Carolina Dance Academy offers classes in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, tumbling, clogging and more! web www.dixiedance.com
Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you to all the moms out there for loving, encouraging, and believing that your child is destined for great things....they definitely are!
Get ready parents!! Your kids will love this!!
Planning ahead!! Keeping our babies and big kids safe! #6feetapart #stopwashandroll
Follow the CDASeniors IG page for a fun IG takeover day with our graduating comp team, senior, Reilly Ray! #cdaseniors
I spy a Mini competition Team member who is working hard during quarantine! Auditions for next years team are June 14th!
So wonderful to see some life at the studio! Those floors are made for dancing, not silence. 💕
[05/04/20] CDA Parents...Please check emails tomorrow morning! I will be sending out an informative email late this evening. I have been in communication with our County Administrator, State Senator, and just got off the phone with the Governor’s office. I am diligently trying to do what is best for our students, and I now have a plan that I am feeling good about for proceeding with our season! That plan isn’t in concrete, but I’d definitely say it’s in plaster! 😂
Wear your pajamas to Zoom Class this week!
Bless it! When they ask me if they can use the restroom, even though they are in their own house 💕 Might not mean much to others, but it shows that they are still in it, committed, and...still have little bladders ☺️ #mademyhearthappy
Such a great day Zooming! Love seeing these faces! I am blessed with some amazing kids! They didn’t give up, they keep working so hard, and I’m so proud!! Y’all deserve the big trophies at recital! 💕
We see you Moms! Working moms, stay at home moms, new “teacher” moms, moms who are up before 6:00am, moms who are still in pajamas at 6:00pm! We see you, we honor you....you’ve got this! Never forget....you possess ALL the super powers!
Can’t wait to see my princesses this week! Wear any Disney costume or Disney inspired outfit! Mrs. Dixie might be dressed up too!!
Ready for another fun week of Zooming! “A river cuts through rock, not because of it’s power, but persistence.” #carolinadanceacademy #wegotthis
So super proud of Miss Haley Cruse! Kari Johnson Cruse. Three months ago she did a little something something to her hip. After continuous physical therapy with our favorite Dr. Floyd, she sent me this video today! First time hitting a full grand jete’ in three months! Hard work always pays off! 💕
This is so so true! It’s the hardest thing in the world to go to the dance studio and sit in silence waiting and hoping to see those sweet faces pop up in the Zoom boxes. It’s hours of planning ahead to keep them engaged. It’s teachers working twice as hard from home with half pay in order to give to our babies that didn’t chose this. For my employees it’s teaching from their yards, their living rooms with the dogs running through, their bedrooms while feeding the baby....the building is closed but the studio and teachers are not. We keep going twice as hard because we refuse to give up on our students. When the veil of disparity is lifted, we want to be here with open arms without missing a beat.
[04/19/20] We can’t wait to be back in the studio and gym, but rest assured, when the time comes, we won’t open our doors prematurely. We will have a plan in place to insure the safety and health of our students and instructors. Missing our family! Stay safe, stay healthy, keep moving, and we will see y’all in ZOOM this week! 💕 #volumeup
Shameless brag! Ms. Briel White is such a blessing! There are dance teachers going through the motions and then there are dance teachers who realize this is a different time and we have to teach in a different way! Online can be great, but it’s what you make it. Ms. Briel has found ways to make it fun and engaging. Chair choreography, on line privates, and I hear she’s offering a gift card reward contest for hard work! We are blessed with such a great staff and so thankful for the love and passion they pour into our students! PS....She is still just as loud, which I love! 💕
We can’t wait to see and love on our babies, but today we got to see their favorite stuffed animals and that was so precious! 💕💕
Let’s do this! Can’t wait to see everyone’s faces!
[04/12/20] Let us be the change the world needs...volume up! #changingtheworld
One heart for each of our students! If you’re on a “Sunday drive”, stop by and find your name! #alwaystogetherinourhearts
Sweet girls 💕
I read this today on FB and it couldn’t be more true! Thank you to all those who are able and continue to support small business ❤️
“Florists, hair salons, nail salons, pet groomers, boutiques, jewelers, insurance services, Lawn Care, cleaning services, home design, gyms, daycares, dance studios, bakeries, book stores, craft stores, family run restaurants, marinas....and so many more! All are small businesses that keep your town from becoming a ghost town. In this time of chaos, they need your support. Maybe it’s just liking or sharing a post. Maybe buying a gift certificate, maybe continuing your payments if possible, maybe picking up dinner and still tipping. The “help” from the government or SBA isn’t happening for most. Either it’s a denial, stuck in a que of millions, or just being told, “we don’t really know if or when we will get to you”. In the meantime...if there really is a time, these small businesses are trying to pay rent, utilities, insurance, and most importantly, employees. To those who are able and doing so, we thank you! We want to be here when this is over. We want to keep the American Dream alive and well! To those suffering the same, we pray for you. We feel your pain and we pray to get through this together.”
Why are we Zooming? Why does your child need to be in class each week...even if it’s virtual? Because science says...
“When you teach your body how to do something — ride a bike, perform martial arts, ballet — it creates a blueprint… muscle memory.
Muscle memory is a collection of memories stored in your brain of frequently enacted movements. Movements that you have taught your muscles to do through performing exercises on a muscle group over and over.”
This is why! Studies have shown that muscle memory is reduced by 40% after only 3 days! Eeeeekkk! This is why at CDA, our instructors are committed to not missing a beat. Join us in your Zoom classes and let’s help those muscles remember choreography and stay strong 💪 Plus, it’s such a great way to see our friends and keep consistency and routine in our students life! We love our peeps! ❤️
A PSA from CDA! #missingeachother #keepthefaith
We are ready for another week of ZOOMing! Super excited to see our kids! Don’t forget to keep checking your emails...information has been sent about fun bonus classes happening this week! #carolinadanceacademy #wemissourpeeps
Come Zoom with Mrs. Whitney tomorrow, Monday, April 6th! Please note new Zoom Code and password!
Parents! We have added a password requirement to our ZOOM meeting, in lieu of some reports of “Zoombombing” across the nation. While we did not have any such occurrence, we want to make sure our students are kept safe and free from crazies. A Password has been emailed to all families to use when logging into your Zoom Meetings. The video is just because she’s too cute, and proof that you can groove anywhere! ☺️💕 #carolinadanceacademy
Sr. Company member Hailey Lynch made this amazing comp team bingo! Okay, comp girls...screenshot and post your answers to your story! This is so great and a much needed laugh at this time!
Carolina Dance Academy strives to offer the best instruction to our students in a family based setting. Classes are offered in all genres of dance and gymnastics, for all levels, and ages. We understand and value our students who simply want to dance for the enjoyment and learning, and we offer competitive classes for those wanting more! Our goal is to benefit every child and show them that they are talented, smart, beautiful, and most importantly...loved!