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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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
Nichelle offers a personal reflection on the holidays, the events that shape us, and miracles as she wishes readers a very happy and peaceful holiday season.
Each ballet company has its own interpretation of The Nutcracker story. Expand your collection of picture books covering this classic holiday ballet.
Dance companies all over put their own spin on the season by developing alternatives to The Nutcracker. Some, like these in Philadelphia, reflect the region and its inhabitants. Does your city have unique holiday dance traditions as well?
Dance bloggers share the best dance gift they've received or would like to receive in this month's Circle Time. What do you consider the best dance gift ever? Join the conversation!
Catherine Tully of 4dancers.org shares six dance gifts that have made her holiday list this year. Socks, scents, and a fantastically cool photography book. Are these on your list, too?
If you love ballet barre work or value what barre does for you, this DVD series may be for you. Lorry discusses the few negatives and many positives of The Boris Kniaseff Floor Barre Method as presented by Stéphane Dalle in his beginner level DVD.
Catch up on or revisit these essential TAPography articles by Tristan Bruns. Famous tap steps and their history, buying and customizing tap shoes, the relationship of tap dance to music, and teaching tap skills.