6 Tips for Competition Season

As we approach JUMP and RADIX dance competitions, it’s important to know that your actions speak louder than words. Let’s face it – we’ve all seen how ugly competitions can get on “Dance Moms!” Although that’s only a TV show that heightens negative behavior, it’s sometimes not too far from the truth. Here are my six ways you can create

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Reaching Your Dance Goals in 2018

As we come up on our first Team 8100 dance competition of 2018 (Celebrity Dance in Denver January 19-21), I’m reminded of how hard dancers work to reach their performance goals. And, the one piece of advice I give to all of my dancers is: As soon as you leave your dance class, that’s when the work should begin. I

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The Gift of Dance

I know it sounds cliché, but I’m so thankful to have my health and grateful to be in the place where I’m finally feeling strong again after going through a labrum reconstruction seven months ago. Being married to a former ski racer and having my own kids ski racing, it was a tough choice not to ski in a place built

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Teacher Spotlight | Meet Corinne and Learn Why Studio 8100 Is About More Than Dance!

Studio 8100 teacher Corinne Mickler has lived in several fun locales including Hawaii and San Diego, Richmond, and Illinois, but one thing has always been constant – Dance. Like many dancers, she was introduced to dancing at a young age but didn’t have consistent training until she was in middle school as a student o the Fairfax Academy for Communications

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Great Dancers = Great Skiers: A few reasons why dancing can help you conquer ski runs this winter

Studio 8100 is located at the base of one of the world’s best ski resorts and as a result, we are acutely aware of the incredible benefits dance has on one’s ability to ski or snowboard. For dancers, we have spent years developing our bodies to perform intricate routines, but even basic levels of dance can have positive impacts beyond

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Teacher Spotlight | Jennifer Burke! : Studio 8100’s resident Michigander and Modern Expert

From the very first time Jennifer stepped into dance class she knew she was hooked, she was introduced to dance as a figure skater at eight years old and left as a dancer.  Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jennifer has spent years chasing the “electric” she feels with each movement and stretch.  Since that fateful moment, Jennifer has not only

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