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    Get To Know the National Ballet of Canada’s Tanya Howard!

    Dance Notes: National Ballet of Canada Soloist, Tanya Howard. Get the inside info on your favorite dancers in a snap!

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Mean Girls

    Last week I watched a news segment about a city trying to pass a law to make bullying a criminal offense. The law was not approved but it did get me wondering about bullying in the dance studio...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Terms of Endearment (Not For the Studio)

    “My dear!” “Sweetheart!” “Darling!” I am guilty as charged for calling my students these and I’m sure a variety of other pet names in class. I, like most dance teachers, have a deep and genuine care for...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Stand Tall: Body Alignment Tips for Dancers

    Mastering the art of proper body alignment during dance can be the key that unlocks your door to better balance, perfect pirouettes, higher battements, and overall freedom of movement. Dancers work on the perfect dance posture from...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins’ Pro Stage Makeup Tricks

    Stage makeup is a delicate and individual art form in itself. I find that doing your own makeup is important, unless it is a specialized character role. Everyone personally knows his or her face the best, so...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Proper Men’s Ballet Class Attire

    Here is my complete guide for men’s ballet class attire; from primary division all the way to advanced. Primary Division Boys Shoes  Theatricals Child Professional Leather Full Sole Ballet Slipper in black - This full-sole leather shoe encourages...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Wear This to Ballet Class

    Here’s my complete guide of what your teacher would really like you to wear to ballet class! Primary Division Shoes Theatricals Child Professional Leather Full Sole Ballet Slipper - This full-sole leather shoe encourages beginning students to develop...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Shannon Rugani Shares Her Dressing Room Essentials

    It took me years to figure out exactly what I needed to prepare for performances. Below is my “go to” list of things I like to have on-hand to prepare for performances. I call it my Ballerina...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    At Home Fitness Fun!

    As a former dance teacher, I know working out is something that many dancers don’t really have to put too much thought into – they are working out all day, every day in the studio! But, if...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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