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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

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

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?

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

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”

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

How Yoga Can Help You Become a Better Dancer

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Yoga practice can be a perfect complement to dance for so many reasons. Grier Cooper goes beyond the obvious and explains why yoga is a popular cross-training choice for dancers.

Drawing the Curtains on Act 1: Jenifer Ringer’s Memoir

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Did you know that years before "Sugarplumgate," Jenifer Ringer had been fired and re-hired by NYCB? Leigh reviews "Dancing Through It," Ringer's revealing memoir. Get to know the ballerina you thought you knew.

BeachBody vs. A Dancer’s Body

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Fitness workouts, Insanity, P90x, and PiYo are popular, but how do other dancers feel about BeachBody as an addition to their cross-training routine? Jessica shares a dancer's perspective for the benefit of the curious.

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