Showcases at Dance 1

 In Recitals, Studio Policies

At Dance 1 we love to offer our dancers opportunities to perform, and to that end, we offer two recitals each year to showcase our dancers and their hard work.  In spring we have a lovely outdoor show at Wilson Park in Torrance, which is a beautiful, relaxing setting to enjoy the show.  Our winter showcase is held in an auditorium for a more traditional recital.  All of our students, from beginners to advanced, from toddlers to adults, are invited to perform.

Obviously we strive to produce a wonderful show to highlight our dancers and for all to enjoy.  But what might surprise some is that this is not our primary goal. What helps to set Dance 1 apart is that our primary goal is to provide our dancers with a top-notch dance education, and not just drill show choreography.  This translates on stage as individuals who love to dance and are supported in their endeavor.  A great show is a result of this overall training and support.  Most of our class time is spent learning technique, and we dedicate about 10 minutes at the end of class to working on choreography.  Even if your dancer is not participating in the show, it is a valuable skill to be able to learn choreography from one week to the next.

For all ages, from our youngest dancers to our adults, we hope you recognize the hard work and see the sense of accomplishment, pride, strength, and camaraderie that accompanies performing.  It gives your dancer an opportunity to feel a part of the larger studio community, and also to see other genres of dance and other levels of mastery.  It allows them to share something they love with the people who are most important to them.

It is our sincere hope that friends and family slow down and enjoy the day with their dancer.  We hope that you celebrate the hard work that it takes to perform.  Your children are only little once…we invite you to enjoy these special moments that are all too fleeting.

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