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Tools For Tap Dance: Pocket Steps

Learn about what tap dancers call "pocket steps" and find out how to create your own. Hint: Great tap steps usually start with a little stealing.

The 5 Basic Dance Jumps

What is your favorite jumps or leap? No matter what it is, it can be broken down into just one of 5 possible jumps. Learn more and get examples of these basic jump types.

Will Irish Dancing Help or Hinder My Other Dance Training?

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

When St. Patrick’s Day celebrations push all things Irish into the spotlight, you may start thinking about adding Irish dancing to your skill set. But will it interfere with your concert dance training? A dancer trained in Irish dance and ballet compares the forms.

Backstage With Baryshnikov and Makarova

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

In 1985, Cherie Magnus was a ballet "extra" on stage with stars like Natalia Makarova and brushing elbows in the wings with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Ballet lovers will adore this insider's look at her experiences backstage during ABT's Romeo and Juliet.

What This Ballerina Knows About Body Hatred

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ballet led Kathi Martuza to develop an unhealthy body image - and yet saved her from anorexia. Read her story here.

The Bolshoi’s Alexander Volchkov on Dancing Romeo

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Learn about the preparation for and experience of dancing Romeo from a Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer. Plus, the secret of making this love story believable.

Potential Hazards of Discussing a Dancer’s Potential

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dancers care a lot about their potential to "make it" in a dance career. But do you and your students define potential the same way? How you talk to dancers about their futures matters.

Summer Intensives for the Non-Ballerina

4 weeks agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

In a summer intensive world largely dominated by pointe work and pas de deux, it can be difficult for a dancer to find a program focused on a style other than ballet. So what are all of us jazz, tap, modern, hip hop and other dance lovers supposed to do? Find the answer here.

Ode to the Pointe Shoe

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

How do I love you? Let me count the ways... Dancers adore pointe shoes and Corina Chan puts into words and verse exactly why we love them so.

Dance Class Etiquette Essentials

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Before you take your next dance class, look over this giant list of dance class rules of etiquette. We cover everything from basic common sense to things only experienced dancers would know.

Dance Auditions for Non-Dancers

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

No dance experience? No problem. In the performing arts, dancing isn't always just for the trained dancers. Here are some tips for inexperienced movers preparing for that dreaded dance audition or dancing-required production.

Why Dancers Practice Yoga

last monthArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

After years of rigorous dance study, yoga was a palate-cleanser for Erin. She and fellow dancer/yoga instructor, Ashleigh, share the many ways yoga practice complements their dance life. Author information Jessica Warchal-King Jessica C. Show More Summary

“dancergirl” Giveaway and Book Troupe Chat

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

YA novels about young dance hopefuls are pretty easy to come by. Thrillers about young dance hopefuls… not so much. That’s what makes dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman a unique find for dancers who love to read, or readers who like to dance, or just readers! What’s it about? Check out this teaser… “Ever feel like someone’s watching you? Me, too. Show More Summary

Pointe Shoes Receive Tough Love from Houston Ballet Dancers

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The love affair a ballerina has with her pointe shoes is torrid but beautiful. Find out which pointe shoe is a match made in heaven for four Houston Ballet dancers, and how each breaks in her shoes. Author information Nichelle (admin)...Show More Summary

Create a Recital Routine Your Teen Beginners Want to Dance

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

It's a challenge to choreograph for teen dancers with limited experience and insecurities. Try this approach to create a dance routine you can all be proud of.

Family Drama and Ballet Dreams at the Heart of YA Novel, Wish

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Pretending is part of ballet but Indigo, an aspiring ballerina, is especially good at it. She presents normalcy even though her mother's alcoholism creates drama at home. What makes Indigo so relatable? Find out in our review of Wish, by Grier Cooper.

Foot Care for Modern Dancers

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The feet of barefoot modern dancers can be every bit as gross as those of a ballerina. Find out how to relieve soreness and care for your calluses, skin splits, even floor burn.

Important Dates for a Dancer’s Calendar

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Never miss a chance to recognize and celebrate dance again. Mark these important dance events and birthdays on your calendar.

Talking With a Tracy Anderson Method Trainer

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Maybe you've heard of celebrity fitness trainer, Tracy Anderson via Gwyneth Paltrow. Dancer-turned-personal-trainer, Kelly Markos gives insight into the Tracy Anderson Method and talks about her transition to fitness instruction.

How To Work Well With Others

2 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

When dancers work well together it's a beautiful thing. Here are four (or more) ways to ensure effective collaboration in choreography, even when a ballet choreographer and a modern-based dance theatre company come together for a "zombie ballet."

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