Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Magical Time of Year for Dance

December is full of holiday traditions, family gatherings, delicious food and (hopefully!) falling snow. As a child I looked forward to decorating the Christmas tree, drinking hot chocolate, building a snowman, opening presents and having time off from school to sleep in and watch Christmas movies all day long.

But one of my favorite Decembers was the first time my parents took me to see the Russian performance of The Nutcracker. My parents saved up money that year to buy tickets and we all went to the theatre dressed in our very best. Obsessed with ballet since the age of two, I couldn't wait to see the tutus, the pointe shoes and the magical dancing of the beautiful ballerinas.

In time I was no longer just watching the dancers on stage, but I was performing the roles that I had watched in awe. And even though I have heard the music from the ballet countless times, spent hours upon hours in the studio rehearsing the same scenes year after year, I can't help but feel like a giddy child when the first notes of the overture begin the play.

The Nutcracker is a wonderful story filled with imagination, beautiful music, gorgeous dancing and the feeling of childhood wonderment captured in a two hour experience. December is the perfect time to begin appreciating the art of dance and to continue encouraging its place in your child's life.

Dance will always be a part of my holiday tradition. No matter how old I get, The Nutcracker, and dance will bring magic to my life.

Monday, November 19, 2012

LPCW Northern VA wishes you and your family and very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dance for Cancer Patients

This is dedicated to a little dancer in our program that recently had to discontinue due to cancer related issues. He will be missed and hope to get him back soon. It was powerful to watch him grow and become stonger in our class. The power of dance and the arts is AWESOME!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Young Actors Workshop in Northern Virginia is having a lot of fun making friends and preparing for our Fall Performance! Look at those smiles! Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall Dance

As a dance teacher, fall is always an exciting time of year. We are getting back into the groove of our regularly scheduled classes. The new faces bring new imagination and eagerness. The familiar ones bring an accomplished enthusiasm after feeling successful in our program previously. As we introduce new themes and exercises, we fall into an easy rhythm and delight in the joy of dance. Our little dancers are like the falling leaves twirling, spinning, pirouetting, and whooshing around. Oh to be so carefree. Welcome fall!!

October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band.
George Cooper

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Northern Virginia Gallops through September!

LPCW Northern Virginia is having such a fun-filled fall! We can't believe it's almost October and are looking forward to even more dance moves, more fun and more friends!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012



Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's That time of year!! Registrations are here!!

Our students in the Triangle are getting ready for the new fall season! We have so many great things planned for the year!! Can't wait to see all my friends at registration!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


They just can't wait for classes to start. Enjoying Demos at Charlotte Prep!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Keep Dancing!


“You don't stop dancing because you grow old,
you grow old because you stop dancing.”
                       - Unknown

This quote sums up my love of both dancing and teaching young children. It's such a delight to see my students have so much joy when learning their plies and tendus, dancing like Safari animals or finally mastering that tricky polka step. Their smiles and laughter are a constant reminder that I have the best job in the world! I hope your child's love of dance inspires you to dance with them and feel like a kid again, even for just a moment!

Have a great rest of the summer! See you in September!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

World Dance, Olympics

   The Olympics are so exciting. We are cruising around the world experiencing fun dances for our LPCW classes to end our summer session.
   In the Charlotte- Meck. region we used this week to celebrate the Olympics and all the countries who come together for this wonderful event. We gave all of our students their own Gold Medal because they are all winners in our eyes.
   Don't forget to be on the lookout for our fall information. Registration begins next week. Hope you have had great summer filled with wonderful memories!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Summer Fun Is in Full Swing

We have been having a blast this summer in class and in camps!
It's hard to believe that it's time to get ready for fall.......
We hope that you are getting lots of living room performances from your young dancer or thespian.

Hope the rest of your summer is full of fun and great memories!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Valentine's from
LPCW Charlotte.
We are having such a great time.
We LOVE dance class, just
look at this face. Priceless!!!!!