Welcome to Miss Dina’s Virtual Dance Floor!

Miss Dina’s favorite Sophie Dance Atwater memory is her very first day, meeting her new students and families. Fast forward 2 years, and she’s still dancing her way into the very heart of our community, and she continues to foster a love of movement for dancers both big and small. While she grew up in snowy Connecticut, building snow-tunnels with her 5 brothers, her disposition is just as warm and welcoming as the California sunshine. These days at home, she is pursuing her Kinesiology studies as she works toward applying to grad school for her Physical Therapy doctorate. She’s also discovered how to make her own candles and has built her own ballet barre to keep her dancing at home.

She’s thrilled to be sharing some of her Top 3 picks for Children’s Books, Movies, and Music below! We hope you and your dancer enjoy!

Top 3 Children’s Books: Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?, by Dr. Seuss,  Junie B. Jones, by Barbara Park, The Pokey Little Puppy, by Janette Sebring Lowrey

Top 3 Children’s Movies: The Lion King, Free Willy, Elf

Top 3 Tunes to Dance to: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, by Whitney Houston,  Can’t Stop the Feeling, by Justin Timberlake, September, from Trolls Soundtrack

Welcome to Miss Rachael’s Virtual Dance Floor!

She’s so excited to be cooking up some fresh and fun virtual dance opportunities for your kiddos at home this year! Miss Rachael’s energy, smile, and big heart create a classroom community focused on the FUN of dance, as is evident from her student’s endless giggles, which can often be heard filling up the whole studio. True to her Cali roots, if she could only eat one food for the rest of her life, it would be burritos (yuuuum!), and these days you can find her going on neighborhood walks, cooking up new recipes and eating out on her balcony, coloring, and practicing yoga.

She’s thrilled to be sharing some of her Top 3 picks for Children’s Books, Movies, and Music below! We hope you and your dancer enjoy!

Top 3 Children’s Books: Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss,  Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle

Top 3 Children’s Movies: Nightmare Before Christmas, Little Mermaid, Inside Out

Top 3 Tunes to Dance to: Here We Go, by NSYNC,  Into the Unknown, by Panic! at the Disco,  Shake it Off by Taylor Swift

Welcome to Miss Alison’s Virtual Dance Floor!

When Miss Alison isn’t donning her teacher’s hat for her virtual classes,  you’d find her in her home office, working as tech support for the Sophie Dance Atwater location. As a former school teacher, Miss Alison is thrilled to be aboard a team that is committed to creating many kinds of virtual experiences for children during this time, including her personal fave, Storybook Sunday (see previous blog posts). In her spare time these days, she enjoys catching up on her reading list, photographing her neighborhood nature walks, cooking up new recipes, virtually connecting to her friends, and attending her own live streamed dance classes as a student! She’s thrilled to be sharing some of her Top 3 picks for Children’s Books, Movies, and Music below! We hope you and your dancer enjoy!

Top 3 Children’s Books: Harry Potter Series, by JK Rowling, The Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister, + The Book with No Pictures, by BJ Novak

Top 3 Children’s Movies: Princess Bride, Hook + The Lion King

Top 3 Dance Songs: Let’s Groove by Earth, Wind, & Fire, Hey Ya by OutKast, Twist + Shout by The Beatles