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The Side Effects of Dancing at Chattanooga Dance Theatre

Chattanooga Dance Theatre teaches some great technique. Students at CDT develop a strong foundation in ballet and with training in modern, jazz and other forms of dance, these dancers feel comfortable in almost any class. But there are even more reasons to dance at CDT. Here are the side effects of dancing at Chattanooga Dance Theatre:

  • Confidence. At Chattanooga Dance Theatre, we work to empower students. While good technique is taught, it is always taught in an encouraging way. Teachers help students set goals and assist dancers to achieve them. Dancers feel supported, accomplished, and ready to take on more in life.
  • Ballet I tinyCreativity. Throughout our syllabus we incorporate and encourage student expression and creativity. When dancers learn to use their creativity, they are better problem solvers in the studio and throughout life.
  • Transcendence Elsa and EIntellegence. Did you know that dance makes you smarter? No joke. They are using dance to help slow down dementia and it has been helpful for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Dance does some amazing things for keeping healthy brain development and brain function. Check it out here: http://neuro.hms.harvard.edu/harvard-mahoney-neuroscience-institute/brain-newsletter/and-brain-series/dancing-and-brainAdult Ballet Barre Retire smaller
  • Work Ethic. You don’t get too far in dance without working hard, and with a supportive environment, students learn that it can be fun to work hard as a group and reach amazing new heights.Smaller version
  • Responsibility. Students at Chattanooga Dance Theatre learn responsibility in class and preparing for performances. Dancers are required to adhere to dress code, have hair properly pulled back and have all dance necessities in their dance bag.3 Princesses smaller
  • Friendship. Not only are the teachers supportive of the students at Chattanooga Dance Theatre, but the students are supportive of each other. It’s an encouraging environment all the way around and dancers create life long friendships. friends small

If you are a current or potential student at Chattanooga Dance Theatre feel free to speak with a teacher or office staff member about any questions, concerns, praises, or suggestions.

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July 27, 2016 0 Comments

Healthy Snacks for Dancers

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By Elizabeth Roemer

The typical day of a dancer can be pretty hectic between school, dance class, and rehearsal. A lot of time is spent in the car and the dance studio, so it’s important to keep your body fueled during the hustle and bustle of your busy schedule. Here are some of my favorite snacks to grab on my way to the studio or keep in my bag for breaks between classes and rehearsals.

  1. Nuts

Almonds are my favorite, but any mixture of nuts can provide a good energy boost for your day of dance.

  1. Fruit

Apples and bananas are great snack options that are dance bag friendly.

  1. Carrots

Carrots are a tasty snack to help get in your daily veggies, but cucumbers, celery, and red bell peppers are other good choices.

  1. Hummus

I love hummus! It’s a great way to get some protein to provide a little jet fuel for that 2 hour rehearsal. You can enjoy it with some veggies, pita, or whole grain crackers.

  1. Nut Butter

Nut butters are another good source of protein. I love eating cashew butter with celery, apples, and bananas.

  1. Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is perfect for grabbing a quick bite during a short water break. Banana chips and dried cranberries are some of my favorites.

  1. Pretzels

Pretzels are great. They can be a quick snack on their own, or you can dip them in some hummus or peanut butter. I like to mix pretzels, nuts, and dried cranberries to make my own snack mix.

  1. Granola/snack bar

Granola/snack bars are another dance bag friendly snack. Be careful that you don’t get one with too much added sugar. LARABARs are some of my favorite snack bars.

Happy snacking!

July 20, 2016 0 Comments