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  “I will take what I learn from my teachers at Dance Workshop with me for the rest of my life. Dancing has directly and indirectly molded my personality. It has taught me that doing something that I love can help make a difference in someone else's life. That is a great feeling!”
 
  Emily Blystone, student  
   
Dancing Leads to ... Soccer Goals????
 
It is always interesting to hear what parents want from a dance education for their children. We always ask that question when a new family registers at Dance Workshop by Shari. Many people answer the way you would expect – they are looking for a fun activity for their young child, they want to improve the technique of an experienced dancer, or they want to expose their dancer to dance activities other than just Competitions. We tell them these are all valid reasons to attend dance classes at Dance Workshop by Shari.

There are many, many other reasons, and often we hear those as well. Many parents realize the value of a structured dance program in raising self esteem, building confidence, developing coordination, and establishing good physical fitness habits. The ability to work as part of a team is also mentioned as a critical factor in a successful future for the child.

Many of our students apply the skills that they have learned in dance class to their school and community activities. Sierra Sailor’s 12 years of performing has made her comfortable appearing on stage for the high school spring musicals, on the USC Hip Hop Team and in front of her class when giving school presentations. “Taking dance classes has really helped me in every aspect of my life. It has definitely made me more confident and comfortable appearing before groups”, explains Sierra.

Hannah Newman’s main love is dance, but she isn’t afraid to try new activities and use what she has learned dancing to help her succeed. “This year, I played lacrosse for the first time. I really feel dance has helped with my coordination and endurance.”

Rachel Sailor’s 11 years of dance have given her the confidence to try out for the Majorettes. She said, “I feel I can accomplish anything if I try hard enough."

Carson and Bridget Murphy’s dance instruction has prepared them for the USC Dance Team. Carson understands the importance of teamwork. “I realize it's more than dance I've been learning - it's commitment to others, working towards a common goal and sharing experiences with others.” Bridget says “Dance has made me more self confident in everything I do, from performing on stage to improving my school work.”

Childhood and young adulthood should be a time of new experiences. The more activities that you expose your child to, the more they will learn about their abilities and interests. If they never played softball, how will they know if they like it! We have dancers that are cheerleaders, basketball players, soccer players, track stars, actors, singers, and more! We tell our students, try it all! See what is right for you. And take the lessons that you are learning in dance class with you!

You may find that the agility and poise that you learned in ballet class is really helping you on the soccer field with that winning goal!

   

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Shari Opfermann,
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