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Blog Profile / Dance Advantage

Filed Under:Arts / Dance
Posts on Regator:622
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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Have a Dance-Less Summer and Dance Better

Skip the summer intensives? Even though i goes against the grain, a dance-less summer is what The Dance Training Project's, Monika, encourages for dancers who wish to gain full body strength, prevent injuries, and improve dance technique. Show More Summary

Is It Impossible to Balance Dance Training and a Desire to Run?

College student, Alissa Anderson has motivation to try running even though traditionally dancers have shied away from this activity. So she turns to a few expert references and draws her own conclusions. Are you a dancer and a runner...Show More Summary

Add Internet Crowdsourcing to the Choreographer’s Toolbox

Crowdsourced Ballet? Diablo Ballet is creating The Web Ballet from suggestions submitted on Twitter. Choreographer, Robert Dekkers talks to Dance Advantage about the project and his development as a choreographer. Author informationShow More Summary

What’s To Love About Dance Competition Drama?

All dance studios have drama but the heightened intensity of competition can create difficult moments for studio owners. There are silver linings for your business, though, when you use these moments to grow, strengthen, and make changes. Show More Summary

Happy Slips: Using Competition to Internalize Good Habits?

Heather had mixed feelings about the "Happy Slips" reward system she established in her elementary school dance program, however, a small change that has kids "competing" for slips seems to encourage more personal responsibility in her classes. Show More Summary

Meet Your Feet, Part 2

Did you know there are 4 arches of the foot? Are you aware that improper alignment of the foot can lead to two of the most common dance injuries? Lauren discusses the middle of the foot and suggests exercises to build strength in the feet. Show More Summary

Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of “I Have A Dream” Through Dance

Choreographers are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary speech, “I Have A Dream” in 2013. Learn about the upcoming events from contributor, Roger Lee in his annual Black History Month post. Author...Show More Summary

Congratulations Top Dance Blogs of 2013!

You voted and ranked the Top 20 Dance Blogs of 2013, and chose your favorites in each category. Nearly 3000 votes were counted. See who won and congratulate all the participants. Author information Nichelle (admin) Founder/Editor atShow More Summary

Dance Bloggers Share Their Best Of

Nine dance bloggers share over 40 posts on a variety of subjects. Though very different, what these articles have in common is their position among the 'top 5', as chosen by the bloggers themselves. Author information Nichelle (admin)...Show More Summary

Making The Case For Barefoot Preschool Dance

Tie my shoes! My Feet Hurt! Sound Familiar? Maria makes a case for why teachers should toss the dance shoes aside and ask preschoolers to dance barefoot. Author information Maria Hanley Blakemore A passionate advocate for early childhood dance education, Maria Hanley Blakemore teaches ages 18 months to 6 years, 6 days a week. Show More Summary

Six For Summer Study Success

Six tips for thriving during your summer dance intensive and links to six posts that will prepare you for the experience, including practical audition advice, ways to raise money, and coping with problems once you're there. Get ready...Show More Summary

Tap Shoe Review: Capezio’s Boy’s Tapster

Tristan tears apart the Capezio Tapster for an in-depth review of the this beginner shoe for boys. What's inside might surprise you! Author information Tristan Bruns Tristan Bruns has studied the art form of tap dance with Donna Johnson, Ted Levy, Lane Alexander and Martin "Tre" Dumas and has a BA in Music from Columbia College Chicago. Show More Summary

Time To Vote! Top Dance Blogs 2013

Vote for your favorite dance blogs in each category and help rank the top 20 dance blogs of 2013. Plus, find new dance blogs to read and follow! Author information Nichelle (admin) Founder/Editor at Dance Advantage Nichelle StrzepekShow More Summary

Winter Break Resolutions And Finding Zumba Along The Way

In a fruitless search for open ballet classes accepting adult students in her upstate NY hometown, Alissa stumbled upon Zumba classes as a way to unwind from finals, get moving, and personalize the goals of the workout program to fit my own dance goals. Author information Alissa Anderson Twitter

Summer Dance: Fiction With Real Insight And Heart

In the midst of tough competition and authentic episodes of teenage drama, Lynn Swanson's characters learn and demonstrate ways to get along and work together. This timeless "young adult" novel will appeal to both non-dancers and dancers alike. Show More Summary

Personal Study: Observation In and Out of the Studio

Heather thinks ahead to how she'll refuel in the New Year and during the summer so that she can best serve her students. Don't worry, early planning of stay-home summer strategies can ensure better productivity through-out the current semester. Show More Summary

Meet Your Feet, Part 1

It is crucial that a dancer take good care of his or her feet. Start with these general maintenance tips to prevent and treat minor injuries. And, don't miss Lauren's list of dance bag essentials for healthy feet.

What To Eat When You Are Too Tired To Eat

Use this quick quinoa recipe when you're too tired to fuel up after a long day. Batch cook and use what you have on hand to help make preparation a breeze.

Enter Your Site In Our Top Dance Blog Contest

The 2013 Dance Advantage Top Dance Blog contest kicks off today. Enter your dance blog for a chance to be a Top 20 Dance Blog or get voted as the best in your category. Real blog readers choose their favorites in this yearly competition!

New Dawn, New Day, New Things Coming Your Way

Televised arts programming received a blow when Time Warner Cable dropped Ovation. Not cool. What is cool? The new quarter of content 4dancers and Dance Advantage have coming your way!

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