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    Why Do I Have to Take Ballet?

    By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa Becoming a professional dancer is like building a house from the ground up. You can’t start by adding the roof and interior decorations; rather, you must start by creating a...

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    Greetings From Japan!

    My summer vacation has taken me to Tokyo! I have been blessed with many opportunities as a young dancer and this summer has brought me a chance to see what its like to be a professional dancer...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Back to the Barre!

    First week back from a summer break is always a challenge. There is nothing like wearing pointe shoes all day for the first time in weeks. Ouch! It is hard to kick back in gear and rehearse...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Tell Us How It All Began!

    “There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” Vicki Baum For many of us our journey in dance began when we were a teeny tiny little kid who couldn’t help but move to the music....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – All That Jazz

    After my crazy performance season, I needed a break from ballet. But that doesn’t mean that I need a break from dance! I love taking jazz classes on my summer breaks each year. I have so much...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Mimi Tompkins – Ballerina Turned Chef

    During these past two weeks of summer, I have been doing a bit of cooking. I like experimenting with flavors and different combinations of salty and sweet. One of my newest creations is combining cherries with olives....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Our Youth America Grand Prix Adventure in New York City!

    Discount Dance supply was honored to be a part of the 2014 Youth America Grand Prix Finals held this past April in New York City! We met so many wonderful young dancers, and got to see some...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Lana’s Fun Summer Fashion Favorites

    With summer dance camps, intensives, and master classes in full swing, you may be looking for some new dance wear and accessories to liven up your summer classes. Check out some of my personal favorite items from...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    How I Deal With Distance

    To become a professional ballet dancer, you have to make a lot of sacrifices. I’ve missed out on a lot of things, like birthday parties, weddings, homecoming, prom and many things that most people get to do....

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    Dancing Through Summer Break

    This past week was my first week of summer break! I have the whole summer to my leisure, so I’m excited to spend time with my family and relax. I’m currently in Naples, Florida, where my parents...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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