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When it comes to talking about dance, there are plenty of possibilities. Sometimes using “real-life” synonyms to the “dancer speak” that we are accustomed to allows kids to see how big ideas relate from discipline to discipline. Dance in the public schools provides an outlet for kids to express themselves but also a way to [...]
Are you addicted to Pinterest, too? Find, follow, and see what Dance Advantage pins on PInterest, leave your own link in the comments, and check out the Pinterest Dance Directory.
I was recently asked my thoughts on why I thought seasoned dancers often had mixed feelings about dance shows on TV. In a moment, I’ll give you the link to the interview, where you can read my full response but one small point I made was that lately there is a much broader variety of [...]
Back-to-school time is upon us, and with the freshly sharpened pencils and crisp wide-ruled paper also come the frightening anticipation of returning to dance. While most studios offer some sort of summer intensive and many dancers go away to professional intensives, chances are many young dancers spend a good chunk of summer putting in serious [...]
A brief look at two documentary films that will inspire and educate your dance students. Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance and Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow are engaging, informative, essential for any dance program library, and readily available to anyone who is a fan of dance.
What to do when a convention teacher uses different terminology that you use in your dance classes and your students question you. Also, what is the correct term for a developpé leap? Do you call it a saut de chat?
Starting a new dance year brings many challenges. Especially when you teach young students. One of the biggest challenges for me is children who need to separate from their grown-ups in drop off class. You too? In New York City, children start nursery school at 2 years old (probably even younger sometimes), so most of [...]
Author and dancer, Nikki White shares foot strengthening exercises that are useful for any dancer but especially for students who are preparing for pointe work. She also talks about "pointing with your whole body". Watch the video and tell us what you think!
A brief overview of the history and founding of The Royal Ballet School, as established by Ninette de Valois during the early 20th century, as well as information on a new lecture series that examines the French, Italian, Danish and Russian Schools, and how they influenced the development of the English School method of training.
Avocados are an amazingly diverse food! You can turn them into guacamole, puree them into soups, chop them into salads and sandwiches, team them up with pastas, or turn them into a smoothie, as in today's recipe.
Find out why holding a Pre-Pointe seminar before your students are permitted to buy their pointe shoes is a great idea and what to include to present a comprehensive and rewarding introduction to this new and exhilarating phase of your students' dancing careers.
On August 17, the Ovation network will premiere a new reality/competition dance show from the producers of So You Think You Can Dance. Co-choreographer Billy Trivett and friend of the show, Allison Holker, offers some tips for those wanting "A Chance To Dance" as a professional. Catch these video clips, tune in, and let us know what you think of this new program!
Noa Erlitzki is a young ballerina with a dream. She is the first Israeli to be accepted to study at Perm State Ballet School in Russia and is one of only a few students from America to be granted this opportunity. Find out more about her journey past, present, and future in this exclusive interview.
The role of warm-up progresses as our understanding of dance changes. This is true whether our role is that of a student or a teacher. For many young dancers, warm-up is something to be endured before set free to really “dance” in the subsequent segments of class. For my students, it is what they are [...]
Bloggers couldn't resist sharing Why Dance Matters to them! Even though the event is over, the roundup continues with 10 more posts on the subject. Share what you thought of this year's virtual event and find out how to get involved in the #whydancematters project!
The Children's Hour of Power DVD series teaches ways to make technique count while keeping class fun for children ages 3 - 9. If you've wondered how to provide quality instruction within the time constraints of a recreational dance environment,...Show More Summary
Next time you're feeling bored with your choreography, try these classic "games" with your dancers. They'll enliven a stale choreographic process, give your dancers ownership of the movement material, and provide some important learning experiences, too!
Yellow or Pink? Maria teaches life lessons and manages behavior by giving her young students a balance of direct choices and free choices during dance class. Apply these tips for growing independent dancers in your own classes.
Chill your sugar cravings with natural sweeteners. This DIY sorbet recipe will hit the spot after an intense class or on a hot day.
Welcome back to the circle! I hope you’re having fun with Why Dance Matters this week. It’s been a blast of inspiration to see the many ways you express why dance matters to you, your community, your kids, your students, your world! If you still don’t know what it’s all about, head over to whydancematters.org. [...]