April 15, 2020

"Let Your Hopes Shape Your Future"

Miss Mel's Message: 

This is an unprecedented time...one that has tested the way Tonawanda Dance Arts supports the community.

At our core, TDA is about community.  And for over 20 years, we have brought people together and built connecti...

March 24, 2020


Dancers are known for their sometimes circus-like contortions, whether it’s pulling a leg to their forehead or bending their back in a 110° arabesque. Along with technique class and strengthening exercises, stretching is likely one of the largest parts of a dancer’s d...

March 2, 2020

"Let Your Hopes Shape Your Future"

Miss Mel's Message: 

Your children are working so hard on their recital routines... their dedication is truly impressive! We love watching the process and journey of creating a dance and then being able to see the final product at recit...

February 27, 2020

Nearly everyone is familiar with the Golden Rule, the principle of treating others the same way you want to be treated.  At Tonawanda Dance Arts, we believe that good sportsmanship for our competition team dancers begins first and foremost with this principle.  But it...

February 27, 2020

When it comes to resilience, the dictionary defines it in two ways: 1) the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity.  2) the ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, o...

February 5, 2020

Making a commitment and sticking to it is a lesson that seems pretty easy to learn, but isn’t always so.  It can be a challenge—especially for young dancers—to navigate a big responsibility like that!  One of the most valuable life lessons our competition team dancers...