Thank you students for working on your October Trained Dancer Goals. Not only are you staying healthy, but you are also inspiring those around you to stay healthy too. One mom shared with me how her whole family was motivated to eat healthier and exercise more because their daughter was working on her trained dancer goals. I know that there are other great examples out there too(: Great Job Students!! If you missed class this week turn it in next week for a beautiful bracelet and butterfly charm or a new charm for repeat students.
November's Trained Dancer Assignment is being given out this week and next or find it here.
P.S. Keep Eating Healthy....I know Halloween is this weekend, but don't stop eating healthy snacks. Make a goal to eat something healthy everyday along with your candy. Portion out the candy you will eat and then make sure you include an apple, banana, yogurt, cheese, etc with it. Boost your Immune system with Vitamin "C".
Keep Practicing and Stretching! I can see it's paying off for those who are stretching at home.
Highlights from class...
How is the Healthy Eating and Exercising going?
Keep trying and keep up the good work. If you splurged a little too much on the sweets this weekend, like I did...start fresh this week! Keep in mind that if you start boosting you immune system NOW with fruits, veggies, protein and by drinking lots of water or water with electrolytes, you will stay healthier. Also, start taking Vitamin C chewables (or something like emergence -c packets), and vitamins at night to help re-build your cells while resting. Take Fish Oil or eat foods with the right balance of fatty acids. Coconut oil is a great oil substitute for butter or to cook with. Basically, just be aware of what you put in your body and try to take care of it a little more each day. (:
I found these short articles and thought you might like it too.
5 ways to keep kids healthy in winter BYWendy Blumebody+soul
or this Article:
5 steps to staying healthy in winter
Our trained dancer program is in full swing. Our bodies and minds need to be properly nourished and taken care of. "If you don't take care of your body, where would you live? " October's goal is to exercise at least 1 5 mins a day for 15 or more days. Also, make healthy snack choices by choosing low sodium (salt), low fat, and low sugar snacks. I know, I know...that means eating less of the fun things to eat like brownies, ice cream, candy, chips, etc... and it means eating more fruits and veggies. But it also can include, a piece of toast with peanut butter and honey or some celery with peanut butter, or cereal, or yogurt and granola or cheese and crackers. Whatever healthy snacks you choose to eat this month or next or the next....
Remember this: Moderation is the key to avoiding unwanted habits.
So go out and bike, run, skate, jump rope, and practice those dance moves!!!
Then tell me what you did today!!(: -Miss Amy
The first month of dance class is full of learning new things. Our students have been learning dance terminology as well as movement. Take some time this week to show your mom, dad, brother, or sister what you have learned in class.
Be the teacher and show them how to do a
Ballet move: plie`, a tendue, rondejombe, flamingo walks, chasse`, arebesque, etc.
Jazz move: the jazz walk, pivot turns, star jumps, toe touch, chasse`, fan roll, etc.
Hip Hop move: the sponge bob, moonwalk, roller blade, wave, body roll, robot, etc. Teaching is a great way to remember what you have learned.
Put some music on and practice what you have learned in class. And as always work on your splits...!
This is a great video to follow along with. Flexibility is key to becoming a better dancer!
This week was Awesome! It was so much fun meeting our students, seeing their cute personalities, feeling of their goodness. Thank you parents for coming in and getting the needed paper work filled out. We sure do appreciate your time and support.
Below is a glimpse of some of this weeks classes....
I love how responsive and excited children get when as the teacher, you allow yourself to have fun with the very things you are teaching them. (: It's magical!