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Dance Class Etiquette Essentials

2 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.

Dance Auditions for Non-Dancers

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

No dance experience? No problem. In the performing arts, dancing isn't always just for the trained dancers. Here are some tips for inexperienced movers preparing for that dreaded dance audition or dancing-required production.

Why Dancers Practice Yoga

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

After years of rigorous dance study, yoga was a palate-cleanser for Erin. She and fellow dancer/yoga instructor, Ashleigh, share the many ways yoga practice complements their dance life. Author information Jessica Warchal-King Jessica C. Show More Summary

“dancergirl” Giveaway and Book Troupe Chat

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

YA novels about young dance hopefuls are pretty easy to come by. Thrillers about young dance hopefuls… not so much. That’s what makes dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman a unique find for dancers who love to read, or readers who like to dance, or just readers! What’s it about? Check out this teaser… “Ever feel like someone’s watching you? Me, too. Show More Summary

Pointe Shoes Receive Tough Love from Houston Ballet Dancers

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The love affair a ballerina has with her pointe shoes is torrid but beautiful. Find out which pointe shoe is a match made in heaven for four Houston Ballet dancers, and how each breaks in her shoes. Author information Nichelle (admin)...Show More Summary

Create a Recital Routine Your Teen Beginners Want to Dance

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

It's a challenge to choreograph for teen dancers with limited experience and insecurities. Try this approach to create a dance routine you can all be proud of.

Family Drama and Ballet Dreams at the Heart of YA Novel, Wish

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Pretending is part of ballet but Indigo, an aspiring ballerina, is especially good at it. She presents normalcy even though her mother's alcoholism creates drama at home. What makes Indigo so relatable? Find out in our review of Wish, by Grier Cooper.

Foot Care for Modern Dancers

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The feet of barefoot modern dancers can be every bit as gross as those of a ballerina. Find out how to relieve soreness and care for your calluses, skin splits, even floor burn.

Important Dates for a Dancer’s Calendar

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Never miss a chance to recognize and celebrate dance again. Mark these important dance events and birthdays on your calendar.

Talking With a Tracy Anderson Method Trainer

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Maybe you've heard of celebrity fitness trainer, Tracy Anderson via Gwyneth Paltrow. Dancer-turned-personal-trainer, Kelly Markos gives insight into the Tracy Anderson Method and talks about her transition to fitness instruction.

How To Work Well With Others

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

When dancers work well together it's a beautiful thing. Here are four (or more) ways to ensure effective collaboration in choreography, even when a ballet choreographer and a modern-based dance theatre company come together for a "zombie ballet."

When Challenging Advanced Dancers Presents Challenges

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Heather works through the challenges of working with "advanced dancers" as she encourages high school company dancers, who feel pressure to perform and meet expectations, to move and think outside their comfort zones.

Are You Ready to LEAP! into Competition?

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

LEAP! dance competition owner/director, Drew Vamosi shares that part of being prepared for dance competitions is remembering that dance is an art, that teachers need trust, and that being smart about injury is a plus.

Dance Auditions for Actors: What to Include

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The dance portion of musical auditions are usually dreaded by actors and singers not fluent in the language of movement. Still, it's possible to sort out the stronger movers without a lot of intimidating choreography. We'll tell you how.

“Help! I Needed Those Dance Costumes Yesterday”

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

You're out of time. You've already tried everything. But the costume company is failing to make up for their mistake. Keep your cool and take these next steps to get results from their customer service department.

12 Traits of Terrific Dance Teachers

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

"A teacher affects eternity." Dance teachers who have the most positive influence on their students and future generations of dancers share these twelve characteristics.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dance Shoe Care

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance gear is often a costly investment for new dancers. Learn how to properly care for your dance shoes to preserve their life and save money.

Misty Copeland Writes About Diversity in Ballet

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

A brown swan in the very white world of ballet, Misty Copeland painted her skin a different color in order to play roles in Giselle and Sylvia. 1957? 1977? Nope - 2007. Leigh Purtill looks at Misty's memoir Life in Motion.

Quick and Sweaty Cardio: Tabata Training

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

For dancers looking to explore interval training as a method of cross-training, check out Tabata Bootcamp. Never heard of it? No problem. We'll give you the scoop on how Tabata might benefit you.

Dance Advantage Holiday Giftlist

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

From my closet and bookshelf to yours. Check out these products for the dancers on your holiday gift-giving list.

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