What to Expect in Your First Dance Class at GRDA

Join us for a safe and fun beginner dance class in Galway So you’ve found the studio that is the best fit for you and your child, and you’ve signed up for a free trial. Now it helps to know what to expect!  In this week’s blog we will talk about what GRDA focuses on […]

Better Breathing, Better Self

Inhale, Exhale – Let’s Breathe Better Together Breathe with me.  In, 2, 3, 4, and out 2, 3, 4.  It’s essential to life.  In the womb, we practice it.  We build muscles and habits.  As newborns, our brains quickly learn to do it automatically.  As we grow and live, we do more and more things […]

How Dance Helps the Brain

Recently, I shared a blog about many of the ways for dance to bring light and love into our lives.  While writing that piece I realized there was a lot more to say about how dance benefits our brain!  I touched on a few of them, and today I want to dive in a little […]

Self-Care for Pre-Teens and Teenagers

Hello and welcome back to your favourite dance blog!   Today I’d like to spend some time discussing an important facet of emotional development: self-care.  I’m sure you’ve heard the term before, it seems to be everywhere these days.  Self-care is about making time to prioritize rest, self-love, emotional care, nutrition, creative expression, and mindfulness.  Things […]

10 Easy Ways to Let the Animal Out!

In this post-pandemic world, we’ve all learned that daily physical activity is important to our mental wellness.  This is just as true for our children!  As a mom, I know that when big feelings overwhelm our kids, reconnecting with them through physical activity or silly games will go a long way to helping them return […]

Is It Too Late to Start Dancing?

I love talking with people about dance.  I like sharing my philosophy, the benefits of dance and all the joy it brings me.  Every so often, someone will ask, “Is it too late to start dancing?”  Too late for themselves to start dancing, or too late for their child to start dancing.  It’s inspired me […]

This is My Toddler’s First Dance Class!

If you are a parent to a toddler or young child, you may find yourself asking… Why Can’t I join my little one? So you’ve done it, you’ve signed your little one up for a Toddler Class.  They have been looking forward to this for a while now.  It’s the first day of class, you’re […]

Benefits of Dance

I’ve talked a lot about what values the Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy brings to class. Today I’d like to share with you what dance brings to us – its students and teachers!  As a dance academy owner, I am in a unique position where I can see over the years how dance contributes to people’s […]

How To Pick The Right Dance School For Your Family

There are so many things we at GRDA strive to provide for our children. Beyond the basic necessities, we also want them to feel successful, joyful, and healthy!  If your child has expressed an interest in dance.  Maybe they watched a cool dance number online, or maybe someone in their life takes dance and loves […]

The GRDA Way

Welcome to the Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy Family Blog! My name is Genevieve Ryan, and I am the Owner and Program Director of Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy (GRDA). Dance and Yoga have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, giving me a unique philosophy toward what dance can be.  […]