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Back to School Mood Chart

Posted by Dance To EvOLvE Team on Aug 18, 2017 6:17:59 PM

Summer is winding down and it is officially the “back to school season.” This time of year is always a whirlwind of emotions for parents and for kids. So we have created a Back to School Mood Chart so that you can pinpoint what exactly you are feeling and why!

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Sadness

It is a sad moment that summer is ending. Days of camp, free play and warm weather are ending and it is natural to feel a little sad! Also a new school year means that your kids are getting older which sometimes is a little sad as well! It always seems too soon to say goodbye to your little ones, even though they will be your little ones forever no matter how big they get.

 

Happiness

Summer was wonderful. Full of family time, relaxing days and good memories! Now you are happy to continue on making memories during the new school year! It’s a new chapter in your and your kid’s lives but you are happy to see what good times it brings!

 

Joy

As summer ends that means finally your kidsare back at school! Finally time to just relax, or do all those little things around the house that you haven’t been able to do because your kids have been home! Or if you are a working parent finally you have a set schedule and do not have to pay for childcare anymore! It’s a joyous occasion! Celebrate!

 

Dread

Early mornings, packed lunches, shopping trips, homework sessions, and classroom drama (might) lie ahead. There are plenty of things about back to school and school that are not so fun and it is understandable to have a good amount of dread.

 

Anger

Maybe summer went by in a flash and many of your plans did not pan out and your to-do list is longer than ever. Or maybe the thought of spending a large chunk of change on back to school shopping trips is making your blood boil! There are many completely valid reasons to be angry during this time of the year.

 

Surprise

Summer is over already? Is it really time to go back to school? Time seems to be moving increasingly faster with every year so it is completely normal to be caught by surprise by September! Wasn’t just yesterday the last day of school?

 

Anxiety

Will they like their teacher? Will they have friends in their classes? Will they be able to handle the homework and new material? During this time of the year there is a lot of changes and newness in the near future, which can cause worry for both kids and parents. Just always assure yourself that you will make it through. Do not let being worried get the best of you!

 

Anticipation

With all these changes, it is normal to feel a sense of anticipation. With great new back to school activities, new friends, learning new things, and many more new experiences ahead it is wonderful to feel anticipation about the new school year!

 

Excitement

Along with the anxiety and worry that these changes can cause they can also cause excitement! A new year is exciting because of all these changes and the chance for wonderful new experiences! Not only at school but new after-school activities as well. This is a great time of year to try new after school activities! For example dance, music, sports, art are great new back to school activities for kids. Dance to EvOLvE is a great back to school activity for San Diego and Chicago kids.

 

During this time it is important to focus on the positive aspects of the back to school season including the chances to try new things and have a fresh start! New activities such as dance classes are a great part of a new school year so check out our fall class schedules:

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Beat The Heat With Your Kids This Summer

Posted by Dance To EvOLvE Team on Jul 31, 2017 11:22:38 AM

Its mid-July and almost everyday heat records are being shattered! This means that kids are getting bored and tired especially as the temperatures continue to rise. So it’s important to have back-up plans to beat the heat and kid’s summer boredom! So here’s a list of some of our favorite creative ways to stay cool!

 

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Public Pools

If you aren’t lucky enough to have your own pool or complex pool, Rec center pools often allow kids to come and free swim. Some of them even have a splash pad, waterslide or water playground for the kids. Like a little mini-Soak City but way more convenient and cost effective! Overall it’s a cheap and great way to access a pool! Just don’t forget the sunscreen! While you are at the rec center you can also take...

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Dance Classes 

Get out of the sun and get your kids grooving! Dance classes are a fun inside activity that still lets your kids get some exercise and get a break from the sun. There is such a variety of styles, from Hip-Hop to Ballet, that every dancer can find a class that they love! Start with a drop-in then maybe even sign up for a whole session! Check out our summer classes here: http://www.dancetoevolve.com/san-diego/dance-classes/schedule

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Make Your Own Popsicles

All you need is your favorite fruit juice and some Popsicle molds and in a few hours you have got a delicious ice-cold treat! Popsicle molds are relatively cheap and can be bought at Rite-Aid, Walmart and off Amazon! Our favorite juices to use are orange, mango and guava. If you are feeling fancy you can even add some fruit! It’s a great way for your kids to get a little creative and get to customize their treat!

