11 August

Audition Tips – Good Luck – Part 3

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Auditioning is a time to put your best foot forward.  Here are some helpful hints for your next audition.   1.  Use all of your dance etiquette:  do not sit down, lean on walls/barres,  chew gum, talk,  etc.   2. Focus on the materials being shown and learn it quickly and correctly.  Your goal is […]

10 August

Audition Tips – Good Luck – Part 2

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1.  Auditioning with a positive attitude is really important, a director can see if you really want the job or role during your audition.  2.  You should think about  wrapping your positive attitude, strong work ethic, and confidence into a huge helping of audition vitamins.  3.  Feel graciousness for the opportunity to be auditioning, this […]

9 August

Audition Tips – Good Luck – Part 1

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Auditioning is an art form all to itself.  With summer dance winding down the audition is season is gearing up for dancers.  Here are 5 helpful  tips per day to help you achieve the successful audition you deserve.  1.  Be eager and remember a smile is worth a thousand words.  2.  Transfer nervousness into excitement […]

7 August

4 Great Food Groups for Dancers!

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Jorie Janzen, a sports nutritionist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, suggests emphasizing these 4 food groups when fueling yourself for a day of dance classes and rehearsals. 1. Super Foods: Non starch fruits and vegetables (blueberries, broccoli, kale, beets). 2.Energizers: slow burning carbohydrates in grains and vegetables (oats, brown rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa). 3.Bone building […]

4 August

New Shows & New Opportunities at DCG- Register Today!

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DCG is currently registering for the new dance and tumble season. With so much growth happening at DCG we are excited to announce the addition of more shows for our dancers! We have added to our Nutcracker Performances, our Wake Forest University half-time shows, and our National Ballet examination performances. Additionally, DCG has added a […]

2 August

Sleep studies show the importance of getting enough rest! – part 3

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Did you know that while you are sleeping your body secretes the hormones leptin an ghrelin which help regulate hunger. Ghrelin is a hormone that tells our body to eat more while leptin sends the signals to our brain that we are full and satisfied. If you are not getting enough sleep the body does […]

1 August

Sleep studies show the importance of getting enough rest! – part 2

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Did you know getting enough sleep aids our body in healing itself? Sleep has a direct impact on the effectiveness of our immune system. Good-quality sleep helps our body boost its immune system, reduce inflammation and swelling, and fight infections. An Emory University School of Medicine study found that lack of sleep increases production of […]

31 July

Sleep studies show the importance of getting enough rest! – part 1

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A recent study in the journal Nature Neuroscience shows that consolidation of memory happens during sleep. Too little means you will not be able to pull up material from the previous day, like new choreography, as effectively. To reach the deep sleep levels that allow you to process the day’s experiences make sure you head […]

30 July

5 reasons to drink more water this summer

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1. Water protects your joints & muscles and makes then more pliable. 2. If you take in enough water you’ll be less likely to overeat, it’s common to mistake your thirst for hunger. 3. Water fights fatigue and can help you power through your last class. 4. Water prevents mood swings so grab a glass […]

29 July

Why Study Ballet?

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“Ballet is not about immediate gratification. It’s something everyone has to work hard at, and when you finally accomplish what you’ve been working toward, it’s incredibly empowering” – Patricia Blair