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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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How To Clean Practically Anything Dance-Related

Leave the "Dirty Dancing" to Patrick and Jennifer with these tips for making shoes, dancewear, costumes, floors, and more look good as new.

“Rebel on Pointe”: an independent spirit in a traditional world

Lee Wilson's memoir places the American dance scene in historical context. Through this book review and interview, we learn that in some ways, women may have less power in the ballet world than in the 1960's, and that the world is a far larger place than most Americans imagine.

Jazz Dance Legend: Gene Kelly

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Gene Kelly changed the way dance was perceived on film and made his athletic style a staple of American dance. Learn about this legendary dancer, choreographer, and actor's life and legacy in this brief biography.

8 Ways To Overcome Stage Fright

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Don't let nerves, butterflies, anxieties or fear paralyze you. Use these strategies to calm the body and mind so that you can perform your best when you hit the stage.

Things I Never Thought About Before Becoming A Dance Teacher

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Teaching dance isn't all fun and games - I knew that going in. But, throughout 20 years as a dance instructor I have discovered some surprising difficulties and rewards in this career - things I never thought to think about at the start.

Jazz Dance Legend: Matt Mattox

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

From Ballet to Broadway, master classes to movie screens, Matt Mattox left his mark in every aspect of the dance world. In the process, he helped create vocabulary, customs and a style still found in many jazz classes and choreographic works today.

May I Have This Dance? Partnering In Ballroom

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ballroom dance throws you into the deep end of partnering and there is something so satisfying about making it all work. These three key elements are what make a partnership successful.

Know When To Move On

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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Does It Really Take “84 Ribbons” To Become a Ballet Soloist?

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Despite its bygone setting of 1957, young adult readers as young as 11 will likely relate to the struggles and concerns of a teen dancer just beginning in a ballet company in this sweet debut from Paddy Eger.

Misty Copeland and Lauren Anderson Share The Stage In Houston

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

25 years before Misty Copeland became ABT's first African-American principal ballet dancer, Lauren Anderson was the first "brown girl" to be made principal at Houston Ballet. In a special Houston event, the pair came together to answer questions about their lives as dancers and the challenges of being black ballerinas in a still, traditionally white art form.

Jazz Dance Legend: Giordano

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The man remembered as the “Godfather of American Jazz Dancing” could check numerous titles off his list of accomplishments, including dancer, choreographer, master teacher, company founder, author, and, ultimately, the person who led jazz to become a recognized and respected art form.

Why We Dance: In the Studio and On Stage

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

There are many reasons we dance. One dance teacher reflects on these as she looks back on her dance recital and all the students learned and accomplished, demonstrating why dance matters.

We Know #WhyDanceMatters

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

A few years ago, I dreamed up a social media initiative called Why Dance Matters. It wasn’t the first time the question had been asked or answered in one way or another but, with the help of a handy hashtag (#whydancematters), I hosted a “virtual event” and the concept caught on. Show More Summary

Embodying a Magic Spell: Pilates Cross-Training For Dancers

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Creator of the Drexel Pilates training program, Jennifer Morley, describes how Pilates practice became a "magic spell" in her dance training, correcting inefficiency and imbalance for a more highly-functioning body.

10 Signs You’re a Stagestruck Dancer

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Suspect you've fallen in love with performing? Here are the signs you have. Never fear, the next show is right around the corner.

B Dancewear Offers A Rainbow Of Dancewear Options

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

B Dancewear offers nearly 40 types of dancewear basics in over 200 colors, in an array of fabrics. See what we have to say about the products they sent us.

5 Simple Strategies for Improving Body Image (that you can start doing right now)

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dancers deserve to cultivate a good relationship with their bodies. Here are five strategies to improve your body image that you can apply right now to your dance practice.

4 Dancer Hacks for Performances or Summer Training

5 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Find out why oral anesthetic and dental floss are must-haves as you pack your dance bag for performance week or a summer intensive. Their uses might surprise you!

Boost Your Dance Rehearsal Efficiency

5 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Choreographers, avoid the frustration of unproductive dance rehearsals so that you can focus on the creative heart of dancing. These tips will give you more control and help you make the most of your practice time.

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