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Water Games

Another great inexpensive way to cool off but still be playing outside is to play some water games! These are some summer camp classics that kids love! Some basic ones are water balloon tossing contests where you get further and further away from your partner! Or just a water balloon fight if you don’t mind picking up all the balloon remnants after! Another great game for littler kids is duck-duck-goose featuring a soaked sponge; as you go around you hold the sponge and let it drip onto the heads of the ducks then you squeeze it out over the chosen goose! Our final game is a relay where the kids fill up a cup using only a bucket of water and their hair! The kids have to run to the bucket of water, dunk their head in, then run back and squeeze out their hair into the cup that you are holding next to their line! This game works best with a larger number of kids and its great for girls with longer hair!

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Outdoor Art Projects

You know how kids love to paint on themselves or each other? Well this is an activity where that is the goal! Using non-toxic water-soluble paint masterpieces on each other then to clean up spray each other with the hose! Its artistic, creative and a great way to cool off!Source: http://dguides.com/images/sandiego/attractions/mission-beach.jpg

Beach Day

If you are lucky enough to live near a beach like our San Diego families, another way to beat the heat is to have a beach day! Make it a day trip by bringing a picnic lunch and plenty of water! Also pack the boogie boards, surfboards, and any other activity that your kids like to do in the ocean! Just remember to stock up on the sunscreen, and bring an umbrella!

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Summer Camps

Although summer camps are often outside, there are many that are actually mainly inside! For example science, cooking, sewing, and dance camps. Depending on the camp your child will get some exercise, learn new skills, build on old ones, explore their passions and have fun! Especially if you are a working parent these are great to keep your kids entertained all day long! Check out some of our dance camps here: http://www.dancetoevolve.com/san-diego/summer-dance-camps

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Rock Climbing Gym

Another fun activity that is indoors and air-conditioned is a rock climbing gym! Many places have lessons for kids and kid friendly climbs. It is amazing exercise, a mental challenge and it’s so incredible when your child reaches the top for the first time! Overall it’s a great way to get out of the sun and try something new!

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See a Movie

Seeing a movie seems like a nighttime activity, but in the summer when it is blazing hot it’s a great way to have fun indoors! If you want a less high-energy activity then this is a great option. So mix it up by seeing a movie during the day instead of at night!

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Go to a Museum

Summer does not have to be all play all the time! Museums are a great way for kids to learn and stay smart over the summer in a fun and air conditioned way! There is also such a variety from art, history to science that all kids can find a museum that they love! Chicago is ripe with museums and San Diego has some great ones in Balboa Park.  Make it a fun and educational day that your kids will never forget! 

 

Don’t let summer boredom and the heat get the best of you! Keep the kids cool and entertained all summer long by trying these activities!

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Fun Fourth of July Activities for Kids

Posted by Helen McCarthy on Jul 3, 2017 10:02:00 PM

The Fourth of July is fast approaching! This holiday usually brings time spent with family and friends enjoying a classic summer bbq - and of course everything red, white, and blue. Whether you are attending a block party or celebrating at home, we have some great ideas for getting your little ones involved with some fun Independence Day activities for kids!

The most essential part of any party that you plan is the food! There are so many holiday snacks you can make, and the best part is that you can get the kids involved in the preparation. There is always fun to be had decorating cookies or cupcakes with red, white, and blue sprinkles or frosting. Its great to see all the creative designs the little ones come up with, and they have a blast helping you out. Another great summer dish that they can help you prepare is fruit salad. Not only is this a nutritional addition to any BBQ menu, but it is also such a refreshing, quick, and easy entree to prepare. Whether you just choose to prepare a classic fruit salad using your favorite festive fruit or get creative using cookie cutters to cut fruit into cute star shapes it’s sure to be a hit. You can also have the kids help you make a unique dessert by creating kabobs with fruit, brownies, marshmallows - really anything that you want! These are delicious and effortless!

