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Create a Recital Routine Your Teen Beginners Want to Dance

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

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

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

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

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.

Royals Who Crave a Ballet Buzz

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ballet began in the royal courts and dancers frequently portray royalty on stage. But these contemporary queens and princess are known for their lifelong ballet passions.

Balancing Dance and Your Busy Holiday Schedule

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Feeling more frazzled than festive this holiday season? Here are some tips and tools for finding balance among the bauble this time of year.

Experiencing the Mosaic of NDEO

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance Advantage and company attended the 16th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference. Here is our recap of the event.

Dancers Fall for this Pumpkin Spice Gnocchi

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dancers, you'll fall for this recipe. A little spice, a dash of sage, and don't forget the beverage (if you're the right age).

15 Things We Love About Nutcracker Theater Week

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

While The Nutcracker is often the ballet dancers love to hate, all that falls away when we waltz into the theater.

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