March 26, 2020

Dancers are known for their sometimes circus-like contortions, whether it’s pulling a leg to their forehead or bending their back in a 110° arabesque. Along with technique class and strengthening exercises, stretching is likely one of the largest parts of a dancer’s da...

January 9, 2020

We are excited to share this from our friends at YPAC as we feel it shares our same goals with costuming students!

"At THSD, one of our very highest values is age-appropriateness, and not just for the classroom—for the stage too!

We understand that costuming is a big dea...

December 26, 2019

Have you and your child ever wondered what goes on at the Tamara Howe School of Dance when you’re not there? There’s a whole other side to the dance studio that some people never know about! Here’s a little report on how the magic happens and what you don’t usually see...

October 3, 2019

Gritty people have a growth mindset; they don’t give up.

This paraphrased quote is from author Angela Duckworth, who popularized the word “grit” with her famous TED Talk about the power of passion and perseverance.  She wasn’t talking specifically about dancers, but she...

June 27, 2019

You’ve probably heard us talk about our competition team here at the Tamara Howe School of Dance, but how do you know if joining the team is the right path for your child?

First it’s important to remember that we believe dance is invaluable to ALL of our students, no ma...

May 27, 2019

Summer is just around the corner and here at the Tamara Howe School we are putting the finishing touches on all our fantastic summer program offerings!

With the current dance season winding down and the new season ramping up, you might have been wondering lately if summ...

May 10, 2019

We are just a short week away from the showcase, can you believe it!?

With that in mind, we’ve created this checklist to make sure you’ve planned, prepared, and packed!  And of course, we are just a phone call or email away if you have any questions.

  • First things fir...

May 3, 2019

“Practice makes perfect.”

Chances are you’ve heard this saying many, many times in your life.  (We sure have!)  It’s one of the most well-known proverbs, with roots that go all the way back to the 16th century.  And while we appreciate its intention, here at Tamara Howe...

April 12, 2019

Practicing at Home: Showcase Edition

We absolutely love it when our students say they want to practice their showcase dance at home.  Their enthusiasm is contagious, and then everyone in the class wants to practice at home too! 

But as a parent, how should you...

April 4, 2019

Performing in the recital is a brand new experience for most of our young dancers.  And while some will find it exciting, others might be a little nervous.  In our experience, one of the keys to recital success is encouraging your child to do their best and reassu...

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