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Moving on from the food, another great area of the prep that the little ones love to help out with is the decorating! This can be a tricky task, but don’t feel like you need to go out and buy decorations that you are only going to use for one day when you can make your own to last for years to come! We found a great way to not only create super cute star suncatchers, but also use all those old crayons you have laying around the house. These festive decorations will definitely be a crowd pleaser at any party, and the kids will have a blast making them with you!

We also have so many DYI craft ideas that kids and adults alike can play with while enjoying the food and festivities! Confetti launchers are the perfect at-home alternative to fireworks without all the safety hazards. There is sure to be fun to have with these confetti cannons for all ages. The kids can help out with creating their own unique designs on the outside of the cannons and will love setting off their own fireworks! Another easy craft that everyone can get involved in is the creation and exploration of slime! Not only can you make the slime Fourth of July themed, but it’s a great Independence day activity for kids. And finally, what better way to cool down on a hot summer’s day than to have a water balloon fight?! You can even split into different teams to have Patriots against the British to have your own historical battle.  

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The last key ingredient to any party is the music! Make sure to have a playlist planned with all your family’s favorite songs to groove to! Your little ones will love busting out some of the moves they have been learning in their Dance To EvOLvE classes or summer camps, and now is the perfect time to share them with the rest of the family!

And of course, the main attraction of any 4th of July festivities is the fireworks show! Don’t forget to plan out the best viewing sight to enjoy a fireworks show! In San Diego there are usually a few shows to be seen from anywhere along the beach or the bay. From watching the annual parades in Coronado or Old Town to enjoying the day at the Del Mar Fair, to spending the day at the beach. There are so many great Fourth of July activities for kids in San Diego. If you live in Chicago make sure to check out all the parades and music festivals they have located throughout the area! So much fun ready to ensue for the entire family with all the events planned - Chicago is definitely prepared with many activities for kids on Independence Day!

We hope you have a great time trying out some of these activities and exploring your city on this fun-filled holiday! Wishing you all the best dance parties and time spent with those you love with these 4th of July activities for kids!

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Hip Hop Camps for Boys & Girls this Summer

Posted by Helen McCarthy on Jun 9, 2017 4:59:34 PM

Hip hop is a style that has been rapidly growing in popularity, and now competes with the leading dance styles. But what is hip hop? After learning a little about the rich history of this unique dance form, you might see the large impact that this piece of the the dance world has! Who knows, you might even think about enrolling you child in one of Dance to EvOLvE’s awesome Hip Hop Summer Camps in San Diego and Chicago!  

This relatively new American dance style debuted in the late 1960’s with the advent of hip hop music. The craze spread in the 70’s with the rise of professional street crews, who were not conventionally trained dancers. Complex rhythms of hip hop music combined with the down-to-earth style of traditional African dancing inspired the creation of many disdinct genres of the dance style, with the most prominent being breaking, locking, and popping. While all these techniques are different, they share their roots in street dancing and the improv style.

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Interestingly enough, hip hop styles evolved differently on the different coasts. The East Coast is said to be the real start start of hip hop, and best known for the style of breaking. In contrast, the West was later to adopt the style and better known for artists being more robotic with their movements. Something that both of these coasts had in common was the formal and informal competitions that kept this style of dance unique and thriving in the 1980’s. At these competitions dancers pushed themselves to their creative limit to show off their own personalized technique and tricks.

In the next decade hip hop started to break into the mainstream fad dances. Moves such as the running man, the worm, and the cabbage patch were very popular in the 90’s and coincided with revamped hip hop music culture. People who were not “hip hop dancers” started to learn these moves, and in doing so, propelled the status of the dance further into popular culture. 

