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How to help your kids maintain friendships and connect to your community!

As a parent, it can be heartwarming to watch your child navigate friendships at a young age. Seeing your child connect with others can be some of the BEST moments we get to experience as parents. These days, we are all experiencing the pandemic and suddenly those precious (and so valuable) moments are few and far between. Whether your child has a solid friendship group or needs a little help with organized playdates, friendships are a foundational support system (outside of our families!) that help our little ones build strong social and emotional skills and feel a sense of belonging.

We’ve rounded up a list from our community of safe ways to help your child maintain friendships and to remember we’re all in this together!

  • Get festive with friends
    With Halloween on the horizon, head to a pumpkin patch and spend the day carving with your kiddos. Be sure to check for updated hours and safety procedures at local farms.
  • Joe’s Ice Cream & Beverage Co
    Plan an ice cream social and relax outside on the patio while feeling great about supporting local. Side note: parents they have WINE ICE CREAM!
  • Coastal Discovery Museum
    Explore trails, gardens, butterfly enclosures, and more at the Coastal Discovery Museum while learning natural history and cultural heritage. Let the kiddos connect through an educationally enriching activity!
  • Crabby’s Corner Icery
    Stop by for a tasty treat at Crabby’s Corner and explore their quirky gift shop for some fun gifts and games.
  • A dance class at BLUFFTON SCHOOL OF DANCE!
    Of course, we saved the best for last! Dance is a GREAT way to make friends and build in connection for your kids this school year! We offer recreational dance classes for kids ages 2-6th grade. We are currently accepting enrollment to join our Lime Green Dance Family for the 2020/2021 school year. Dance class is a creative outlet, confidence booster, and most importantly a place for fun and friendships. Register online today!

2020/2021 BSOD Schedule

Whether you join BSOD for a dance class or support another local business in our community, it’s important for parents to continue to encourage their kiddos to maintain their friendships and feel connected to their community. Bluffton is a special place full of generous and supportive people. Let’s connect our kids while supporting our community!

P.S. New to our studio? Register for our Mini Session from October 19-December 5! The perfect opportunity for you to sampler different classes and get to know our dance family. Tuition is $99 with a $50 enrollment fee that is refundable if you don’t enroll in a class for January. Connect with us for more information!

Summer Activities for Kids in Bluffton

8 of the BEST Summer Activities for Kids in Bluffton/Hilton Head Island

As we say goodbye to winter and SPRING into bloom, the time for planning is now. Summer is around the corner and we could ALL use something to look forward to! Keeping our kiddos occupied and engaged is priority number one, while not breaking the bank is an added bonus. To smooth out your planning process and prepare your little ones for TONS of fun this summer, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite summer camps and activities for kids in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.

We have so many exciting options for fun summer activities in our community! We’re highlighting our favorites and sharing them with you below:

  • BSOD Summer Camps and Classes
    We may be a little bias but we absolutely LOVE our summer programming! BSOD has a packed summer schedule with offerings perfect to fit every child and schedule. Continue to thrive in our technique classes or try something new in our themed summer camps. Plan a summer FULL of #limegreenlove!
  • Hilton Head Preparatory Summer Programs
    Is your child an aspiring scientist, inventor, filmmaker, or musician? At Hilton Head Preparatory, your child will spend the summer launching their own YouTube channel or building a robot with their innovative camps for little scientists, athletes, and artists. Early enrollment is encouraged because of limited camp sizes on a “first-come, first-served” bases. Stay tuned for their upcoming camp schedule!
  • Island Rec Center
    Parents, are you searching for all-day camps for your kiddo? Check out Island Rec Center’s all-day summer camps for kids K-8th grade. Each week offers a new theme with days centered around arts & crafts, swimming, games, and sports. Island Rec Center also offers an inclusive camp for children with special needs! Island Rec Center is the perfect opportunity for your child to discover new interests and make new friends!
  • KidzArt Summer Camps
    Calling all little Picassos! It’s time to get crafty with IDEA Studio’s Summer Camps. Kiddos will have a BLAST experiencing a working studio firsthand. From “Throwing Clay” to exploring “Art Around the World,” they offer weekly themes for kids K – 8th grade. Imagine, discover, and explore art all summer long!
  • Coastal Gymnastics Center
    Is your child ready for a flippin’ good time? Check out Coastal Gymnastics Center this summer and fall in love with the sport of gymnastics. Gymnastics is an excellent way to improve your dance training by working on your flexibility and strengthening your entire body.
  • Tormenta FC Academy Soccer Camps
    Is your child goal-oriented? Find the back of the net with Tormenta Soccer Summer Camps. Perfect for first-time players or seasoned kickers! Your dance training will easily translate to soccer practice and have you excelling on the field with balance, power, and footwork.
  • The Sandbox Children’s Museum
    Spend your summer at the Museum! The Sandbox offers weekly themed camps full of educational activities around the Museum and outdoor adventures. Dive into the Ocean or explore Space with their interactive summer camps!
  • Outside Hilton Head
    Surf’s up kiddos! Join the Outside Surf School and master the waves. This summer camp is perfect for learning the fundamentals and safety of surfing while having a blast in the sun. Learning to balance on a board while riding on water is an excellent way to improve your dancing and build strength.

