The Health Benefits of Dance

There can be an unfortunate misconceived notion that dance isn't really a sport and rather just a large sum of money to pay without much payoff in the long run. OK, now that that rumor is out of the way, I'd like to take this post to talk about some of the amazing health benefits of involving your child in dance class. Payoff in School According an article on Scholastic.com, involving your child in performing arts can actually have major payoffs in their schooling. Being in dance class and constantly learning new steps and dances will cause them to be on the tip of their toes, in turn making them a very quick thinker. Becoming a fast learner will only bring positive results in their school d

Fitzsimmons Dance Factory Wins Rochester's Best Dance Studio

The staff at Fitzsimmons Dance Factory would like to thank each and every single person who voted and supported our efforts to win the Rochester Rocs Best Dance Studio award. We have been overwhelmed by your messages of support and the sheer number of votes! As many of you saw last week on Channel WHEC10 news, we were one out of five dance studios across Rochester who was nominated for this achievement. The staff here at Fitzsimmons Dance Factory was touched to see so many people around town cast their votes in support of our program. We truly feel like all five studios were “winners,” and are grateful that we have such a rich dance community here in Rochester. This award couldn’t have come

Get to Know Our Dance Teachers

Happy Birthday Miss Caitlyn! Miss Caitlyn danced with Fitzsimmons growing up and went on to The University at Buffalo where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts in 2007. She moved to Mexico and then Brazil to continue on dancing, but finally decided to settle back down here in Fairport with her husband (who she met in Mexico)! We are beyond lucky and grateful that we have Miss Caitlyn back teaching at the studio now! For her birthday today, we wanted to do something special for her and put the spotlight on some of her favorite dance memories and personal fun facts about herself! What is your first memory as a dancer? Being too scared of asking to go to the bathroom and th

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