Maintaining your Dance Technique in the Summer

  You’ve made it through the school year and recital, and now it’s officially time for summer break. Summer is a wonderful time to rejuvenate and rest but also a great time to rebuild!   Did you know you can lose your flexibility and strength if you don’t...

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Managing Stage Fright

It’s almost recital time and while the costumes and music are exciting, what about the sudden realization of dancing in front of an audience? Stage fright is common among all ages; even the most seasoned pros can be accustomed to stage fright. Here are some tips to...

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How to Apply Stage Makeup for Dancers

Stage Makeup is much different from regular makeup because the harsh stage lights can drown out features, making it important to exaggerate and draw out lines from the face.      See below for a step by step guide to        Dancer’s Stage Makeup 1. Start with a clean,...

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How to Learn Dance Choreography Quickly!

As the dance year continues on, so does development in class. Once the dancers have learned the proper technique it is time to apply this with choreography.  Recital is a wonderful way to showcase what you have worked on all year, however learning choreography...

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New Website and New Studio Portal

I hope you have spent some time clicking around our new website! We've been working really hard to make some much needed updates for the studio. A great new feature is the Studio Portal. Now you can login and see your payments and pay for tuition all in one place....

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New Studio Update!

We said goodbye to our old studio space in 2017, and we’re gearing up to welcome our students and faculty into our new building in the month of February 2018! We are thrilled that the time is so close, and we have a few photo updates on the progress.

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5 Reasons To Love Tap Dancing

When we think of tap dancing, we envision Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire, Hollywood’s golden age of dance. We think of Christmas shows, the Rockettes, and Broadway dance numbers. Tap dancing is woven through the history of art and entertainment.

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This Is How We Feel About Competition Dance

In the world of dance, the phrase “competition dancer” is often met with a look of disapproval. It’s not uncommon for dance teachers and some students to look down on competition dancers, insisting on the argument that they lack real dance skill and are taught dance tricks rather than technique and quality choreography.

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JSDA IS MOVING

Parents and students of JSDA, it is with great pleasure and excitement that we inform you that we will soon be moving to a significantly more spacious and accommodating new studio! We have seen our JSDA family grow and have been aware of our need for an updated space; one with larger studios, higher ceilings and updated flooring. We are pleased to say that this fall we will be moving in to the entire third floor of 1365 Beverly Rd, McLean, VA 22101.

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