Get Moving Outside of the Studio
Training is essential for dancers, but every once in awhile you just need to shake things up! There are many activities to do outside of the studio which are also inexpensive, fun and great to do with...
- Posted 3 days ago
Competition Season Survival Guide for Teachers
Is it your first competition season as a teacher? You may surprised at all those extra things your teachers were lugging around each weekend. Dances are polished, costumes are fitted, shoes are broken in, registration is complete,...
- Posted 3 days ago
Quick Tips for Competition Prep
It’s competition time! Do you have everything you need to make this your best performance yet? Competitions are a great way for dancers to show off their hard work and talent. While it’s a really fun experience,...
- Posted 7 days ago
6 Tips to Improve Your Teaching from Dave Scott
You are probably most familiar with Dave Scott as one of the brilliant choreographers on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” but he is also one of the industry’s most sought after hip hop dance teachers....
- Posted 1 week ago
Insider Teaching Tips from Tyce Diorio
Emmy award-winning choreographer (and sometimes guest judge) on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” Tyce Diorio has choreographed and performed with some of the biggest musical acts in the world. Megastars like Jennifer Lopez, Janet Jackson, Ricky Martin...
- Posted 3 weeks ago
3 Easy Crock Pot Meals for Busy Teachers
Its 9:00 pm and feeling exhausted, you are locking up the studio. After a 10 hour day of performance planning, rehearsal scheduling, costume ordering, and teaching, you get in your car and begin to think “Yikes! What can...
- Posted 1 month ago
5 Ways to Recharge Your Teaching for the New Year!
Hooray! It’s the New Year! But as dance teachers we may feel a bit gypped. With umpteen holiday recitals, Nutcracker performances through Christmas Eve, and the dance competition circuit not taking a break over the holidays, I feel...
- Posted 2 months ago
Mimi Tompkins – Preparing for Class
Class at National Ballet of Canada begins at either 9:45 or 10 a.m. Luckily I live very close to the studio, so I don’t have to wake up terribly early to prepare myself for the day. I aim...
- Posted 3 months ago
Shannon Marie Rugani’s Secret Cure for Ingrown Toenails
As if dancing on my toes wasn’t painful enough, I suffered from ingrown toenails for years. It got to the point that I didn’t even know what a healthy toenail was supposed to look like. I saw...
- Posted 4 months ago
Mimi Tompkins- Swan Corps Rehearsals
We are in the midst of preparing for Swan Lake, the full production. Mixed in with in my YOU Dance rehearsals, I have had Swan Lake corps rehearsals for the shows during the Fall Season. The performances...
- Posted 5 months ago
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