer online resources or recommended routines for maintaining technique and practicing dance this summer.

3. Create a Travel-Friendly Dance Routine

Encourage your child to develop a short, travel-friendly dance routine they can practice daily. This routine could include warm-ups, stretches, and a few favorite dance moves. Keeping it simple ensures it’s easy to do even in a small space, like a hotel room or vacation rental.

4. Stay Active with Fun Activities

Incorporate activities that naturally involve movement. Swimming, hiking, and playing at the beach are excellent ways to keep your child active and engaged. These activities help maintain their stamina and flexibility, which are crucial for dancing.

5. Pack Portable Dance Equipment

Bring along lightweight, portable dance equipment such as a yoga mat for stretching or resistance bands for strength exercises. This can make it easier for your child to keep up with their conditioning routine.

6. Encourage Daily Stretching

Make stretching a daily habit. Not only does this help maintain flexibility, but it also keeps your child’s muscles ready for when they return to their regular dance classes. Set aside a specific time each day, perhaps in the morning or before bed, for a quick stretching session. 

7. Practice Mindfulness and Rest

Vacation is also about rest and recovery. Encourage your child to practice mindfulness activities like yoga or meditation. These practices can help with mental focus and relaxation, which are beneficial for dancers.

Keep the Rhythm Alive

Vacations are the perfect time for your child to unwind and explore new places, but they don’t have to leave their love for dance behind. By planning ahead, utilizing online resources, and incorporating fun activities, you can ensure that dance remains a part of their vacation. Whether it’s a daily stretch, a short dance routine, or even a family dance-off, these simple yet effective strategies will help your child maintain their skills and stay active. Keep the rhythm alive, and your child will return to their regular dance classes refreshed, inspired, and ready to shine.

Reach Your Goals with Nan’s Dance!

At Nan’s School of Dance, our goal is to provide top-quality instruction at a competitive price. We encourage our students to reach technical proficiency in their favorite dance form and build self-discipline, poise, and self-esteem. We offer instruction in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Acro, and Pre-Dance, at all levels. 

We love having new members in our dance classes and will help get your child acclimated to our dance school to make them feel right at home. When your child attends Nan’s School of Dance, they will become a part of our dance family and share in our love for dance!

Don’t forget to register!

From ballet to hip hop, we offer dance classes for ALL ages and skill levels in a variety of styles. We place students in classes that will challenge them while offering a fun atmosphere for learning and growth. We also offer Mommy & Me classes, (18 months – 2.5 years). Register online or give us a call at 919-803-6044 to hold your spot!

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