How Does Letting Go Help My Child?

I have heard that I can't stay while my child is in classes, is that true? That is a very good question. And it now has 2 parts to the answer. Experience Over the last 18 years we have taught thousands of students and what we have learned is that they do their best...

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What do the Library and APA have in Common?

What do the Library and APA have in common? We believe that readers are leaders ... and leaders are movers! At Ambition Performing Arts we are raising tomorrow’s leaders through the arts, and we believe the Arts should be...

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Why Drama Classes?

Why Drama Class? Drama is a great activity to help your child learn to work on a team. Gain friendships through activity. Grow into themselves. By choosing to explore different characters and storylines we provide a safe space for children to develop into who they...

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Why Music?

Why Music Class? How fun is it to express ourselves in words that are not our own, and sounds from silence? To be able to create a whole new world of sound and communication from our breath or our imagination? To invoke emotions and feelings, to conjure memories and...

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Age Appropriate Expectations

Here at Ambition Performing Arts, we understand that kids should be kids! In an age where many children are growing up too fast, we’re pumping the brakes and saying, “It’s OK for our kids to be themselves!”  We believe arts classes offer our students a path to...

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New Teacher? No Problem ✅

Having a new teacher in class can be an awesome experience for any student, and especially a performing arts student!  Because the arts are passed down from generation to generation and learned from person to person, every teacher’s perspective and delivery offers...

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Performer Manners for Little Ones

Etiquette for our little performers is a bit different than for those with more experience! Younger children are just beginning to understand how to control their bodies and emotions. Their arts class may be one of their first experiences in a classroom. With this in...

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APA BLOG – How do I care for my child’s costume?

How do I care for my child’s costume? https://youtu.be/GqT0c7yo4Uc There’s nothing else quite like a dance costume—it carries the excitement of performances yet to come, and of course, there are all those sparkles!  For many children, wearing a costume brings out the...

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APA Blog – Understanding Class Placements

Understanding Class Placements https://youtu.be/ZOdwvvaDjSQ Every year, APA sends out class placement recommendations in March for pre-registration of the next dance season.  To help you better understand your child’s class placement, we want to help you make sense of...

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APA Blog – How does letting go help my child?

How does letting go help my child? https://youtu.be/LUzkMd0GA1U At APA, one of the most frequently asked questions from parents of our young dancers is, “I’ve heard that I cannot stay in the classroom with my child—is that true?” The answer is yes, it’s true, and for...

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APA Blog- How to accept a correction?

Getting corrections in class—what do they mean, and how do I apply them? https://youtu.be/MBHu5rsBapQ You have felt it before: your teacher’s eyes are on you during the combination, and you know she’s going to comment on something you can do better.  Part of you can’t...

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APA Blog – What is positive body culture?

What is a “body positive” culture? https://youtu.be/I4Ytl228ssM At APA, we are committed to promoting a “body positive” culture—but what does that mean exactly, and why is it so important? It means that we believe dance is for every BODY, no matter their size or...

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APA Blog – Dance Bag Hacks

Dance bag hacks!  Which one will you try? https://youtu.be/8Y8IsIQ94_s   Dancers, do you ever look into your dance bag and think it needs some help?  Your shoes are all jumbled together, there’s a layer of hair elastics and bobby pins at the bottom, and random...

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APA Blog – Why Dance?

Why Dance? https://youtu.be/Z2Ecg2zRxtg It’s really a loaded question, but an awesome one. Dance is a great activity to help your child be able to work as a team, make friends and at the same time they learn how to understand structure. I think that the biggest tool...

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APA Blog – What is Ypad?

What Is YPAD? https://youtu.be/cvPcUN_lg8I By now you’ve probably heard that APA is the first Canadian dance studio to become certified by YPAD (Youth Protection Advocates in Dance).  It is a distinction we are incredibly proud of!  But as a parent you might be...

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APA Blog – What Is More Than Just Great Dancing?

What is More Than Just Great Dancing? https://youtu.be/Fo5ckVRmHMQ The More Than Just Great Dancing logo can be found just about everywhere at APA!  Did you know that MTJGD is an exclusive, licensed affiliation of dance studios?  APA was accepted as a member in July...

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APA Blog – Why are there no trophies in the lobby?

Why are there no trophies displayed at APA? https://youtu.be/Vo8HeybYSeQ You may have noticed that APA’s lobby looks a bit different from other dance studios, since we do not have any competition trophies on display.  It’s not that we don’t win trophies, or that we...

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