Blog Profile / Dance Advantage

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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Starting a Special Needs Dance Program

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

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?

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.

Working the Numbers: Math Problem-Solving in Dance

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

K-12 dance educator, Heather Vaughan Southard shares two very different ways she incorporates math and problem-solving into her dance education classes: dancing fractions and budgeting for a production.

How Ballet Found Its Way into the Hearts of Texans

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Ballet is as big as everything else in Texas, the Lone Star State known for guns, oil, and cowboys. That's right y'all, find out what a broken down bus of Russian dancers has to do with the rich ballet history in the state's three big cities, Houston, Dallas, and Austin, and which college created the first ballet major program in the U.S.

The Sci-Fi Origins of the Nutcracker’s Snow Scene and Other Fun Facts

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

What's the connection between The Nutcracker and Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon?" Here's a hint: the Snow Scene has a rich history that may surprise you. Discover some fascinating trivia in this guest contribution.

A Look at LEAP! National Dance Competition

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

It pays to know a little more about a competition company, its judges, and its philosophies, so have a look at LEAP! National Dance Competition in this interview with executive director, Drew Vamosi.

Tips on Making a Video to Market Your Studio

2 years agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Covenant Ballet Artistic Director, Marla Hirokawa joins videographer Nel Shelby to answer a few questions about the making of their promotional video. so studio owners can see how to make this kind of video work for their business.

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