Moving into the 21st century, the hip hop style remains in the forefront of the dance scene. As the style continues to evolve dancers are constantly upping the ante as hip hop has become a mainstay in popular culture. It has come a long way from its beginnings as a street style, as it is now practiced on stage and taught in many dance schools. Hip hop is a popular style of choice for performances and music videos for recording artists, and it is not hard to see why. Unlike some other more traditionally structured styles, hip hop allows dancers endless opportunities to explore fast paced, fun moves movement in his or her unique way.

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Now, after learning about the rich history of this unique dance style are you thinking that hip hop classes for boys and girls are something that your dancer might like? You’re in luck! At Dance to EvOLvE we love offering hip hop classes to our young dancers. And, we are even more excited to devote an entire week to the popular style this summer - the perfect way for your dancer to experience a taste of this awesome style! Our hip hop summer camps in San Diego and Chicago are loaded with fun games and activities in addition to, of course, our awesome dance classes! These are great for boys and girls of all ages, though enrollment does vary depending on which location you choose to attend. We can’t wait to share this dance style that has so much rich history to offer, and to see all the new moves that your dancer invents over the course of the week!

If you are new to the style of hip hop and not sure how to prepare you little one for a hip hop camp in San Diego or Chicago have no fear - it’s easy! Just make sure your dancer wears appropriate shoes (sneakers are great) and comfortable clothes (sweats and t-shirts are perfect!). All this and a healthy lunch and your dancer is ready for loads of high energy fun!

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Summer Dance Class Themes with Dance to EvOLvE

Posted by Helen McCarthy on May 27, 2017 8:14:01 PM

Summer is fast approaching - crazy right!? With the kids home all day without school you are going to want activities that keep them active, involved, and social. Luckily, at Dance To EvOLvE we have been hard at work planning themed weeks to keep our our current kids dance classes fun and fresh this summer!

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What better way to kickstart the summer than to dance outside? The summer themes begin with Dance Outside Week, where dancers get to enjoy the beautiful weather that comes with the new season (or lack thereof at our San Diego locations). Teachers often choose to spend the games portion of class outside, or even teach their entire class in the fresh air! These activities will be in safe, shady areas, but be sure that your dancers bring plenty of water on this day so that they stay hydrated! 

The fun outdoors doesn't end there – get ready for anything and everything bubbles on Bubble Day! Teachers might add an under the sea mermaid twist to the theme or opt for a more whimsical take on the idea. During game time dancers will have an opportunity to venture outdoors to play with all types of bubbles. From large bubbles they can chase with friends to small bubble wands they can twirl around with, your little one will have many opportunities to find creative ways to incorporate bubbles into movement and dance.

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During Beach Week we bring the tropical mindset to the studio! Our San Diego students are already familiar with the sandy beaches by the ocean, so this is a fun way to incorperate their favorite summertime activities into dance class. Dancers at our Chicago locations will get to travel to more coastal shores without hopping on a plane. On beach days dancers get to dress in their favorite beach-going attire – a super fun way to switch up their normal dance class routine. Beach themed games will be set up during the allotted game time. Sure to be a blast! 

Families, you will get a chance to put on your dancing shoes and learn a few steps from your young dancer during Parents Get Involved Day! This class is all about being a part of the Dance To EvOLvE family, so you definitely do not want to miss out. You can look forward to some partner dancing with your little one, and they will love to show you what they have been learning in class. Older dancers will also have the opportunity to teach their families some new moves they learned – a super fun activity for all participants that is guaranteed to improve dance parties at home.

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Switch Up The Style Day is a great way to expose our students to different dance styles that they might not have learned before! For example, classes during this week could potentially incorporate some hip-hop moves into a ballet/tap class. Teachers might choose to change up small sections of the routines throughout the class or simply change the entire class to a different style. The possibilities are endless with this theme, and we can’t wait to see the unique ideas our teachers come up with!

The Dance to EvOLvE team is excited to experience the creativity and laughter that our themed summer classes bring – from enjoying the great outdoors, to fun with costumes and bubbles, to seeing YOU bust some moves on the dance floor! Be sure to keep your eye of for these special classes on the announcement page so that your dancer is a part of the fun!

