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We are less than one month away from the 2017 ROOTS Dance Recital: RISE. Our dancers have been working so hard, and we cannot wait to watch all of their time and dedication come to life on the Ingram Hall stage. We’re excited to announce that Recital T-Shirts and Memory Books are officially open for… Read More »

Free Trial Week is back by popular demand! That means YOU are invited to try out any instrument for one 30-minute lesson during the week of June 12-16. To celebrate, the music mentors rolled out carpool karaoke, ROOTS’ style. (See the video below!) Whether you sing in the car or in the shower, you can up your… Read More »

With just 6 weeks left until recital, we’re hard at work putting together a special 2017 ROOTS Dance Memory Book. And we want to invite YOU to be part of it. This memory book is like a school yearbook for the 2017 dance season. Inside, you will find photos of each class, special moments throughout… Read More »

Mark your calendar for Aerial Workshops coming up this Sunday, May 7 with Marie Mastrodonato at ROOTS Dance. We are offering two open workshops for beginner to advanced dancers: Introduction to Aerials Workshop: 3:00pm – 4:00pm ($25) – REGISTER The intro workshop is for dancers who have a solid cartwheel and are working toward an aerial.… Read More »

Music lessons are so much more than just a fun extracurricular or past-time. Picking up an instrument has major benefits on the brain. Check out this TED-ED by Anita Collins to hear how “fireworks go off” in a musicians brain every time they pick up their instrument, and the long-lasting effects of learning and playing… Read More »

You already know not all summer camps are created equal. When you’re choosing a summer camp for your child, keep the following 7 markers of a quality program in mind. 1. Safety. Anyone who works with children should undergo a background check. Check to see if this comes standard with the employees of the hosting… Read More »

The ROOTS Summer Camp experience is one your child will remember forever. While a week of fun in music or dance (or both!) are planned, there are some intentional ways personal growth and development are nurtured. Here are a few benefits of ROOTS Summer Camps. Summer camps give students: A chance to put away the… Read More »

The summer camp experience is a rite of passage, but it’s also a necessary growth tool. A survey showed that “Summer camps … are perfect places to help children optimize their psychosocial development,” according to Psychology Today. There are many benefits to summer camps, and at ROOTS, our camps are themed around music and dance, but their… Read More »

Happy Spring Break!  ROOTS is closed all week (March 20-25). There are no music lessons or dance classes this week.  But don’t stop practicing! Join us on social media in our #ROOTSspringbreak17 photo contest. Post a photo of yourself practicing at your Spring Break destination and tag us (@rootsacademy) along with the #ROOTSspringbreak17. Be creative!… Read More »

Last month we asked our community to show their support of ROOTS in a local 2017 Best of theBest in Williamson County survey hosted by Franklinis.com. In all, 1 million votes helped determine who Williamson County residents view as the best businesses for Cuisine, Healthcare, Personal and Business Services, and more. ROOTS was nominated in 3 categories. The winners… Read More »

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