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Vegetable rich vitamins and minerals in the convenience of a muffin! Make ahead and pack these easy snacks in your dance bag.
If I had a studio space to call my own I would have a lot of fun decorating it. Big empty walls and mirrors, windows and doors at my disposal. I would be in dance studio heaven. Since I don’t have my own walls, my refrigerator is decorated with splashes of color and drawings of [...]
“The only thing new in dance is you.” A friend shared that quote from an Ohio University professor years ago and it has stuck with me. Every year I find myself chuckling to myself as I listen to kids claim movements as “their” choreography when really many are sampling from the limited palette of movement [...]
Manage your dance studio inbox with time-saving tips that strengthen your communication with parents and streamline your business, leaving more time for the things you love (like dancing and teaching).
We all make mistakes. I share one of my own performance fails in this month's Circle Time roundup as well as a few inspiring quotations. Meanwhile some other dance bloggers shed some light on what they've taken away from their on and offstage mistakes. Don't forget to add your own fabulous faux pas to the comments!
Dance teachers teach a lot of classes to earn a living. Repetition makes it easier to organize but harder to keep things fresh. Maria has adapted these 5 ideas to stop feeling like a robot in her preschool dance classes. Try them for yourself to beat burnout and enjoy your classes again.
Ah, the familiar sound of a snapping hip. Most dancers have experienced it at one time or another. Lauren takes us on a tour of the hip and what causes this popping sound, discusses the varieties of snapping hip, and lets you in on a 'little secret' that helped her get rid of the snap, crackle, and pop.
Homemade hummus is great for dipping vegetables or using as a spread on sandwiches. Keep it on hand to help keep you fuller longer and give your body an additional dose of protein and fiber. Enjoy this healthy and easy recipe from Motivated Nutrition.
Gwen and Kate are sisters in the same ballet company. Gwen has left New York to be with her family in Michigan and a palpable, angry silence has developed between she and her sister, Kate. "the Crane Dance" an upcoming novel by Meg Howrey follows their personal and professional struggles with "flair, wit and honesty," says our guest reviewer. Show More Summary
A young dancer dreams of attending Juilliard but has concerns about money and training. Should she continue taking free classes? And how important are the basics? See what I have to say in this Q&A Saturday installment.
As a ballroom instructor and competitor, Leon is no stranger to burnout. Sometimes getting to class or continuing with training can feel like a chore. When he needs a boost of inspiration, he uses these 5 strategies to re-energize and look forward to dancing and training again.
Enforced Arch is a dance and performance community of intelligent communicators who use their unique talents to bring life to environmental and social issues. They were also voted #2 in a very close race to decide the Top Dance Blogs of 2011. Learn more about the community and its creator James Koroni in this interview.
Preparing for a year-end performance in a school setting can add stress to an already full classroom schedule. However, it does wonders for the students and the program as you plan for the content and experiences that may actually be more important, like dance history and theory. Heather shares these wonders and some ways she prepares students for the "big show" ahead.
Every class has one... or two. That student that gets on your nerves or ruffles your feathers. Teachers of adult dancers are no exception and when certain students cause stress or strain in the classroom environment, a teacher just needs to vent a little. Show More Summary
Carla Escoda is the blogger and ballet instructor behind Ballet To The People, voted the Top Dance Blog of 2011. Carla's site is a feast for ballet-lovers everywhere. Learn more about her training and 20-year hiatus from dance, her teaching, her writing, and how she successfully battled her most severe arthritis symptoms with an active, rigorous ballet program.
Ballet training produces results, and Tristan thinks it's time that tap dancers learn a little something from ballet class, consistently encouraging the 4 basics of tap technique, covered in detail within the article.
In honor of Black History Month Roger looks to a future with more African-American donors, board members, staff members -- more diverse dance organizations as a whole. Dance has been a major part of the African-American culture since the beginning, but how can dance producers and presenters take a step toward this future and build black audiences?
When young dancers are accompanied by an adult for class it's not enough to just keep the child engaged. A dance teacher has the added challenge of keeping the grown-up active in their participation. In part two of this series on Grown-up and Me classes, Maria provides tips for keeping the adults happy, too.
What dance things do you love? The smell of hot stage lights on a Marley floor? The strange looks you get when entering a restaurant still wearing your performance makeup? Hey, I don't know about you, but some bloggers and I have come to the circle to share what we love about dance. Join us!
Berit Alits loves capturing people. A photographer based in Ireland, her portraits feature actors, dancers, families, children, and individuals. This photo features Kenny, a highly regarded breakdancer in the community of Clonmel. He is an instructor and member of a local crew called Dance Revolution.