If you are looking for other ways to keep your little one active this summer, look no further than our Dance To EvOLvE summer camps! We are hosting a wide range of themes and locations this summer that are a perfect way to creatively focus their energy, keep their minds active, and build friendships outside of school. Go check them out!

 

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Dance Party & Birthday Ideas for Kids

Posted by Dance To EvOLvE Team on May 10, 2017 6:30:01 PM

Parties are always a special time for kids, and if you’re anything like me, ensuring all kids' dance parties or birthday shindigs are perfectly planned out is priority number 1 when it comes to the little ones. However, sometimes a dash of inspiration is needed to make sure your parties aren’t a complete flop. 

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There are a plethora of different ways to create the best birthday or kids dance party you and your family will remember for years and we have some great ideas you can use for your next party.

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If you love the thought of a themed party but can’t seem to get the formula right to pull one off, Dance To EvOLvE hosts dance parties for kids that you can tap in to! Our San Diego location has many different themes, but don’t worry Chicago parents, we’re not leaving you in the cold! Dance To EvOLvE also has great birthday party ideas for kids in Chicago that you’re more than welcome to check out here. We cater to any and all children, so finding a theme that best suits your child will be a piece of cake with us. Do they have lots of energy almost 24/7? Are they into dressing up and wearing costumes? Here at Dance To EvOLvE, we make it a priority to ensure your child has the best time having the most fun with us. Does your child like to play the hero and save the day? Then our Superhero Party would be the perfect fit. Maybe they like to use props and obstacle courses. Then our Kids on the Move Party will sure to keep your child up and moving while also having loads of fun. The possibilities are endless! One thing is for sure. Dance to EvOLve definitely knows how to throw an awesome dance party for kids!

First things first. The question we all run into when planning a party is “where do I start?”

 That’s easy! Start by choosing a theme best suited for your kid. There are a lot of great dance party ideas for birthdays you can incorporate that will be a sure hit for your child and their friends. Do you need some inspiration? Dance to EvOLvE hosts parties that we know you'll love. We have a great selection of themes of any birthday party ideas for kids in San Diego you can find here. However, if you’re more of a DIY individual, then here are a few ideas you can use for your kid’s next birthday:

Arts and Crafts Party

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 Throwing an arts and crafts birthday party where kids can make their own crafts is a great way to keep their creativity sharp while also giving them time to socialize with their peers. Arts and crafts are so versatile, it can really range from small scale projects to big ones as well. It's one of the many great ideas, especially for birthday party ideas for kids in Chicago when the weather may not be great for outdoor parties. You can create different stations that kids can visit and participate in. It’s an awesome and inexpensive way to keep their imagination flowing and also gives parents more art work from their very own child for safekeeping. 

 Movie Night Party

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If you’re hosting a birthday party, but want something parents can also enjoy as well, movie nights parties are great options. If you're on the west coast, birthday party ideas for kids in San Diego definitely needs to take advantage of the nearly perfect nights we have. Have your child choose their favorite movie and have a large screening of it for his/her friends and family. You can create a concession section filled with movie theatre candies and LOTS AND LOTS of popcorn. Not only will the kids enjoy being outdoors under the stars, but parents also can enjoy a night out with their kid.

Neon Party

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Who doesn’t love anything glow in the dark? Throwing a Neon birthday party is a fun theme for any child that will leave them in awe. A neon theme is a perfect dance party for kids, but you don’t have to end it at just wearing neon and bright clothes. Let the kids have some fun with glow in the dark paint and let their creativity soar. You can even use mini glow sticks as party favors, get some funky tunes playing, and start a neon dance party that will sure to leave everybody talking about it for days.

Whether you're looking for birthday party ideas in Chicago or San Diego, Dance to EvOLvE has got you covered. At the end of the day, all that matters is your child is having fun, whether it means throwing a Superhero Birthday Party or hosting a Royalty of Fairyland Party. We want to make sure kids are having fun and with the dozens of themes we have and your personal creativity, there’s no doubt your child will have the time of their lives during their next party.

