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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

“Astonish Me”: “The Turning Point” of Ballet Novels

Summer is around the corner. Will you put the ballet novel, "Astonish Me" on your dance fiction reading list? Read this review and decide.

Helping Dance Students Enter the Whirlpool of Dance-Making

How and where do dancers or choreographers enter the creative process? This K-12 educator uses imagery and conversation to help her middle school dance students understand and explore this question.

Reverse Black Swan Syndrome

Ballet has a reputation for causing eating disorders. Cloud & Victory founder, Min, tells how ballet helped her recover from one. #whydancematters

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Everybody Dances

Contributor Lauren Warnecke, gives a special #whydancematters report on the Adaptive Dance Program at Hubbard Street serving adults with Parkinson's, and now youth with Autism and physical disabilities.

Imitate What You See On YouTube… The Right Way

Stop! Before you try that new dance move you saw on YouTube or SYTYCD. How can you imitate what you see more safely? Guest, Laurel Foley, breaks it down for us.

Reel Deal: Ace Your Video Audition

Video auditions are used to qualify dancers for summer dance intensives, college and conservatories, and employment with dance companies. Professional dance videographer, Nel Shelby gives tips on making the best audition video possi...

Contemporary Dance Technique: The Spinal Roll-Down

Though it's a fundamental part of most contemporary dance warm-ups, the basic roll-down of the spine doesn't get a ton of attention in the how-to department. We address the common mistakes dancers make and how to fix them.

Farewell, Dance Advantage

With a heavy heart but an eye on the future, Nichelle says goodbye to DA and its readers.

3 Keys to Creating a Successful Dance Film

Planning a big project? Boston choreographer Anna Reyes shares the tips she wishes she knew before embarking on her debut dance film, "the good parts of being alive."

7 Reasons You Are Lucky to Be a Dancer

Today's your lucky day! Sharing a little pot of gold with you this St. Patrick's Day – 7 awesome benefits of being a dancer. We'd be over the rainbow, if you would read, share, and comment.

The Royal Ballet’s Beauty, Sarah Lamb

The Royal Ballet's Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae will dance Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, in movie theaters nationwide March 20. Sarah Lamb talks with us about versatility, past injury, and the challenges of Act I.

A Parents’ Guide To Your First Dance Competition

For parents new to dance competitions, we've got some to-do tasks and the ultimate dance competition checklist to help you and your dancer prepare for and survive that first competition weekend.

Growing “Thinking Dancers” in Preschool Classes

Kids are naturally creative but we want them to think while they are moving, too! If you are having trouble getting young dancers to make their movements interesting, Maria shares how to facilitate creativity with questions.

Be Quiet and Let Your Students Listen

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.

24-Week Toddler Curriculum Giveaway

We're giving away Maria's Movers' Grownup and Me curriculum for toddlers to learn movement, social skills, and use their imaginations!

Starting a Special Needs Dance Program

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.

The Long and Short of Achilles Tendon Health

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.

4 Reasons to Meet Other Dance Moms

Dance moms need each other! A real dance parent gives 4 great reasons to make a connection at your next competition or audition.

Dance May Keep Kids From Eating Their Brains

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.

More Classical Ballet on the Big Screen

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.

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