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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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    The Importance of Physical Activity for Children

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one third of American children between the ages of 10–17 are either overweight or obese, and only 25% of children get the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Considering how much energy children can have, it’s a bit sh…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

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    5 Reasons Why You Should Enroll Your Child in Dance Classes

    As a parent, you’re always looking for ways to engage your child with meaningful experiences, helping them discover new ideas, and searching for ways to enrich their lives. And, you’re doing all of it within the constraints of your child’s schedule, your schedule, and the limited amount of tim…Read More

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    When Should Your Child Start Dancing?

    Beginning dance lessons for your little one is a great outlet for them to expend some of the energy they give into music, while also teaching them communicable skills at the same time. Through dance lessons, your child can learn stage presence, poise, self-esteem, and social skills (like making a ne…Read More