Dancing can boost brainpower, improve outlook and yes, grow social circle!
With shows like “Dancing With the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance” in full swing, dancing is becoming one of America’s favorite pastimes. There is even National Dance Day, to encourage Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain health. Dancing provides physical, psychological, and social benefits galore.
Art Of Dance school in Chester has been influential in making this happy, magic since 1969. Opened by Florence Lambros, the business has always been family owned and operated. With daughter Valerie Harman now heading the studio, her daughter Linsey O’Neal teaches and helps to run the “Award Winning” Art of Dance, Dance Company.
What about those two left feet? How can “twinkle toes” benefit the brain? The Art of Dance knows dancing is about much more than just the steps. With children as young as 14 months (Mommy & Me) through to the aspiring professional or recreational adult dancer, Harman inspires creativity, coordination and confidence within students with the help of her dedicated, experienced staff and faculty.
The training speaks for itself, with opportunities that appeal to both the recreational and competitive dancer. All classes are taught by a professional teaching staff and are offered in all styles of dance such as Ballet, tap, hip-hop, Irish, lyrical, gymnastics, boys’ only classes and theatre. They also offer private acting and singing lessons with their faculty.
Art Of Dance offers a convenient schedule, with classes for all ages.
With passionate new and returning favorite teachers spanning from Broadway, American Ballet Theatre, TV’s – “So you Think You Can Dance” and competitive performing arts Universities, there is no surprise that a lot of the dancers go on to perform in college and university dance teams and professional companies.
Adjacent to the dance studio is a phenomenal dance boutique, The Essential Dance Shop. It is fully stocked with the hottest brands in dance, active-wear, gift items and pointe shoes with free fittings.
It’s never too late to augment health by getting down and The Art of Dance is a beautiful space to do it in, with sprung floors in all five dance rooms to help prevent injury and large one way viewing windows for parents and guardians to watch their dancer advance and learn. With the Essential Dance Shop right there, it really is a one stop shop for all dance needs.
For more information on the Art Of Dance and Essential Dance Shop visit wwww.artofdance.org or call (908)-879-4919.