The Benefit of Sending Your Dancer To Our Holiday Dance Camps 

The benefits of dance camp is essentially the same as sending your child to dance camp! Your dancer will continue to work on their flexibility, stamina, and coordination. 

Here are some of the MANY benefits of our camps!



While at camp your child will have the opportunity to learn multiple dances from a variety of our teachers. Dance boosts children’s memory through the learning of choreography. This helps develop learning skills to improve their academic and social life.



Dance can improve your child’s flexibility, muscle development, and cognitive development. Stretching and balancing both contribute to a stronger mind and body.  Studies have suggested that the more active a child is, the stronger their core. Plus it’s a fun way for kids to move around in a safe and fun setting!



Teamwork and participation in dance class is encouraged. This can help kids socially branch out in a small or large class setting.  Children learn to take turns playing dance games while respect others personal space. Our kids dance camps work on a performance for the end of camp. This allows children to work together towards a common goal, while helping them to build confidence and performance experience.  Priceless life lessons!



The most important part of all of this is fun! Your child will have a day full of fun. While making new friends, and growing relationships with old ones. Since our holiday camp runs from 9am-3pm there is plenty of opportunities for growth and enjoyment. Camp will give your child a space to explore in a productive way to spend their day while having time off from school. 


While dance is the key factor of our camps along side fun, the day is full of activities. We incorporate interactive games, art projects, and we even involve a chance for our dancers to “act” out scenes for their end of week program.  




Some of the BEST memories are made on a dance floor together! As we celebrate Bring Your Person to Class (BYPTC) at the studio this week, it got us reflecting on how special it is to share dance with loved ones- something our Mini & Me classes get to do every week! In this article, we aim to explore the ways dancing together, whether its in BYPTC week or a weekly Mini & Me class, benefit both the adult and the child.

Below, we share 5 benefits both you and your mini me will gain from taking class together:

  1. Bonding + Quality Time – Carving out special dance time together helps facilitate and support the adult + child connection. When you commit to following through on taking class together, you enforce the promise you made to share in something intentionally special for you two, increasing trust, strengthening your bond, and promoting consistency, which is essential to motor and mental development.
  2. Developing Mental and Motor Skills– Speaking of motor and mental development- dance class is an optimal approach to achieving and supporting healthy bodies. Studies show that both adults and children benefit from dance classes, and some benefits include increased brain function, memory retention, and strengthening muscles, among many others. Scroll through to see our post entitled, “5 Ways Children Benefit from Dance Classes for more!
  3. Socializing– Dancing together is a wonderful way to connect to the community and make new friends. Through sharing the experience of class together, your dancer will explore creating friendships for the first time, while you are able to connect with other adults on all things childcare, dance, and more! For many, the connections and friendships built in class can be lasting, positive relationships that extend beyond dance and widen the net of support for families, caregivers, and students.
  4. Expression– Dancing holds the power to unlock and release emotions in a healthy, mindful, and creative way. For both adults and children, who each deal with their own daily stressors and challenges, the act of coming together on the dance floor can empower both parties to explore their expression in a conducive way. The effects of this expression can have an overall positive impact on one’s own sense of happiness as well as the relationships and friendships within one’s own circle.
  5. Develop Independence– You’ve heard the expression: “Monkey see, monkey do”? The same is true for dancing together! While initially you may wonder how dancing with someone could result in increased independence, we’ve found that with the assistance of their adult in class, dancers are excited to watch, learn, and model moves and class expectations exhibited by their adult. Ultimately, this will encourage them to make similar choices in class on their own. Over time and with consistency, dancers will see a boost in their confidence and autonomy on the dance floor, allowing adults to be able to sit back more and let loose in their own way.

    Whether you come for BYPTC week or to one of our weekly Mini & Me classes, we’re thrilled to provide the opportunity for families to connect through dance here at Reach For The Barres! Hope to see you AND your dancer in the studio soon!

Party Mode On!

You’re cordially invited to attend the parties of the Summer!


With imaginative, original themes, like Into the Fun-known and Minnie Mouse Dress Up House, each one of our newest Pirouette + Play Dance Parties celebrates the joy of movement, creativity, and fun!

Below, we share four more things we already love about Pirouette + Play Dance Parties:

  • P+P Parties combine the magic of dance class with the fun of camp in a festive two hour party!
  • P+P Parties have all the party essentials: games, crafts, and – of course – dancing!
  • P+P Parties provide an open, welcoming space for dancers to express themselves!
  • P+P Parties are the perfect place for nurturing new friends or making new memories with old ones!

RSVP for four P+P Parties by May 1st and receive an Early Bird Discount on ALL four parties. Plus, you’ll  receive one of our Party Punchcard with your purchase!

Boogie into as many of our Pirouette + Play Dance Parties as you can make it to and keep your tiny dancer moving & grooving all summer long! With so much fun in store, we can’t wait to get these parties started! For more details, view our party page HERE.

Want to introduce your toddler to dance this summer?

Leap into one of our Little Stars Reach For The Barres (Micro Camp) and give your tiny dancer a small sampling of the basics.

By the end of camp, your dancer will feel confident and excited to make their dance debut in our upcoming ’22/23 main season!

What is a Little Stars Reach For The Barres (Micro Camp)?
A micro-camp is a three day series of 45 min dance sessions, packed with learning opportunities for ages 2.5-3.5. A general daily schedule will consist of:
  • Circle Time
  • Warm-Up
  • Ballet Barre
  • Across The Floor Variations
  • Tumble Time
  • Listen + Move (Creative Movement)
  • Turn Taking Opportunities
  • Pattern Building
Why sign up? For many dancers, this will be their first time exploring movement on a dance floor, meeting new friends, and/or participating in a structured learning environment. If your little one is about to start school for the first time or you’re looking for a trial-run to dance class, micro-camps provide a nurturing, developmentally appropriate, and fun way to kickoff your dancer’s journey!
Plus, they’re a great way to get accustomed with the studio, our faculty, protocols, and fellow peers. When classes resume in the fall, these little campers will have full confidence jumping back onto the dance floor and into a new, weekly class of their own!

Perks to Little Stars Reach For The Barres (Micro Camp)?
  • 3 weeks worth of dance classes packed into 3 days is just too good of a deal to pass up!
  • Incredibly fun themes week-to-week, providing lots of dance variety and magic!
  • Pattern building +  Play = Self Confidence!

Aside from the physical, social, and emotional BENEFITS OF DANCE CLASS FOR KIDS  enrolling in a dance experience like micro-camps allows your dancer to build upon their dance knowledge and skills ahead of the ’22/23 Main Season.

With summer still a couple months away, our LITTLE STARS schedule can be a compliment to your summer plans. Rather than missing out on classes because of summer vacation plans, you’re be able to sign-up around your big plans AND get the full bang for your buck!

We can’t wait to introduce your dancer to the magic of dance! For more info or to check out our LITTE STLARS REACH FOR THE BARRES (MICRO CAMP) schedule.