JSDA Blog Posts

Q&A With One of Our Company Members!

Questions for Cassie Cassie is currently in our youngest group, Fusion.The 2020-2021 season was her first year dancing at JSDA. Why did you join Company? After experience dancing at a non-competitive studio I wanted a newchallenge and that was to try competition...

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How to prepare for Photo Day

Photo Day is approaching! Here are some tips for preparing for a dance photoshoot. Remember, the more prepared you are the better your photos will be! Make sure you know what you will be wearing for your photoshoot. If you are wearing 2 or more outfits practice...

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How to prepare for Recital

Learning Choreography for Recital By now your teachers are finishing up the choreography for your Recital dances. Don’t feel ready yet? That’s ok, you still have time! The perfect opportunity to get a recording of you and your classmates performing the dance is once...

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Online Success!

After these past few weeks of online classes we wanted to celebrate our many successes! We would also like to thank you all for remaining flexible and for dancing with us through this difficult time apart. First, we are loving our classes on Zoom. It has provided us...

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Dancer Injury Prevention!

Dancing is a physically demanding activity. Injuries can happen; however, there are many ways to avoid injury or to help manage an existing one. *Note - This is based off of experience, if you are injured please be sure to always consult your physician or professional...

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Performing Do’s and Don’ts for Dancers

Performing is a large part of a dancer’s life. It allows a dancer to share their creative expression and technical abilities. It is a time to bring together all their hard work in the studio and show an audience progress and talent. It is an amazing time for dancers...

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Why is Dance Beneficial to Your Academic Career?

Accountability In dance, there is a high-level of accountability needed. Dancers are held accountable for maintaining the dress code, remembering choreography, being on time and much more. This translates into their academics. Dancers are taught the impacts of not...

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Papou – founder of JSDA

James Loizou Sr., founder of JSDA, was laid to rest today. One of his grandsons created a short tribute video and wrote some beautiful words that we wanted to share in honor of our founder’s amazing life and legacy! https://youtu.be/0vAIfnuLb7s A tribute to Papou “For...

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Maintaining your Dance Technique in the Summer

  You’ve made it through the school year and recital, and now it’s officially time for summer break. Summer is a wonderful time to rejuvenate and rest but also a great time to rebuild!   Did you know you can lose your flexibility and strength if you don’t...

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Managing Stage Fright

It’s almost recital time and while the costumes and music are exciting, what about the sudden realization of dancing in front of an audience? Stage fright is common among all ages; even the most seasoned pros can be accustomed to stage fright. Here are some tips to...

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