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Misty Copeland Writes About Diversity in Ballet

A brown swan in the very white world of ballet, Misty Copeland painted her skin a different color in order to play roles in Giselle and Sylvia. 1957? 1977? Nope - 2007. Leigh Purtill looks at Misty's memoir Life in Motion.

Quick and Sweaty Cardio: Tabata Training

For dancers looking to explore interval training as a method of cross-training, check out Tabata Bootcamp. Never heard of it? No problem. We'll give you the scoop on how Tabata might benefit you.

Dance Advantage Holiday Giftlist

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

From my closet and bookshelf to yours. Check out these products for the dancers on your holiday gift-giving list.

Royals Who Crave a Ballet Buzz

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ballet began in the royal courts and dancers frequently portray royalty on stage. But these contemporary queens and princess are known for their lifelong ballet passions.

Balancing Dance and Your Busy Holiday Schedule

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Feeling more frazzled than festive this holiday season? Here are some tips and tools for finding balance among the bauble this time of year.

Experiencing the Mosaic of NDEO

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / 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

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months agoArts / 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

2 months agoArts / 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

2 months agoArts / 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”

2 months agoArts / 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

2 months agoArts / 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

3 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

3 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.

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