Hi! Christine Rich here and thanks for stopping by.
Deciding on an after-school (or after work) activity can feel overwhelming sometimes. And there are so many options in dance.
First off, dance is unique in that it blends fitness with music with coordination as it teaches a classical artistic form! The entire mind and body feel great.
Let’s take a look at some possible motivations that bring you to us today before we tell you the benefits of CRS dance training (and the hidden bonuses)…
Your child may be dancing all around the house and begging for dance lessons and you feel unprepared because you know nothing about the world of dance!
We can get you through it! We have online registration and plenty of written information on our website, and you can email me to get answers to your questions.
Or, perhaps you know that you want an after-school activity that is both fun, structured, top dance training, and educational to develop your child’s personal qualities (self-confidence, time management, facing challenges and growing stronger, etc.) because you know that academic school is not enough.
CRS specializes in this—for 36 years—the longest in the community. It’s true that school can’t provide everything that a child needs for full-potential development and you as a parent may be quite busy. Children need more than school for life skills and our dance program fills the gaps so that you get the biggest benefit from your investment. In fact, despite teaching in-depth dance, our students very often become medical doctors–only a few choose a dance profession.
Or, you are a classicist, you’ve studied over the years in a field that required dedication and commitment and you know the positive pay-offs of consistency and want that for your child so that they have advantages in life that put them in the upper percentile, not the middle average.
CRS Excellence Program has proven these benefits over the decades. We have honed this program and the entire environment so that children flourish.
Maybe you just want to try out dance and see how it goes.
Welcome. We’ve got you covered with many beginner classes starting at 2 years old through adult and since we are a pre-professional studio we cater to beginners and develop them into amazing dancers and citizens.
Maybe you’re worried that you or your child are uncoordinated and fear embarrassment in the first class.
Much like riding a bike, you’ll get past that initial feeling (often halfway through the first class) and feel a teeny bit more successful. We build on confidence and that leads to more skills in any dance class!
So what is the Christine Rich Studio Dance Academy about?
We want to teach you dance correctly and take you beyond your dreams of achievement.
Whether it’s four pirouettes en pointe or flipping in the air in acrobatics, we can get you there.
Our magnificent building at 1402 Regency Dr West in Savoy, IL was built to suit the needs of dance with three oversized classrooms with 13′ ceilings and sprung floors as well as a theater inside.
I built this dance studio center giving you two key benefits:
- Top-notch exceptional dance training and theatrical experience here in the Champaign County area for your child
- Top-notch life skills that exceptional people use in life that will set your child apart from the crowd all inside a beautiful art-filled building.
Having danced in NY and LA, I realized that properly trained dancers had benefits that could be used in a wide variety of experiences.
Once I was filming a movie and the lead actress got fired after not “hitting her light mark” for the second day. A new actress was flown in studying her lines as she was in the airplane.
They made sure that she was an actress who was also a trained dancer.
Many of our students have gone on to professional careers such as Andrew Cribbett or Samantha Pitard who had her own solo “hair-hang” aerial act in Cirque du Soleil.
Many of our students have handled double majors because they became so used to dancing 5-6 days a week and getting honor society grades that it became second nature to excel and flourish with time management.
Our alumni have become the who’s who of top researchers, academics, scholars, doctors and more.
They’ve all said that the dance training at CRS catapulted them to the top of their field.
Some remarked they were so comfortable in their skin they could stand and do presentations when their peers were shaking in their shoes.
And what about dance results?
If the young student wants to compete in dance competitions, or the elite Youth America Grand Prix international competition, I can help you get ready for that through private lessons. We have many winners over the years –even finalists in ballet, contemporary and ensembles.