Don’t forget that this week is “Bring a Friend” week!!!!
We encourage you to bring a friend to your classes and let them experience the fun you have each week!
Remember, Pre-school 1 and 2 and Kinderdance classes have been asked to bring a “toy friend” in addition to their actual friend, as these will be incorporated into their classes.
If you bring a friend, be sure to stop by the front desk as you leave and pick up a goodie bag full of prizes for yourself and your friend!
This will be so much fun for both the student and their friend, so don’t hesitate to participate!
We are looking forward to meeting your friends this week
We invite you to join us at the Hermitage Outback Steakhouse for the
HERMITAGE DANCE ACADEMY GIVE BACK NIGHT!
Join us for dinner at Outback, and 20% of the sales of whatever you order will be donated to the competition team!
See you at dinner mates!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Mark your calendars!!!
And come by the studio to pick up flyers for your friends and family
5582 Old Hickory Blvd.
Do you want HDA to be considered as the best dance school in Nashville?
If you’ve attended HDA, you know that it deserves to be named the best!
The Nashville Scene is currently accepting votes for its annual ”best of” issue.
You must vote in at least 20 categories before your vote can be successfully submitted.
Make sure you click on the tab labeled “kids” and “best dance school” is the first category.
Just type Hermitage Dance Academy and click vote.
Repeat this process 19 more times with any categories you choose.
It only takes about 10 minutes, so please support HDA!
Make sure you hit the submit button located in the left hand column.
You can vote once per e-mail address, so if you have more than one, you can vote again!
HDA is the BEST dance school of Nashville
So VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!
Click the link below!
VOTE FOR “BEST OF”–NASHVILLE SCENE
You may wonder, why start my child in dance classes?
Dance accompanies competition, creativity, and personal expression.
Also, very similar to sports, dance can improve your child’s mental and physical strength, and provide your child with a variety of abilities to gain.
Here are some benefits that dancing brings:
1. Physical Health
- Dance involves movement that helps develop strong muscles and toning one’s body. It can also aid in the progression of motor skills. No matter what, students will benefit from the exercise.
- Dance is a specific study. This allows students to focus on picking up instructions related to only one subject area. It provides the opportunity to learn about something in a specific way.
- The expression of ideas through body movement is achieved with dance. It offers the chance for students to express themselves and their creativity through something other than words. This is something that makes dance unique because dancers are encouraged to explore their creativity. There aren’t always a set of rules… being yourself is enough.
4. Team Work
- In most classes, children get the opportunity to work together. Whether they are working in partners or groups, students learn to rely on one another and become a team. This skill is useful for the rest of your life.
- A little healthy competition can go a long way. Seeing others succeed in your class reiterates the importance of practice and it pushes dancers to be their best. Those who love this competition normally go the extra mile and audition for the competition team.
There are many other benefits that come from dance, but these are some important ones.
So if you are hesitant to put your child in dance classes, hesitate no more!
It’s not just dance steps that they are learning, it’s life skills as well.
We provide a growing place for dancers!
Come check us out!
You can still register
Several people ask the question, “Is their one instructor for the combo classes?” The answer is no.
Each of our staff members are specialized!
Although our teachers are very versatile, we find it beneficial for them to choose the few styles they are most comfortable with and perfect those teaching skills.
As a result, students have the opportunity to work with several different teachers so that they receive the best training possible.
Every teacher has something special to offer, so say you have 5 teachers, that’s 5 methods of teaching. The more things you know, the more your dance vocabulary expands, and the better you get. There’s only so much one person can give to you.
HDA does a great job of creating well-rounded dancers, because they are able to provide several different talented people to learn from.
The dancers that have grown up at HDA graduate with the ability to succeed in basically any style of dance they desire and we are very proud of that. So is the specialization of teachers a good thing? Absolutely
Below is a list of what our staff members teach (most teach a large range of ages).
There are staff bios coming soon!
Andrea- Jazz, Lyrical
Meredith- Jazz, Hip-Hop
Tiffany- Tap, Hip-Hop
Christina- Musical Theatre
Tyler- Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern, Ballet
If you forget your shoes, we do have a limited supply available at the front desk that you may borrow.
However, we do have a shoe-rental policy!
The first time you need to borrow a pair of shoes it is free.
The second time, it’s $1.
The third time, it’s $2.
The fourth, $3 and so on!
Be sure that you return your shoes before leaving and that you name is written down
There is a dancewear store conveniently located in the Publix and Goodies shopping area by the studio called Dancewear Unlimited. Tell them you are with HDA and they will help you out!
Please do not try to make payments online.
We are having an issue with the payments processing.
We will let you know when you can continue doing this.
For now, please pay at the studio!
Today is our first day of fall classes
If you have not registered, you can still do so.
Just come in today and you can register yourself/your child before class.
Our staff is excited to see everyone back this year and ready to dance!
If you are hesitant taking dance, you can always do a free trial class!
Check out our fall schedule, pick a class, show up at the time of the class you want to take, and tell us that’s what you want to do.
We are having another open registration day tomorrow (Saturday, August 3rd)
from 10-1 p.m.
Please stop by and see us!
If you are out shopping on tax-free weekend, we will have a booth at Opry Mills!
The booth will be set up in the entertainment area (by Claim Jumper and the Aquarium Restaurant) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
You can also register here!
Classes start on Monday, August 6th. Hurry in and get registered
Due to their hard work and amazing talent, HDA had been named one of the top ten studios in the South Central Region!
This means that they are one of the top 60 studios in the country!!
This will be the 4th year in a row that HDA has held this honor and has been invited to attend the FDC Gala in Cancun, Mexico.
South Central DC Dance Factory Stephanie Campbell Franklin TN
South Central Expressenz Dance Center Karla Curatolo Carmel IN
South Central Hermitage Dance Academy Andrea Woodward Hermitage TN
South Central Masters Upper Level Melissa Hooks Robinson Stafford TX
South Central Ms. Karen’s Dance Studio Karen Harrod N Little Rock AR
South Central Prodigy Dance & Performing Arts Centre Camille Billelo Plano TX
South Central South Tulsa Dance Co. Keally Lilly Tulsa OK
South Central SpotLite Dance Studio, LLC Meghan Lite & Lyndee Baker Smyrna TN
South Central The Dance Force of Clarksville Mary Lu Browder Clarksville TN
South Central Turning Pointe Academy of Dance Jen Rivers Indianapolis IN