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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Experiencing the Mosaic of NDEO

Dance Advantage and company attended the 16th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference. Here is our recap of the event.

Dancers Fall for this Pumpkin Spice Gnocchi

2 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dancers, you'll fall for this recipe. A little spice, a dash of sage, and don't forget the beverage (if you're the right age).

15 Things We Love About Nutcracker Theater Week

3 days agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

While The Nutcracker is often the ballet dancers love to hate, all that falls away when we waltz into the theater.

How Yoga Can Help You Become a Better Dancer

Yoga practice can be a perfect complement to dance for so many reasons. Grier Cooper goes beyond the obvious and explains why yoga is a popular cross-training choice for dancers.

Drawing the Curtains on Act 1: Jenifer Ringer’s Memoir

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Did you know that years before "Sugarplumgate," Jenifer Ringer had been fired and re-hired by NYCB? Leigh reviews "Dancing Through It," Ringer's revealing memoir. Get to know the ballerina you thought you knew.

BeachBody vs. A Dancer’s Body

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Fitness workouts, Insanity, P90x, and PiYo are popular, but how do other dancers feel about BeachBody as an addition to their cross-training routine? Jessica shares a dancer's perspective for the benefit of the curious.

Our Top Ten Pirouette Tips

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

We believe there is no such thing as too much turning advice. Here are even more ways to perfect your pirouettes.

Keep a Costume Scare from Turning into a Nightmare

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The words 'costume season' can send chills down a studio owner's spine. If (or when) something goes wrong with your dance costume order, follow these tips when dealing with a costume company's customer service department.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Then and Now

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has produced some of America's most enduring dance works. Learn the facts every dancer should know about this dance company.

Ballet Primer: The Legend of Love

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

I didn't know much about this Russian ballet, but now you can learn the story and history of Bolshoi Ballet's The Legend of Love in time for its premiere in U.S. cinemas on Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Uncovering Your “Inner Animal” with the Gyrotonic Expansion System

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

What is Gyrotonic and how can it benefit dancers? Our guest contributor, Jessica Warchal-King explains as she describes her own discoveries and speaks with Gyro instructor, Evalina Carbonell.

Turning Pages: Timeless “Ballerina”

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Set in New York City in the late 70s in the world of ballet when Misha was a household name and Balanchine ruled, "Ballerina" is an older novel offered on a new platform. Find out what Leigh thinks of this ballet book in her review.

Miko Fogarty: Her Flare for Flan and Dramatic Style

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Miko Fogarty appeared in the award-winning 2011 ballet documentary “First Position” and has accumulated awards from prestigious dance competitions such as YAGP, the Prix de Lausanne, the Varna International Ballet Competition, and the Moscow International Ballet Competition. She chats with us about her hobbies, cross-training, and more.

How To Improvise Movement When You’ve Never Done It Before

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance improvisation is a requirement for some auditions. We've given tips on improv before but what if you have no tools or experience at all? Here's our crash course to help you successfully get through your first improv session.

Individual Goals for Individual Dancers

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Each one of your dance students is unique. Laurel walks you through the essential process of addressing each individual's physical issues and limitations to help him/her reach goals.

Got Curves? Leotards and Skirts That Flatter

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ideals in the ballet world are changing, and thankfully so is the dancewear. Rhiannon offers her suggestions for ballet leotards and skirts that flatter a curvier body type.

Interview with Kathryn Morgan

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Kathryn Morgan became an apprentice with New York City Ballet at age 17. She was promoted to soloist at age 21. But, the following year, she was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism- an underactive thyroid. Kathryn was forced to put dancing on hold and focus on her health. Read our interview with Kathryn.

Kindness in the Classroom: Moving, Discussing, and Being Our Best

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

This summer Heather led workshops on empathy-based pedagogy and emotionally intelligent teaching. Are you sending messages of kindness to your students? Heather gives tips on how.

Recipes for Dancers: Watermelon Waltz

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dancers, enjoy this refined and colorful summertime salad by's Chef Matt Broussard.

Alignment: Love Your Legs

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Last time, contributor, Laurel Foley helped us take a trip around the torso. This post covers leg alignment basics to help you improve technique, dance more efficiently and prevent injury.

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