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Lauren Warnecke gets crafty with a fun gift idea for dancers, teachers, studio owners, and anyone with aches, pains, or minor swelling. Easy to make! Photos and instructions in this tutorial.
Going beyond 'how to make a ballet bun', Angeline's tutorial provides tips that help moms and dance teachers keep your dancers comfortable during the bun-making process. These pointers for pain-free and hygienic hairstyling are a must for exam and competition days!
Beware, the supernaturally talented cast of The LXD resorts to scary tactics in Rising, possibly the most terror-iffic item we've shown at DA. Plus, DS2UDIO, the dance lifestyle YouTube channel keeps things jumping with two Halloween specials on dance-themed costumes and the scariest dance sequences in history.
One 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 tricksters [...]
There are practical and emotional considerations a teacher must make when their student is managing long-term injury, illnesses, or disease. It's not an easy time for anyone but this thorough and thoughtful post by Angeline will help both you and your student cope.
In 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 adventure [...]
Expanding upon her Pre-Pointe Primer series, Angeline helps you introduce important information and make a big event out of something which is extremely important to your students with her breakdown for a full day's workshop for your pre-pointe students.
What was once a little known video contest for PhD students to explain their research through dance has blown up into a full-scale online dance film fest. Dance Your PhD makes science accessible and understandable to everyone, communicating complex ideas, without watering it down or shutting the rest of us out. Show More Summary
Great dance teachers love dance, honor their art, respect you enough to expect of you, don't sacrifice quality for anything, encourage you, inspire you... and a lot more. See what our friends and fellow bloggers have to say about great teachers in our sharing circle and add your own ideas!
Should someone whose goal is to become a choreographer work just as hard at becoming a better dancer? I have a few thoughts on the matter but I invite you to add your own, share what it means to be a great choreographer, and name a few so-so dancers turned choreographers..
“Follow me” I whisper as I sneak around the room on my toes. As I gain more and more experience teaching little ones, I become more aware of things that work and things that don’t. One thing I know for sure is that your voice and the way you use it, is so very important. [...]
Angeline helps amateurish dancers look brilliant on stage with attention on how to walk elegantly in ballet, specifically in pointe shoes. She breaks down the Classical Walk and walking en 3/4 Pointe, provides mistakes to watch for, and troubleshooting tips.
Supplements are expensive and aren't a long term solution. If you are eating regular balanced meals and not restricting calories, you don't need them! Instead follow Joanie's healthy dancer solution. Plus, try her special Healthy Dance Juice which blends colorful fruits and veggies into one nutritious drink.
Jonathan 'Legacy' Perez is helping Fruit of the Loom find The Next Big Move for their next advertisement. Legacy talks with us about goals, adapting, and making an impression in an audition. Plus, if you've got The Next Big Move, find out how and where to audition!
Join us each month to share your tips, ideas, and opinions on a featured dance topic that's fun and informative. We've got something lined up for September through March. Bloggers submit a post. Non-bloggers leave a comment. Participate whenever you want!
When it comes to talking about dance, there are plenty of possibilities. Sometimes using “real-life” synonyms to the “dancer speak” that we are accustomed to allows kids to see how big ideas relate from discipline to discipline. Dance in the public schools provides an outlet for kids to express themselves but also a way to [...]
Are you addicted to Pinterest, too? Find, follow, and see what Dance Advantage pins on PInterest, leave your own link in the comments, and check out the Pinterest Dance Directory.
I was recently asked my thoughts on why I thought seasoned dancers often had mixed feelings about dance shows on TV. In a moment, I’ll give you the link to the interview, where you can read my full response but one small point I made was that lately there is a much broader variety of [...]
Back-to-school time is upon us, and with the freshly sharpened pencils and crisp wide-ruled paper also come the frightening anticipation of returning to dance. While most studios offer some sort of summer intensive and many dancers go away to professional intensives, chances are many young dancers spend a good chunk of summer putting in serious [...]
A brief look at two documentary films that will inspire and educate your dance students. Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance and Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow are engaging, informative, essential for any dance program library, and readily available to anyone who is a fan of dance.