With so many exciting activities in our community, we can’t wait to kick off our BSOD summer programming! We have so many fun activities to experience and memories to be made with our #limegreenfamily.

If you’re new to our family, we’re offering Trial Class Sessions for new dancers and BSOD siblings. Bring your family to dance and share movement with your friends, in our perfectly packaged introduction to our studio and family. We can’t wait to meet your kiddo and welcome you to our dance family!

Start your summer planning today and prepare your kiddo for a summer they’ll never forget!

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Ways to share your #Limegreenlove with friends!

This month has us thinking about LOVE and why we just LOVE our Lime Green Family at BSOD! We might not be a family defined by blood but we’re a family brought together by heart and passion. Our love of dance is almost as strong as the values we instill and the communities we engage. What better way to celebrate the month of love than sharing your passion for our Lime Green Family with others.

Take your cupid’s arrow and fire away with these fun dance activities to share your #limegreenlove with your friends!

  • Bring your friends to a Preschool Party

Experiencing firsthand the magic of BSOD is the best way to spread the joy of dance. Invite your friends to the studio for dance, games, and loads of FUN! Prepare the little ones for a jam-packed afternoon! We have our preschool parties periodically throughout the year so keep your eyes peeled for the next one and start planning who you will bring! 

  • Invite them to watch a performance

Seeing dance live is a fun cultural experience for the whole family! Your kiddos will be swept away by the music, costumes, and lighting. Don’t even get us started on the dance moves! ;] There are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to witness our #limegreendancers.

Check out our BSOD Performance Program for more information about upcoming performances in the community. Be sure to invite your friends to our biggest event of the year, our Spring Recital. We’re celebrating our 20th Anniversary on May 30th! Come witness the magic of BSOD live in theater!

Spring Recital Info

BSOD Performance Program

  • Make up dances at home together

Let your kiddo’s imagination run wild by bringing dance home. Plan a playdate and encourage your dancer to put on a show with their friends. Through teamwork and creativity, the kids will share an afternoon of laughs and wiggles. Be sure to capture the performance and share it with your #limegreenfamily!

  • Watch a Dance Movie together

Cuddle up and share your love of dance with a fun movie date with friends! Check out this list of best dance movies of all time. AND guess what movie is back on Netflix?! Center Stage! Even though you’re watching dance on a screen, it’s impossible to not feel inspired by the beauty and sport of dance.

  • Invite your friends to class with our Intro Class Package

The best way to share your #limegreenlove is to invite your friends to class. BSOD Offers a Two-Week Intro Class Package in all classes with availability for just $40! If you register, the $40 gets applied to your Registration Fee. Share your love of dance and BSOD for memories that will last a lifetime.

Intro Class Package

We encourage you to celebrate this month by sharing your love with others: giving, supporting, volunteering! We foster a special environment at BSOD that prioritizes family values, strong communities, and cultural engagement. Spread the love and share the movement with BSOD!

Best dance studio in Bluffton

Why BSOD Is Different

We’re feeling extra *power pose* bold about this statement: Bluffton School of Dance is the BEST dance studio in Bluffton! There are plenty of dance studios to choose from for your little one, but no one comes close to our #limegreenfamily. When you enroll in a class at BSOD you watch your child SOAR with confidence, BLOSSOM with courage, and SHINE with love and acceptance.

We’ve decided to pull back the curtain and reveal our secret sauce! We’d like to share with you what makes BSOD stand out from all the other great studios in Bluffton:

  • #limegreenfamily

First and foremost, cue Sister Sledge, because WE ARE FAMILY! BSOD is not just a dance studio, it’s a second home for our students and families. Dance brings us together, but our community holds us tight. We’ve poured our hearts and souls into creating a supportive and accepting environment for students of all ages and backgrounds to take RISKS and THRIVE.

  • Reaching out from within!

Not only do we want to impact the lives of our students but we want to take it ONE STEP FURTHER and connect with the WHOLE COMMUNITY. We offer open community events throughout the year to open our doors and extend our reach. We’re oozing with #limegreenlove and we just want to share it with everyone. Our next event is one for the books! Don’t miss our Daddy Daughter Dance on November 8th with tickets now on sale for $35/couple. Purchase those tickets by emailing: danceboostersofbluffton@gmail.com.

