dance prepares us for life

How Dance Prepares Us for Life

As life has been turned upside down by our current global pandemic, we’re asked as individuals and citizens to stay home to slow the spread of the virus and to help those more vulnerable. Day after day, we see in Bluffton the undeniable beauty of empathy and endurance as our community works together to keep our local businesses alive. Bluffton School of Dance has personally felt the support and strength of our amazing #limegreenfamily and we’re unbelievably grateful to have so many incredible families at our studio.

Character is revealed in crisis! How then, do you build character, resilience, flexibility? You guessed it – dance teaches us these skills! You might have thought we were just teaching your children steps. Absolutely not! At BSOD, we’re preparing your kiddos for life!

Let’s break down how dance prepares us for life!

  • Dance builds a strong work ethic.

Like any sport, dance requires hard work and dedication to master skills and improve technique. Staying focused and motivated around our dance goals takes effort. The countless classes and long hours teaches our dancers drive – a skill that stays with them for life!

  • Dance teaches flexibility – more than just the splits.

A core concept in dance is adaptability! Whether a dancer is responding to a creative task or challenged with moving in a new way, dancers learn to stay open. Listening with their bodies and minds creates sensitivity and awareness. Now wouldn’t you love everyone in your life to have that skill! ;]

Speaking of flexibility: THANK YOU FOR BEING OPEN TO A NEW WAY OF DOING RECITAL. We are so proud of our dancers and families for going with the flow and making the best of a hard situation! Together, we are resilient!

  • Dance develops creativity.

At BSOD, our goal isn’t to grow a fleet of professional dancers. Our goal is to develop creative citizens! Dance teaches us to think outside the box, to move through life differently. A creative individual is better equipped to handle challenging obstacles and imagine creative solutions.

  • Dance builds community.

Dance shows us the importance of community inside and outside the studio. We foster a special environment at BSOD that prioritizes family values, strong communities, and cultural engagement. Your little one learns the importance of being a strong citizen and giving back to a larger community through dance.

Dance training is life training! We are proud to devote our lives and this studio to growing empowered citizens ready to take on the world. Dance is our vehicle for change and we’re so glad you’re on this ride with us. Stay strong and let’s dance on!

thankful for dance

Why We are Thankful for Dance

November is a beautiful reminder to reflect and show gratitude for the people, places, and things that fill our lives with happiness. What makes us burst with joy this holiday season? At Bluffton School of Dance, we have so many things to be grateful for, but at the top of our list, we’re thankful for dance!

Nothing brings a bigger smile to our face than seeing our studios filled with inspired dancers twirling, tapping, and tumbling. We’ve decided to share with you why we’re thankful for dance today and every day.

You Better WERK!

No matter what anyone says, dance is an athletic sport that takes rigorous training and mastery of coordination, strength, flexibility, stamina…. and the list goes on. With such high standards in training, we’re thankful to have dance in our lives to instill and inspire a work ethic like no other sport. Dance teaches us that hard work pays off, AND we can have loads of fun while we work towards our BSOD dance goals.

FREE Therapy

We’ve all been there – had a bad day, went to dance class, and came out SMILING! Yes, our BSOD teachers have a magic touch, but it’s also because dance can be our own personal form of therapy. Dance is a creative outlet and a form of expression. It allows us to grapple, explore, and interpret our feelings through movement. It’s actually scientifically proven that dance releases more endorphins than aerobic movement meaning dance = PURE JOY!

Dance is for Everyone!

The most beautiful thing about dance is the simplest – dance is for anyone! Any age, gender, ethnicity, body type, human or not. Dance is a universal form of expression meaning it knows no boundaries. With so many different perspectives, dance celebrates individuality. Yes, we learn our combinations and clean our routines, but dance allows us to be individuals like snowflakes in winter. No one moves like you, and that’s what makes you so special!


The most amazing benefit of having dance in our lives is the community we’ve built and the connection we have in our #limegreenfamily. Our dance family isn’t like your average studio, our parents ROCK! They go above and beyond for each other and BSOD. We witness our students put their heart and soul into their training and see continual growth year after year. BSOD teachers are passionate creatives who constantly amaze us with their dedication to our students and our dance community. Dance brought us together, but YOU make us a family!

We’re feeling extra thankful this holiday season for the gift that keeps on giving. Dance continually inspires, teaches, and connects our world. Don’t forget to show your body generous appreciation over the break and maybe an EXTRA slice of pumpkin pie! Happy Thanksgiving you #limegreenturkeys! 

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:

  • 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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How to Get the Most Out of Your Intro Class Package

With the kiddos back in school (FINALLY!) and fall creeping around the corner, it’s time to shake off summer and embrace the change of season. Let’s start by getting our ducks in a row and our little one’s squared away in their activities. Fall is the PERFECT time to try something new and Bluffton School of Dance has you covered with our intro dance classes.

Maybe your little one has been dancing around the yard all summer long? Or you want to dust off those old tap shoes and shuffle to class? Not sure if dance is your thing or your child’s passion? Sometimes you need to test the water before you dive right in, and that’s why BSOD offers trial dance classes.

Attending an intro dance class at BSOD is the BEST way to make sure our studio is a great fit for your family. BSOD offers a Two-Week Intro Class Package in classes with availability for just $40. If you register, the $40 gets applied to your Registration Fee. It’s a GREAT way to try classes before you commit!

To get the most out of your Intro Class Package, we gathered a few tips to fully submerge yourself and your little one at BSOD:

1. Meet the team

Interacting with staff is SUPER important when testing out a new studio. Notice the teachers and how they interact with you and your little one. At BSOD, you’ll instantly feel the #limegreenlove and that’s what makes us a family. We put our students and families first. During your intro class package, you will feel the BSOD difference in our customer service. 

2. Home Sweet Home

What do you feel when you walk into the studio? We highly recommend taking a full studio tour to get the lay of the land. You’ll see first hand that BSOD provides a clean and spacious studio for our students to thrive in. Our studio becomes a second home for many of our students and families. We do our best to make sure that it’s a place you want to spend time in!

3. Class time is the best time

Observe a class and notice the teacher-student dynamic. Do the students look engaged and happy? Talk to other parents around you and ask for first hand testimonials. What do you see and hear? Our teachers make sure to engage each student in class. We work on individual and group goals in all of our classes. The result? Confident dancers who improve every year and most importantly,  love what they do! 


Ask anything and everything that comes to mind. Our staff is here for you and the kiddos to make sure that you feel comfortable and welcomed at BSOD. Our intro class package is the perfect time to ask questions about our programs, teachers, and policies. We encourage all new families to pop by the front desk or chat with teachers at the end of class to get to know what we offer. 

At Bluffton School of Dance, we’re a dance family. During our trial class packages, we open our doors to students of all ages to learn, grow and have a great time. We hope you’ll give our Intro Class Package a test drive. Happy dancing and see you at the studio!