• Chapter4_3
    My Life On the Road: Chapter 4

    How to describe this past month…in a word: perfect. Where do I start? Paris was almost indescribable. I took a scenic two-hour train ride through the French countryside into Paris, passing fields and fields of bright yellow...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Barbell
    Ab & Glute Circuit Workout

      When I’m in the off-season, I’m always trying to think of creative ways to stay in shape. I think it’s good to take off some time completely from ballet class, just to give your mind and...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Rating
    Studio Owners – What Do Your Customers Think About You?

      By Steve Sirico of Dance Teacher Web This past summer, during one of my business seminars at the Dance Teacher Web Live Conference on customer satisfaction, we had an open discussion about how did the studio...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • KaleSalad
    My Favorite Kale Salad

    This is without a doubt my favorite salad, and my favorite meal to make after a long day of rehearsals. The combination of all of the ingredients makes magic. I know it’s hard to imagine, but there...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • WheelOfFortune
    Creating a Sustainable Dance Career

    Building a long lasting and fulfilling career as a dancer can look like a daunting and formidable task at first.  But what does a career in dance really mean?  Actually, it can mean so many different things. ...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • MollyPart3_3
    My Life On the Road: Chapter 3

    As I write this, I sit in a beautiful water-front cafe in France, after a day full of performing, shopping and eating the best food that I’ve ever tasted. Hopefully, that’s enough of an indication of what a...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Stage_Fright
    Stage Fright! Tips to Help Your Students Enjoy Recital Time

    By Angela D’Valda Sirico of Dance Teacher Web Performance anxiety can happen at any age and at any time. You have seen the student who has trouble getting out on stage or who runs off the stage during...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • 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 7 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 7 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 8 months ago
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