Why dance is just as important as math in schools

“…a deeper understanding of dance challenges standard conceptions of intelligence and achievement and show the transformative power of movement for people of all ages and backgrounds. Dance can help restore joy and stability in troubled lives and ease the tensions in schools disrupted by violence and bullying”

Thanks to our wonderful student Joan for this article that reminds us of how important dance is for so many reasons!

Read the article at TedEd Blog and please comment here!

World of Dance Showcase

Not even the ice storm of the year could keep us off the dance floor!!!

The Artistica Team made a splash at the beautiful Showcase hosted by the wonderful Kateryna Stytsenko and Dimitry Ilyushenov on April 14th. There were 11 dancers (a record!) as well as our three teachers so we were one of the largest studios at the event! YAAAA Artistica!!! And a special thank you to all of our wonderful students who came out to support and cheer on the dancers!!!

We all especially liked that all the students received personal feedback from the judges for each of our dances – SOOO helpful! The wonderful Wendy Johnson came in from New York to judge the event and provide comments for students.

The evening show was especially beautiful and included our own Anastasia and Patrick who danced two very special dances along with other professional couples. And it was so much fun to have lots of general dancing during the evening!

All in all it was a terrific experience – we are all looking forward to more events in future with this amazing group of people.