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What 2 and 3 year olds can gain from dance class

Posted by Brittany White on Apr 11, 2017 9:53:01 PM

Have you ever wondered what's the best age for your child to start dance class? Well, we think that a child is never too young to start dancing! Dancing helps them develop many important skills! Putting your 2 or 3 year old in a dance class will allow them to establish better social skills, physical development, and cognitive thinking early on. This age range is a great time to expose a child to dancing! We have various dance classes to choose from that will match your child's specific age level! Who knew something as fun as dancing could have such a significant role in children’s early development!

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Social Skills:

Social skills can sometimes be hard for children to learn. Dance class allows kids to break out of their shell and let loose with other kids their age! In order to teach a child how to appropriately play with other kids, they must be exposed to instructions and teamwork settings early on. Dance classes can teach your child patience and listening skills, as they must follow instructions from their teacher. Dance classes for 3 year olds provide them the opportunity to be able to talk and interact with other kids and teachers. These essential life skills can be developed now from dance classes, and be applied throughout their life!

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Physical Development:

Trying to get a toddler to settle down is nearly impossible! This age group seems to always be jumping off the walls. Whether it’s ballet, tap, or hip-hop, dancing has always been a great way for children to get moving and stay active. It allows them to channel their energy on something specific and have fun while doing it! Dance classes, such as ballet class, help with the development of coordination, strength, movement, and balance. Our dance classes for this specific age group use different movements that combine multiple muscle groups at the same time. Dance classes for 2 year olds use different types of dance to best benefit the development of your dancer!

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Cognitive Development:

Your child is now beginning to understand the idea of instructions and rules. Cognitive development allows your child to respond to instructions and rules and then act on them. However, many children within this age group have a hard time understanding this notion. Heck even some adults do too! Therefore, dance classes for 2 to 3 year olds require a different style of learning compared to the older children. Our dance teachers specialize in early development, and are able to connect dancing to common knowledge and life skills. For example, some teachers will have the children leap over a "river", usually a scarf or mat, so they don't get wet. This allows the children to understand basic skills while having fun! This concept may be common to us, but this age group is just beginning to develop these everyday life skills! There is no better way for kids to mature and grow than by dancing and having a blast!

Here at Dance To EvOLvE, we offer a fun and creative learning environment in which your 2-3 year old can start developing essential life skill. As a teacher and founder of the toddler dance class here at EvOLvE, I can say without a doubt that my dancers never cease to amaze me. At the rate their minds are growing and expanding, this is a prime time for them to start learning dance and developing the motor and coordination skills that dance teaches! 2 and 3 year olds are very versatile and you’d be surprised at the vast amounts of knowledge that they can absorb!

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5 Best April Fool's Day Jokes to Play on Your Kids

Posted by Brittany White on Mar 24, 2017 6:09:00 PM

April Fool’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you enjoy playing a little prank on your child! April 1st is the one-day out of the year that we get to act like kids too. Heck, your kid gets love and affection from you the other 364 days out of the year, so now it’s your time to have a little fun! Obviously we want to stay away from any pranks that may end in tears so here are 5 kid-friendly April Fool’s Day pranks that parents can play on their kids.

 

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1. Stuff toilet paper in their dance shoes

This April Fool’s Day joke for children will have your kid thinking they grew over night! While your child is asleep, stuff toilet paper inside their dance shoes. As they are getting ready for dance class and putting their shoes on, they will have a startling surprise! Their feet can no longer fit in their shoes! This will definitely throw them off and make them believe they grew while they were sleeping. There is nothing better than messing with their minds!

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2. Fill their closet with balloons

While your child is at school, fill their closet with balloons. When they go to get dressed for their San Diego dance class there will be a surprise waiting for them. The second they open the closet door they will be bombarded with balloons! They won’t have any idea what hit them (literally). Imagine their face when they see 20 balloons coming at them! This April Fool’s Day joke can sure be a priceless one!

