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When your opinions don't hold sway with your students, consider using Heather's approach and have your dancers listen their way in to the work of famous choreographers.
We're giving away Maria's Movers' Grownup and Me curriculum for toddlers to learn movement, social skills, and use their imaginations!
Are you curious about starting dance classes for special needs dancers? MVD Super Stars organizer, Shanelle Gangstad, talks about what they teach the positives and the pains of growing a successful program.
Find out the best way to avoid lower leg and achilles tendon injury, plus learn how to properly stretch the achilles to promote tendon health.
Dance moms need each other! A real dance parent gives 4 great reasons to make a connection at your next competition or audition.
The benefits of movement and dance for children may seem obvious to you and I, but science (and a little sea creature) has more to reveal about why movement is fundamentally important to humans. If you think you've considered every possible reason kids should learn to dance, think again.
London's premiere ballet company, The Royal Ballet, appears again in select U.S. movie theaters for one-night-only events. See Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty in your local cinema in February and March.
Make the most of your dance audition experiences! Janaea's checklist covers how to prepare, what to bring, how to conduct yourself during the audition, and tips for reflection afterward.
Meet Stefanie, "Biggest Girl in the Ballroom". Find out why she's blogging & building a "ballroom village." We ask her thoughts on perceived shortcomings and, most importantly, watch her lip-sync and take charge on the cha-cha.
The Dance This Notebook is an uncluttered dance journal with original quotes and line drawings that directly speak to the creative spirit of dancers. Freely record your ideas, reflections, accomplishments, or corrections.
When preparing a dance audition piece, there are the 3 essential steps to a successful selection. Don't miss getting hired or chosen for an opportunity because you've skipped these.
Break the bad habit of comparing yourself to other dancers. It slows your progress and undermines your potential as a dancer. Here are some techniques to quit comparisons.
It's audition season for dance companies, college programs, and summer study. Dancers face many decisions. The first is figuring out which opportunities are the right ones to pursue. Start by asking the right questions as you prepare to audition and interview.
The discovery of movement is a glorious thing. But what about students who don’t have an innate love for dance? Heather rethinks how she presents improvisation based on what we all have in common -- bodies and the need to communicat...
What is Gaga dance? Who practices it? Where can you find classes? And, what do Natalie Portman and the director of the documentary, Mr. Gaga, Tomer Heymann, have to say about Gaga?
Bournonville is not only a method of training and technique, but a choreographic school developed by August Bournonville, choreographer for the Royal Danish Ballet. Learn more about the method and the man!
If you don't love these sweet morsels about famous dancers and the history of dance, I'll eat my pointe shoes! Share these bits of trivia with your friends or students.
K-12 dance educator, Heather Vaughan Southard shares two very different ways she incorporates math and problem-solving into her dance education classes: dancing fractions and budgeting for a production.
Ballet is as big as everything else in Texas, the Lone Star State known for guns, oil, and cowboys. That's right y'all, find out what a broken down bus of Russian dancers has to do with the rich ballet history in the state's three big cities, Houston, Dallas, and Austin, and which college created the first ballet major program in the U.S.
What's the connection between The Nutcracker and Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon?" Here's a hint: the Snow Scene has a rich history that may surprise you. Discover some fascinating trivia in this guest contribution.