Preparing for a dance recital is not always an easy task! But Next Level Dance Company has it covered and can't wait to showcase the talent of our dancers in June at the Western Dubuque Auditorium. As our 2021-2022 season is coming to an end we want to share with you what we have been doing throughout the dance season to ensure success once our dancers hit the stage!
Each year, our kids spend 9 months in the studio preparing for a dance recital. We look forward to it all year! We take pride in how well-prepared students are for their big day. Their commitment to class every week, technique work, along with learning various skills in the classroom is just a few! In class, we make sure our students know what they are working towards, which makes recital day that much more rewarding. Check out our top three things we have been working on.
1. Skill Building
As teachers, we are ALWAYS thinking ahead! We use our time wisely by outlining the skills we’d like to accomplish with each class at the beginning of the year. Once January hits, we sneak those skills right into our recital dances! By working on those skills in the beginning of the season, we make sure that our dancers’ routines at recital are a reflection of everything they learned throughout the year!
2. Combo Dances
In class, we give our kids exercises with many different steps that are put together in a specific sequence known as "combo dances". Even when we are working on technique and skills, the dancers are asked to remember a sequence! Many times it is easier to just work on the skill by itself, but we make sure they are always using their minds. We often utilize the same exercises for a couple of weeks in a row to work their long-term memory as well! It’s all part of the plan to help them ROCK at recital!
3. Goal Setting / Confidence
Making sure our dancers feel recital ready is KEY! Not only do we practice confidence and facial expressions but we have our dancers set goals within themselves with what they want to accomplish by the end of the dance season. Seeing their progression and focus never gets old. Knowing that we have guided them, prepared them, and gave them the recital opportunity makes us proud teachers. BE CONFIDENT little ones, you always shine bright in our eyes.
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Tickets For Sale at Next Level Dance Company
Sunday May, 22nd @9:00-12:00
Sunday May 29th @9:00-12:00
Sunday, June 5th @Western Dubuque Auditorium
302 5th Ave SW, Epworth, IA 52045