The Importance of Summer Dance

Now that the weather is getting warmer, and the school year is beginning to wrap up, it is time to think about those summer plans! While at this point students have earned the opportunity to rest, relax, and rejuvenate, Ballet & Dance of Upstate NY also encourages them to make dance a part of their summer as well.

Life needs balance – there’s still plenty of time for vacation!

Dance, unlike many sports, does not follow the norms of having an “on” season and an “off” season. Studying dance takes such a high level of discipline and structure from both the brain and the body that taking an entire summer off can be detrimental to the growth and maintenance of a dancer. Dancers’ muscle memory typically cannot afford a whole three months off or they will have to work three times as hard to get back to their peak performance come fall.

This is why we encourage students to pursue their dance goals over the summer. It’s a great time to focus positive energies on dance without the added pressure of school and homework. It is a great time to connect with fellow dancers and work together to learn something new. And it is a great time to do the thing you love: dance!

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Summer is a great time to get personalized attention as class sizes are smaller

Don’t hesitate – sign up and join us for our summer session today! We have a great full-day lineup and other options to allow you to fit it in your summer schedule as well. There’s plenty of time for vacation AND dance this summer, so what are you waiting for!


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