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    The History of Ballet

    When most people think of dance, they think of classical ballet. Ballet is one of the most well-known forms of dance, as well as one of the oldest forms. It is also known as the foundation of many other dance styles like modern and jazz, and even hip-hop has elements of ballet in it. At Mercury Acad…Read More

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    Added Benefits of Dance and The Performing Arts

    Involving your children in the arts, especially at a young age, can have a wide variety of benefits. All of the arts are incredible for physical, mental, and social growth but dance is one of the best ways to help your child grow in all of these aspects. There are an exponential number of connection…Read More

  3. Dancer Injury Prevention

    Dancing is a physically demanding activity. Injuries can happen; however, there are many ways to avoid injury or to help manage an existing one. *Note –  If you are injured, please be sure to consult your physician or professional trainer.* What are Some Common Dance Injuries? Overuse injuries to…Read More

  4. Healthy Classrooms, Happy Students

    Today's learning environment is more important than ever before, and dance is no exception! Whether your child or teen is dancing in-person or live online, the community they build and their connections fulfill important needs. Every child wants to feel like they belong and can accomplish great thin…Read More

  5. Jazz Dance: An Introduction

    Jazz is as innovative and elated as the music it comes from. The history of jazz dance is also interesting, taking influence from music and dance in all forms of American life. Because of this, it's one of the most popular dance forms to learn. History of Jazz Dance Jazz dance was brought over to Am…Read More

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    Choosing Your Style of Dance

    When it comes to finding the style of dance that is right for you, there are a lot of things to consider. How do you like to move? What kinds of music inspire you? If you’ve watched any live dance performances before, which one did you find particularly appealing? What are your goals as a dancer? …Read More