• PurelPointe
    Softening Pointe Shoes with Purel

    My favorite trick to break in stiff pointe shoes is to use Purel to soften them! I always apply a dollop to my pointe shoe around my bunion area, and this softens my box to make my shoes flexible and quiet. Since Purel...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • BallerinaBackstage
    How To Calm Your Nerves Backstage

    For dancers, dealing with nerves is an essential part of our job. Although a little bit of excitement and anticipation is good to increase adrenaline levels, stage fright is not a desirable experience. Personally, I experience more...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Choreography
    Transitioning into Choreography

    By: Christina Ricucci Growing up a competitive dancer, I’ve always been given solo/group choreography to master and improve. I’ve been so incredibly lucky to work with some of the most amazing artists and choreographers in the industry, and...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Well Rounded Performer
    What does it take to be a Well-Rounded Artist?

    By: Christina Ricucci As performers, we are constantly asked to put ourselves outside of our comfort zones- whether that means executing a certain style of dance that might not come as easily to us, or diving into a...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Summer Intensive
    Summer Programs

    By: Christina Ricucci The summertime is such an amazing time for us dancers to explore new things. We spend all season getting ready for competitions or conventions, constantly in the studio. If you’re like me, you go to...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • CountCalories
    Why I Don’t Count Calories

    I don’t count calories. This is mainly because I’m lazy, but it’s also because I don’t see the point. Your body doesn’t understand an arbitrary numerical value that you select as an acceptable amount to feed your body, nor is there...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Treadmill
    Treadmill HIIT Workout

    This is a quick workout that’s great if you’re in a time crunch but you still want to sweat and feel the burn. I love running, but it’s too much impact on my joints to do religiously....

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • PostShow
    My Post Performance Recovery Routine

      Taking care of your body is crucial for a long run of shows. Whether it’s Met Season or a 30 shows of Nutcracker, performing constantly can wreak havoc on your body. All of the extra adrenaline...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Student
    Honor Thy Dancer

    The National Dance Education Association (NDEO) has just re-launched their wonderful National Honors Society for Dance Arts ™, a program “created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • feet
    Caring for your Dancin’ Feet

    I love to ice my feet after a show or a long day of rehearsals! I feel that with the amount of wear and tear that my body has endured over the years, icing has helped me to stay...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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