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Archived Since:August 9, 2009

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We are never alone.

Nichelle offers a personal reflection on the holidays, the events that shape us, and miracles as she wishes readers a very happy and peaceful holiday season.

Read “The Nutcracker” Any Time Of Year With Your Child

Each ballet company has its own interpretation of The Nutcracker story. Expand your collection of picture books covering this classic holiday ballet.

The Nutcracker, Philly Style

Dance companies all over put their own spin on the season by developing alternatives to The Nutcracker. Some, like these in Philadelphia, reflect the region and its inhabitants. Does your city have unique holiday dance traditions as well?

Best Dance Gift EVER!

Dance bloggers share the best dance gift they've received or would like to receive in this month's Circle Time. What do you consider the best dance gift ever? Join the conversation!

Dream A Little Dream – Dance Gifts For The Holidays

Catherine Tully of shares six dance gifts that have made her holiday list this year. Socks, scents, and a fantastically cool photography book. Are these on your list, too?

A Floor Barre DVD For Barre-Lovers

If you love ballet barre work or value what barre does for you, this DVD series may be for you. Lorry discusses the few negatives and many positives of The Boris Kniaseff Floor Barre Method as presented by Stéphane Dalle in his beginner level DVD.

15 Tap-Happy Treatise By Tristan

Catch up on or revisit these essential TAPography articles by Tristan Bruns. Famous tap steps and their history, buying and customizing tap shoes, the relationship of tap dance to music, and teaching tap skills.

Classic Storybook A Perfect Prelude To The Nutcracker Ballet

Maurice Sendak illustrates this stunning hardcover version of the classic tale by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Hoffmann's story and Sendak's drawings are a perfect prelude to the beloved Christmas ballet.

Stretch Hands-Free, Improve Flexibility And Turnout

Strengthen arabesque, work your turnout, and stretch hands-free when you win a Balletband. It's a favorite flexibility tool among aspiring and professional dancers, alike!

Digital Dance Books For Smart And Healthy Dancing

Dancers in training learn how to become a professional dancer the Smart and Healthy way in the digital dance book, How To Be A BAllet Dancer by Alexandra Cownie. Win it, plus the companion cookbook, 100 Healthy Snacks in our giveawa...

A “Dance Class” Comic Book Series For Tween Dancers

Tweens will get a kick out of this ongoing comic book series about the struggles, mishaps, thrills, and hilarious moments in the lives of three best friends trying to improve their dance skills. Win the three, sewn hardcover books in the series.

The Cutest T-Shirt In The Land Of Sweets Or Snow

Tendus Under A Palm Tree blogger and Miami City Ballet dancer, Rebecca King wants to give away two of TENDUS' latest "Keep Calm" tees. It's the perfect Nutcracker memento for you or your favorite aspiring ballet dancer.

Say “No” To Boring Ballet With This DVD Series

Three winners will win "The Children's Hour of Power" 3-DVD series, a fun and innovative approach to ballet instruction that results in more versatile, responsible dancers and happier teachers.

Win Inspiring Music For Inspired Ballet Classes

Richard Maddock's Ballet Studio Inspirations: Volume Two has 45 tracks, which includes 14 exercises for pointe work. Three winners will be chosen to win this CD.

Dreaming of Broadway? Win A Tour Of NYC

Win a 3-hour private New York City tour. A blend of shopping, history, and “insider” entertainment information, Seek's Star-to-Be tour is designed specifically for aspiring performers.

Giving Thanks Giveaway 2012

Books, teaching videos, apparel, music, and more are being given away in our seasonal giveaway event!. Get the details here.

Helping Your Young Students Through Tragedy

Maria's little dancers have experienced their share of tragedy lately. She shares her experiences and how she helped her young ones cope, plus some resources to help you help your students if or when tragedy strikes.

Choreographing For Musical Theatre – Making Moves

Need hints and ideas for creating musical theater choreography? You've already got a toolbox of composition tools, now learn how to use and adapt these for choreographing in a way that supports your production's characters and story...

Go ‘Nuts’ Between Thanksgiving and Christmas

Ovation TV's Battle of the Nutcrackers has become part of our holiday traditions, is it part of yours? Watch a new Nut every Sunday from Thanksgiving till Christmas and vote for your favorite on Facebook for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. Watch and compare Sugar Plum video clips from each of the competing performances, right here on DA!

Acknowledging the Person Before the Dancer

Sometimes as educators we get caught up in the act of teaching and forget the people we are mentoring. Unless the children you have in your studio have a reason to connect to your material, the extent of your reach will be limited and your influence fleeting. Heather provides insight to help you structure your class as a guided experience rather than a traditional lesson plan.

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