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3.  Have Jell-O be their juice  

After a fun filled dance class, your child might be a little thirsty. Prepare a nice after dance class snack for them with some juice to drink. The night before, make Jell-O and pour it into you child’s favorite cup. Put a straw in it so the Jell-O can form around it. When your child goes to drink their juice the next day, nothing will come up! See all long it will take for them to notice what you have done! Being creative is the best part about playing an April Fool’s Day joke for kids.

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4. Put a For Sale sign on the front lawn

This next best April Fool’s joke for kids may require a bit more planning. If you can get your hands on a For Sale sign put it on your front lawn. Tell your child that you guys are moving away from San Diego and they will now be attending our Chicago dance class. Don’t let this prank last too long though, for we know how much kids love our dance classes and we don’t want them to get upset.

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5. Cover the TV remote sensor with a piece of tape 

The last prank can be beneficial to you and your family! When your child is not looking, place a piece of tape over the TV sensor. When they go and try to turn it on, it won’t work! Tell your child that the TV must be broken and you don’t know when it will be fixed. Now you can spend time with your child without having them be distracted. It’s a win-win! Maybe ask them to show some dance that they learned at dance class!

Now that you have a list of the best April Fool’s Day jokes for kids, it’s time to get started!! Just remember that this day is supposed to be fun and a day full of lots of laughs! It’s important to create some memories with your kids by pranking them in a way they will never forget! Someday they will be able to pass the tradition on to their family!

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San Diego Summer Camp Ideas

Posted by Brittany White on Mar 13, 2017 2:29:36 PM

 

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Hey parents! Summer is here in a big way and if you haven't already, you are probably wondering about what to do with your kiddos now that they have been home for a while. With the huge variety of kids summer camps that are offered throughout the city, having to choose one for your child might make your head spin! To make it a little easier for you, we have put together a list with a few different genres of kid’s summer camps in San Diego that will empower your kids to have the best summer ever!

Artsy camps

If you know your child has a creative imagination, here are some great artsy kids camps. For the arts and crafts lovers, the New Children’s Museum is hosting project based camps for children as young as 4! Your child will get a ton of attention from the professional art teachers and real artists running the camp! If you want to make sure it’s the right children's summer camp for your little one, check out their open house on Friday June 14th!

If your child likes to move and groove to music, there are a ton of studios in San Diego offering summer dance camps. Check out the specialized themes that Dance To EvOLvE hosts throughout the summer! Summer dance camp is the perfect place for your children to build friendships, confidence, and comfort with meeting new people. There are a variety of themes for the kids to participate in. From the Royalty of Fairyland theme to superhero theme, and many more, it’s never a boring day for the campers! It also provides children with important teamwork skills that they will learn through dancing and choreographing together. Also, at the end of the summer, the kids get to overcome their shyness and show off all that they have learned in a performance held at the end of each summer dance program. This is a wonderful children's summer camp for your kids to enjoy and have fun at.

 

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Outdoorsy camps 

If your child loves to be outside and active then don’t be afraid to sign them up for a camp that will let them explore the wonders of the outdoors! The YMCA is one of the more traditional children's summer camps with lots of outdoor activities for the active kids! It’s perfect for the adventurer who isn’t afraid to get their shoes muddy!

How about seeing if your kiddo will enjoy a new sport before signing them up next year? Try out this non-competitive soccer camp offered by Little Rascalz Soccer School! It gives the kids a chance to get out their energy while learning some new skills! It is super cute and they even allow parent participation so you don’t have to sit on the sidelines. This is a great summer camp in San Diego that your child could thrive at!

 

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Scholastic camps

Bring the mad scientist out in your child by letting them explore the world of science and choose from a variety of different themes with unique topics for your science enthusiast to discover at the Balboa Park museums! Check out the science camps offered at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Museum! With summer camps offered for kids of all ages, your kiddo will be able to try something different as they get older!

