June at TDA
Take a deep breath, the recitals are over and they were a huge success. 2019 marked the smoothest and best TDA performances we’ve seen to date! After 19 years, our dancers continue to reach new heights and we are so inspired heading into our 20th anniversary season. The fun isn’t over just because the recitals are finished. Check out the events still happening at the studio this June at TDA!
What is Twinkle Star Dance?
Did you know that Tiffany’s Dance Academy is the home of Twinkle Star Dance? The dance curriculum used in Twinkle Babies, Twinkle Stars, and ShowStars classes is the product of over 20 years of teaching experience from the owner, Tiffany Henderson, and is based on leading child development psychology. From the warmup to the hula hoops, the music played, and everything in-between, Twinkle Star Dance is designed to give the most structure and fun possible to preschool dance classes.
Benefits of Taking Two Dance Classes Per WeekWith fall registration opening this week on April 25th, one of the most common questions we receive is, “How many dance classes should I enroll my dancer in?”. Kid’s schedules are more full than they have ever been, and it’s a natural first question! Should you do one day of dance, one day of soccer, music lessons, and coding? Is it better to be well-rounded or to become more skilled in fewer activities? How do you decide what activities to introduce your kid to and how frequently to do them? Dance is an activity and art form that takes time, dedication, and patience to master. The more time your child spends in class, the faster they will progress. The more you learn about how people learn, the more you realize that skill is not born but is a product of the environment. Daniel Coyle, an expert researcher in learning and skill development, said in his book The Talent Code, “Although talent feels and looks predestined, in fact, we have a good deal of control over what skills we develop, and we have more potential than we might ever presume to guess.” To sum up an incredibly insightful book (which you should definitely read), skill is gained by consistently pushing the limits of your ability, failing, and trying again. And again. The more you do this, the more skill you build. If you are only taking one dance class, once a week, there is a limit on how fast your dancer will gain skill. Taking two dance classes per week will increase skill-building opportunities immensely! The repetition has a compounding effect and you’ll see improvement grow at a faster rate than you thought possible. Beyond becoming a much more skilled dancer, there are other benefits to choosing dance as your main extracurricular activity and taking multiple dance classes each week. Dance teaches you lifelong lessons in teamwork, hard work, responsibility, and accountability. Unlike many other sports or activities, there are no substitutes in dance. You can’t call the bench and you don’t get a sub. Your performing team counts on you being engaged, present, and ready to perform. The long, seemingly endless, hours of rehearsal, teach social skills better than nearly any other sport or art form. Ask any of the dance teachers here and they will confirm that their dance friends are friends they have for life. The process of learning new choreography and technique, and doing so as a shared experience, makes you into a person who is equally confident in being a member of a team and a leader. Cost Benefits The cost of taking two dance classes per week (or more) is your most effective way to save money at TDA! The rate per class drops nearly 50% for adding a second class and continues to decrease for each additional class. If you are looking to maximize your dance ROI, sign-up this week for more than one class! Preview the fall class schedule and pick out your favorite dance classes! Registration open Thursday, April 25th at 10 AM.
Tiffany’s Dance Academy has 7 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.