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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.
Maurice Sendak illustrates this stunning hardcover version of the classic tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Hoffmann's story and Sendak's drawings are a perfect prelude to the beloved Christmas ballet.
Strengthen arabesque, work your turnout, and stretch hands-free when you win a Balletband. It's a favorite flexibility tool among aspiring and professional dancers, alike!
Dancers in training learn how to become a professional dancer the Smart and Healthy way in the digital dance book, How To Be A BAllet Dancer by Alexandra Cownie. Win it, plus the companion cookbook, 100 Healthy Snacks in our giveawa...
Tweens will get a kick out of this ongoing comic book series about the struggles, mishaps, thrills, and hilarious moments in the lives of three best friends trying to improve their dance skills. Win the three, sewn hardcover books in the series.
Tendus Under A Palm Tree blogger and Miami City Ballet dancer, Rebecca King wants to give away two of TENDUS' latest "Keep Calm" tees. It's the perfect Nutcracker memento for you or your favorite aspiring ballet dancer.
Three winners will win "The Children's Hour of Power" 3-DVD series, a fun and innovative approach to ballet instruction that results in more versatile, responsible dancers and happier teachers.
Richard Maddock's Ballet Studio Inspirations: Volume Two has 45 tracks, which includes 14 exercises for pointe work. Three winners will be chosen to win this CD.
Win a 3-hour private New York City tour. A blend of shopping, history, and “insider” entertainment information, Seek's Star-to-Be tour is designed specifically for aspiring performers.
Books, teaching videos, apparel, music, and more are being given away in our seasonal giveaway event!. Get the details here.
Maria's little dancers have experienced their share of tragedy lately. She shares her experiences and how she helped her young ones cope, plus some resources to help you help your students if or when tragedy strikes.
Need hints and ideas for creating musical theater choreography? You've already got a toolbox of composition tools, now learn how to use and adapt these for choreographing in a way that supports your production's characters and story...
Ovation TV's Battle of the Nutcrackers has become part of our holiday traditions, is it part of yours? Watch a new Nut every Sunday from Thanksgiving till Christmas and vote for your favorite on Facebook for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Watch and compare Sugar Plum video clips from each of the competing performances, right here on DA!
Sometimes as educators we get caught up in the act of teaching and forget the people we are mentoring. Unless the children you have in your studio have a reason to connect to your material, the extent of your reach will be limited and your influence fleeting. Heather provides insight to help you structure your class as a guided experience rather than a traditional lesson plan.
Do you now remind your students to smile as they enter their dance examinations or auditions? Angeline's article challenges the practice of telling dance students to smile en route to an exam, noting that it may hinder instead of help many students. We ask you, what are some alternatives?
Pin ItIn the era of standardized assessment, there is a lot of talk about “teaching to the test”. While this generally refers to classroom teachers catering content and delivery to what may appear on those standardized tests, there is a fair amount of that happening in the dance classroom, too. What should be an exhilarating [...]
Pin ItOne of my mentors once told me, “if you make em’ laugh, they will listen to you.” It’s so so true! In honor of Halloween, I thought I would post my secrets of being the ultimate trickster dance teacher and making my students laugh. Think magicians are the only ones who get to be [...]
What are your favorite pre-performance rituals? Do you identify with any of these classic backstage 'types'? Check our list and add your own!