Present your dance in the best light possible! What choreographers need to know and do before working with a lighting designer.
Like athletes, dancers are always exploring ways to improve performance, nutrition, exercise, and wellness in every way possible, including using essential oils as useful tools for supporting the body in natural ways.
If you feel like you've been thrown off the path in your dance life; if you doubt yourself or your decisions, dancers: Read this!
Dance teachers, ever wonder what your dance students really want? Our guest Ella, a young dance student, writes to tell you.
Ballet enthusiasts love a good tragedy. Here we describe five of our favorite heartbreaking love stories and why we love them.
Choreographers often find music for dances in the same place: from other dancers, making it tough to use something unique. Avoid overused composers and songs with these 3 tips.
Merely wanting something desperately doesn't make it so. So, a young ballerina remakes her life... in Antarctica.
Got summer intensive withdrawal? Of course you do! How could you not miss these things...
Richard Maddock's second album with piano music to accompany your dance classes for children is just as beautiful, useful and expressive as his first.
Click, crack, pop! This post is a laugh but has many helpful links about body health and wellness for dancers.
Challenge the status quo by choosing to put your students first above ego and self-interest and apply your knowledge (even if it breaks the rules).
Dance teachers commonly use two types of corrections in class that cause confusion for their dance students. Learn how to rephrase and reframe these corrections to be more clear and accurate.
Beneath the physical discipline of dancing, your attitude toward learning matters. Successful dancers do these six things in every class.
The benefits of dancing go beyond the classroom. Learn more about what dance teaches you about life.
Competition and performance season seems to have a way on speaking up on us all. Inevitably, there is at least one dance that is just not ready to hit the stage. Here are some tools useful in cleaning dances. Try them during your next dance rehearsal. Show More Summary
"Raising The Barre" is Lauren Kessler's account of the months she spent preparing to dance The Nutcracker with a professional dance company. An exceptional challenge for a forty-something, non-dancer! Read our review of the book.
Backstage, every dancer must do their part to make sure a performance runs smoothly. These 16 behind-the-curtain habits should be as much a part of your routine as the choreography.
When your first time on a new stage is to perform on it, it's hard to feel prepared. Here are four things dancers do to feel more comfortable before the show goes on.