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Blog Post Archive

From Trailer Park to Tango: When Cherie Magnus Danced on the Edge

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Book review and interview with author Cherie Magnus about her memoir which chronicles her life as a young woman trying to make it as a dancer during the 1960's in Los Angeles.

Contemporary Dance Technique: Spiral Roll

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Spiral rolls are a smooth and safe way to get to the floor in contemporary dance technique. In our post, this roll to the floor is broken down with a list of fundamentals to practice and common mistakes to avoid.

15 Ways To Prepare For Your First Year As A College Dance Major

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

If your plans for a career in dance include training in a college dance program, our list, "The Freshman Fifteen" offers valuable advice on what you can do to prepare right now.

Do I Have To Be In Shape To Start Taking Dance Class?

3 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Are you a teen or adult wanting to start dance classes? Find out if some physical preparation is needed before you enroll in your first dance lesson.

Jazz Dance Legend: Luigi

3 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Labeled as “the father of American jazz dancing," Luigi left behind a technique that took the dance world by storm and a story that is sure to inspire dancers everywhere.

Leaps in the Dark: Agnes de Mille and the Road to Oklahoma

3 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Oklahoma! changed the role dance played in Broadway musicals. Choreographer, Agnes de Mille's road to Oklahoma! was many unconventional years in the making. Afterward, she felt conflicted about her success but with advice from Martha Graham, de Mille took leap after leap in the dark.

Alexander Technique: Connecting The Dancer’s Multi-Purpose Body

3 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Our Monday morning body isn’t different from our Friday night body and it’s connected to our Math class body and our Modern Dance body. How Alexander Technique helps dancers connect to their one body.

Nutrition Labels: How To Choose The Right Dancer Fuel

3 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

It's finally here: the 411 on the nutrition behind the numbers. Decipher all those percentages and categories on nutrition labels, complete with advice from the pros.

“The Walls Around Us” Keeps Readers On Their Toes

3 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

It is a rare author who can write authentically about ballet and prison. Dancers will appreciate Nova Ren Suma's realistic depiction of teen dancers in an otherwise hyperrealistic story of murder, secrets, and suspense. Who is lying and what is the truth?

On Paths and Pyramids: Reshaping The Future of Dance

3 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Competition dance ends at 18 years old. At that point dancers make a choice to buy-in or let go to a different view of dance. How do we help them with the transition?

Tools For Tap Dance: Pocket Steps

3 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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

3 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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?

3 years 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

3 years 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 years 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 years 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

3 years 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

3 years 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

3 years agoArts / 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

3 years agoArts / 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.

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