• Debbie Allen’s “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker”

      We’ve officially made it to the holidays, and for most dance families, ’tis the season for The Nutcracker. After all of the time spent in rehearsals, one can get pretty tuckered out by this seasonal favorite, but...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Nutcracker Season!

    Nutcracker can either be the most exciting time of the season or the most dreaded, depending on how you look at it. On the one hand, you’ve probably performed The Nutcracker at least every year since you...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • 2016 YAGP & DDS Model Search Winner: Marina Halama

    We are so excited to share a little bit about our YAGP Model Search Winner of 2016: Marina Halama! We asked her a few questions and here is what she had to say: 1. Tell us about...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Green Chia Pudding

    This is my new breakfast obsession. Chia seeds are incredible because they are nutritional all-stars. In fact, they are some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • My First Pair of Pointe Shoes

    I remember the first time I wore pointe shoes like it was yesterday. I was ten years old when I asked one of the older girls in my class if I could try on her pointe shoes....

    • Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
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  • Interview with DDS Model & Brand Ambassador, Ashley Lew

    We loved sitting down and chatting with Ashley Lew (one of our models and our brand new Brand Ambassador) about her recent experience at the Royal Ballet School! Hi Ashley! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • 3 Beauty Tips

    When I am not performing I like to give my skin a breather, so I prefer to wear light makeup.  Here are three easy beauty tips that help me look and feel my best without having to...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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