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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

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.

Be Quiet and Let Your Students Listen

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.

24-Week Toddler Curriculum Giveaway

We're giving away Maria's Movers' Grownup and Me curriculum for toddlers to learn movement, social skills, and use their imaginations!

Starting a Special Needs Dance Program

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

The Long and Short of Achilles Tendon Health

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

4 Reasons to Meet Other Dance Moms

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance moms need each other! A real dance parent gives 4 great reasons to make a connection at your next competition or audition.

Dance May Keep Kids From Eating Their Brains

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

More Classical Ballet on the Big Screen

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

What to Do Before, During, & After the Audition

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

Lovable Stefanie, “Biggest Girl in the Ballroom”

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

Dancers Need Space… For Their Thoughts

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

Choosing a Dance Audition Piece

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

How To Stop Comparing Yourself to Other Dancers

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

Is This The Right Dance Audition For Me?

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

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.

“I Hate Dance;” Finding Common Ground

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

The discovery of movement is a glorious thing. But what about students who don’t have an innate love for dance? Heather rethinks how she presents improvisation based on what we all have in common -- bodies and the need to communicat...

Answering Your Questions About Gaga Dance

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

What is Gaga dance? Who practices it? Where can you find classes? And, what do Natalie Portman and the director of the documentary, Mr. Gaga, Tomer Heymann, have to say about Gaga?

Bournonville Basics

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Bournonville is not only a method of training and technique, but a choreographic school developed by August Bournonville, choreographer for the Royal Danish Ballet. Learn more about the method and the man!

Pointe Shoe Casserole & More Dance History Tidbits

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

If you don't love these sweet morsels about famous dancers and the history of dance, I'll eat my pointe shoes! Share these bits of trivia with your friends or students.

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