• Achieving the Perfect Turnout

      External hip rotation is really the pillar of good ballet technique. You can spot poor technique from a mile away, and turned-in legs and feet are a dead giveaway. Turnout and rotation are imperative for stunning...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Alexandra’s Tips on Confidence

    By Alexandra Pullen Confidence is key in any performing art. It’s pretty much a proven fact that you dance better when you’re feeling good about yourself. For me, I whip out more pirouettes when I’m feeling on...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • How to Be A Confident Dancer

    By: Christina Ricucci Having confidence as a dancer is the most important feeling you can ever have. Although this business is often critical, you can learn how to not let it affect you over time. The first steps you...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • How to Prepare for Nationals

    By: Christina Ricucci  The 2016 competition season is slowly coming to a close, but nationals are just right around the corner! During this time, there can be a significant amount of pressure placed upon you, your teammates,...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Tips for Summer Intensive Success

      Summer Intensives are just around the corner! I have such good memories of going to various summer programs throughout my training. It is such a great experience. You get to travel, meet new people, and explore a new...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • 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 7 months ago
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  • 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 7 months ago
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  • 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 8 months ago
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  • 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 8 months ago
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  • 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 8 months ago
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