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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Alignment: A Trip Around The Torso

Proper alignment of the body is at the base of all good dance technique. Take this trip around the torso as a refresher for you or your dance students on how to assess and correct placement.

Ballet Competitions On the Go

Ballet competitions happen all over the globe but thanks to today's mobile technology, you can take them with you wherever you go. Guest, Heather Desaulniers brings us a list of the world's top competitions and reviews the new Genée 2013 app.

5 Ways To Get Out Of Your Dance Teaching Rut

Even teaching dance can get stale when you've been doing it for a while. Try these tips and tactics to renew your passion, bring sparkle back to your teaching, and still keep the structure of a good dance class. Your dance students will thank you!

You Asked: Following Up on Great Questions

Columnist, Heather Vaughan-Southard shares how to deal with dancers uncomfortable with their bodies and jazz isolations, plus answers more questions from readers on middle school dancers and visual aids in the classroom.

Why Dance Teachers Should Forget About Personal Branding

Personal Branding sounds and often IS anything but personal, which is why I don't like the term, especially for dance teachers. You want to "develop your personal brand?" Here's how... and it's probably not what you think.

Interview with Freelancing Ballerina, Adiarys Almeida

Born in Cuba, Adiarys Almeida defected from her home country and later stepped away from company life and Boston Ballet with her partner on stage and in life, Joseph Gatti, becoming a freelance guest artist. She talks about the transition and her dream role in this interview with A Dancer's Days', Rhiannon Pelletier.

Better Group Communication: Dancers Have It All

Passionate people can work together even when they don’t see eye to eye. Dean of Academics at The Boston Conservatory, Dr. Patricia Hoy, shares how ensemble dancers hold the keys to better communication; nurturing the individual artist while providing extraordinary group results with the tension-release-movement principle.

“Astonish Me”: “The Turning Point” of Ballet Novels

Summer is around the corner. Will you put the ballet novel, "Astonish Me" on your dance fiction reading list? Read this review and decide.

Helping Dance Students Enter the Whirlpool of Dance-Making

How and where do dancers or choreographers enter the creative process? This K-12 educator uses imagery and conversation to help her middle school dance students understand and explore this question.

Reverse Black Swan Syndrome

Ballet has a reputation for causing eating disorders. Cloud & Victory founder, Min, tells how ballet helped her recover from one. #whydancematters

At Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Everybody Dances

Contributor Lauren Warnecke, gives a special #whydancematters report on the Adaptive Dance Program at Hubbard Street serving adults with Parkinson's, and now youth with Autism and physical disabilities.

Imitate What You See On YouTube… The Right Way

Stop! Before you try that new dance move you saw on YouTube or SYTYCD. How can you imitate what you see more safely? Guest, Laurel Foley, breaks it down for us.

Reel Deal: Ace Your Video Audition

Video auditions are used to qualify dancers for summer dance intensives, college and conservatories, and employment with dance companies. Professional dance videographer, Nel Shelby gives tips on making the best audition video possi...

Contemporary Dance Technique: The Spinal Roll-Down

Though it's a fundamental part of most contemporary dance warm-ups, the basic roll-down of the spine doesn't get a ton of attention in the how-to department. We address the common mistakes dancers make and how to fix them.

Farewell, Dance Advantage

With a heavy heart but an eye on the future, Nichelle says goodbye to DA and its readers.

3 Keys to Creating a Successful Dance Film

Planning a big project? Boston choreographer Anna Reyes shares the tips she wishes she knew before embarking on her debut dance film, "the good parts of being alive."

7 Reasons You Are Lucky to Be a Dancer

Today's your lucky day! Sharing a little pot of gold with you this St. Patrick's Day – 7 awesome benefits of being a dancer. We'd be over the rainbow, if you would read, share, and comment.

The Royal Ballet’s Beauty, Sarah Lamb

The Royal Ballet's Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae will dance Princess Aurora and Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, in movie theaters nationwide March 20. Sarah Lamb talks with us about versatility, past injury, and the challenges of Act I.

A Parents’ Guide To Your First Dance Competition

For parents new to dance competitions, we've got some to-do tasks and the ultimate dance competition checklist to help you and your dancer prepare for and survive that first competition weekend.

Growing “Thinking Dancers” in Preschool Classes

Kids are naturally creative but we want them to think while they are moving, too! If you are having trouble getting young dancers to make their movements interesting, Maria shares how to facilitate creativity with questions.

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