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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.
With a heavy heart but an eye on the future, Nichelle says goodbye to DA and its readers.
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."
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 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.
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.
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.
When your opinions don't hold sway with your students, consider using Heather's approach and have your dancers listen their way in to the work of famous choreographers.
We're giving away Maria's Movers' Grownup and Me curriculum for toddlers to learn movement, social skills, and use their imaginations!
Are you curious about starting dance classes for special needs dancers? MVD Super Stars organizer, Shanelle Gangstad, talks about what they teach the positives and the pains of growing a successful program.
Find out the best way to avoid lower leg and achilles tendon injury, plus learn how to properly stretch the achilles to promote tendon health.
Dance moms need each other! A real dance parent gives 4 great reasons to make a connection at your next competition or audition.
The benefits of movement and dance for children may seem obvious to you and I, but science (and a little sea creature) has more to reveal about why movement is fundamentally important to humans. If you think you've considered every possible reason kids should learn to dance, think again.
London's premiere ballet company, The Royal Ballet, appears again in select U.S. movie theaters for one-night-only events. See Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty in your local cinema in February and March.
Make the most of your dance audition experiences! Janaea's checklist covers how to prepare, what to bring, how to conduct yourself during the audition, and tips for reflection afterward.
Meet Stefanie, "Biggest Girl in the Ballroom". Find out why she's blogging & building a "ballroom village." We ask her thoughts on perceived shortcomings and, most importantly, watch her lip-sync and take charge on the cha-cha.
The Dance This Notebook is an uncluttered dance journal with original quotes and line drawings that directly speak to the creative spirit of dancers. Freely record your ideas, reflections, accomplishments, or corrections.
When preparing a dance audition piece, there are the 3 essential steps to a successful selection. Don't miss getting hired or chosen for an opportunity because you've skipped these.
Break the bad habit of comparing yourself to other dancers. It slows your progress and undermines your potential as a dancer. Here are some techniques to quit comparisons.
It's audition season for dance companies, college programs, and summer study. Dancers face many decisions. The first is figuring out which opportunities are the right ones to pursue. Start by asking the right questions as you prepare to audition and interview.