  • BSOD Performance Program

Our Performance Program is full of dancers who LOVE dancing, LOVE performing, and LOVE working hard in class. This program is a GREAT place for dancers to be part of a team with extra performance opportunities. Who doesn’t love that?! Our Pre-Performance and Local Limelights are highlighted throughout our community at local events bringing dance to the people. Look out for monthly updates to see where our dancers are performing next in Beaufort County. We are always looking for passionate dancers to join us!

  • The Glue

Last but certainly not least, our staff is comprised of top-notch educators and passionate lovers of dance. Our teachers are the glue that keeps our family strong, instilling confidence and creativity into the lives of every little kiddo that walks through our door. We take pride in a team that fills our walls with equal parts sweat and laughter. Meet our team online today!

We are a passionate family with a deep love of sharing dance with our students, families, and community. Bluffton School of Dance is the BEST dance studio in Bluffton, and we are proud of the family we’ve built, the programs we’ve created, and the community we instill. Let our family be your family!

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5 of the BEST Summer Activities for Kids in Bluffton/ Hilton Head Island

The countdown is ON to summer fun! While we are all about slowing down in the summer months, we also know that kids thrive with a little routine! Signing your child up for a few activities or a camp is a great way to keep your child engaged and learning this summer. Keeping a little routine in place makes the transition back to school SO much easier!

This is the perfect time to start scheduling in some FUN for your kids this summer. As you start to plan you summer, we wanted to make it just a little bit easier to comb through ALL the options! Below we have highlighted our top 5 summer activities for kids in Bluffton/ Hilton Head Island. All of our top 5 picks offer opportunities for your child to learn… but most importantly they allow kids to dive deeper into areas they are interested in, make meaningful new friendships, and have FUN!

Happy planning!

5 of the Best Summer Activities for Kids in Bluffton/ Hilton Head Island:

Bluffton School of Dance Summer Camps and Classes

OK, we may be a little biased, but we are SO proud of our summer line-up here at Bluffton School of Dance. This summer we are offering camps, a 4-week session of classes (ending with a showcase for friends and family!), and a special 2-week trial session JUST for new students and BSOD siblings.

This summer we are putting an extra focus on creativity and building confident young artists! During our elementary school camps, students will be playing a VERY active role. Each week our young artists will be producing a show. They will be learning choreography, helping teachers pick and cut the music, and designing costumes and decorations. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!

We have summer options for kids ages 2+. Enrollment is OPEN (and filling quick!). We would love to have you join our Lime Green Dance Family!

Hilton Head Preparatory Summer Programs

Summer is the perfect time to dive a little deeper into subjects your child is passionate about. Hilton Head Preparatory is offering a wide selection of science, sports, and art camps. When we read through the options, WE wanted to sign up! These are NOT your typical summer camp options. Your child can spend a week launching their own YouTube channel or building a robot!

We know from the work we do at the studio that hands on learning is one of the BEST ways to grasp new ideas. These innovative camps are a great way to keep your child engaged this summer!

Island Rec Center

If you are looking for an all day camp that combines a wide range of activities, check out the options at Island Rec CenterThis summer they are offering all day summer camps for kids in K-8th grade. Expect weekly themes, daily crafts, games, pool time, and field trips. Island Rec Center also offers an inclusive camp for children with special needs!

Can’t commit to a full week? Daily rates are available. Perfect for busy families!

KidzArt Summer Camps

Where are our artists? If you child loves to craft, paint, and create, you NEED to check out the summer camps at IDEA Studio. Students will get to experience a real art studio and be encouraged to make a (creative!) mess. Every week explores a different art theme.

There are morning and afternoon options for kids in grades K-8th. Dedicated time to cultivating creativity is SO good for kids and spills over into everything they do!

H.H. Island Gymnastics Camp

H.H. Island Gymnastics is offering another fun all-day camp option! Their summer camp runs from June- August from 7:30-4pm. Daily rates and punch cards are available, which is GREAT for busy families. Children will spend time in the gym and stay busy with daily activities, crafts, and of course… snacks!

This camp would be a great option for for children that love to stay active. They will pick up some new gymnastics skills and make great memories with friends. Win, win! Check out their camp brochure here.

Who’s excited? We are very fortunate to live in a community that has SO many wonderful options for kids. There is really something for everyone and every interest!

We can’t wait to kick off our summer program here at Bluffton School of Dance. Seeing our kids gain new skills, find more confidence, and make lasting friendships during our camps and sessions inspires US! The summer session is short… but it packs a lot of punch! Without the rush of the school year our students accomplish SO much!

Need additional help picking the right program for your child? Ask! We are happy to help. We are looking forward to a fantastic summer!