In the New Year, we want to take time to recognize all the wonderful people that make this studio possible. We have an amazing staff with qualifications out of the roof… but they are more than just dancers and educators. So for the next couple of weeks, we will be getting to know the humans behind the teacher, and their little fun facts. 

This week we are diving into the little details of Miss Alyssa!

There are many colors in the rainbow, but the one that has caught Miss Alyssa’s eye is Periwinkle A unique color that most people look over, but we see why she loves it. Some of the prettiest flowers are this color, along with birds that are truly beautiful🥹! 

When it comes to food Miss Alyssa will never turn down the chance to indulge in some fries🍟!  There is never bad time to enjoy this savory treat. It basically goes with everything and any season❄️🌞🍁. It’s versatility is another reason why Miss Alyssa finds this food so special.

When it comes to favorite artists Miss Alyssa couldn’t pick just 1️⃣. Ella Mai is an artist many may not know, but her music is nothing short of amazing🙌🏼. Her other favorite artist we completely understand where the love comes from. Rihanna has music spanning over many year, and there hasn’t been a song that has let us down yet. From female empowerment, to strong ballads🎤, and music that makes you want to get up and dance.. she does oes it all. I mean did you see her Super Bowl performance?! 🏈

We are product of all our memories. They make up who we are today. And Miss Alyssa wouldn’t be the same without her favorite memory💕. She will never forget when she got her first leading role in a musical, and it was Peter Pan. Nothing could compare to being able to actually fly around stage! ✈️

Miss Alyssa is one amazing teacher, but she loves many things outside of dance. When she isn’t leading the next generation of movers to success she loves doing fun and wild things like hiking and scuba diving🤿. She also spends a lot of time exploring new places around Los Angeles, and find a cool place to join in on some karaoke 🎤 When she isn’t out conquering the world she loves to relax with cooking something yummy or cracking open a book, and even journaling.📓 

We have many possessions throughout life. Some are memories or a special gift given to us by someone we love. A lot of us cherish our pets, and so does Miss Alyssa. She would say her kitty cat Cricket 🦗 is her most prized possession. There is nothing quite like coming home to the love from a furry friend. 😻

Our teachers here at Reach For the Barres are fountains of knowledge⛲️. They are people who are full of amazing advice. What Miss Alyssa would like to pass on to the students here is “Lead with kindness in your heart and an open mind. Learn not to take things personally as your power is within you, and can’t be altered due another persons opinion.”💕


It is almost the New Year which means it’s time to set some new goals for yourself for 2023!

Here are some habits for your dancer to incorporate into their new season of life and dance.

Roll Out!

Foam roller, marshmallow stick, or tennis ball. Give yourself ten minutes after class or rehearsal to break up the fascia in your body. Your muscles will thank you!

Say no to inflammation.

Dancers’ bodies are sensitive to inflammation, so it’s a good idea to incorporate some anti-inflammatory foods into your diet.

The chances are that some of these foods are already familiar to you: almonds, green tea, and blueberries, for example. You can find out more here.


Cross train

If you don’t already, cross-training can make a big difference in your dancing. Popular regimes for dancers include pilates, yoga and swimming. Check our some of our teacher tip videos for some guidance! 

Below are some technical goals for your dancers to set for themselves this New Year!

  1. Break your habit of hopping in your turns.
  2. Improve your balance.
  3. Jump smarter – knees over toes, deep plié.
  4. Get your hips square consistently.
  5. Improve your turnout, either flexibility-wise or in your dancing.

Here are some artistic goals that your dancer can look to strive for in the New Year! 

  1. Get more comfortable with improv.
  2. Make a habit of using your eyes, not looking at the floor.
  3. Improve your transitions to get that “graceful” look.
  4. Get better at showing different emotions through movement.
  5. Improve your musicality.

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.