Choreography: Good for the Brain

With our 2023 Dance Recitals coming up, its important to take a look at how learning choreography can help in the development of dancers’ brains.
Choreography plays an essential role in the development of dancers and the strengthening of their minds. By learning choreography, dancers are not only improving their physical skills but also their cognitive abilities.

Choreography requires a dancer to memorize sequences of movements, recall them quickly and perform them with precision and fluidity. This mental workout helps to improve memory, focus, and concentration. It also develops problem-solving skills as dancers must find ways to remember and execute complex sequences.
Furthermore, learning choreography also helps to improve coordination and spatial awareness. Dancers must navigate the stage and coordinate their movements with the music and other dancers. This process helps to strengthen the connections between the brain and body, leading to improved physical control and grace.

It is much more than just memorizing steps. It is a cognitive workout that helps dancers develop essential mental and physical skills. So next time you are in the dance studio, remember that you are not only improving your technique but also strengthening your mind.

So whether your dancer is performing in this year’s recitals or not, they are gaining a LOT by learning the choreography in class each week!


More Than a Google Search

A quick google search for dance studios will populate many options for families to choose from. A google search for kids activities will pull up an even larger list of options to choose from, but Red Door Dance is not like the other places on those lists. There is something special about Red Door and you can feel it when you walk in, you can feel it in your first class, you can feel it in your 200th class. 


The most important thing to us is building up the whole child. Yes, we are a dance studio and yes our staff is highly trained in each of their expertises. Our dancers will get a wonderful dance education through our programs, but that is only the start of what you get when you walk through our doors. Our students are not just dancers to us, they are people. Being a More Than Just Great Dancing studio, we live by the words “we don’t teach kids to be great dancers. We teach dance to make great kids” spoken by Misty Lown. Red Door takes each student’s unique journey as an opportunity to teach life-long skills, create cherished memories and provide valuable experiences. 


The teachers and staff at Red Door are dedicated to our mission to inspire children to move and be creative and through dance, teach them valuable life lessons, build confidence and create successful humans.


When asking our staff and students “What is one word you think of when you think of Red Door” here are some of the answers I got: 










This list is evidence of our mission coming to life. Our reason for existing. Our reason for wanting to spread our love of dance to as many kids as we can. It is our great hope as an organization, as a business, as a community, we can reach more students who can learn the lessons we have to teach, create the memories and have the experiences.  


So while we will pop up on your phone when you google ‘dance studio near me’, we are so much more than that.


A Red Door Nutcracker 2022

By: Noelle Porterfield

Our Red Door Nutcracker was a huge success, and we want to thank everyone who attended! All 3 shows were sold out and we love that we had so many people excited to watch the show and support our dancers. 352 dancers participated in this year’s shows, and we are so proud of each and every one of them. Nutcracker is a beneficial experience for dancers of all ages and levels because it boosts confidence, enhances intelligence, and is such a fun and rewarding experience.

The Nutcracker experience allows dancers time on stage, raising their self-confidence. When dancers perform alongside peers of different ages and levels, they are encouraged in their own ability. Nutcracker also enhances intelligence by pushing dancers’ out of their comfort zones. Dance is a great exercise for both the mind and body. Because Nutcracker dances are learned in a relatively short amount of time, the experience forces dancers to push the boundaries of their learning abilities in a fun and immersive environment. We challenge dancers’ memories and ability to pick up choreography quickly. 

Aside from how much our dancers learn during the process, Nutcracker is simply a good time. Dancers love both the process of learning and practicing a routine, as well as being able to perform it on stage for a live audience. The backstage experience at a professional theater and the thrill of the stage truly is unique, and we love seeing dancers of all ages enjoy that time. 

Once again, thank you to all who attended and supported our 2022 Nutcracker. We couldn’t have done it without you!




Fall Street Party- A Community Event

We had so much fun at our third annual Fall Street Party on October 22, 2022! This was our biggest year yet! We want to send a big thank you to all of our sponsors for your support in making this event happen! 


1.Avalon School of Music

2.Wylie Willow Company

3.Wylie Med Spa

4.Elite Diamondbacks Cleaning

5.Summit Church

6.Bryan Band

7.Torc1 Racing

8.Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea

9.Carters Lemonade

10.Omg Creamery

11.Wylie Elite Allstar Cheerleading and Tumbling


We also had bounce houses, face painting, and tattoos. We are so excited and can’t wait for more fun next year!

A Red Door Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is possibly the most well-known and most-performed ballet in the dance world. It is a time honored tradition that began in 1892 and has gained much popularity through the centuries. Why should your dancer participate in A Red Door Nutcracker? Aside from the fact that dance is a performance art and we dancers absolutely LIVE and LOVE to be on stage?


This performance is an opportunity to enrich your dancer’s education by becoming part of the history of ballet! The Nutcracker is a tradition that intertwines so many dancers all over the world. It is a shared experience, and one that offers the opportunity to grow and create memories year after year. As dancers graduate to new classes at Red Door, they can progress their way through the entire story of The Nutcracker, dancing different roles that are earned through hard work and dedication. If a student joins us at 3 years of age, they can possibly dance every role from a Mouse and Soldier all the way to the Sugar Plum Fairy! A Red Door Nutcracker is entirely made up of our fabulous dancers, showcasing their talent and progress in an adaptation of a full length ballet.

Performing in A Red Door Nutcracker is different from our year-end recital in many ways. Perhaps the most obvious is that it is similar to a professional ballet company experience in that dancers learn their choreography and perform in a much shorter period of time-often as few as 9 weeks! This is so impressive and teaches our dancers that they can achieve difficult goals by focusing on hard work and dedication.


A Red Door Nutcracker also gives our dancers the opportunity to share their progress with family and friends each year during the holiday season. It is an uplifting show where the older and younger dancers support each other backstage and during rehearsals. This is truly an experience like no other! Performing in front of a live audience builds confidence, poise under pressure and encourages the expression of emotions through movement.  Watching your dancer learn that they can do hard things is such an invaluable and invigorating experience. We wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world!


So please join us for our fourth annual production of A Red Door Nutcracker.  We can’t wait to see what your beautiful dancers achieve!