Entries by MsClaire

April 2019

Fall Registration Open Brochures for our 2019/2020 year are now available.  Registration for fall classes will begin April 2nd. Our Recital – Sunday April 7! Our big performance of the year – All You Need is LOVE! – will be held Sunday, April 7th. at St. John’s School. All participating performers will receive two free […]

February 2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR SUMMER DANCE Summer Dance Registration for summer classes and camps is now OPEN. Returning are On Your Toes Ballet Camp for 4-6 year olds  and SING  Jazz Camp. The popular Frozen, Fairy Magic, Cupcake and Princess camps will also return, as will Ooh la la Paris!   For 3 year olds, we […]

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, Part Four

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen (Part Four): Alternatives to Punishment (Part B) When a parent has tried the alternative to punishment described in our last segment, it means the problem is more complex than it originally appeared. In such cases, a more complex approach is required. How to Problem-Solve Talk about the child’s […]

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, Part Three

 How to Talk So Kids Will Listen (Part Three): Alternatives to Punishment (Part A) Although many parents are aware that punishment can lead to feelings of hatred, revenge, defiance, or unworthiness, they will worry that their failure to punish their child will lead to further bad behavior. However, alternatives to punishment do not mean a […]

January 2019

Classes Resume in the New Year Classes resume Monday, January 7th. We look forward to seeing everyone in class!   Mats Ek – January Unit Study  Our unit study for January is choreographer Mats Ek. Click here to see the vacuum cleaner dance (!) and here to see the incomparable Sylvie Guillem perform “Smoke.”   Miss […]

December 2018

No Classes Dec. 17th  – Jan 5th  The Claire School of Dance will be  CLOSED for winter break December 17th through January 5th. Children’s classes will resume Monday, January 7th.   Parents Day in December Parents are invited to attend class Dec. 10-15th for a first-hand look at what students have been learning. Free candy […]

November 2018

  Thanksgiving Break     There will be NO CLASSES Thanksgiving week, November 19th – 24th.  Classes resume November 26th. Ms Claire – Anatomy for Ballet Teachers Workshop In October, Ms. Claire took part in a workshop in anatomy for ballet teachers taught by Judith Reyn, former dancer with Royal Ballet Company and Stuttgart Ballet who now […]

How to Talk So Children Will Listen – Part 1

I have two sons, both now in college.  In addition, over the past twenty years, I personally have had over 1500 students. I have had ample opportunity to witness – and practice – those approaches to dealing with children which deliver the best results. This article is the first in a series outlining parenting books […]