Read this article about a UDA Dance Dad's impression of the impact of competitive dance on his daughter.
Melanie recently asked, "Are you going to have adult ballet classes this fall?" We have tried to start an adult ballet class almost every year and it just doesn't seem to sustain itself. We will put one on the schedule for this fall and give it another try. Good to hear from you Melanie!
Being good sometimes means you become a target for every jealous parent, studio owner, and dancer who wants to take a cheap shot at you. As studio owners it is difficult to know how to respond. While wanting to set a good example for our customers, coaches, parents, and dancers we always try to take the high ground and have faith that the good guys do win in the end. It can be difficult, especially when taking the high road means having students, instructors and parents poached from your business. Still, the value of being able to put your head down at night knowing you did the right thing is worth more than money.
Here at UDA, we support our dancers in pursuing professional work. This year we have had one of our young dancers get picked for a tv commercial and two of our older members chosen to perform on stage in Chicago.