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Blog Profile / Dance Advantage

Filed Under:Arts / Dance
Posts on Regator:647
Posts / Week:2.4
Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Individual Goals for Individual Dancers

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 days 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

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 weeks 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 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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

Alignment: Love Your Legs

3 weeks 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.

Dance and Weight Training: A Perfect Pas de deux?

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Weight training. Doesn't exactly fit into the ballerina image does it? But dancers could benefit from adding it to their fitness routine. Lauren addresses why and the common concerns dancers have about doing so.

Magical Kingdom of Dance Giveaway

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

A visual aid that keeps your class engaged and learning ballet terminology, stage directions, and body placement. Tonie Bense tells the story of her mother's innovative teaching tools, the Magical Kingdom of Dance and the Alphamat.

Dance and the Art of Letting Go

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance was a big part of Casey's life in high school, but then came college. She's had to let go of dance a little and shares her thoughts to help others making the same transition.

How To Memorize Ballet Combinations

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

During ballet class, a dancer must be able to quickly learn and then perform dance exercises. Don't get lost on the dance floor. Follow this got-it-down guide to picking up ballet combinations.

Multiple Pirouettes – Slow Motion Reveals A Favorite “Cheat”

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Want to know the secret "cheat" all the greats use to perform multiple pirouettes? Nathan Prevost shares this and more great tips in his first guest post at Dance Advantage.

Setting Kids Free To Move and Play in the Classroom

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

"The Real Reason Why Children Fidget" is an article that has struck a chord with parents and teachers. Heather responds with her observations of middle-school dance class students and the movement patterns and organization she witnessed in other classrooms.

Surviving the Unexpected Fun of Being a Dance Studio Owner

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Owning a dance studio isn't always fun. Suzanne Blake Gerety shares four ways you can weather the unexpected ups and downs of studio ownership and stay successful in your dance studio business.

Alignment: A Trip Around The Torso

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Proper alignment of the body is at the base of all good dance technique. Take this trip around the torso as a refresher for you or your dance students on how to assess and correct placement.

Ballet Competitions On the Go

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ballet competitions happen all over the globe but thanks to today's mobile technology, you can take them with you wherever you go. Guest, Heather Desaulniers brings us a list of the world's top competitions and reviews the new Genée 2013 app.

5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Dance Teaching Rut

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Even teaching dance can get stale when you've been doing it for a while. Try these tips and tactics to renew your passion, bring sparkle back to your teaching, and still keep the structure of a good dance class. Your dance students will thank you!

You Asked: Following Up on Great Questions

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Columnist, Heather Vaughan-Southard shares how to deal with dancers uncomfortable with their bodies and jazz isolations, plus answers more questions from readers on middle school dancers and visual aids in the classroom.

Why Dance Teachers Should Forget About Personal Branding

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Personal Branding sounds and often IS anything but personal, which is why I don't like the term, especially for dance teachers. You want to "develop your personal brand?" Here's how... and it's probably not what you think.

Interview with Freelancing Ballerina, Adiarys Almeida

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Born in Cuba, Adiarys Almeida defected from her home country and later stepped away from company life and Boston Ballet with her partner on stage and in life, Joseph Gatti, becoming a freelance guest artist. She talks about the transition and her dream role in this interview with A Dancer's Days', Rhiannon Pelletier.

Better Group Communication: Dancers Have It All

4 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Passionate people can work together even when they don’t see eye to eye. Dean of Academics at The Boston Conservatory, Dr. Patricia Hoy, shares how ensemble dancers hold the keys to better communication; nurturing the individual artist while providing extraordinary group results with the tension-release-movement principle.

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