Just like that: another year in the books! What a year it has been.

It’s hard to believe that we are finishing up another school year and recital season. Our “Sweets and Treats” recital theme was certainly one of the best yet! The boys and girls did such an awesome job. One major change we made this year was to hold a Studio Go Picture Day instead of having on-site photographers. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback. Now that recitals are complete, we can certainly say that the shows ran much smoother.

Another new addition was our Studio Go Photo Booth. We hope that you were able to snap some pictures with our fun props and capture this special moment in your child’s life. Please tag and share with us. We love to see your photos!

Photo booth fun for the whole family!

Photo booth fun for the whole family!

At the end of each year I like to reflect and celebrate. We are truly fortunate to do something that we love, all while making an impact in the lives of little ones. We take it very seriously that you entrust your children with us each week. Our staff is constantly evaluating how we can improve, and we always welcome your feedback. Please let us know how we’re doing, or if you have any suggestions.

The 2016-2017 school year was a pretty big one: We expanded to Chattanooga, TN and Athens, GA. We introduced our Studio Go totes for class, Studio Go Picture Day, Studio Go Photo Booth, our Bitty the Ballerina Doll and launched an updated syllabus.

Recital lineup

Recital lineup


However, the most important thing that we do each year is make an impact on your child. We provide a nurturing, fun environment for your child to learn dance, and we hope that we have fostered a genuine love for dancing, whether your child only dances for a short while or makes it a lifelong passion.

From the bottom of my heart, and all of us at Studio Go, thank you for another great school year.

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This year we were excited to launch our pilot preschool yoga program, Youthful Yogis. The program is built upon yoga, fundamental movement, and play principles to keep young children engaged and having fun while learning how to use their bodies. This program focuses on strengthening, stretching, breathing, body awareness, and an increased mind-body connection. Our main goal of this program is to provide a healthy outlet for emotional expression and control. Some of the other benefits of yoga for children as young as three include:

• Safely improving strength and flexibility
• Improving coordination, balance, posture
• Learning to relaxation techniques
• Expressing creativity and imagination
• Improving self-esteem and confidence
• Learning important social interaction skills
• Developing emotional balance

What yoga pose makes you smile?
Our students are always eager to learn yoga poses, just like mommy and daddy do! In our yoga classes, we teach our yogis age appropriate yoga poses like downward dog, tree, cobra, chair, and more. We encourage them to feel where each pose is strengthening and stretching to enhance body awareness. We even tie the poses together to create sun salutations. In addition to learning yoga traditions such as poses and breathing, we incorporate games, story books, and activities to encourage cooperation, imagination, and enjoying the present moment and process instead of competition.

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The Atlanta Ballet: Firebird

We loved hearing from many of our dancers about their exciting trips to the theater to see The Nutcracker in December. It inspires our dancers when they get to see the professional dancers, costumes, and productions. We believe that it is important to expose our dancers to famous ballets. In December we shared the story and music from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and in January we shared Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake with our dancers.

The Atlanta Ballet will be performing Stravinsky’s Firebird from April 14-16, 2017. More details can be found here

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March is a very exciting month here at Studio Go! We are in full swing of preparing for the May recitals. We are excited to announce this year’s recital theme, “Sweets and Treats!” This month during class, your dancers will begin learning dance choreography to perform at the recitals. In addition to learning choreography, we continue to reinforce dance technique and stage procedures. Our dancers are always excited to have an opportunity to try on their costumes this month as well.
Sweets and Treats

Be on the lookout for a notice coming home with your dancer announcing the date, time, and location of their recital. We will also be posting posters at your school with recital details. As the show approaches, we encourage you to check to make sure that your dancer’s tights and ballet and tap shoes fit comfortably. Check out our website for dancewear for your child.

We are excited to announce that Amore Photography will be taking photos of your dancer in their recital costumes on Saturday, March 25 at Studio 668 Atlanta (668 11th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318). Please reserve a timeslot by clicking here. There will be many different photo packages available for purchase.

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As an effort to make dance more readily available to our dancers, we like to share dance events in our community from time-to-time. There’s one this weekend that we think could be worth checking out!
Dance in the Community
Atlanta Science Festival: Mathematics in Motion

Check out a free math and dance event for all ages presented by the Atlanta Science Festival on Saturday, March 18 at 5:00pm and 8:00pm at The Neighborhood Ballet (749 Moreland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316).

The event description describes the event as an “innovative way to illustrate mathematical concepts through movement, and to use math to inspire improvisations to create choreography. Three mathematicians, five dance artists and two musicians collaborate with a live audience in order to research a new summation of artistic expression and explore the educational application of dance, music, and math. Through the play of dance improvisation, the team hopes to find new ways to educate and engage the public about mathematics and dance composition.” Run time is 45 minutes. This event is free but you can still reserve tickets by clicking here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mathematics-in-motion-tickets-32381198035

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