It's hard to believe it's nearly recital time! Is everyone ready?! When we were looking for a great article today to help our families get ready for the big day, we were surprised WikiHow had the best information 😂 Check out these great tips to make sure your dancer is ready to shine at this year's recital!

1. Ask your teacher in advance anything you may not remember or know about actual recital day, such as the setup of the theater, dress rehearsals, make up guidelines, or other things you'll need to clarify. ***Miss Brooke has done a great job with this too! Refer to your newsletters for the scoop on rehearsals, show times, hair, and so much more!

2. Make sure that you have all of your dance costumes.

3. Make sure your dance clothing is clean. ***Such as clean tights with no rips!

4. Pack your makeup.
5. Make sure you don't forget anything, like dance shoes, extra hair nets, bobby pins, a brush, hairspray, gel, or the correct undergarments.
6. Get to the theater 30 minutes before the show to assure yourself time to get checked in and find the correct dressing room. ***15 minutes early for dress rehearsal!

7. Bring some activities, snacks, water, and anything else to entertain yourself with because you will be there for a while. ***Remember DO NOT eat or drink in your costume without something covering it! Or change before eating 😜

8. Have fun!
9. Dance like nobody's watching! ***Dancers, you have been working all year towards this big day. You have the chance to showcase the hours of #technique training you've spent and how hard you've worked learning and rehearsing choreography. We know you will all shine on stage!


#DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #atimetoshine #atimetoshine2018 #recital

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To celebrate our nearly 300 posts, we are holding a photo contest over the next week. The winning photo will be posted as our 300th post! DM us your favorite selfies, dance pics, or candids. Our expert panel of judges, aka your teachers, will vote on the staff fav to be #featured on both Instagram and Facebook. Deadline is May 24th! Tag your friends to get the word out! Have fun!

#DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #photocontest #300thpost


Let's talk about summer. As dance teachers we usually hear, "why do we need to dance over summer vacation when we're already outside getting exercise?" Though these kinds of summer activities may help keep your stamina and overall fitness up during the summer, these activities do not use the same muscles or muscle coordinations that you use in your dance classes. General summer activities also fall short of exercising your brain in the ways needed for dance - from memorizing and reviewing steps, to remembering sequences of steps and applying those sequences musically. At Dual Star, we understand the importance of dancing in the summer so that you do not lose any of that #technique that you've been working on all year long. Check out our dance camp (levels 1-3) and dance intensive (levels 3+). Placement in our programs is based off of your ballet level. We have also added a musical theater camp this year, The Greatest Showman, and don't forget creative movement camp for your young dancers ages 3-5. Visit our website for more information and to register today!
#DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #summersession #dancecamp #danceintensive #thegreatestshowman #denverdance #highlandsranchdance

Happy Mother’s Day to all our wonderful moms! We hope you are enjoying your day! #dsad #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #dualstarmoms #dancemoms #happymothersday

Tonight we had our annual Dual Star Company awards. We have such a special group of young ladies and we couldn’t be prouder! Tonight we honored each dancer individually, as well as recognized some special awards. Congratulations to our dancers honored for going “Above and Beyond,” our “Making a Difference” award winners, our 5 and 10 year company dancers, as well as our graduating seniors. Additionally, we had 42 dancers complete our company season with an attendance record of 90% or higher, with our top 15 dancers honored with 97% and higher. Great job, dancers! Your dedication and hard work continue to show! #DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #dualstarcompany #denverdance #highlandsranchdance #awards #makingadifference #aboveandbeyond #graduatingseniors

#teacherfeaturefriday Meet Mr. Dennis! For over 35 years, Dennis has studied tap and performed in Colorado and the West with a wide variety of instructors and students. He has acquired a good sense of the history of tap and brings its rhythmic, athletic style to his classes. In the last 15 years adding ballroom dance to his repertoire, he loves both performing and teaching.
Choreography and performance credits include:

RRCC WW1 Vaudeville Show April 2017
1940’s Ball, Boulder CO June 2016
Denver Art Museum Dance On The Plaza 2016
National Repertory Orchestra Gala June 2015
Colorado Ballet Annual Gala 2013-2014
Arthur Murray Biannual Dance Showcase 2006-Present
BMA Colorado Annual Gala Dancing with the Stars Nov 2010
Planet Dance Arizona Recital July 2010

Dennis has taught tap at Cherry Creek Dance, TAPS Dance and currently at Dual Star Dance, Tap Dance Denver, and is Head Instructor in Denver for Wedding Dance Coach. #DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #dualstarteachers #weloveourteachers

These angel ballerinas are ready for recital! Who’s excited to see them in show #1?! Don’t forget to get your tickets! #sneakpeek #preballet #atimetoshine #DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #dancerecital #angelballerinas

Who’s excited for recital pictures?! 🙋🏻‍♀️ These cuties definitely are! We can’t wait to see everyone in their costumes! #DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #atimetoshine #dancerecital #recitalpictures #creativemovement

Happy #ThankADanceTeacherDay! Have you thanked your dance teachers lately?
#ThankADanceTeacherDay is a global movement to shine the spotlight on dance education and the teachers who make it possible. It was started in 2014 to raise awareness of the benefits of dance education through social media. A quality dance education can have life-changing impact on students, including becoming more self-motivated, disciplined and focused in their everyday lives as well as becoming more expressive in their communication of emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

Be sure to share your story of how a dance teacher has impacted your life on social media using the hashtag #ThankADanceTeacherDay. Be sure to tag your teachers and @dualstardance! .

#DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #dualstarteachers #weloveourteachers #thankadanceteacherday


Dancers, have you wondered what it would be like to be a part of Dual Star's company? Parents, do you have questions about the audition process and the year ahead? Check out these awesome reasons to be a part of company and head to our parent information meeting next Friday, May 11th at 5:00! We highly recommend veteran parents attend this year too! -You and your teammates will bring out the best in each other. -The skills you develop, like discipline and time management, will help you for the rest of your life. -You’ll learn how to be a role model. -You’ll see first hand that hard work pays off. -You'll see your #technique improve and your choreography come to life on stage.

Email our Programs Director, Miss Heidi at heidi@dualstardance.com for a link to sign up for auditions, or let us know if you have more questions. We can't wait to see all your dancers at auditions on May 19th! #DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #dualstarcompany #competitionteams #dancecompetition #communityservice #denverdance #auditions

All our dances have performed at @encoredancecompetition! Great job this weekend, ladies! We are so proud of you! #DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #dualstarcompany #encoredancecompetition

Dance friends are the best friends! Ready to rock their last competition! #DSAD #dualstar #dualstardance #dualstaracademyofdance #dualstarcompany #encore #encoredancecompetition @encoredancecompetition

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