Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Amanda's Dance Center

Top 10 Reasons to Choose

1. All instructors continue their dance education by attending numerous workshops, classes, and teacher's training courses throughout the year.

2. Classes in several different genres to serve the interests of all ages, skill level, and commitment level.

3. Always age appropriate music, costuming, and class material.

4. Up to Date Dance Training driven with the emphasis on building a strong technique in ballet to compliment all styles of dance.

5. Creative and fun children's program uniquely designed to capture your child's natural inclination for movement.

6. Convenient scheduling and sibling discounts to accommodate your family's busy lifestyle.

7. Professional, loving, and educated staff.

8. Locally owned and operated Dance Instruction, education, and performing experience spanning nearly 3 decades.

9. Enjoy the family atmosphere of small studio with the opportunities and professionalism of a large studio.

10. Optional opportunities to perform and compete, completing the full dance experience. Written by Shannon Thomas

Dance Tip of the Day: To Warm Up or Not?

Shannon Thomas
Today's Tip is from one of our dance instructor, Shannon Thomas.

Q: Why is it so important to do a warm up before dance performances and competitions?

A thorough warm up is necessary before performing any physical activity, especially in the art of dance and performance.  When dancing, you are not only using your powerhouse muscles, like the quadriceps, glutes and abdominal muscles.  You are using all of the little tiny connecting muscles in the hip joints, neck, shoulders, feet, and knees.  Therefore, it is necessary to prepare the body from head to toe before a performance or rigorous dance classes.

A proper warm up for a dancer should consist of cardio, plies, tendus, ron de jambes, stretching, leg swings/battements, petit allegro and then progressions across the floor pertaining to the pending performance.  Wearing proper warm up sweats and attire is also key to maintain the warm up as your performance goes on.

Written by Shannon Thomas

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dance classes serving South Daytona, Port Orange, and Ormond, REGISTER NOW!


Click Here to Register for our Spring 2012 Session of Dance Classes Beginning  January 4th, 2012!

Over 30 years in the Daytona Beach Community!


2 Locations: 2400 S. Ridgewood Ave. #27 South Daytona, FL Sunshine Park Mall
and 873 Hull Road Ormond Beach, FL


Below are some pics from our Christmas Show "Lil Nutcracker" and the Ormond Beach Parade 2012!!
Have a Blessed and Joyful Holiday Season! :)