Balboa Park offers a ton of different children's summer camps of different ages and interests! From the creative ones to the curious ones, they will learn all about science, arts and history!

 

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We hope this helpful guide and will make your brainstorming process easier! Your child will have fun with any kid’s summer camp that they choose! And for the parents who want a bigger variety, take a look at a lot of camps being offered this summer here!

Let us know if you have any awesome suggestions for summer camps in San Diego or if you have any comments about the ones we posted! Summer is the season where kids need to be kids and have fun. Sign up your kid to have fun at a camp this summer and you and your child will be glad you did!

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Summer Break: Camp Time

Posted by Brittany White on Mar 6, 2017 7:29:42 PM

Summer is finally approaching! There’s nothing better than the great weather and free time to spend with your little ones. It’s the perfect time to try something new and refreshing! With so many options, we know it can be overwhelming to find something for your little one to do over summer break. 

So who are we, you may ask? We are Dance To EvOLvE. A mobile dance company for kids ages 2-12! We offer dance classes with styles ranging from ballet, tap, to hip hop. One of our most exciting programs are our summer dance camps! We offer half-day dance camps for kids and full day combination dance/soccer camps beginning in June all the way through August. Our mission is to evolve our students through dance while creating heart-warming smiles! So take a break from the harsh summer sun and read on to learn more about why so many parents enroll their kids in our summer dance camps!

1) Beat Summertime Boredom

Many kids look forward to summer, but then they get extremely bored halfway through their break! Not our campers! During our summer dance camps for kids, there's so much for your little one to do! From dancing, playing games, or even doing arts and crafts. Kids can also memorize steps, rhythm patterns in music, and formations which keep their brains working while having lots of fun! Our summer dance camps for kids are the perfect way for kids to beat summertime boredom! 

1-3391805252010121954.jpg 2) Make New Friends

Children who participate in our summer dance camps have a fun, and safe environment to interact with children their own age. Our summer camps for kids create a team-like atmosphere by encouraging children to work as a team. As kids build up their self-confidence, they will have an easier time making friends. These skills can even help little ones make new friends in school! Our summer dance camps create the perfect environment for campers to make lifelong friendships. For some extra fun outside of our dance camps, many dancers often have playdates with their new buddies. It's a great way for your children to make special, lifelong memories!

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3) Maintain Physical Health 

It's no mystery that dance is a great form of exercise! Our dance camps provide a great way to stay fit during summer break. They are a fun and exciting way to let kids' energy run free. Our campers have the chance to dance and participate in various indoor and outdoor activities which can help with your child’s flexibility, range of motion, physical strength, balance, coordination and stamina! It’s a great way for your little one to start understanding what it’s like to maintain a healthy lifestyle! To keep the fitness going all day long, we offer offer half and full day summer dance camps with a soccer option. For more information on our full day camps, make sure to visit our website!

 

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4) Explore New Dance Styles

Our summer camps for kids are the perfect way for your little one to explore new dance styles. Your child can try ballet, hip hop, tap, or all 3! It's a fantastic option for experienced dancers to try new styles of dance, while new dancers can test the waters of each style of dance and pick their favorite! Getting the chance to do many styles of dancing is one of the best reasons for enrolling your child in any of our summer dance camps! Another reason our camps are awesome is because we're easy on your wallet! If you register your dancer for a 2nd Dance To EvOLvE camp, receive 15% rebate! For more information on our discount visit our websitehere

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Dance camps are the perfect way to get the benefits of dance within a short period of time!  If you're interested in signing up your little ones for a summer dance camp, you can find all the information you need on our website! Check it out to learn more about all of our San Diego and Chicago locations, camp dates, and dance styles. We have plenty of options to match up with your child's interests and your schedule! But make sure to hurry and register soon, our camps will fill up! 

Our summer dance camps are an experience your little one cannot miss out on! If you have any questions, make sure to leave us a comment down below or visit our website for our contact information. And don't forget to download the Ultimate Guide To Prepare Your Dancer For Dance Camps linked down below! We can't wait to see you all this summer! 

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